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What’s On | Preston Christmas Events for the Festive Season 2019

Can you feel a touch of magic in the air? It’s time to start planning how you’re going to spend the festive months in Preston. There’s plenty of Yuletide happenings ready to kick start the most wonderful time of the year in the city, including lots of Preston Christmas events throughout the winter months. Here at The Shankly Preston, we...

What’s New at The Shankly Hotel in Preston?

There’s been a real buzz surrounding The Shankly Hotel Preston since we announced the development. Costing around £15m, our stunning new hotel, which faces into the Flag Market in Preston City Centre, will provide a luxury experience to hundreds of guests. We’ve been working tirelessly to ensure that this restoration project exceeds all expectations once opened, as well as engaging...

7 Reasons to Get Excited about The Shankly Hotel Preston

Everything is coming together quite nicely as The Shankly Hotel Preston grand opening grows ever closer. Launching soon, everyone is invited to come along and celebrate The Shankly Hotel Preston opening its doors to the public. Taking bookings soon, guests can expect a warm and welcoming atmosphere, opulent decoration and an incredible bar and restaurant. The Shankly Hotel Preston So,...

A First Look at The Shankly’s Function Rooms in Preston

Following the success of The Shankly Hotel in Liverpool, Preston is set to welcome its very own Shankly Hotel, and the luxury venue will also feature a spectacular wedding, events and conference venue. A Grade II listed building, Preston's historic Old Post Office is treasured by local people, and the development will see its grand doors open once again to the...

Preston’s Revenge: The 1938 FA Cup Final Huddersfield vs Preston

Back in the early days of the FA Cup, Huddersfield Town took the trophy home after beating Preston North End in the 1922 FA Cup Final. The match went down in history and was played at Stamford Bridge, the last FA Cup Final to be played outside of Wembley until 1970. Huddersfield’s winning goal was scored from a controversial penalty...

Honouring Preston North End’s Greatest Players

As we prepare to honour one of Preston North End’s greatest players in a way never been done before, we take a look back at some of the legendary names that have taken up residence at Deepdale. Preston North End is an institution in Lancashire. Forever raising our spirits and bringing out the passion that binds us together by the...

Introducing The Lilywhite Suite and the History of Preston’s Nickname

A good number of teams aren’t invincible, but some are. A good number of teams aren’t local institutions – institutions, nonetheless, that can be traced back to 1863 – but the Lilywhites certainly are. The origins of Preston North End, or The Lilywhites as they are also known – can be traced back to a number of unusual sports such...

Chris Shankly Talks The Carriage at The Shankly Preston

We convene in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant in The Shankly Hotel, next to numerous treasures that bear his grandad's name, and Christopher Shankly takes a deep breath – clearly keen to discuss ‘The Carriage,’ the new restaurant at The Shankly Hotel Preston, and soon to be one of the best places to eat in Lancashire. As we start to...

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