What’s on Liverpool | Our Guide to the Best Events This February 2019

January is finally over, and with a new month comes a lot of new exciting things to see and do. Shake off those January blues and kick start your February with The Shankly Hotel! We’re within walking distance to all of Liverpool’s main attractions, theatres, bars and restaurants, so you can count on us to set you up for a great time in the city.

It may still be chilly, but these events happening in and around the city are sure to fire up your month. Here’s our pick of some of the best events happening in Liverpool this February 2019.

Independent Venue Week

What’s on Liverpool | Our Guide to the Best Events This February 2019

The Beatles Story

When: 2nd February

Where: Jacaranda Club

Liverpool is well known for championing independent businesses, whether they be restaurants, bars, music or retailers. The Jacaranda Club is celebrating all that the independent music scene has to offer with their showcase of local indie talent on the 2nd Feb. If you’re looking for something a little off-piste this month, then this is it.

A Swingin’ Sixties Cilla Tribute

What’s on Liverpool | Our Guide to the Best Events This February 2019

When: 3rd and 24th February

Where: 30 James St

Join the iconic 30 James Street Hotel for a one of a kind afternoon tea in Liverpool. Served in their exquisite White Star Grand Hall, the event includes an amazing Cilla tribute act and fizz on arrival – all for under £30! Get your glad rags on and get set for the ultimate celebration of 60’s nostalgia.

Chinese New Year in Liverpool: The Dragon, Lion and Unicorn Dance

When: 10th February

Where: Nelson Street

Chinese New Year in Liverpool is something everyone should experience at least once. This year, you can join the entire city as we celebrate Chinese New Year with an incredible event in the heart of Liverpool’s China Town. Expect vibrant, colourful displays of traditional Chinese dance, music, firecrackers and more.

Madagascar the Musical

What’s on Liverpool | Our Guide to the Best Events This February 2019

Dreamworks/Madagascar the Musical

When: 5th to the 9th February

Where: Liverpool Empire

Join the inhabitants of the zoo as they hit the stage of the Liverpool Empire Theatre. This brand-new musical by Dreamworks will get everyone in the family up on their feet to ‘Move It, Move It’, with catchy songs and colourful production providing an exciting, entertaining show for all ages. X-Factor ’16 winner Matt Terry plays the role of Marty.

The Alice Experience

What’s on Liverpool | Our Guide to the Best Events This February 2019

When: 9th to 23rd February 

Where: St George’s Hall

This one is perfect for when you’re looking for something different to do with the kids. The whole family can fall down the rabbit hole and head to St George’s Hall to explore an awe-inspiring world of fantasy and magic when the Liverpool landmark is transformed into Alice’s famous wonderland.

Just Dusty Afternoon Tea

What’s on Liverpool | Our Guide to the Best Events This February 2019

When: 10th February

Where: 30 James St

This fabulous event celebrates the best of the one and only Dusty Springfield. With bubbles on arrival, an incredibly talented tribute act and scrumptious afternoon tea, this is so much better than listening to her Greatest Hits at home!

Professor Brian Cox Goes Universal

What’s on Liverpool | Our Guide to the Best Events This February 2019

Brian Cox Live

When: 21st February

Where: M&S Bank Arena

Expand your horizons this February by exploring the universe with Professor Brian Cox OBE. This fascinating event will take you on a journey through the workings of nature at it’s most fundamental level. Your mind will be blown! There’ll also be a Q&A session where audience members can quiz the experts on topics they find the most interesting. Not one to miss.

John Cooper Clarke

What’s on Liverpool | Our Guide to the Best Events This February 2019

When: 22nd February

Where: Liverpool Philharmonic

A prolific and loved poet of Britain, Dr John Cooper Clarke is coming to Liverpool to deliver a sensational showcase of the spoken word. He’ll be performing a mixture of old and new material throughout the evening, as well as delivering hilarious anecdotes, gags and chat. Definitely one for the culture vultures.

Cream Classical

What’s on Liverpool | Our Guide to the Best Events This February 2019

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When: 22nd February

Where: Liverpool Cathedral

Set in an incredibly spectacular location, Cream Classical is a night out to remember. This extraordinary event is performed by the fantastic Kaleidoscope Orchestra, providing an entirely unique experience for all audience members in attendance.

The Bodyguard Starring Alexandra Burke

What’s on Liverpool | Our Guide to the Best Events This February 2019

Facebook/Liverpool Empire Theatre

When: 26th February to 9th March

Where: Liverpool Empire

Grab yourself some tickets for the award-winning smash-hit musical. A force to be reckoned with, Alexandra’s presence on stage is second to none. You’ll be singing all of your favourite Whitney tunes all the way home! Make it an extra special evening by booking yourself into a room at The Shankly Hotel. We’re only a short walk away from the Theatre, and our fantastic Bastion restaurant is perfect for a pre-theatre bite.

Fancy booking yourself into a room here at The Shankly? Just give our friendly team a call on 0161 236 0166. We’ll be sure to get your February plans off to the right start. 

13 Year Old Entrepreneur Louie Smith Donates £500 to Shelter

Signature Living hotels are known for playing host to an unmissable range of events. From afternoon tea served with a twist, to unique and themed occasions, at The Shankly Hotel we’re always striving to bring Liverpool something different.

So, when Louie Smith and his Dad approached us, we were excited to find out more about what they do. Louie is just 13, but has already built a wide following of supporters. The young DJ and budding entrepreneur has accumulated almost 9,000 Instagram followers for his growing events brand ‘Forever Young’.

Forever Young Kids Raves Liverpool

The essence of Louie’s brand is to create a safe space for young people to come together and have fun. It’s no secret that children in the UK get their fair share of negative press, so Louie wanted to shed some light on the other side to the story.

Showcasing his entrepreneurial spirit, Louie set out to host kids raves for 10-14 years olds. Deciding that the events would be fully managed and professionally delivered, Louie also DJs at each event himself and invites other DJs to get involved too.

Louie gives profit from his shows to charity, with past donations going to Alder Hey. He is an ambassador for speaking out against Cyber Bullying having been victim of it himself due to the success he has had. Louie has created his own logo around ‘Speak Out’ and the hashtag #Iknowlouie to get people talking. He is also raising awareness against knife crime, another massive problem our youth are facing.

How Did it All Start?

Forever Young began with one event in a small community hall. There were only about 80 people for the first rave, growing to a couple of hundred for the next event in Sefton Park. By Christmas, tickets for the event were in such high demand that Louie and his dad, Gerard came to meet our Director and Co-Owner, Chris Shankly with hopes of securing a bigger venue.

Both Chris and Signature Living’s Founder Lawrence Kenwright loved seeing a young man in Liverpool doing something so positive and giving back to the city. Chris and Lawrence were also blown away by Louie’s talents as a DJ and his natural flair for events. The brand and event itself have taken off so quickly, with social media marketing playing a key role in spreading the word. Signature Living’s marketing and events are all managed in-house, so this is something that really resonates with ourselves as a business.

Chris and Lawrence decided to support him and offered our Garden of Eden venue for free, with our staff, team and expertise behind him. His latest event took place in Eden on 27th December, with 400 10-14 year olds in attendance. It’s safe to say that the night was a hit. Lawrence and the Signature Living team have been so impressed by him that we have now agreed to support another event on February 17th which sold out in just 1 hour!

The Cotton Street Project

We’re delighted that Louie has chosen to donate a massive £500 from his last rave to Signature Living’s Cotton Street homeless shelter. On Friday 11th January, Louie and his mum and dad came along to make the generous donation and see what the shelter is all about. Louie and his family also had the chance to meet some of our residents and hear their stories.

Lawrence opened the shelter following the closure of Kingsway House. The Cotton Street Project is a unique homeless shelter initiative. Offering an opportunity to make life-changing connections, Cotton Street is designed to bring people together. Our social recovery program provides long-term solutions, from professional health support to training workshops.

We would like to say a big thank you to Louie and his family for their support and wish him the best of luck with his next ‘Forever Young’ events. Make sure you keep an eye out for more events this year! Head over to the Forever Young Instagram page to be kept in the loop.

New Year’s Eve Liverpool: A Paris Themed Party at The Shankly

Give your New Year’s Eve in Liverpool a chic Parisian touch at The Shankly Hotel as we invoke the world’s most beautiful city to theme our New Year’s Eve celebrations in 2018.

We’ll be bringing the fashion of France’s capital city to the centre of Liverpool, giving everyone who attends a taste of party nights in Paris, without the faff of flights.

Here’s what to expect from our New Year’s Eve in Paris at The Shankly Hotel.

The City of Light is Coming to Liverpool

Often dubbed the City of Light, Paris has a certain je ne sais quoi that everyone wants a taste of.

From the picturesque architecture to the city’s artistic flair and bohemian culture, the charm and glamour of Paris is alluring and exciting.

A Night in Paris - New Year's Eve Liverpool - The Shankly Hotel

We’ll be wrapping up all the enchanting parts of Paris in one special New Year’s Eve event at The Shankly Hotel for New Year’s Eve Liverpool 2018 and everyone is invited.

The evening will begin with a welcome beverage straight from the street bars of Paris, then you’ll be whisked high above the rooftops of Liverpool to enjoy a captivating performance provided by live entertainment.

Hors d'oeuvres - New Year's Eve Liverpool

The perfect Paris party food will be served by staff gliding between the crowds carrying trays of delicious sweet and savoury hors d’ouerves and our well stocked bar will keep your glass topped up with everything from classic French 75 cocktails to glasses of bubbly throughout the evening.

Thanks to the exquisite views from The Garden of Eden rooftop, party guests at our Paris themed New Year’s Eve will have the pleasure of enjoying Liverpool’s own firework display, perched atop the best viewpoint in the city.

New Year's Eve Liverpool fireworks

The party starts at 8 pm and doesn’t end until 2019 begins at 2 am, tickets are selling for £79 per person so you and all our guests will be able to enjoy a long evening of Paris themed frivolity, from dusk ’til dawn. See in 2019 in true Parisian style at the trés chic Shankly Hotel and enjoy the best New Year’s Eve Liverpool has ever seen.

Begin Your Next Year in The Shankly Hotel

What better way to begin a brand New Year in Liverpool than by waking up in a luxurious Shankly Hotel room after a wonderful night of Paris themed celebrations?

Book to stay at The Shankly Hotel on New Year’s Eve and enjoy the freedom to leave our Paris party after toasting in 2019, retreating to your own stylish hotel room directly beneath the exciting event.

Shankly Hotel room - New Year's Eve Liverpool accommodation

You can choose to stay in any of the classic Shankly Hotel rooms or perhaps get a group of you together and keep the party going in one of our popular Signature Living party suites.

No need to rush away from the fun of the evening to catch a cab or jump in the train, simply stop when the party does and curl up in the comfort of your very own plush double bed.

The next morning explore the wonders of the city and start 2019 in the stunning city centre of Liverpool.

Call 0151 305 5101 to book your tickets to spend New Year’s Eve in Paris at The Shankly or 0151 601 8801 to book your New Year’s Eve Liverpool accommodation in Liverpool with Signature Living.

Join Us for Liverpool’s Ultimate Christmas Night Out with Radio City 2

Get your sequins out and your dancing shoes on; the festive party season has arrived! But don’t bother with awkward dinner parties – amp up the festivities and grab your tickets to the Ultimate Christmas Night Out in Liverpool.

The city’s favourite radio station, Radio City 2, are hosting a night of Yuletide revelry at The Shankly Hotel, with legendary performances, incredible DJs and bucket-loads of festive fun on 7 December. Get set for a serious 80s and 90s throw-back as two iconic singers take to the stage for performances of their iconic retro hits.

Tickets are selling fast, so grab then while you can and guarantee your entry into Liverpool’s ultimate Christmas event for 2018.

Join us for a night of anthems and live music

Enjoy a night packed with old school favourites as I Think We’re Alone Now singer Tiffany and Kenny Thomas take to the stage for a night of back-to-back anthems, before your very own Radio City 2 DJs, Rossie and Rick Houghton, take to the decks to play iconic 70s and 80s tracks into the night.

ultimate christmas night out

Tiffany, onstage. Credit: tiffanytunes.com

I Think We’re Alone Now reached number one in countries including the US, UK, Canada and New Zealand in 1987, skyrocketing teen sensation Tiffany’s career and leading onto furthers hits Could’ve Been and I Saw Him Standing There.

Kenny Thomas is a multi-platinum selling artist, famous for songs including Outstanding, Thinking About Your Love and Best of You which littered the UK Top 40 charts in the 1990s.

But that’s not all! As a special treat, this night will end with an exclusive 90s DJ set from the one and only Lee Butler, who’ll be taking to the decks to keep the party going into the night. Expect plenty of sequins, tonnes of festive cheer and some incredible music at this ultimate festive night out.

ultimate christmas night out

Taking over the whole of The Shankly’s rooftop Eden suite, with access to the stunning terrace, you’ll enjoy exclusive views of Liverpool’s skyline at night.

Ticket prices start at just £22.50, which includes a free glass of prosecco on the door to get you in the festive mood. It’s time to get your sequins on and head down to The Shankly for an unforgettable night of music nostalgia.

Radio City 2’s Ultimate Christmas Night Out starts at 6pm and ends at 1am. Buy your tickets today from skiddle.com.

Stay at The Shankly  for your Ultimate Christmas Night Out

Don’t want to go home after all the fun? Book your suite at The Shankly Hotel today and keep the party going into the night.

Our Signature Suites are the perfect place to end your night, with eclectic interiors and luxurious amenities including ultra-comfortable beds, jacuzzi baths and walk-in showers.

ultimate christmas night out

The WTF Suite, part of our Signature Suites at The Shankly

From the Miami-heat inspired WTF suite to the stunning, floral-filled Garden of Eden room, all our Signature Suites are designed to be unique, so you can choose the room that suites your personality.

Located within The Shankly Hotel, Liverpool is on your doorstep with the fabulous Liverpool ONE shopping district and all the city’s favourite bars and restaurants just a stone’s throw away.

Why not check out The Shankly Hotel’s exclusive offers to make your stay extra special?

For more information on our incredible suites and to book now call our team on 0151 236 0166. 

Special Birthday Party Venues Liverpool: Baby Eden at The Shankly  

When a special birthday rolls around its time to start looking for the best party venues Liverpool has to offer and there are none more perfect than Baby Eden.

There are so many features that make Baby Eden stand out among other party venues in Liverpool all of which will make your special birthday unforgettable for both you and your guests.

A Breath-taking Space

For a special birthday celebration, the perfect party venue in Liverpool needs to be instantly impressive from the moment your guests walk in and Baby Eden delivers this in spades.

This charming and intimate venue has a light and airy feel complete with ornate features such as grand columns and antique entrance doors and twinkling sphere chandeliers.

Birthday party venues Liverpool Baby Eden

The flexibility of the space allows you to choose any layout you wish. Such as an impressive sit-down dinner or a more formal arrangement with space for dancing.

Seating up to 120 guests you can invite all your nearest and dearest friends and family to join your birthday party at Baby Eden.

Birthday in Baby Eden - party venues Liverpool

No matter how you envision your special birthday party, Baby Eden can accommodate making the celebration enjoyable for both you and your guests.

Delicious Dining and Drinks

Having your own private bar during your special birthday celebration is always a bonus, especially when it’s been stocked with all your favourite tipple.

We can even whip up some of our favourite Signature Cocktails flavoured to your own tastes.

Private bar at Baby Eden - party venues Liverpool

And why not arrange a champagne reception to welcome your party guests into Baby Eden after they pass through the antique grand entrance.

Another benefit of having your special birthday celebration in Baby Eden is you have access to our extremely talented kitchen staff.

These are the gifted people who think up our delicious menus served all year round in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant and cater to all our exclusive events.

Birthday food Baby Eden - party venues in Liverpool

Let them lovingly create all your favourite party foods to make your celebration personal and wow all of your party guests.

Choose from a selection of party nibbles, tapas-style dishes, afternoon tea or a three-course meal. No matter what you desire our staff at The Bastion Bar and Restaurant can deliver menus to make mouths water.

Central City Location

Getting to and from birthday parties can be a bit of a struggle if they are in far off locations, but Baby Eden has an ideal central location which all your guests will find with ease.

Whether arriving into the city by road, rail, bus or from overseas The Shankly Hotel has an excellent location that is but a few minutes walk from all city centre entrances.

This means less hassle for you and less confusion for your guests making your birthday totally stress free.

Amazing After Party Accommodation

Some of your guests may have travelled far and wide to celebrate your special day with you and what better way to keep them close for as long as possible than by booking a room in The Shankly Hotel.

Shankly Hotel room - party venues Liverpool

Situated above Baby Eden, The Shankly Hotel suites can sleep groups of guests in pure comfort and luxury. Just a short lift ride away your friends and family can spend all their time enjoying your party then simply make their way up to their Shankly Hotel room and snuggle in for the night without ever leaving the venue.

Birthday party at Baby Eden - party venues in Liverpool

All our accommodation at The Shankly Hotel has been outfitted to reflect the style of Bill Shankly himself; simple, stylish and elegant. Each room has facilities that are out of this world including double whirlpool baths and large flat screen TV’s and most importantly, comfortable beds providing an unbeatable nights sleep.

The Best Party Venue Liverpool Has to Offer

Baby Eden has everything you need to throw a superb celebration marking your special birthday. Catering to all your needs and wishes so you can enjoy a stress-free, personalised and luxurious birthday party.

One you and your guests will remember forever.

Birthday party at Baby Eden - party venues in Liverpool

Call 0151 305 5101 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk to enquire about booking your special birthday celebrations in Baby Eden at The Shankly Hotel.

Christmas Party Liverpool | Enjoy an Enchanting Experience at The Shankly Hotel

The festive season is the most wonderful time of the year and here at The Shankly Hotel, we’ve got all you need to help you celebrate in style. Enjoy an unforgettable Christmas Party Liverpool style and check out some of the fun festive activities and dining options that are sure to get you in the yuletide spirit.

From showstopping Christmas party ideas, to idyllic Christmas Day celebrations, New Year’s Eve extravaganzas and festive dining, The Shankly Hotel has everything you need for the perfect Christmas night out.

Christmas Party Liverpool 2018 | Enjoy an Unforgettable Celebration

The Shankly Hotel is home to three spectacular venues, that are ideal for small or large groups looking to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.

From the breathtaking Garden of Eden, to the cosy Baby Eden and the opulent Bastion Bar and Restaurant, our hotel offers guests a range of amazing options when it comes to Christmas party planning.

Whether you’re celebrating the festive season with work colleagues, friends or family, party the night away at The Shankly Hotel.

The Garden of Eden

Christmas Party Liverpool

The enchanting Garden of Eden is bursting with yuletide charm and character, making it a perfect host to your Christmas party. Located in the heart of Liverpool city centre, enjoy this unique rooftop setting surrounded by your closest friends, family or co-workers for an unforgettable celebration.

The Garden of Eden features gorgeous interiors and breath-taking views over Liverpool’s skyline. Gaze out at the view whilst you enjoy great festive music, a tasty Christmas menu and the company of your nearest and dearest. We will be decking the venue out with luxurious Christmas decorations and wintery features, to help you really get in the yuletide spirit.

Party nights at the Garden of Eden include a delicious three-course meal, where diners can indulge in dishes such as Spiced Pumpkin Soup, Roast Cheshire Turkey Breast served with all the trimmings and mouthwatering traditional Christmas Pudding.

Baby Eden

Christmas party venues Liverpool

Our delightful Baby Eden venue is perfect for smaller Christmas parties in Liverpool. Atmospheric and cosy with an intimate feel, this stylish space is ideal for seasonal celebrations throughout December.

Whether you’re planning a festive celebration with work colleagues, a well deserved get together with your friends, a family occasion or a mixture of the above, this beautiful venue is the ideal place to raise a toast to Christmas.

Set on the ground floor of our hotel, Baby Eden exudes charm and character, making it an idyllic backdrop to your festive photographs.

The Bastion Bar and Restaurant

Christmas party venues Liverpool

If you’re searching for a more casual Christmas Party Liverpool venue, look no further than The Bastion Bar and Restaurant. Why not book a table in this popular restaurant and enjoy an atmospheric dining experience with your loved ones?

Our luxurious venue offers diners a unique experience where you can tuck into delicious food and tasty drinks, served surrounded by amazing Bill Shankly memorabilia. You can either enjoy a delicious festive meal, or why not try our seasonal afternoon tea? Perfect for sharing during a unforgettable Christmas party.

At The Shankly Hotel, we also offer a number of festive packages that run across the whole yuletide season. You and your loved ones can enjoy a luxurious Christmas Day feast in either Eden of the Bastion, or perhaps a Boxing Day treat?

Whatever you’re looking for, our hotel is sure to have something that suits your needs. Check out what’s on this festive period at The Shankly Hotel.

A Festive Stay at The Shankly

Shankly room

The Shankly Hotel offers guests an entirely unique experience. The stylish hotel attracts football fans from around the globe as well as guests in search of something special.

We encourage guests to make their Christmas party all the more special with an overnight stay in our luxurious hotel. Whether you fancy heading out for the night to continue the fun or heading to bed, you’ll have both options to choose from.

Rooms at The Shankly offer a lavish blend of contemporary decor and classic style. Sink into a comfortable double bed and enjoy luxury facilities at your leisure. And if you have a little too much festive cheer, you can recover from the night before in a rejuvenating whirlpool bath. Perfect!

The Shankly Hotel - Christmas

Our hotel is a beautiful tribute to the legendary Liverpool FC manager, Bill Shankly and guests are welcome to enjoy the exclusive collection of memorabilia on display. Kindly donated by the Shankly family, our fascinating museum includes Bill Shankly’s original LFC contract and personal typewriter.

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant boasts a fantastic menu of tantalising light bites and indulgent meals. The Bastion is also a local favourite for a refreshing pint or eclectic cocktail.

So, for the ultimate Christmas party Liverpool, look no further than The Shankly Hotel in Liverpool.

So, we hope you’ll join us this Christmas at The Shankly Hotel for a Christmas party filled with merriment!

To book your Christmas Party Liverpool at one of our venues, you can contact us on 0151 305 3753 or check out our festive page here. You can also keep up to date with all things festive by following us on Facebook! 

Join Us for a Hot Tub Cinema Experience on The Shankly Roof Terrace

Fancy watching a hit movie under the bubbles with a drink in hand? The UK’s only hot tub cinema experience is heading to The Shankly Hotel rooftop this month, offering a jacuzzi-based movie night in Liverpool’s most sought-after skyline venue.

Hot Tub Cinema is hosting their first Merseyside event on 28 September at Eden Terrace on Victoria Street, offering you the chance to enjoy a movie screening from the comfort of a steaming hot tub!

The Hot Tub Cinema Experience

This will be the first time that Alternative Cinema Sessions have brought their Jacuzzi-movie experience to Liverpool and it’s set to be a sell-out night.

Join us for the night at The Shankly’s stunning rooftop terrace which offers views across the city’s stunning skyline.

With two tub sizes available for groups of six or eight friends, you can expect DJ performances, a barbecue and round-the-clock Tub service providing your party with tub-side drinks throughout the night! Changing facilities will be available, and towels can be provided.

All the tubs will be fitted with relaxing AirJet massage systems, ensuring maximum comfort and relaxation is the order of the night.

The film showing is to be confirmed after the results of a public vote, but will be The Greatest Showman, Grease, Hot Tub Time Machine or Anchorman.

And don’t worry if there are less than six or you – you can still book a private tub, or buy individual tickets and make some friends under the bubbles!

Staying at The Shankly Hotel

Hot Tub Cinema

One of our Shankly Suites at the hotel

Make the 28 September a night to remember with your friends by staying at The Shankly after your Hot Tub Experience.

With incredible group accommodation offers, including our Here Come the Boys package and Here Come the Girls offer from just £159 per person, we can plan you a night to remember in our beautiful hotel.

Plus, make sure you check out the breath-taking Signature Suites located within The Shankly – the perfect party apartments to end the night after a Hot Tub Experience. Whether you’re heading out to Liverpool’s best bars, restaurants and nightlife or staying in for a post-cinema sleepover, our beautiful rooms offer incredible group accommodation in the centre of town.

Hot Tub Cinema

The WTF Suite, part of our Signature Suites at The Shankly

From the sizzling WTF! Suite, with Miami Heat interiors and hidden doorways, to our stunning Indulgence room that sleeps up to eight guests, booking a Signature Suite will ensure you have a night like no other in the UK’s top party city.

The Shankly Hotel Rooftop Terrace

Hot Tub Cinema

The rooftop terrace at The Shankly Hotel

The Shankly’s Eden Rooftop Terrace is a stunning events space in the centre of Liverpool.

With breathtaking views across the city’s skyline, it’s the perfect venue for a hot tub party. Grab your drinks at the bar before you settle into your Jacuzzis and enjoy the movie.

This summer, the terrace has hosted a number of popular Liverpool events, from gorgeous summer weddings to the Champions League final as well as the new and exclusive Signature Live Sessions. This unique live music night is curated and presented by The Farm’s Keith Mullin, bringing together the city’s most influential musicians and it’s hottest new talent for an evening of live music.

For further information about the Hot Tub Experience, and to buy tickets, visit the Hot Tub Experience Facebook page.

To enquire about staying at The Shankly Hotel please call our friendly team on 0151 601 5623. Visit our offers page for information on accommodation packages. Let’s get bubbly!

 

What’s On September 2018: Liverpool’s Best Cultural and Heritage Events

Summer might be turning into autumn, but that hasn’t stopped Liverpool’s events calendar this month – there’s still plenty going on across the city, so whether you’re hiding from the rain or enjoying the last few days of summer sunshine, you’re sure to find something to do despite the weather.

From watching Sister Act with a live gospel choir accompaniment, to two weeks of jokes, jesting and laughter at The Liverpool Comedy Festival, September in the city is jam-packed with exciting and unusual happenings we can’t wait to try. Here’s our guide to What’s On Liverpool this September. Plus, check out the best events this season with a run-through from Signature TV:

1920s Gatsby Afternoon Tea

what's on September

Get your glad-rags on for a Gatsby affair

When: 1:30pm, 1 September

Where: Cunard House

Get your glad rags on for an afternoon of partying in true Gatsby style at one of Liverpool’s most iconic and glamorous venues. Indulge in a roaring 20s afternoon tea, complete with delicate finger sandwiches, sweet treats and prosecco, while you enjoy some amazing live entertainment.

For more information, and to book, visit cunardhouse.co.uk

Fusion Festival 2018

what's on September

The full Fusion Festival line-up

When: 1-2 September

Where: Otterspool Promenade

Some of the biggest names in music are heading to the waterfront for a weekend of pop this month. Catch David Guetta, Shawn Mendes, Years & Years, Jess Glynne and Clean Bandit plus loads more at the music festival hosted by Capital FM. This year is set to be bigger than ever.

For more information and tickets, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Cilla and the 60s

what's on September

Surprise surprise! Join us for an afternoon of everything Cilla

When: 1:30pm, 2 September

Where: 30 James Street

Surprise, surprise! Join us at 30 James Street as we play host to a spectacular sixties afternoon. Indulge in a delicious afternoon tea in the historic White Star Grand Hall and a showstopping Cilla Black tribute to take you through the hits from way back when. Plus, you’ll get fizz on arrival to make it an afternoon to remember.

For more information, and to book, visit rmstitanichotel.co.uk

Knowsley Hall Annual Public Opening

what's on September

Source: Visit Liverpool

When: 3 – 7 September

Where: Knowsley Hall

Half an hour’s drive outside of Liverpool, the historic Knowsley Hall is opening its doors for the annual showcase of the stunning property to the public. The Earl and Countess of Derby are inviting you into their home to enjoy a special exhibition, which highlights paintings of female family members through the centuries.

There’s also a chance to see historical dresses on display from the Derby Collection, including the robes worn by the late Lord and Lady Derby at the coronation of the Queen in 1953. You’ll also get a tour of the Hall – an opportunity to see inside one of Merseyside’s hidden architectural treasures.

For more information, and to book tickets, visit the website knowsleyhallvenue.co.uk.

Historian David Olusoga at The Bluecoat

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Source: Bluecoat Facebook Event Page

When: 5 September

Where: Bluecoat

British Nigerian historian and TV star David Olusoga is heading back to Liverpool after his acclaimed television series A House Through Time to give a talk on his academic research on slavery and Liverpool. Head to The Bluecoat in the city centre to hear the award-winning historian and author discuss the city’s tragic history with the trade.

Tickets and more information available on the Facebook Event Page.  

40 Years of Grange Hill Exhibition

what's on September

Source: Museum of Liverpool website

When: 7 September – 24 February

Where: Museum of Liverpool

Remember Grange Hill? Remember Zammo, and Pogo and Gripper?

Then you’ll love this new exhibition at the Museum of Liverpool exploring the groundbreaking BBC children’s series and its links to Liverpool. Many of the famous scenes from the series were based on lead writer  Phil Redmond’s own experiences from his Liverpool school days and the display includes a number of unique objects from the scouser’s personal archives.

Mobster & Moll Murder Mystery

what's on September

Join in for an evening of mystery and mobsters

When: 1:30pm, 9 September

Where: 30 James Street

Sharpen your detective skills for an afternoon of New York’s most dastardly Mobsters and Molls with this unmissable murder mystery event at the luxurious White Star Grand Hall. Recreating the roaring 1920s of the Big Apple, you can expect laugh-out-loud moments from our comedy characters as you indulge in a decadent afternoon tea with fizz on arrival.

For more information, and to book, visit rmstitanichotel.co.uk

Just Dusty – Dusty Springfield Afternoon Tea

what's on September

Sing and dance your way through our Dusty Afternoon Tea

When: 1:30pm, 9 September

Where: The Shankly Hotel

Join us for an afternoon of your favourite Dusty Hits performed by the fabulous Emily Clark. Enjoy Dusty’s best known hits, from ‘Only wanna be with you’ to ‘You don’t have to say you love me’ as you indulge in a luxurious afternoon tea complete with a glass of fizz.

Rooftop Cinema: The Greatest Showman

what's on September

The Eden Rooftop at The Shankly Hotel

When: 14 September

Where: Eden Roof Terrace, The Shankly Hotel

Ignore the autumn chill, grab your blankets and head to The Shankly Hotel to watch The Greatest Showman under the stars, as Alternative Cinema Session and Skyline Events celebrate a summer of outdoor movies with one final showstopping event. Expect free popcorn and pop-up bars plus live entertainment and Liverpool’s biggest temporary outdoor screen. With sofas, camp chairs, bean bags and blankets at your disposal, it’s set to be a cosy night under the stars.

Grab one of the pre-movie meal packages or party apartment deals while you can to enjoy a night of luxury fit for the stars at The Shankly Hotel.

Tickets will be released shortly. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

The City of Liverpool Tattoo

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City of Liverpool Tattoo Facebook Page

When: 14 – 15 September

Where: Echo Arena Liverpool

Liverpool’s first ever military tattoo will see a host of military bands and live performers coming together in this incredible spectacle. Including British Army drummers, pipe and flute bands, the City of Liverpool Highland Dancers and The Imperial Corps of Drums Liverpool, it’s guaranteed to be a loud, proud and bold experience.

For more information and tickets, head to the Facebook Event Page.

The Liverpool Comedy Festival 2018

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Source: Visit Liverpool

When: 14 – 30 September

Where: Various locations across the city

Get your laughing muscles ready – The Liverpool Comedy Festival is back, with familiar faces and up-and-coming talent from across the Merseyside region. Taking over 20 venues in the city with a staggering 100 shows scheduled, it’s an all-out celebrating of the funniest city in the UK.

For more information, and tickets, head to liverpoolcomedyfestival.com

Sister Act Live Choir

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Source: Visit Liverpool

When: 15 September

Where: Philharmonic Hall

Fans of box office smash hit Sister Act can’t miss this incredible event at the Philharmonic – a chance to watch the film accompanied by a full-piece gospel choir and band.

Uplifted Voices Choir (as seen on The Voice and The X Factor) will be giving a spine-tingling performance of all the hit songs from the original soundtrack during an incredible live cinema experience like no other.

More information, and tickets, are available from liverpoolphil.com

Pirates on the Dock

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Source: Visit Liverpool

When: 15-16 September

Where: Royal Albert Dock

Ahoy! Head down to the docks for a weekend of swashbuckling adventures with two days of ship battles, sword fighting, stunts, folklore and sea shanty as well as a pirates and mermaids parade. This child-friendly event is sure to get all the family into a jolly roger mood – even the old sea dogs!

Liverpool Food & Drink Festival 2018

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Source: Visit Liverpool

When: 15 -16 September

Where: Sefton Park

Liverpool’s foodie paradise is back this September, bringing bespoke ingredients, independent brands, never-tasted flavours and celebrity chefs to Sefton Park once more. Head down to South Liverpool to feast on delectable offerings from Merseyside and beyond.

Smash the Keys

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Hear some incredible piano playing at Smash the Keys in Sefton Park

When: 20 September – 30 September

Where: Sefton Park

A 10-day music festival all about the piano is heading to Sefton this month and you might be surprised what you’ll hear coming from the keys…

From jazz to grime and hip-hop to swing, the mix of genres at this eclectic festival will see some of the biggest names in music sitting down at the piano stool for mass performances and solo gigs.

Confirmed artists include the winner of the most prestigious piano competition in the UK playing alongside the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and Anderson and Roe – the innovative face of the classical music scene.

Plus, to celebrate the festival, Smash the Keys will be returning pianos to our boozers, with 10 instruments heading into pubs across the city to celebrate the tradition of tickling the keys in public houses.

Sing-a-Long Cinema: Mamma Mia!

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Source: Sing-a-long Facebook Page

When: 21 September

Where: Circo, Seel Street

If you’re still feeling the ABBA buzz after all the excitement of Mamma Mia 2, then this sing-a-long cinema session at Circo will tick all the boxes. Enjoy the hits of the Swedish foursome from the original movie with free popcorn and audience participation very much encouraged.  Fancy dress is a must.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Stay at The Shankly Hotel

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One of our luxurious suites at The Shankly Hotel

Only a stone’s throw away from many of Liverpool’s greatest attractions, The Shankly Hotel is the perfect place to stay for a family trip to Liverpool. Our luxurious suites sleep up to six guests, and come with state-of-the-art amenities including free wifi, flat screen-TVs, whirlpool baths and kitchenettes. Plus, with our interconnected room options, we can accommodate any family – whatever your size! Designed with comfort, style and flexibility in mind, all our rooms span over 2.5 times an average hotel room.

While you stay, why not dine at our ground floor Bastion Bar and Restaurant? Serving delicious, home cooked meals and a eclectic drinks menu, it’s the perfect space to relax, unwind and enjoy your holiday.

For more information, or to book, call our friendly team today on 0151 909 2510.

Celebrate the Iconic Career of Dusty Springfield at The Shankly

Soulful, raw and instantly recognizable, Dusty Springfield was one of the UK’s most distinctive singers.

With her backcombed blonde hair and generous mascara application, the soul-singer’s iconic face and incredible voice helped shaped Britain’s swinging sixties.

Yet despite so many incredible hits, we don’t celebrate the soul sensation’s spectacular career enough. It’s time to change that: The Shankly Hotel is hosting an afternoon dedicated to the Son of a Preacher Man singer and you’re invited!

Just Dusty at The Shankly Hotel

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Source: The Dusty Springfield Official Facebook Page

Join us in celebrating the best of Dusty’s hits at The Shankly Hotel with an exclusive afternoon tea on Sunday 9th September.

For just £29.95 per person, you can enjoy an indulgent selection of finger sandwiches, sweet treats and delicate delights in our Garden of Eden rooftop venue, soaking in the panoramic views across the Liverpool skyline to the sounds of Dusty’s greatest songs.

After a glass of fizz on arrival, the party will really get started as the talented Emily Clark performs live, taking you on a journey through Dusty’s solo career. You’ll be singing and swinging to classic 60s hits including I Only Want to Be With You, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me, and the iconic Son of a Preacher Man.

For any Dusty fans, this is an absolute must-see event – you’ll be Wishin’ and Hopin’ to come along!

Who was Dusty Springfield? The Soul of British Music

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Source: Wiki Commons | Nationaal Archief Den Haag

Regularly compared to the great soul divas of the 20th century, including Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick and Mary Wells, Dusty was one of Britain’s most successful female performers, achieving six top 20 singles on the US Billboard and 16 on the UK Singles Chart between 1963 and 1989.

From I Only Want to Be With You to the legendary Son of a Preacher Man, her top hits have become part of music folklore, inspiring television shows, musicals and generations of female artists such as the iconic Amy Winehouse and UK stars Duffy and Joss Stone.

Born Mary O’Brien in Hampstead, London, Dusty was just 21 years old when she joined her brother Dion and a friend in a folk and country group called The Springfields. After mild success, the young singer embarked on a solo career in 1963, debuting at number five on Top of the Pops with I Only Want to Be With You – an instant hit.

From there, Dusty rose in fame, conquering both the UK and US markets with songs including I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself, You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me and I Close My Eyes.  After moving to America, Dusty continued releasing chart-topping music such as the iconic Son of a Preacher Man.

A secondary move to Los Angeles in 1972, however, saw a steep decline in popularity and the soul singer never reached the same acclaim again. Two US-recorded albums bombed and a number of half-hearted comeback attempts failed to lift her out of obscurity. A small revival of her music followed in the 80s, but the onset of a cancer that would eventually be fatal finally silenced one of Britain’s most famous soul singers. Dusty Springfield died in 1999, at the age of only 59.

Celebrate Dusty Springfield At The Shankly…

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Source: Dusty Springfield Official Facebook Page

If you’re ready for Dusty to take another little piece of your heart, head down The Shankly and celebrate her incredible solo career from start to finish.  Tickets cost £29.95 per person and include a glass of fizz on arrival, full afternoon tea in our Garden of Eden venue and live entertainment from our Dusty Springfield tribute act.

To book your tickets for the Just Dusty afternoon tea on Sunday 9th September from 1:30pm, call our friendly team today on 0151 305 5101 or visit our offers page.

Eden Live: Free Rooftop Gig with The Sums & Mystery Band

On Wednesday 18th July, we’re playing host to an exciting evening of live music and chilled out conversation. Join us up on our stunning rooftop venue as we showcase the best of local talent.

From indie favourite The Sums to our unmissable mystery band, you can look forward to atmospheric live performances against the sun-kissed backdrop of Eden rooftop terrace in Liverpool.

Our mystery band have been busy making their mark on the Scouse music scene over the last few years, and this is your chance to catch them for FREE with an exclusive rooftop performance.

A midweek treat for music fans, Eden Live will recreate the infectious feel of ‘Later…with Jools Holland’ by blending dynamic music with insightful interviews with the bands.

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Doors open at 7:00pm with our first act, The Sums taking to the stage at 8:00pm. So, make sure you don’t miss out on the action by securing your FREE ticket via Eventbrite today.

We’ll see you on the roof!

The Sums Liverpool

A long standing favourite on Liverpool’s music scene, The Sums are best-loved for their infectious indie-rock sound. Fronted by legendary singer songwriter Peter ‘Digsy’ Deary, band members also include bass player Chris Mullin and drummer Chris Campbell.

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Following the sad passing of former lead guitarist Lee Watson, long term friend Richy Northcote has since stepped in as guitarist for the band. With a dedicated fan base in Liverpool, The Sums have gone from strength to strength, creating new music in loving memory of Lee.

The band’s frontman ‘Digsy’ is also known for his friendship with music icon Noel Gallagher. If the name sounds familiar, it may be because ‘Digsy’s Dinner’ of Oasis’ debut album Definitely Maybe was written in his name.

Our Mystery Band

Attendees can also look forward to catching our mystery band in action. The popular local band are ready to showcase some of their best tunes and celebrate Liverpool’s ever-flourishing music scene in style.

Trust us, it’s going to be a great night!

Eden Rooftop Terrace

A hidden gem of The Shankly Hotel, Eden rooftop terrace offers breathtaking rooftop views across Liverpool skyline. Without a doubt the best rooftop venue in Liverpool, Eden is impressively spacious, making it the perfect spot for hosting events.

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The Shankly’s Bastion Bar & Restaurant features an extensive drinks menu. Sit back and relax with a Bubblegum Tom Collins, enjoy a midweek treat with a glass of wine or indulge in one of our exquisite cocktails. Our drinks menu has got it covered. We also have a fantastic selection of beers, ales and ciders for the ultimate night out.

We play host to many of the best events in Liverpool throughout the year. From family fun to afternoon tea, keep an eye out for our latest events this summer! Some of our most popular upcoming events include our Madhatter’s Afternoon Tea for Kids and Just Dusty, celebrating Dusty Springfield’s greatest hits over delicious afternoon tea.

To find out more, you can get in touch with our lovely events team today on 0151 305 5101. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Liverpool School Holidays: Enjoy Family Fun in the City

Liverpool school holidays are just around the corner! And there’s plenty of things to do in Liverpool this summer. From making a splash at the Albert Dock to family fun at Croxteth Park, take a browse of what’s on.

Catch the Fun at CBBC Summer Social

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Over the weekend of the 3rd – 5th August 2018, Croxteth Country Park will be hosting CBBC Summer Social. The brand new festival will be jam-packed with familiar faces from CBBC and CBeebies.

Kids (and big kids!) can look forward to entertainment from TV stars The Next Step Live and Mr Tumble. Plus, unmissable live entertainment from acts including Union J, Matt Terry and Shrek the Musical.

Jump Straight in at Adventure Dock

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If you’re looking for an action-packed summer, get ready to make a splash at The Adventure Dock, bringing inflatable fun to Liverpool’s iconic Albert Dock.  The giant obstacle course is perfect for the whole family, incorporating free-fall slides, trampolines, rafts and barriers to keep you on your toes.

This fantastic outdoor attraction is open to anyone from the age of 8 years old, so why not get the family together and prepare to take on the challenge?

Spend a Day Fruit Picking at Claremont Farm

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Only a short distance from Liverpool city centre, the scenic greenery of Claremont Farm is awaiting. This charming spot invites you to enjoy a family day out of fruit picking. The little ones can make the most of the outdoors as you explore the fields for strawberries, raspberries, tayberries, blackcurrants and more.

Plus, the dog-friendly farm allows you to bring along your four-legged friend. While you’re there, you can stock up on delicious produce from the farm shop and enjoy a bite to eat at the cafe, serving seasonal dishes using local ingredients.

Enjoy the Sun on a Scenic Family Walk

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While the sun is out, why not catch some rays with a scenic family walk near Liverpool? You’ll find sandy Thurstaston Beach just down the steps from Wirral Country Park. While in the park, visitors can make the most of the weather with a sizzling BBQ using one of the bookable BBQ areas.

Alternatively, head down to the beach and enjoy a family picnic and a paddle. You’ll leave this magical spot with a smile on your face and new memories to cherish.

Enjoy a Family Overnight Stay

During the Liverpool school holidays, why not join us for an unforgettable family stay? The Shankly Hotel is renowned for its spacious rooms sleeping family groups.

Rooms at The Shankly incorporate unique tributes to the legendary Bill Shankly. Offering a wide range of amenities, guests can enjoy free WiFi, a double Jacuzzi bath, a TV and Bluetooth sound.

We always have a wide range of special hotel offers in Liverpool for you to choose from, making your stay at the more convenient.  You can take a browse of our latest offers and packages here.

Based in the heart of Liverpool city centre, you’ll find Liverpool landmarks and family activities only a stone’s throw away.

To find out more or to book your stay with us, you can reach our friendly team on 0151 601 8801. 

 

The Art of Football Liverpool: See Vintage Bill Shankly Shirt

Set to celebrate the creative culture and social fabric of The Beautiful Game, don’t miss The Art of Football in Liverpool.

Coinciding with the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the season will run throughout June and come to a close on 15th July 2018.

The Art of the Football Shirt

When: 14 June – 28 June (Shankly shirt displayed over 2 selected dates)

Where: Camp & Furnace

We’re delighted to announce that The Shankly Family Experience will be contributing to The Art of the Football Shirt in Liverpool.  Hosted at Camp & Furnace, we’ll be showcasing an extremely rare football shirt worn by the one and only Bill Shankly.

The shirt we have chosen to feature in this spectacular free exhibition dates back to Bill’s early days of football at Preston North End Football Club. The vintage jersey will only be displayed for a limited number of set days.

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So, make sure you’re there on Wednesday 27th June or Thursday 28st June to see for yourself. The special shirt will be revealed from 4:30pm and available to see until 7pm.

Bill Shankly slipped on the famous jersey during the 1938 FA Cup Final. The victorious match saw Preston come out on tops over Huddersfield with a 1-0 win. The game was the pinnacle of Bill’s playing career.

The Art of Football Liverpool – What’s On

Brought to you by fashion historian Neal Heard of Bido Lito! Magazine and Culture Liverpool, this summer will see the city play host to major exhibitions.

Late June and early July will be filled with things to see and do. This is just some of what you can look forward to:

Disco Socrates

When: 30 June 2018

Where: Constellations

Hosted in one of Liverpool’s best-loved music venues, this insightful event will showcase live performances from artists drawn from the World Cup nations. The selection is set to reflect the power of musical movements for making a positive change.

I Don’t Love Soccer Because Soccer Has Never Loved Me

When: 29 June – 15 July 2018

Where: Camp & Furnace

This special event will showcase football culture through the lens of graphic design and illustration. The artwork is taken from an international selection of talented graphic artists.

Soccerama Symposium

When: 12 – 13 July 2018

Where: Liverpool Central Library

Soccerama is a symposium exploring football in a whole new way. A mixture of clever conversations and debates will see football explored from a variety of angles; women’s rights, naturalist populism, LGBTQ, consumer culture, race and class politics will all be touched upon.

Shankly Experience Liverpool

To get your fix of Shankly memorabilia, look no further than The Shankly Family Experience. A fantastic treat for LFC fans, Shankly Tours offer unrivalled insight into the life of a football genius.

Brought to you by the Shankly family, our bespoke tour packages offer something special for everyone. From exclusive family anecdotes to fascinating memorabilia, why not take a browse of our tour packages?

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The Memorabilia Tour is a popular favourite amongst our lovely customers. You’ll be greeted by a member of the Shankly family at the start of the tour and treated to a personal, guided tour of the memorabilia by those who knew Bill best. We also provide a free drink and the day comes to a close with our Virtual Reality Shankly Experience.

To get in touch for more information or to book your experience, please contact Ashley Bromilow on 0151 242 1522 or email info@shanklyexperience.com.

We look forward to seeing you soon!