Why Ness Shankly was the Mother of Liverpool Football

If Bill Shankly was the Father of Liverpool football then Agnes Shankly was undoubtedly the Mother.

Agnes Shankly was as dedicated to Bill and his squad, as Shanks was to his love of the game. Its thanks to Nessie’s moral support and unyielding devotion to Bill and their family, that Liverpool football club were able to get the very best from Bill as a manager and leader.

At the Helm of the Shankly Family

As Shankly took control of Liverpool football club, pulling them out of the slums and pushing them onto glory, Nessie was manning the fort at home.

She was a strong woman who would always give her opinions freely, speaking her mind but with wise words and in a supportive manner

Bill and Ness Shankly - the mother of Liverpool football

Nessie was the captain of her home ship, known for her unwavering encouragement of Bill and the lads he managed, and as a mother, Agnes ran a well-ordered household.

She had two daughters at home to think about whilst Bill was off conquering the world with the Mighty Reds.

Her daughter Jeanette told us;

“She was just an amazing Mum to my sister and me, and of course a fantastic wife to my Dad. She was the family matriarch and held it all together for us, continuing to do so when the grandchildren came along.

My memories of her are just the simple things in respect of her being a Mum.

She would take me to town every week, and we would go to a restaurant called Reece’s for lunch.

When I was younger; she would take me to what was called the Doll’s Hospital, a shop for dolls clothes and accessories, as I got older, we would go to WH Smith, both being keen readers, and would quite often read large sections of books stood in the shop!

She would always buy books for us to take home and after she had read them she would write on the inside cover to remind herself so she didn’t try and read it again!

When I got older, I would accompany her to a lot of her charity commitments. She did a lot for the Royal National Institute for the Blind.

They used to do events at local pubs to raise money called the ‘Piles of Pennies’ and we would have some fantastic nights.”

Jeanette, Ness & Bill’s second daughter.

 

The Shankly family - the mother of Liverpool football

Ness, Bill and The Shankly family

Chris Shankly, Co-Owner and Director of The Shankly Hotel and Nessie’s only grandson, has fond memories of his grandmother. Taking time to pop round for guaranteed choc ice and a quid pocket money for the shops whenever he could.

“She was a proper lady. Always immaculate. She just wanted to look after you.

Every time you went round she would try and give you money. ‘Do you need any new clothes Chris?’ or ‘Do you need any new trainers Chris?’

We used to laugh that we had a job on our hands to get out of there without having money given to us.

That is the person she was though. She was all about everybody else.”

Chris Shankly

The First Lady of Liverpool football

Nessie was known among the players for her unyielding kindness. As far as Bill’s own personal fans were concerned, their door was always open. Nessie often invited those who loved her husband in for tea and biscuits, or even full family meals when they came to call.

Nessie Shankly - the mother of Liverpool football

Nanny Ness at home

The people of Liverpool grew to love Nessie as much as they did Bill and during one event in the north of the city, Nessie was attending a presentation when someone broke into the car she came in and stole some of her things.

When word got out among the public, the guilty individual swiftly returned the goods to the venue, no questions asked. Such was the influence Nessie had on the people of Liverpool.

Remembering the Mother of Liverpool Football at The Shankly Hotel

Chris and the entire Shankly Family have recounted some touching stories of Nessie. Some and these are the memories that have endured, inspiring some of the wonderful things that The Shankly Hotel do for the public today.

Chris says that his mother Jeanette is everything that Nessie was, as far as being he caring nature and being a person who simply loves to give.

Ness and Chris - the mother of Liverpool football

Nanny Ness and Chris Shankly

“If I had to sum Nanny Ness up, I would say she was the best human being I have ever known. One of the most generous, strong, wise and loving people I have ever met. She was completely selfless. Where Grandy was all about the people, so was she. She never took anything for herself, she simply gave.”

Chris Shankly

Celebrating Mother’s Day in Liverpool at The Shankly Hotel

Particularly on Mother’s Day at The Shankly Hotel, we like to celebrate the Mother of Liverpool football Nessie Shankly and how by loving, encouraging and supporting her family she helped to make Liverpool football all it is today.

Celebrate your own mother with us this Mother’s Day, as we host one of our spectacular Swing Afternoon Tea events, in the stunning Garden of Eden.

Our fabulous rooftop events venue will be full of families on the 31st March, all here to toast to the woman in their lives who mean the world to them.

With live swing performances, delicious food and a warm, welcoming atmosphere, our Mother’s Day Swing Afternoon Tea will make the perfect gift for Mother’s Day 2019. Call to book your tickets on 0151 236 0166 or follow this link to buy your Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea tickets direct.

Biggest Ever Giveaway No.3: Get Your Hands on a Luxury Liverpool NYE & £1000

As part of our 10 Year Biggest Giveaway Ever we have the ultimate prize that will guarantee a lucky winner and six of their closest friends and family a Liverpool NYE they will never forget.

Check out details of the third instalment of Signature Living’s Biggest Giveaway Ever and how we can make dreams come true for New Year 2018.

The Biggest Giveaway Ever Prize No. 3

We are giving winners the chance to live the life of VIP with an overnight stay in the Shankly Presidential Suite for NYE 2018.

Presidential Shankly - Liverpool NYE Biggest Ever Giveaway

Spend the night immersed in glittering gold in the most glamourous group accommodation in Liverpool. The 1200 sq foot hotel room has been designed with luxury and opulence in mind complete with plush furnishings and indulgent facilities like the in-room mosaic bath.

Presidential Shankly bath - Liverpool NYE Biggest Ever Giveaway

This amazing giveaway offers a group of up to 6 the chance to enjoy the very best Liverpool NYE ever, plus £1000 to spend however the winner wishes.

You could choose to splash the cash in the city’s biggest clubs and bars on the last night of 2018, beginning 2019 in VIP style.

£1000 Cash - Biggest Ever Giveaway Liverpool NYE

Or perhaps book tickets attend one of the two extravagant Liverpool NYE parties happening right inside the Shankly, saving your winnings to raid the January sales or go on an early New Year holiday.

It’s entirely up to you.

Look forward to living the life of a VIP in The Shankly Hotel’s own Presidential Suite and a welcome £1k bonus to start 2019 feeling flush with our Biggest Ever Giveaway celebrating 10 years of Signature Living.

The Liverpool NYE Shankly Events

Toast to New Year 2018 at our Night in Paris event hosted in the glittering Garden of Eden where Parisienne chic meets a lively Liverpool party. There’ll be entertainment, DJ’s, mouth-watering canapes and plenty of fizz to keep the party going all night long, plus unchecked views of Liverpool’s spectacular New Year Fireworks.

New Year's Eve Liverpool fireworks

Or join in the shin-dig shenanigans at our own Hogmanay Party taking place in The Bastion where we’ll be going the whole “hog” to celebrate New Year 2018 and Shankly’s Scottish roots. The party includes a selection of tiered drinks packages and live entertainment throughout the evening.

How to Enter the Liverpool NYE Giveaway

It couldn’t be easier, simply follow us on social media (as if you don’t already) @SIGNATURELIVING and get liking and sharing the Biggest Giveaway Ever post for a Luxury Liverpool NYE, tagging all your besties in too.

 

Our impartial judges will then select the lucky winner and Bobs your uncle, you and five of your closest friends or family members will be spending New Years Eve 2018 in the lap of Liverpool’s most luxurious hotel.

Ultimate Girls trip offer at The Shankly

Things don’t end here either, so, if you aren’t lucky enough to be chosen for the New Year prize, don’t give up as there’s plenty more to come.

A whole year of amazing giveaways will be up for grabs throughout 2019.

We’ve already gifted two unbelievable holidays to Cuba and Lapland and there’s no telling what we’ve still got stashed up our sleeves.

Interested? We thought you would be.

Good luck and fingers crossed your name is called to win No.3 of our Biggest Ever Giveaway and a spectacular New Year’s Eve in Liverpool at The Shankly Hotel.

Spend Liverpool Boxing Day & Night at The Shankly Hotel

After so many successful events hosted in The Garden of Eden, organisers at Big Luv Festival will be bringing another of their exciting parties to The Shankly for a Liverpool Boxing Day Night party you don’t want to miss.

Book a Night at The Shankly Hotel

Make the most of your Liverpool Boxing Day and book a stay in one of the exquisitely styled Shankly Hotel rooms.

Each room comes complete with its very own indulgent double jacuzzi bath and enough space to sleep a group of guests in utter comfort.

Liverpool Boxing day at The Shankly

Our awesome in rooms packages include welcome drinks, party packages and evening meals meaning you can choose to tailor your stay any way you please.

Check out our amazing accommodation offers here and book your Liverpool Boxing day stay today.

This way you and the gang can enjoy a fun day exploring the city pop up to your room and get ready for the night ahead.

The Boxing Day Ball at The Shankly Hotel

A legendary Liverpool DJ line up from all over the city will be on hand to entertain the crowds during the Big Luv Boxing Night Ball at The Shankly Hotel.

The line-up includes the old skool anthems of Robbie Edwards, Garlands superstar Les Calvert, the touring talent of Mick Willow and many more names you are sure to have heard of from the Liverpool dance scene.

Big Luv Liverpool Boxing Day Ball

Taking over the stunning rooftop venue, The Garden of Eden, Liverpool best DJ’s will provide a soundtrack of all the latest and greatest dance tunes and a long list of classic tracks to take you through the night and into the wee hours of the next morning.

So, step into dance music heaven and ascend to the dizzying heights of the Garden of Eden to enjoy unparalleled views of the city you love whilst partying the night away.

Get your tickets here to the Big Luv Boxing Day Ball here.

What better way to spend a Liverpool Boxing day exploring the culture and post-Christmas sales with all your best mates then going to a rooftop party provided by the city’s best DJ’s? The perfect way to bounce back from the cosy food-induced slumber you slipped into on Christmas day.

Call 0151 601 8801 or email info@siganureliving.co.uk to book your stay or to discuss our offers.

Lexus UX Pre-Launch Special Event at The Shankly Hotel’s Garden of Eden

Where else would you launch a stand out new luxury car than in a stand out luxury Liverpool events venue, welcome the Lexus UX to The Shankly Hotel’s Garden of Eden?

The shiny new Lexus UX will be unveiled on the stunning rooftop of Liverpool’s favourite football-themed hotel as part of an amazing pre-launch party and everyones invited.

Here’s what to expect.

The Pre-Launch Event at The Shankly Hotel

Using the Liverpool city skyline as its backdrop Lexus will be introducing it’s first compact SUV to potential buyers this December; the Lexus UX.

The special event at The Shankly Hotel’s Garden of Eden will invite those in attendance to view the impressive model up close for the first time.

 

Lexus UX launches in Liverpool events venue

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Lexus lovers will be pleased to see that many of the unmistakable features of previous Lexus models have been included in the UX’s design such as the signature front grille and edgy exterior silhouette.

The new compact SUV will cut a stylish shape on the UK motoring market and, of course, The Garden of Eden cuts its own stylish silhouette against the city skyline of Liverpool, making it the ideal Liverpool events venue in which to host the car’s launch

Furthermore, Lexus clients and those in attendance will be able to learn more about the luxury motor brand and their plans for the future of their latest model in a detailed presentation.

An Event at The Shankly Hotel to Remember

Those who are in attendance on this special evening will receive VIP treatment greeted by Lexus staff inside The Garden of Eden entrance before being shown upstairs to the striking rooftop events venue, The Garden of Eden, where a glimpse of the newest luxury compact SUV awaits.

The Garden of Eden Liverpool events venue

Here the party will start with complimentary drinks vouchers and music provided by a live DJ. Then the rest of the evening will consist of exciting raffles with fantastic prizes up for grabs and the chance to win a Lexus for the weekend and an overnight stay at The Shankly Hotel.*

This special occasion looks to mark a new chapter for Lexus as it branches into a hybrid compact SUV market. Thanks to the spectacular horizon-spanning views from The Garden of Eden the brand have mirrored their latest enterprising message, #newhorizons, with their chosen Liverpool events venue.

Book your tickets to see this one-off event and welcome the latest compact SUV to the market brought to us from luxury car brand Lexus. Tickets to the Lexus UX Pre-launch event are free and available to book on Eventbrite.

Add Your Own VIP Touch to the Evening

Stay the night in one of the stylish Shankly Hotel suites to really make the evening special. Suites at The Shankly Hotel have a décor and style to match that of the elegant Lexus brand, so why not book an overnight stay package to enjoy before and after the pre-launch event.

Family hotel room Shankly - inside Liverpool events venue

You could use any of our amazing Liverpool accommodation offers including a Date Night stay for your car crazy other half, just £169 per couple. The offer includes evening meals, an overnight stay and a romantic in-room package for you both to enjoy.

Or perhaps make a boy’s motoring midweek break of it and check out the latest addition to the compact SUV market whilst enjoying beers, burgers, breakfast, overnight stay and a fun activity of your choice just £79 per person.

Call now on 0151 305 5101 for more details or 0151 601 8801 to book your stay at The Shankly Hotel after attending the Lexus UX pre-launch party night.

*Terms & conditions: Drive for a weekend: City Car – customers need to be over 21+, Luxury Coupe & SUV – customers need to be over 25+; full tank & full insurance; UK driving license no more than 6 points; £500 excess applicable

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.

Fabulous Family Friendly Days Out During Liverpool Biennial

Bring the family together this summer as Liverpool looks forward to another Liverpool Biennial. An event that gets the public, local businesses, artists and communities together to celebrate and appreciate art in all its forms.

This year we’ve hand-picked some of the best family friendly days out in Liverpool that will help younger people get hands on and make a difference in the city and perhaps even brighten their artistic and creative futures.

Family Workshop and Victory Gallery and Museum

Where: Victoria Art Gallery and Museum

When: 2nd July – 2nd August and 16th August

Victoria Gallery and Museum - family friendly days out

A wonderful free event will be hosted throughout July and August at the Victoria Gallery and Museum that will help the younger generation appreciate art both old and new.

Led by a group of experienced artists, each session will encourage kids and grown-ups to explore their creative sides.

Families will be invited to be inspired by the existing work on display in the museum and then create their own masterpieces together.

Take the entire family along to discover one of Liverpool’s most interesting museums and art galleries with a new and exciting hands-on approach during Liverpool Biennial.

FACT Prototype Summer Camp

Where: FACT

When: 31st July – 2nd August and 7th – 9th August

FACT VR Rcade - family friendly days out

In a digital age, we adults may feel like we’re falling behind as our young families plough forward enjoying and experiencing new technology before we even know it exists.

FACT want to make sure these young people are given the tools to navigate the online and digital world safely by teaching them to become masters of what they are producing and posting.

The VR (virtual reality) summer camp session promises to help families understand what goes into VR filmmaking and also gives lessons as to how to stay safe whilst having a positive online presence.

Leaping into the future another summer camp session at FACT will invite young people to design, code and create their own AI. They will learn how to programme their creation as well as design the environment it lives in.

Both of these events offer further chances for attendees to gain Bronze and Silver Art Awards with extra participation after the camp dates.

Please see here for further details.

Granby Gardening

Where: 75-77 Granby Street

When: 7th and 14th July

Granby Gardens - family friendly days out

Art certainly makes the world a beautiful place and it doesn’t get much more beautiful than the art of the natural world.

For Liverpool Biennial artist Mohamed Bourouissa will be working with local Liverpool communities to help build and grow a communal garden in the heart of Toxteth.

Families can pop along to lend a hand and learn more about the healing power of plants. The project was inspired by a garden Bourouissa encountered whilst travelling that was created by a patient who was undergoing therapy.

The garden became a representation of the patient’s mind as he was able to organise his plants like his thoughts.

On the 7th and 14th, July go and get muddy with the kids and help give the communities of Liverpool a piece of natural art that will grow and change with the seasons.

Exhibition Tour: Environments of a Beautiful World

Where: RIBA North – National Architecture Centre

When: 29th July 3pm-4pm

Mae-ling Lokko - family friendly days out

Inspired by the behaviour of how things grow, Mae-ling Lokko’s art installation Hack The Root will form part of the tour Environments of a Beautiful World.

The artist has created a structure made from mushroom panels to promote the study of an alternative life cycle for living things. Instead of using material grown from a root-like lifeform that needs to use, move or drain other resources in order to survive, Lokko’s work shows how beautiful things can also be created without having destroyed first.

Although an important message is at the focus of the work shown here, won’t it be fun to tell the kids that this sculpture is made from entirely from man-made fungus!

Summer Football on The Dock

Where: Albert Dock (on the water)

When: 6th – 22nd (selected days)

Take you footy mad family to a football experience unlike any other on Liverpool’s Albert Dock this summer and hop onboard a floating football pitch to hone their skills with professional coaches.

Everton in the Community and LFC Foundation have lent their coaches to teach essential soccer skills to those who simply love to play.

The sessions are free and will take place between 11 am – 4 pm all summer long. Take the family for a kickabout with a difference during summer 2018.

Bluecoat Family Day

Where: Bluecoat

When: 14th August 1pm-4pm

Bluecoat - family friendly days out

For fun and educational family days out in Liverpool during Biennial why not visit one of the city’s oldest buildings; The Bluecoat.

Here visitors will be able to take part in a project guided by one of the participating artists of the Liverpool Biennial programme Ryan Gander.

Your little ones will be given the chance to try their hand at sculpting, large-scale drawing and the fine art of den building which we know every kid enjoys (and most adults too).

Bluecoat caters to families all year round and their unique Children’s Corner has a number of independent activities that everyone can have fun with on their visit.

This and the stunning Bluecoat Gardens plus delicious food from Blue Coat Café makes for one of those perfect family friendly days out in the city.

Artist Talk: Ryan Gander

Where: Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

When: 4th August 11am-12pm

Ryan Gander project Liverpool Biennial - family friendly days out

Working directly with children from a local Liverpool Primary School Ryan Gander has been involved with a project that explores the benefits of hands-on education.

During the project Gander explored the Montessori methods of early schooling, carrying out a number of workshops involving collaborative play and independent activity.

His presentation at The Bluecoat will show his findings from his time with the children as well as some of their work and what the kids and Ryan created together which will become a new permanent public art installation behind the Metropolitan Cathedral.

Family Stays at The Shankly Hotel

During this summer and throughout Liverpool Biennial The Shankly Hotel has superb accommodation for everyone to stay together in the heart of the city.

 

Our family suites and interconnecting rooms give our family guests the chance to stay in one suite together with enough space to be comfortable.

This combined with tasty family meals from the Bastion Bar and Restaurant’s eclectic menu and delicious breakfasts in the morning and there’s really no better place to stay when planning fun family friendly days out during this year’s Liverpool Biennial.

Call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk for more information on our family-friendly accommodation.

Hotels Near Creamfields: The Shankly Hotel’s Exclusive Creamfields Offer

Creamfields, Liverpool’s biggest dance festival, is returning to Daresbury Park this August bank holiday weekend. If you are planning on being there and are looking for the best hotels near Creamfields then The Shankly Hotel has the perfect offer for you and all your festival loving friends.

Pre-festival fun

Get the weekend started early with an overnight stay on Thursday night in any of our spacious hotel rooms. We’ll provide chilled Prosecco for you to toast to your stay and a delicious two-course dinner in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant, to fuel you up for the wild weekend ahead.

hotels near Creamfields - Shankly Hotel offer

Our group hotel rooms are fit for sleeping four or more guests in pure comfort and luxury so there’s plenty of space for you and loads of your festy friends.

What’s more, you and the crew can enjoy a few indulgent comforts such as plush double beds and relaxing double jacuzzi baths, before you immerse yourself in a festival life of tents and portaloos.

Shankly offers - hotels near Creamfields - Shankly Hotel ensuite

Getting glammed up in the morning will be easy too as our rooms come complete with elegant vanity areas and plenty of space in the ensuite bathrooms.

Post Party Pampering

After three days of non-stop raving you and your pals can return to the comfort of The Shankly Hotel on Sunday to enjoy the finer things in life again.

We will welcome you and your guests back into your luxury Liverpool hotel room where a selection of pizzas will be waiting for you, along with a well-stocked pamper hamper to turn you back into your good old selves.

hotels near Creamfields - Shankly Hotel offer - pizzas in room

What could be better after spending a few nights in a tent on a field than enjoying a relaxing well-deserved waterfall shower to remove all that glitter, pampering yourselves with the goodies from the pamper hamper provided and snuggling up in a huge double bed?

hotels near Creamfields - shankly room

Our exclusive Creamfields offer is ideal for getting you ready for the party weekend ahead then helping you recover afterwards and better still its only £139 per person (based on four or more sharing).

Getting To and From Creamfields

As there aren’t many hotels near Creamfields staying in the heart of the city is your best bet to get to and from the festival with ease.

The shuttle bus service that Creamfields operates runs from Lime Street train station which is just a 5-minute walk from The Shankly Hotel.

Creamfields sign - hotel near Creamfields Shankly

Tickets are £6.00 each way and buses to the festival on Friday starting at 9 am and run until 6 pm. Return buses on Sunday will then bring you back between 10 am – 5 pm or if you want to stay later, buses begin running again at 10 pm – 5 am.

Creamfields shuttle buses are well known for having a fabulous festival atmosphere getting everyone in the mood for the weekend ahead and who knows you could make some great friends on the 50-minute journey to the site.

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Bus tickets can be bought online in advance or for cash on the day.

A Bit About Creamfields

After over 20 years of hosting the UK’s biggest dance festival, Creamfields has won several awards in the industry including Best Dance Festival on three occasions, Best Dance Event three years running and Best Major Festival in 2016.

hotels near Creamfields - Shankly Hotel offer

The line-up consistently delivers major acts from all over the globe, and big hitters such as Tiesto, Alesso, Fat Boy Slim all headline on major stages.

Creamfields is also known for its innovative stage set up and breath-taking pyrotechnic displays which get bigger and more impressive each year.

Not to mention the awe-inspiring Steel Yard arena which has become its own mobile dance venue since being introduced to Creamfields in 2016.

This futuristic megastructure is the largest of its kind in the whole of Europe and has travelled the country hosting one of a kind dance music experiences separate to the annual Creamfields festival at Daresbury.

hotels near Creamfields - Steel Yard

In short, Creamfields is a dance music lovers paradise complete with fairground rides, amazing food trucks, beauty and fashion boutiques and of course plenty of bars to keep you hydrated and non-stop music that’ll keep you dancing all weekend long.

Book Your Creamfields Stay Today

Those attending Creamfields 2018 are in for a real treat.

Shankly Hotel room - hotels near Creamfields

Whether you are an old-timer or a first timer, if you are looking for the best hotels near Creamfields simply chose The Shankly Hotel and our exclusive Creamfields accommodation offer.

Call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk and book to stay in one of the best hotels near Creamfields before and after the best dance festival in the UK.

Shankly Hotel’s Guide to What’s On in Liverpool in May

We’re well into the throws of spring now and with two bank holidays to look forward to in Liverpool in May, there’s no excuse for not taking advantage of everything the city has to offer.

Here at The Shankly Hotel, we pride ourselves on being at the very epicentre of all the exciting things that happen in Liverpool and our staff are always on hand to make sure you make the most of your stay with us by experiencing the plethora of events and activities that take place in the city every day.

If you’re staying with us next month, take a look at what’s on offer in Liverpool in May.

Champions League Semi-Final

When: 2nd May

Where: The Shankly Hotel

liverpool in may

After an electric and unparalleled atmosphere at Anfield last week, Liverpool head to Italy for the second leg of the Champions League Semi-Final. With a three goal advantage already in the bag, Liverpool just need to continue with their determination to pull through to the final.

Catch all of the action live at The Shankly Hotel in our Bastion Bar & Restaurant for an atmosphere like no other. With in-game drinks deals and Reds flocking from all over the city to watch the all-important game in style, there’s nowhere quite like The Bastion to watch the Mighty Reds dominate the pitch.

Take advantage of our match day deals and enjoy food, drink and entertainment for just £12.95 per person. You’ll even have the chance to win some amazing prizes from AAA Sports Memorabilia.

Book your place today with our friendly reservations team by calling 0151 541 9999.

Sound City

When: 5th May – 6th May

Where: Baltic Triangle

liverpool in may

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Sound City is back and bigger than ever in the city this year, with some big local and national names taking to various stages in the Baltic Triangle in Liverpool in May. Kicking off the festival calendar in style with 20 venues playing host to more than 100 artists and acts, you’re not going to want to miss this.

From intimate venues to mind-blowing sets, there’s something for everyone when Sound City comes to town.

Don’t worry if you’ve dropped the ball with getting your early bird tickets, there are a few tickets still left for a spontaneous yet fabulous weekend at Sound City.

Absolutely All White Gin Festival

When: 11th May – 12th May

Where: Riversdale Police Club, Aigburth

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Gin festivals are all the rage right now and we couldn’t be happier about it! In Liverpool in May, Absolutely Fabulous Gin Festival will return to Riversdale Police Club in Aigburth for a two day extravaganza in early May.

Featuring some of the best gins in the world right now and plenty of perfectly paired Fever Tree tonics, there’s no gin festival quite like this one. There’s even live soul and Motown entertainment in the marquee and amazing views across the water.

The theme of the festival is ‘All White’, so make sure you dress for the occasion!

LightNight Liverpool

When: 18th May

Where: Various

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The incredible LightNight returns to Liverpool once more this May, celebrating the city’s art scene and bringing all the best of Liverpool’s culture and heritage to life, late into the night.

Family friendly and perfect for all ages, LightNight takes you on an adventure through events around the city, showcasing why Liverpool is one of the most well-loved cultural hubs in the country.

There are more than 100 events and exhibitions happening across Liverpool in May for the very special festival, including concerts, art displays, workshops, street performances and theatre. It’s an experience like no other and you shouldn’t miss it!

Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Marathon & Half Marathon

When: 19th May – 20th May

Where: Albert Dock

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Marathons don’t have to be a long slog of pain and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon is the best way to keep your spirits up while you walk, jog or run your way round the route.

There’s music at every mile and brilliant medals to be won and let’s not forget all the miles to be run! You’ll take a route through some of the city’s most iconic landmarks along the waterfront when you take on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon.

If you don’t fancy getting your trainers on, you can still cheer on all the amazing runner on their journey and dance the day away while you wait to show them your support.

The Bordeaux Wine Festival

When: 25th May – 28th May

Where: Pier Head

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One of the most famous wine festivals in the world is making its debut in Liverpool in May this year. The Bordeaux Wine Festival is the leading European wine event and is now in its eleventh year as a biennial festival.

Every year, thousands of wine lovers flock to Bordeaux’s riverfront, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, much like Liverpool’s equally famous waterfront.

Treat yourself to some of Bordeaux’s most famous and delicious wines and enjoy up to six tastings while learning all about the history and diversity of wines from the region.

Spend Early May Bank Holiday Weekend in Liverpool at The Shankly Hotel

Early May Bank Holiday weekend in Liverpool is nigh and if you choose to stay at The Shankly Hotel there’s plenty going on in the city to keep you occupied as well as our amazing accommodation offers to take advantage of.

So what are you waiting for?

Check out our guide to May Bank Holiday weekend in Liverpool here and start planning your stay today.

May the Fourth Be With You

When: 4th – 5th

Where: Bombed Out Church

Kick off your early May Bank Holiday in Liverpool in style at the Bombed Out Church and show off you Jedi quiz skills at the May The Fourth Be With You Star Wars Quiz Night.

If you know your Wookie from your Ewok then get your team together and join in this superb quiz night under the stars.

Smithdown Road Festival

When: 5th – 7th

Where: Smithdown Road various stages

Another exciting year of free, live music is ahead of us at the Smithdown Road Festival 2018.

Over 180 acts will take to various stages on and around Smithdown Road and there will be plenty to keep families occupied to.

A dedicated kids area and pop up outdoor cinema will be there alongside delicious street food vendors, street theatre performances and free swing dance lessons to all who want to try.

The perfect free day out for the family, with a portion of the proceeds from any sales on the day going towards support for The Whitechapel Homeless Centre.

Dig Deep Garden Party

When: 5th 12:00 – late

Where: Grove Beer Tap and Grill

Being optimistic for early May Bank Holiday weekend in Liverpool and expecting sunshine against all the odds, Grove Beer Tap and Grill are hosting the very special Dig Deep Garden Party.

Come rain or shine make your way to the outdoor venue to enjoy a day of fabulous DJ’s, live sax from none other than Carl Stanley, drinks, BBQ and shisha.

Liverpool Vegan Festival

When: 5th 10:30 – 16:30

Where: Liverpool University Mountford Hall

Calling all vegans to this amazing event where over 100 stalls will be selling cooked and raw vegan-friendly dishes, vegan-friendly beauty products and doling out national advice to those who want to learn more about their vegan diet.

There will be a selection of cooking demonstrations and the chance to get hands-on and learn something about how to prepare a healthy balanced vegan diet. You could pick up a gift such as a lovely vegan-friendly candle or handmade jewellery, sweet treats, clothing and much more.

Othello

When: 1st – 25th

Where: Liverpool Everyman Theatre

Shakespeare’s Othello is a story that explores human nature and all its faults. Envy, hatred, spite and betrayal.

The Everyman Company have added their own twists with the cast and used modern military experiences to better connect Othello to today’s audiences.

Book your tickets to see a truly memorable performance as The Everyman Company take on Othello.

 

Music at The Museum Shanties

When: 6th 13:00 – 15:00

Where: Museum of Liverpool

In the spirit of Liverpool’s maritime heritage make some time to see the Liverpool Shanty Kings at this May Bank Holiday weekend in Liverpool at the Museum of Liverpool.

They will be performing live renditions of ancient seas shanties that kept spirits high when sailors sailed out on long sea voyages.

The Liverpool Shanty Kings are also folk music experts and will entertain with their catalogue of English, Irish and Scottish folk tunes too.

Titanic Fashions and Fortunes

When: 6th

Where: Merseyside Maritime Museum

More maritime history now as the Merseyside Maritime Museum explores the fashions and fortunes from onboard Titanic.

This is your chance to get hands-on with some of the fantastic Titanic artefacts and learn a little more about what life might have been like aboard the luxury liner before it sank.

The workshop will invite attendees to try on outfits and explore the lives of the people who were on the passenger list of the worlds most glamorous liner.

Spirit of Liverpool

When: 6th– 7th

Where: Sefton Park

We have a great excuse for you to pay a visit to one of the most beautiful landmarks in Liverpool city centre; The Spirit of Liverpool event at Sefton Park Palm House.

This two-day special event will invite people to discover some new spirits, enjoy their favourites and meet the people behind the process of producing and distilling our favourite tipple.

With live music and fabulous food available too, this is the ideal day out to fill your tummies, wet your whistle and have a bit of a dance as well.

Bank Holiday weekend in Liverpool offers at The Shankly

There are plenty of amazing hotel accommodation offers for guests to take advantage of this bank holiday weekend in Liverpool. But if you’re planning on making the most of your weekend break in the city centre then our Ultimate Bank Holiday Weekender offer is perfect.

Stay for all three nights of bank holiday weekend and enjoy welcome beers or Prosecco in your room on arrival.

During your stay, your offer includes a tasty two-course meal in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant, a lesson in the art of cocktail making in your own private cocktail masterclass and breakfast every morning of your stay.

This perfect offer is just £239 per person, based on four or more guests sharing one of our spectacular Shankly Hotel rooms.

Call today to book the ultimate bank holiday weekend in Liverpool at The Shankly Hotel on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk.

Shankly Hotel’s Guide to the Feast of Fire at St John’s Gardens

Coming to the beautiful St Johns gardens outside St Georges Hall is a hot event you don’t want to miss this Easter weekend; The Feast of Fire.

Ten years ago the organisers of Feast of Fire helped open and close the celebrations for Liverpool Capital of Culture and now the city has invited them back to celebrate 10 years after being awarded the honourable title.

Taking place over two weekends the Feast of Fire begins this weekend, the 23rd of March and ends Easter Bank Holiday Monday. There are early evening sessions for families until 19:30 pm and later sessions for adults only after 20:30 pm.

Feast of Fire - St John's Gardens

The Feast of Fire will be considered Liverpool’s latest mini-festival and will include live music, flaming art installations and fabulous food and drink.

Here’s our guide for what to expect at the Feast of Fire 2018.

History of the Feast of Fire

Inspired by European tradition the Feast of Fire is a celebration of the end of winter and the beginning of spring.

Feast of Fire art installation - St John's Gardens

For centuries Catholic churches have been known to extinguish all the lights that burned in the church throughout the dark winters and light fires to welcome spring. An Easter candle is then lit and used to relight all the extinguished lights in the church bringing in a new season.

In Germany tradition tells of bonfires being lit in villages and residents bringing wood from home to partially burn in the communal fire. The charred wood is then taken home and used in the family fire, the process was said to ward of home fires and poor weather in spring.

Feast of Fire art installation - St John's Gardens

This year Liverpool will begin what is hopefully an annual tradition by bringing the Feast of Fire to the city over Easter Weekend.

Fingers crossed.

Entertainment at the Feast of Fire

As well as being a feast for the eyes, the Feast of Fire will also be showcasing a selection of live acts providing an array of music throughout both weekends.

Feast of Fire performance - St John's Gardens

Liverpool SoulFest will be kicking things off on the 23rd inviting people to warm their hearts and celebrate the soul of the cities music. Other live performances include Chinese artists at Pagoda Arts, African Heat from the Oye Festival and The Fire of India full of music and dance from the Indian Arts Trust Milapfest.

Each day has been given a different theme and individual groups will arrange live music, performances and art installations to reflect their message or culture;

  • 23rd Fire in My Soul 
  • 24th Celtic Flames
  • 25th Flames from the Dragon
  • 30th The Kazimier Fire Garden
  • 31st African Heat
  • 1st Liverpool Pride on Fire
  • 2nd Agni – The Fire of India

Celebrations from a variety of cultures and from countries across the globe will come together to form one huge Feast of Fire and the city is invited.

Fire Inspired Food and Drink

Following the theme of fire and flames, there will be some superb food and drink on offer either inspired by fire or made using the naked flame.

Oregano Kitchen will be providing delicious pizzas baked in searing hot clay ovens. Chose your topping and watch as your creation sizzles away in the open oven right in front of your eyes.

Oregano kitchen Feast of Fire - St John's Gardens

Sweet options and desserts come toasted too as Treaty Pie take their love of cakes, cookies and shakes and waffles and give them the fiery treatment. Think smore’s hot off the oven, toasted marshmallows and Freakshakes topped with sparklers.

It wouldn’t be a real Feast of Fire without something fresh from the grill and BBQ sensations Love from the Streets will be putting on a sizzling hot show demonstrating to others how its done in time for the summer BBQ season.

Love from the Streets - Feast of Fire - St John's Gardens

These heart-warming delicious dishes are the perfect compliments to the Feast of Fire and its other fabulous displays and entertaining acts.

Drinks are in hot pursuit following a fiery theme with flaming cocktails such as the Forge. Made from Jameson’s, smoked apple, cinnamon and ginger all served in a metal cup. Or our favourite winter drink given a fiery twist, Mulled wine spiked with a healthy helping of Beefeater Gin.

Both are sure to warm your cockles.

Where to stay for Easter Weekend

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The Shankly Hotel is perfectly situated so that all our guests have easy access to the best events taking place in the city and its less than a two-minute walk from St John’s gardens, host to the Feast of Fire 2018.

For families, our luxury hotel suites are ideal as our guests can stay together and enjoy each other’s company both in and out of the hotel.

If you are visiting Liverpool with friends this weekend or for Easter Bank holiday why not book one of the spectacular group apartments in The Shankly Hotel.

Every suite comes complete with large comfortable beds, huge flat screen TV’s and elegant ensuite bathrooms. Furthermore, each Shankly Hotel room is unique and includes snippets from the life and career of the great man himself.

Call and book your stay on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk or why not check out some of our amazing accommodation offers here.

Scorch this Easter weekend in Liverpool into your memory at the Feast of Fire from the Shankly Hotel.

Everything You Need to Know About Tyson Fury at The Shankly Hotel

The Shankly Hotel is proud to be the best sport-themed hotel in Liverpool, with a football-focused interior and a tribute to one of the greatest managers the beautiful game has ever seen, it’s the only place to go to get your fill of all things sport in Liverpool. In March, we’ll be welcoming a different kind of sports star through our doors and we want you to join us. Are you ready for Tyson Fury at The Shankly Hotel?

We’re excited to announce that legendary boxer Tyson Fury will join us for a one of a kind evening.  The heavyweight champion will be treating boxing fans to a personal appearance and an experience like no other.

Find out everything you need to know about Tyson Fury at The Shankly Hotel right here.

Tyson Fury at The Shankly Hotel

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In association with IWA Events, the incredible organisation behind White Collar Boxing, Tyson Fury will be spending an evening at The Shankly Hotel to give an honest and intimate conversation with his fans and boxing enthusiasts.

The event will take place on Saturday 10th March, starting at 7 pm. We open our doors at 6.30 pm, so make sure you’re there early!

The controversial champion will host a candid discussion on his career, his past and his plans for his comeback in the very near future. Get up close and personal with one of the legends of the boxing world with this one of a kind event.

The ticket includes a three-course meal of mouth-watering food to get you ready for an exciting night. There’s even entertainment from a top comedian to keep the fun going and you’ll be treated to a complimentary photograph with Tyson Fury himself.

It’s the perfect night for boxing lovers and sports fans, with corporate packages available and drinks packages on request. Contact ged.janssen@signatureliving.co.uk to enquire about corporate packages.

How to Book

Tickets went on sale on Friday 26th January and the interest so far has been phenomenal. We’re sure this is going to be a sell out event, so make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Call 0151 305 5101 to book your tickets today and secure a place at the hottest table in town this March. Our helpful and friendly staff can help you organise everything for the night and are on hand to make sure you’re getting the very best experience when you attend an Evening with Tyson Fury at The Shankly Hotel.

The Man Behind the Gloves

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Although Fury was born in the outskirts of Manchester, his family all hail from Ireland and Northern Ireland. With Irish Traveller heritage, he has been dubbed The Gypsy King in the ring, a nickname he styled himself in homage to the ‘self-style King of the Gypsies”, Bartley Gorman, whom Fury is a distant relative.

His family has deep roots in the boxing community, with his father competing as a bare-knuckle fighter and unlicensed boxer and then as a professional boxer in the 1980’s and his cousins being frequent champions on the boxing circuit.

His boxing career began in the amateur ring, where he represented both Ireland and England and showed outstanding promise for a future career. He was crowned number three in the world in 2007 but still narrowly missed out on joining the 2008 Olympic Team, a knockback that spurred Fury on to turn professional.

His professional career boasts an unbeaten record of 25 wins to 0 losses against some of the world’s leading sportsmen, with many significant matches being fought around the world. His last fight, and arguably the most notable, was against Wladimir Klitschko, a two-time world heavyweight champion.

Hear all about Tyson Fury’s exciting career at The Shankly Hotel on Saturday 30th March and gain an insight into the man that paved the way for a new era of boxing. With the promise of a truthful and raw account of life in the ring, the best way to hear about the man behind the gloves is a ticket to An Evening with Tyson fury.

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Win Tickets to The Event

We want to make sure that everyone has the chance to enjoy this very special evening with one of the world’s most talked about boxers, so we’re giving you the chance to win two tickets for the event!

To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is retweet our competition tweet and follow @ShanklyHotel and @iwaboxing. It’s a competition like no other and you have to be in it to win it!

The winner of the competition will be announced 26th February 2018, which gives you more than a week to get ready for an unforgettable evening!

What’s On in Liverpool This December

It’s finally the most magical time of year and The Shankly Hotel couldn’t be more excited! To help celebrate the festive season, we’ve organised some of the best events in Liverpool to help you get merry and stay bright.

If you’re staying with us in December and making the most of your Christmas, take a look at what’s on this December in Liverpool.

Santa’s Christmas Party

When: Throughout all December!

Where: Cunard Building

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Come and join Santa at the most exciting Grotto in Liverpool this year at one of the city’s most iconic buildings.

The Cunard Building is hosting a family Christmas party like no other with real reindeer, a Jingle Bell Ball, all of Santa’s elves and a selection of festive food!

Treat the kids to the best of the Christmas season with a special visit to the REAL Santa and take part in his magical festive disco.

It’s the only place to take the kids to see their faces light up with Christmas joy and put that festive sparkle in their eyes ready for the big day.

Leanne & Dave’s Retro Quiz Night

When: 7th December

Where: Mulholland

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Mulholland’s wildly successful Retro Quiz Night with Radio City’s very own Leanne and Dave are back for another round of roaring fun in the trendy bar.

With a festive twist on the hilarious quiz, it’s the perfect warm up to get in the Christmas mood. Mullholland’s amazing range of cocktails and beers are ideal for really getting the party started.

Put your knowledge to the test and have a merry time with a competitive edge!

Festive Swing Afternoon Tea

When: 10th December

Where: Garden of Eden

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Festive Afternoon Tea returns with an incredible soundtrack this Christmas. Join The Shankly Hotel in The Bastion for a magical meeting of food and amazing music.

With a carefully selected range of festive finger sandwiches and delightful sweet treats and even a glass of fizz to wash it all down, there’s no Afternoon Tea like The Shankly Hotel’s Festive Afternoon Tea.

Christmas Day Dinner

When: 25th December

Where: Garden of Eden

Christmas party

You’ll have to act fast if you want to have your 2017 Christmas Dinner in the beautiful Garden of Eden! Demand for a seat at the table has been higher than ever before and there are only a few of the golden tickets left!

Enjoy a three-course meal with all the trimmings, lovingly crafted by our immensely talented in-house kitchen team and wash everything down with a glass of fizz once you toast to the end of another successful year.

There will also be exclusive entertainment on the day to provide the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable Christmas Day dinner.

Stardust Boxing Night Extravaganza

When: 26th December

Where: Garden of Eden

Boxing Day party

Once the warm and fuzzy feeling of Christmas is over, it’s time to get your glad rags on and party until the New Year. The Shankly Hotel has got everything you need to dance the year away with a one of a kind event in the stunning Garden of Eden.

The Stardust Boxing Night Extravaganza will feature some of the most legendary names in House to treat you to a night you’ll never forget. Joey Negro, DJ Danny Krivit and Full Intention will be on hand to dish out only the best records.

The stunning venue will transform into a glistening heaven for all your luxury wants and needs. There really is no other place like the Garden of Eden to celebrate Boxing Day

New Year’s Eve Party at The Shankly Hotel

When: 31st December

Where: Baby Eden

It’s the night that everyone waits for throughout December. New Year’s Eve is the biggest party of the year and what better place to celebrate than The Shankly Hotel?

Our intimate and beautiful private dining room, Baby Eden will become the place to be on New Year’s Eve.

There’ll be delicious food and one-of-a-kind entertainment on offer throughout the night, gather all your friends and make sure get the hottest tickets in Liverpool this New Year’s Eve.

Book Your Place Today!

To make sure you don’t miss out on the best Liverpool events this December, call us on 0151 541 9999 or get in touch with us online.