The Shankly Liverpool | 5 Things Liverpool Can Thank Bill Shankly For

In Liverpool, there is plenty of home-grown talent. We’re a city renowned for The Beatles, Cilla Black and Kim Cattrall, however one of the most influential figures in our history wasn’t a Scouser, but a Scotsman whom the city took under their wing. In return, the one and only Bill Shankly changed Liverpool forever, and not just on the pitch. There are so many Shankly Liverpool connections that stretch far and wide.

Frequently credited as the manager who revolutionised Liverpool Football Club, Shankly was a firm favourite with everyone in the city. We’re taking a look back at all the things Liverpool can thank Bill Shankly for.

LFC’s First Victory in the FA Cup

Despite being crowned League champions twice in the 1920s and again in the 1946-47 season, LFC had been in a steady state of decline in the years prior to Shankly’s reign. They were even relegated to the Second Division in the 1953-54 season.

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Champagne in the dressing room after Liverpool had clinched the League Championship.

However, Bill Shankly had faith in his players and faith in his team, persevering and working hard to turn them into a ‘bastion of invincibility’. After months of hard work, the change in training and dedication to the players paid off and LFC were finally being recognised for their impressive talent.

In 1962, the team were promoted back to the First Division and in 1964 Bill Shankly led the way to the club’s first FA Cup victory with a spectacular win against Leeds United. The match ended 2-1 in additional time and Shankly cemented his team as a solid force to be reckoned with.

Turning Melwood into a World Class Training Facility

Next up in our Shankly Liverpool connections and something the city and football club can thank the great man for is Melwood. One of the top training facilities in the world, with three full-size synthetic pitches, rehabilitation rooms, a gym, swimming pool and even a restaurant, it is a hugely important hub for LFC.

However, Melwood wasn’t always so state-of-the-art. When Shankly first visited the training facility he was shocked, famously stating it was “a shambles and a sorry wilderness”.

Shankly quickly put in the orders for an upgrade and it wasn’t long before Melwood was made fit for champions. The transformation was a success and, along with Shankly and his team’s great training plans, was an important factor in the future success of the club.

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Today, the training ground continues to be the site of LFC’s rigorous training, despite plans to move training to Kirby being announced in 2017. It was redeveloped again in 2001 under the careful eye of then manager Gerard Houllier, but still maintains the Shankly flair.

A New Style of Management

Bill Shankly was a pioneer when it came to football management; he brought a new style to the beautiful game. He always made sure he inspired his players, took time to speak to the fans and incorporated a hands-on approach in training.

Shankly knew how important good football was to the fans and always instilled this in his players. They were encouraged to set high standards for themselves, helping them to realise how privileged they were to be playing for the club.

His impact as a manager at Liverpool did not go unrecognised, with awards, accolades and tributes flowing in following his retirement and his untimely death in 1981. In 1982, his widow, Nessie, ‘unlocked’ the now iconic Shankly Gates at Anfield, he was given an OBE in 1974 and he was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2002 in recognition of his impact as a manager.

Bridging the Divide Between Liverpool and Everton

The story of the Liverpool FC and Everton rivalry dates all the way back to 1892, when LFC was founded by Everton’s former club president John Houlding, following a disagreement about land.

Over the years, the rivalry between the two teams has been fierce but friendly, with reds and blues frequently going head to head, but always having an undertone of respect. Shankly only helped to further this bond with his famous friendship with Dixie Dean, star player and record-breaker at Everton in the 1920s.

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Bill Shankly and Dixie Dean

Following his retirement as manager in 1974, Shankly struggled with the concept of no longer having football to rule his life and spent a lot of time at Melwood. New manager Bob Paisley felt undermined by Shankly’s empowering presence and the legend soon felt compelled to stay away from the team he loved the most.

He did, however, get regular invites to be a spectator at Goodison Park to watch the blues play top-tier teams from around the world. Chris Shankly, the grandson of the former manager, remarked that Bill developed ‘a soft spot for the blue side of the city’ and the man himself even said that he was welcomed warmly every time he visited Everton’s ground and training site.

The Shankly Playing Fields

Shankly is often revered as one of the friendliest managers football has ever seen. Stopping frequently to chat with fans and always taking the time to acknowledge those that did the same to him.

His home in West Derby was frequently visited by local kids and football fans alike, who hoped to catch a glimpse of one of Liverpool’s biggest legends. Shankly’s house was only a few minutes’ walk from Melwood and sat very close to a community football pitch.

Even during his time as manager, the fields were used by people from the local area for honing their football skills and coming together for friendly competition. It’s reported that Shankly often walked by these fields, stopping to watch or even dabbling in the game himself.

These football pitches were officially named ‘Shankly’s Playing Fields’ in 1990, with Nessie coming along to open the fields to the youngsters of the area.

The Shankly Liverpool

There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that Bill Shankly was, and still is, a true icon in the eyes of the people of Liverpool. He changed Liverpool Football Club forever and stole the hearts of the city in the process.

Liverpool has plenty to thank Bill Shankly for, not that the city needs telling. We’ll always hold the Scotsman in our hearts as a true Scouser thanks to the incredible work he did on the pitch and the shine he exuded wherever he went.

Today, fans can visit the famous Shankly Hotel, set in the heart of Liverpool. This luxurious hotel is dedicated to the great man and managed by Chris Shankly, Bill’s grandson.

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The Shankly Hotel Liverpool

Rooms at The Shankly offer the ultimate blend of contemporary and classic style with fabulous features, including everything from double whirlpool baths, to 50″ TV screens, Bluetooth and free WiFi.

As Liverpool’s unique Bill Shanky-themed venue, you’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy an abundance of exclusive memorabilia. See Bill Shankly’s original LFC contract, personal typewriter and lots more within our hotel and stunning Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

To book your stay at the Shankly Hotel or enjoy a meal in the beautiful Bastion Bar and Restaurant, get in touch with our friendly team today on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk. We also offer our guests a range of fantastic offers, check them out here.

We look forward to seeing you soon! 

Why You Should Plan the Next Family Holiday at The Shankly Hotel

Its that time of year again, now that Christmas is over, the rush to get the big family holiday booked begins.

Instead of spending all your time searching for exotic places to go on a family holiday why not simply book to stay in the heart of the UK’s most exciting and accessible city; Liverpool.

The Shankly Hotel is known for being family friendly and has everything you need for the perfect break away. So, sit back and let us show you exactly why you should plan your next family holiday at The Shankly Hotel.

One Room for One Family

Our exceptional accommodation has been designed to host large groups of guests in the heart of the city. At The Shankly Hotel, we want you to be able to stay and play together in the comfort of one luxurious hotel room.

The fabulous family rooms have multiple double beds for you and your family to cosy up together in and a huge flat screen TV for all the family’s favourite shows and movies.

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And let’s not forget the excellent ensuite bathroom facilities that are out of this world. Fun for the kids and indulgent for parents, the double whirlpool baths turn into a private swimming pool for little ones and for adults a late-night dip with a glass of bubbly when the kids are asleep is essential.

Plenty of space ensures you won’t trip up over each other as all our hotel rooms are more than double the size of your average city centre accommodation. At The Shankly Hotel, our rooms are nothing short of perfection when it comes to accommodating you and your family in style.

Culture and Adventure at Your Fingertips

As a city known for hosting exciting events and having an excess of amazing cultural venues, Liverpool is the perfect place to visit for a fun and family holiday.

Loads of Liverpool Museums

Expand the minds of your little ones at the interactive talks, workshops and exhibitions hosted in museums dotted all over the city.

The World Museum, less than two minutes’ walk from The Shankly Hotel, has permanent exhibitions portraying the natural and historic wonders of earth as well as pop up interactive classes and studies. Take the kids to learn about everything from Astronomy to Ancient Egypt and all that’s inbetween.

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And why not take the opportunity to learn more about the amazing history of the city in the Museum of Liverpool which helps visitors explore and understand the city’s interesting past and showcases current and up and coming events.

Awesome Adventures at Every Turn

If the kids are craving something a little more energetic there are amazing annual pop-ups that occur in the heart of the city every year.

When the weather gets a little warmer, we can look forward to the return of Albert Dock’s floating obstacle course Adventure Dock, where you and the family can race each other round huge inflatable slides and bounce on wobbly trampolines.

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For those more inevitable rainy days, take things indoors to Mattel on Albert Dock where younger children can play in the worlds of all their favourite TV characters.

Got a few big kids on your hands? Look no further than the Ultimate Indoor Paintball experience or the amazing Nerf Centre close by. Here the older ones can take pleasure in shooting both you and each other.

Up and Coming Events

Not only does The Shankly Hotel provide the perfect family accommodation in Liverpool, but we also host exceptional events that are ideal for families.

Our Madhatters Afternoon Tea, hosted on the roof The Shankly Hotel in The Garden of Edden, welcomes all the fantasy characters of Wonderland to Liverpool for an afternoon of fun, food and games.

Madhatter Afternoon Tea - family holiday

You and the family can enjoy interreacting with the White Rabbit, Madhatter and Alice herself as well as other whimsical favourites we’ve asked along. Book tickets to this extraordinary event on your family holiday in Liverpool and enjoy tasty food and fantastic entertainment for all the family at The Shankly Hotel.

There’s no end of adventure to be had all over the city and all of it is easy to reach from the central location of The Shankly Hotel.

Fab Family Food Sorted at The Bastion Bar and Restaurant

Forget cooking for picky eaters or struggling to find somewhere to eat that everyone likes in the city, The Bastion Bar and Restaurant has a wonderful mouth-watering menu of hearty dishes with something for everyone.

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The Shanky Burger

Enjoy succulent steaks from the grill, the belly-bursting Shankly Burger or the perfect pasta dish all freshly prepared in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant located inside The Shankly Hotel.

You and the family can sit down to an enjoyable meal together at the end of a fun-filled day out in Liverpool then head up to your room with full bellies and tired eyes.

For mum and dad, the well-stocked bar has everything including fine wines, craft beers and creative cocktails, so you too can unwind after a long and exciting day exploring Liverpool with the little ones.

What more could you need from a family holiday this year than fun, food and fabulous accommodation all at the heart of the UK’s most exciting city?

Call and book to stay now on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk.

Are These the Most Instagram-Worthy Hotel Rooms in Liverpool?

In a world where social media and selfies are king, it’s never been more exciting to stay in a truly Instagram-worthy hotel room that you know will impress your followers.

From breathtaking flower walls, to neon lighting, copper bath tubs and glittery golden features, The Shankly Hotel offers a hotel experience like no other.

We offer such a huge range of suites, rooms and apartments that can sleep from 2 up to 24 people, making them perfect for group stays.

Pack your bags, charge your phone, attach the selfie stick and get snapping, because these stunning rooms are the perfect backdrop to any profile pic.

Instagram-Worthy Hotel Rooms Liverpool

The Garden of Eden

On our spectacular Garden of Eden floor, we were inspired by the concept of heaven and ethereal imagery taken from the Bible.  This affluent accommodation is like nothing you’ve seen before, complete with beautiful botanic features, crushed velvet furniture and vivid neon signs that are perfect for any eye-catching selfie.

Sitting below our famous rooftop event space, the Garden of Eden, these suites make up most of the top floor of the Shankly Hotel and are sure to make your jaw drop the moment you open the door.

Instagram-worthy hotel

From the Adam and Eve themed rooms, to the blossoming Nature suite, Lust, Seduction and of course The Garden of Eden, each room and suite is filled with dreamy botanicals, florals and glittery metallic features. Gaze up at the artistic feature ceiling decorated with 2,500 flowers designed by Joseph Massie,, one of Europe’s top botanical artists. Or, delight in the designer wallpaper by French fashion designer Christian Lacroix.

Each suite has been stunningly decorated to give guests an experience worthy of royalty, sleeping between three and eight guests with en-suite bathrooms with Jacuzzi bathtubs, dressing tables and comfortable beds.

These Instagram-worthy hotel rooms are the perfect place to stage your very own heavenly photoshoot.

WTF, OMG and LMAO

If you’re looking for a hotel room with the wow factor, check out our OMG, WTF and LMAO suites. Colourful, unique and luxurious, these bright and quirky rooms are the perfect backdrop to any Instagram photoshoot.

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OMG instragram-worthy hotel

From the beautiful underwater fantasy of OMG, to the explosive hot pink of WTF and the tropical paradise of LMAO, these hotel rooms are truly breathtaking. Sleeping between four and six people with luxury facilities, comfortable beds and fun neon signs.

Some of these stunning rooms also feature secret bathrooms, but you’ll have to crack the code before you can make the most of them!  And being only a stone’s throw away from Liverpool city centre, you won’t have to walk far to discover the very best of the city.

The Flamingo Room

Last but certainly not least, explore our Flamingo room and delve into an exotic world full of surprises. Bringing a taste of Miami heat to Liverpool, the Flamingo Room really stands out among the crowd of boring hotel rooms.

The tropical decor and flamboyant features perfectly reflect the party spirit of Signature Living and combines the fun of 80s nostalgia with glamour. Sleeping up to 12 guests, the Flamingo suite is perfect for a group of friends who love to party and take amazing pictures!

Flamingo Flamgingo

Other fantastic features of the Flamingo suite include a 10 berth roman bath, swinging egg chairs and flamingos on the roof, this room was built for unforgettable party stays in Liverpool.

Whether you’re planning a party, relaxing break, romantic stay or family celebration, these suites offer a range of different interiors and are close to all of the best nightlife. The Shankly hotel is the best destination to really experience Liverpool.

Book your Stay at The Shankly Hotel

Specialising in group accommodation, the Shankly’s Instagram-worthy hotel suites offer guests a sociable stay in the heart of Liverpool city centre that are perfect for celebrity-style parties.

Ideal for a weekend getaway or special celebration, the Shankly Hotel is a favourite for groups of friends and family looking for a special stay in the city.

If you’re interested in booking a stay at the Shankly’s Signature suites, simply contact our friendly reservations team for the best possible price and a stay in Liverpool that you won’t forget! Call us on 0151 601 8977.

To keep up to date with new rooms, offers, press and events, follow us on Facebook. We look forward to booking you in soon!

The Latest and Greatest Christmas Offers at The Shankly Hotel

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and in just a few weeks we’ll all be singing under Christmas trees, opening presents and eating excessive amounts of delicious food. During the lead up to everyone’s favourite holidays why not book a short break in Liverpool using one of our latest Christmas offers?

Everything from couples breaks, to family stays and group holidays can be booked at The Shankly Hotel where guests can enjoy getting some Christmas shopping done and explore the fabulous festive events that take place all over the city during the last few months of the year.

After All, Tis the Season to Be Jolly

And where better to let out all your festive cheer than in the heart of Liverpool at The Shankly Hotel, where its jolly all year round.

The Shankly Hotel Christmas offers

Join us for a spectacular seasonal stay and dine in the cosy surroundings of The Bastion Bar and Restaurant and The Shankly Hotel. Here you can enjoy a delicious two-course meal followed up with a browse around the Shankly Museum.

Close enough to explore the surrounding city you could catch up on some shopping then enjoy the fabulous nightlife, all within short walking distance from The Shankly Hotel.

This superb offer at The Shankly Hotel includes a 30-minute treatment in Morgan’s Spa, where you can also sip a soothing hot chocolate to warm you up on these cold winter days.

The entire package is just £89 pp for groups of four or more or for a romantic and relaxing short city break Liverpool, the package is £199 per couple.

All We Want for Christmas is You . . .

. . . and all your friends to come along and enjoy a short city break in Liverpool at The Shankly Hotel or just you and your special someone.

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We’ve tailored one of the most exciting Christmas offers to help you begin tackling that long Christmas present list while also spoiling yourselves with a delicious meal and overnight stay in The Shankly.

Book this superb offer and spend a full day shopping in Liverpool ONE, then chose a tasty two-course meal from the mouth-watering menu in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant before making your way to a stylish Shankly Hotel room and your very own double jacuzzi bath.

For four or more people this amazing offer is just £69 pp or £149 for a couple on a romantic break.

If you are Dreaming of a White Christmas . . .

. . . The Shankly Hotel has the another of Liverpool’s most perfect Christmas offers just for you.

Sit down to enjoy a fabulously festive afternoon tea including mini-mince pies, Christmassy cakes and glasses of bubbly getting you in the Christmas spirit for some festive fun in Liverpool.

Take yourselves out and about in the city to check out some of the exciting events popping up throughout the season and enjoy getting into the swing of Christmas from the comfort of The Shankly Hotel.

When you’ve seen all, you need to your comfortably Shankly Hotel room waits for you to snuggle into bed and watch a movie or enjoy an indulgent dip in the tub.

Book this amazing offer as a treat for friends, or two spoil you and your better half. Prices start at just £49 pp and £139 per couple.

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

From The Shankly Hotel with love this wonderful winter offer has everything a group of guests needs for a very merry Christmas party in Liverpool.

Start with a festive afternoon tea, served in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant and fill your face with pretty pastries and prosecco, before heading up to your luxurious Shankly Hotel room.

Uptown Funk

When settled, a team of professional make-up artists will arrive to make you over for the night ahead, the perfect Christmas treat. Then once you and the rest of the guests are glam and good to go a two-course evening meal awaits in the Bastion.

The evening is then your to do as you wish, head out on the town or stay in the bar and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, great company, scrumptious cocktails and a good night with your nearest and dearest.

All this is yours for just £129 pp, based on four or more sharing and would make a great to share between friends or family on the lead up to Christmas.

Staying at The Shankly Hotel

All of these superb Christmas offers are available Sunday – Thursday and include delicious breakfasts in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant the morning after your stay.

Call now to book on 0151 601 8801 or check out our exclusive Christmas offers where you can book to stay online.

A Shankly Hotel Party Room Package: Unforgettable Fun from Check in to Check Out

If you’ve booked a Shankly Hotel party room, you are in for a great stay in Liverpool from the moment you walk into The Shankly Hotel reception.

From check in to check out The Shankly Hotel and our staff are dedicated to giving guests a one of a kind unforgettable hotel experience in Liverpool. We do things differently so that you’ll remember your stay with us forever.

So, here’s a rundown of what you can expect when staying in a Shankly Hotel party room, from check in to check out.

Checking in to The Shankly Hotel

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Your favourite drink on check-in

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by some colourful characters in the foyer of The Shankly Hotel, ready and waiting to meet and greet guests staying in a Shankly Hotel party room.

As part of our Party Room Packages, the lucky bride to be or birthday person will be offered their favourite drink on arrival whilst you wait to meet your guest relations team member. The team member will confirm the details of your stay in your Shankly Hotel party room and be your contact throughout your stay.

Check Out Your Amazing Shankly Hotel Party Room

After checking in you’ll be directed or shown to your chosen Shankly Hotel party room which will be everything you dreamed of and more.

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Shankly Hotel party room – Garden of Eden

Your guests will be blown away by the unique décor and facilities, now its time to truly let the celebrations begin.

A number of fantastic pre-booked surprises could be waiting for you in your room all set up in advance of your parties arrival.

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Birthday Balloons Party Package

This can include personalised cupcakes, chilled prosecco, beers, spirits and mixers not to mention any additional decoration such as balloons and banners. Our Shankly Hotel party room packages are ideal to surprise a birthday boy or girl or bride or groom to be and our packages are guaranteed to get your party started in style.

Live Music in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant

Once you and your party are settled in and ready to get things underway, make your way downstairs to The Bastion Bar and Restaurant.

Here you can enjoy the buzzing atmosphere and live entertainment on weekends and you and your guests can enjoy a few drinks and a marvellous meal before heading out into the bustling city centre nightlife.

Shankly Hotel party room guests in The Bastion

Hen party enjoying The Bastion Bar and Restaurant

Just a few moments walk will take you into the heart of Liverpool city centre where you can sample some of the very best bars and clubs that are practically on your doorstep. Mathew Street, Concert Square and The Ropewalks are thriving during the weekend and you’ll find them with ease from The Shankly Hotel.

Bedtime

After a long night partying in the city or in your Shankly Hotel party room, you and your guests can enjoy staying together in utter comfort and luxury.

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Sleepovers at The Shankly

Take a dip in the double whirlpool bath and get snuggled in for the night in any one of the huge double beds where you can watch a film on the large flat screen TV or sit together and have a chat about the night and the weekend ahead.

Wakey, Wakey Breakfast is Served

On the morning of your stay, you are welcome to enjoy a delicious selection of breakfast delights served in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant.

Choose from continental options such as cured meats, cheeses, a variety of pastries, fresh bread, jams and preserves or opt for the classic belly bursting full English.

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Breakfast at The Shankly Hotel

Endless tea and coffee will get you ready for the day ahead, whether that’s exploring the city’s top landmarks and culture, a spot of retail therapy or the journey home, a breakfast in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant is guaranteed to fill you up until lunch.

Shankly Hotel party room hangover hamper

The Shankly Hotel hangover hamper

If you are not quite up for breakfast, a bit worse for wear from your night out in Liverpool, the thoughtful staff at The Shankly will direct you to their recovery hamper stocked full of everyone’s favourite hangover cures.

Checking Out of The Shankly

We know you’ll love your stay in a Shankly Hotel party room so much you’ll never want to leave but all good things must come to an end.

After your unforgettable stay, check out couldn’t be simpler and you’ll be given the chance to leave a review of your experiences at The Shankly Hotel and offer us feedback as well

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Guests staying at The Shankly Hotel out on the town

There’s even an option to leave your luggage with the team so you can spend as much time in Liverpool as possible before departing.

We simply love hearing about what you’ve been up to whilst staying with us, as do our social media followers so tell us everything you’ve enjoyed during your time at The Shankly Hotel and we’ll be sure to share it with future potential guests.

Stay in Style in a Shankly Hotel Paty Room

From start to finish a stay at The Shankly Hotel focuses one tailoring one of a kind experiences to each of our guests. We want your stay to be unique and personalised as well making it a memorable celebration for you and your guests.

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A great motto to live by

Book your stay with us in any Shankly Hotel party room to guarantee you and your guests have an amazing experience in Liverpool from check in to check out.

Call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk today.

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.

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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.

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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.

Kid Friendly Hotels in Liverpool: Meet Bill The Bear at The Shankly

At The Shankly Hotel, we appreciate how important it is to spend quality time with your family that’s why we believe The Shankly Hotel is one of the most amazing kid friendly hotels in Liverpool.

Keeping your little ones entertained during your visit to Liverpool is easy when they’re out and about exploring the city, but what about when it’s time to sit down to a family meal or at night when it’s time to settle down?

Enter Bill the Bear.

Who Is Bill the Bear?

Bill the Bear is an explorer and adventurer who simply loves taking a look around Liverpool and learning new things. He was named after Bill Shankly, the legendary Liverpool football manager who The Shankly Hotel is also named after and who the people of Liverpool adored.

Meeting Bill the Bear - kid friendly hotels in Liverpool

Bill the Bear wants everyone to love the city as much as he does and as much as Bill Shankly did. He looks forward to meeting young people who come to stay at his house, The Shankly Hotel, and can’t wait for them to become his newest friend.

It’s important that grown-ups to know The Shankly Hotel is one of the best kid-friendly hotels in Liverpool and Bill the Bear knows all the most fun things to do in Liverpool and in our luxury family hotel rooms.

Let Bill the Bear show you all his favourite things to do in Liverpool and what he enjoys most about living in The Shankly Hotel.

Help Bill the Bear with the luggage . . .

Bill the Bear helping with the luggage - kid friendly hotels in Liverpool

Or keep him up to date with world affairs . . .

Bill the Bear reading the news - kid friendly hotels in Liverpool

Join him relaxing in the huge, comfy, cosy beds . . .

Bill the Bear relaxing in The Shankly Hotel - kid friendly hotels in Liverpool

Or help him order some tasty lunch . . .

Bill the Bear out for lunch - kid friendly hotels in Liverpool

Best of all Bill the Bear enjoys visiting all the popular Liverpool landmarks nearby and loves it when young people take him with them on their adventures around the city.

Exploring the waterfront looking at the boats . . .

Bill the Bear exploring the waterfront - kid friendly hotels in Liverpool

Learning to play the piano in Liverpool One . . .

Bill the Bear learning to play piano - kid friendly hotels in Liverpool

Or visiting Albert Dock to see all the museums . . .

Bill the Bear on Albert Dock - kid friendly hotels in Liverpool

are just some of the nearby things Bill and his friends enjoy doing in Liverpool.

And after all that fun there is nothing more Bill the Bear loves than snuggling down for a good night’s sleep with his new friend . . .

Bill knows that its super fun to stay in kid friendly hotels especially when you have a friend like him to share it all with.

An Amazing Offer in Kid Friendly Hotels from The Shankly

It’s not just Bill the Bear that makes The Shankly Hotel one of the greatest kid friendly hotels in Liverpool, we also have a superb hotel offer that is perfect for family get-togethers.

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The Cinema & Stay offer invites a family of three to enjoy an overnight stay in one of our luxurious family hotel suites, a two-course meal in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant and tickets to see the latest releases at the ODEON. Just £149 per family of two adults and one child, then £20 per additional child.

We happen to know that Bill the Bear loves going to the pictures too so you can always take him along for the night. He likes eating lots of Popcorn, just make sure he doesn’t eat it all though.

When it comes to the search for the best kid friendly hotels in Liverpool, The Shankly Hotel has certainly got things covered.

Family Room at The Shankly Hotel - kid friendly hotels in Liverpool

We’re super easy to find, with secure parking directly under the hotel and are close to all the best bits of the city including great restaurants, shops and all the exciting museums, galleries and landmarks.

Why not book your next family break away in one of the best and most unique kid friendly hotels in Liverpool at The Shankly Hotel?

Bill the Bear can’t wait to meet you and begin his next adventure with a new friend. Call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk.

A Fabulous FAME Fan Package Hotel Deal at The Shankly

Were you a FAME superfan who’d always dreamed of donning your leg warmers, moving to New York and becoming a performing arts student? Well now’s your chance to live out those dreams with the FAME Fan Package hotel deal created especially for FAME fans everywhere.

The FAME Fan Package Hotel Deal

We’ve put together an unbelievable offer that invites you to come and meet the stars of the show including eight of the original cast members.

For four or more guests our offer includes;

  • A two-night luxury stay in The Shankly Hotel
  • Breakfast both mornings of your stay
  • An exclusive meet and greet with the FAME cast members

This superb offer has been created to help FAME super fans realise their dream of meeting the main cast members of the hit TV show that dominated TV screens through the 80’s.

For just £120 per person, you could enjoy spending a luxury break in Liverpool and get a chance to meet the TV icons of your past.

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Whilst the FAME UK Reunion show is in town, get your tickets for our FAME Fan Package hotel deal and enjoy meeting the cast of FAME up close and personal whilst enjoying some time in the city.

FAME the TV Show

Set in New York City, but filmed mainly in California, the TV show FAME was based on the hit movie of the same name.

It followed the lives of students and teachers who attended the New York City High School for the Performing Arts. The show captured the students lives both in and out of school as well as the hearts and minds of UK audiences.

FAME Fan Package hotel deal

The cast of talented individuals learned to sing, dance and act throughout the six series that aired between 1982 – 1987, after which man of the actors disappeared into obscurity only to resurface later on in Bring Back . . . FAME in 2008.

Audiences loved everything about FAME, from the funky fashion to the daring dance moves and sensational storylines that explored real-life issues. From the TV show, 5 soundtracks were sold giving people the chance to dance and sing to all the hit songs from the show at their leisure.

This was an American TV teen drama that would be today’s equivalent to Gossip Girl or Scream Queen’s, taking a look at the inner workings of education in America, something which is still a present-day interest for young people everywhere.

FAME the UK Reunion

Over three decades since the TV series ended eight of the popular cast members will come together for an amazing concert in Liverpool. Dedicated FAME Superfans have organised a superb show that will let people relive the days when FAME was the height of TV fashion.

For Mayday weekend in 2019, there will be two excellent concerts taking place at the ECHO Arena that will celebrate the success of FAME.

Erica Gimpel (Coco), Valerie Landsburg (Doris), Lee Curreri (Bruno), Carlo Imperato (Danny), P.R. Paul (Montgomery), Cynthia Gibb (Holly), Nia Peeples (Nicole) and Jesse Borrego (Jesse) will all take to the stage at the ECHO Arena and bring to life the songs from the hit series.

Fame UK Reunion - FAME Fan Package hotel deal

Other performances have been added to spice up the lineup and LMA performers will be joining the cast on stage to keep the feeling of FAME’s young and hip past in the present.

Proceeds from the FAME UK Reunion concert will be donated to Claire House Children’s Hospice.

Don’t hesitate and book our amazing FAME Fan Package and hotel deal soon on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk for more details.

Family Fun; August Bank Holiday in Liverpool

This coming weekend of the 24th-27th August is the last bank holiday of the year and the perfect opportunity to squeeze in a little family time before the school holidays end.

There has been so much to do in Liverpool over the course of the summer for all of the family and this weekend is no exception.

Take a look at some of the best events and things to do this August bank holiday weekend in Liverpool when staying at The Shankly Hotel.

Folk Festival on the Dock

Kick off the August Bank Holiday weekend with a trip to the beautiful Albert Dock where you can enjoy a bit of culture, plenty of music and loads of entertainment.

Folk Festival Liverpool

The Albert Dock’s annual Folk Festival will welcome over 200 performers for a weekend full to the brim of activities for all of the family.

Take the opportunity to explore a truly interesting and historic landmark of Liverpool where you can enjoy a bite to eat, drink an a walk around the picturesque surroundings.

The Great Brick Adventure

If you and your family simply love Lego then paying a visit to the Echo Arena’s Great Brick Adventure is a must this August Bank Holiday weekend in Liverpool.

Check out some of the biggest and best Lego models in the world in one of several interactive displays. Everything from larger than life Lego Lions to massive man-made mythical monsters will be on show and ready to amaze you and the family on your visit.

Brick Pits will encourage everyone to dive in and get creative, building a masterpiece of their very own taking inspiration for the brilliant brick structures all around them.

From the 25th – 27th of August everyone can spend some time marvelling at massive masterpieces each made with millions of tiny Lego bricks.

International Beatles Week

The Beatles are arguably the most famous band in the world and they’re proudly from Liverpool which means there is no better city to enjoy International Beatles Week.

International Beatles Week

Celebrate the Fab Four in their hometown with a week and weekend full of Beatles fun.

Live music will be the focus of the week with 70 bands from over 20 countries coming together to celebrate The Beatles and their greatest hits.

Bring the kids along for a fantastic bank holiday weekend in Liverpool with a distinctive Beatles twist.

Explore a Museum

Liverpool is home to some of the most fascinating museums in the country which offer a wealth of fun, entertainment and education for those of all ages.

Museum of Liverpool

From the International Slavery Museum which is located on the Albert Dock to the World, Museum is St George’s Quarter, there is bound to be a museum experience perfect for your bank holiday weekend in Liverpool.

Each of these award-winning museums has been designed with kids in mind meaning they’re fully interactive with workshops, talks and tours taking place all weekend.

Ferry Across the Mersey

If the weather is good then there is nothing better than enjoying a ferry ride across the Mersey.

Mersey Ferry

See Liverpool and the Wirral from a new angle as you board the Razzle Dazzle Ferry, a bright and fun ferry which was specially commissioned by Liverpool Biennial. Perfect for the big and little ones, a Ferry across the Mersey is a great way to see Liverpool’s magnificent skyline.

Luxury Overnight Stay

Liverpool is the perfect city for a little bank holiday getaway so bring the kids for one last summer blow out before the school year starts again.

Here at The Shankly Hotel, we have a whole host of special dining and overnight stay offers to help you have a bank holiday weekend to remember.

From afternoon tea in the beautiful Bastion Bar & Restaurant to taking a look around the city on one of our Shankly Experience Tours.

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Situated on Victoria Street in the heart of the city centre, there really is nowhere else to enjoy a relaxing family break whilst enjoying the best Liverpool has to offer.

For more information on our special offers, please click here or call our reservations team on 0515 601 8801.

Our Pre-Season Offer: Grab Some Extra Time With Your Other Half

The friendlies are nearly over and the new season is looming large. In just a few weeks, you’ll probably be seeing a lot less of your other half than you’d like!

No more help with DIY jobs around the house and you can guarantee the fridge won’t be stocked until next May – once the football hits, they’ll be glued to the screen and unable to hold a conversation that doesn’t mention how the new transfers are settling in.

And whether you’re both footie fanatics, or just one of you cares about how Oxlade-Chamberlain’s knee is holding up, our exclusive new offer will ensure that you both get some time-out from the build-up to work on improving team relations at home.

Enjoy the last few football-free weeks with your partner by indulging in a short-stay at one of Liverpool’s premium hotels with our Extra Time deal and make sure you don’t get relegated to the bottom of the couple’s league.

Our Extra Time Offer at The Shankly Hotel

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Designed for couples who feel that Mo Salah is the third person in their relationship once the season gets going, the Extra Time offer includes a luxurious overnight stay in one of our decadent Shankly suites.

Chose between dining in style with a delicious three-course meal at the Bastion Bar and Restaurant, or indulge in an afternoon tea, complete with finger sandwiches, sweet treats and glass of bubbly.

Plus, this spectacular offer includes breakfast the next morning for you and the Boss, and a special couples gift set (But don’t let them get their hopes up to much – it’s not quite a ticket to Anfield).

Available between Monday 6 August and Saturday 11 August, this luxurious Shankly experience could be yours for only £169 per couple*.

The Shankly Hotel

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Located in the heart of the city, The Shankly Hotel provides luxurious accommodation celebrating the legacy of Liverpool FC’s legendary manager Bill Shankly.

Full of never-seen-before memorabilia, including fan letters, his MBE award and the original LFC contract that the legend signed, the hotel preserves the memory of the famous manager and his renowned footballing career.

Each Shankly suite is luxuriously equipped with comfortable double beds, whirlpool Jacuzzi baths, 50-inch plasma TVs, free WiFi and air conditioning.

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We like to say that a night at The Shankly is an experience, not a stay, with each room inspired by iconic quotes and stories about the legendary manager and his treasured role in Liverpool’s history.

The hotel is located on Victoria Street in the heart of Liverpool’s city centre. We’re only a 5 minute walk from Lime Street train station and Moorfields train station. Plus, most of Liverpool’s best landmarks and attractions are just a stone’s throw away.

We can’t wait to welcome you to The Shankly Hotel for a night of relaxation and rest with your other half. And we promise we won’t mention the footie when you check in!

To book this exclusive offer today, call our team on 0151 909 4805 or email reservations@shanklyhotel.com. For more information, visit the offer page here.

*£169 per couple Sunday – Thursday. £219 per couple for Friday stays.

How to Make Fathers Day Special at The Shankly Hotel

Fathers day comes but once a year, make this day a special one for the number one man in your life. Here at the Shankly Hotel, we can offer you plenty of father’s day ideas and the perfect way to spend a full day with your dear old dad.

Start The Day in the Best Way

Enjoy a hearty breakfast in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant, which doubles as a modern-day museum dedicated to Bill Shankly. There’s simply no better way to begin father’s day celebrations, than with a delicious full English breakfast.

Full English breakfast - fathers day ideas

Then after you’ve had your fill take a walk around the displays of memorabilia detailing the life and career of one of football’s most legendary managers.

Read letters to and from the man himself and check out how his tactical mind worked by looking over hand-penned notes of plays and match reports, all after enjoying your morning brew.

Take A One of Kind Tour of the City

No matter if its dads first time visit to Liverpool or if you are both local, there’s plenty of things to see in and around the city and The Shankly Hotel can provide the best way to do it.

Anfield stadium - Shankly Experience - fathers day ideas

Hop on a Shankly Experience Tour and tailor your adventure around the city to dads particular interests.

Whether he’s a big Beatles fan, fanatic about football or simply can’t get enough culture, all our Shankly Experience Tours cover the best bits of each or we can help you tailor your own personal tour by giving you some fun fathers day ideas to try out whilst in Liverpool.

Man Up at the Spa

Following all that fun, dad may benefit from a visit to Morgan’s Spa.

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Morgan’s Spa is perfectly equipped to help you and dad spend an afternoon of relaxation together.

Choose from a list of fathers day ideas like tempting treatments, deep tissues massages, energising deep cleanses all perfect for relaxing those manly muscles and the ideal way to make up for all those shoulder rides you had as a child.

Feet Up

Before you and your dad go and check out some of Liverpool’s famed nightlife together, put your feet up and slip on your slippers in the comfort of your luxury Shankly themed hotel room.

Shankly Room - fathers day ideas

You and dad can share a suite, or spring for an interconnected one to give him a little peace and quiet. Enjoy reclining on the comfy sofa watching a bit of TV on huge 50″ screens or freshen up in the double jacuzzi bath.

Shankly Room - jacuzzi - fathers day ideas

What better way to treat your dad than with complete relaxation, and some time off from being your hero?

Dinner Time

Give dad a night off from the dishes and treat him to a good scran in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant.

Sit down to a delicious meal and choose from an extensive menu of dishes inspired by local ingredients and Shankly’s Scottish roots.

Bastion Bar and Restaurant Menu - fathers day ideas

There’s a dish for everyone’s tastes including vegetarian options and, at the opposite end of the scale, an entire selection of meats fresh from the grill.

Let dad know how much he means to you via the best way to his heart, his stomach.

Attend a Free Festival

Coinciding nicely with fathers day in 2018 is Africa Oyé. A fabulous free festival that is a vibrant celebration of multiculturalism.

This is one of the best fathers day ideas and comes complete with food, music, art, fashion and interactive workshops inspired by Latin and African lifestyles and culture.

Africa Oye - fathers day ideas

Take dad along to Sefton Park on the outskirts of the city and enjoy the exciting celebrations. See if you can get him dancing to the sounds of African Fusion music, or sample some of the culinary delights on offer.

Take away memories from his special fathers day to last a lifetime.

Bedtime

After a day of fabulous food and memorable moments, it’s your turn to tuck dad in for the night.

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Wish him sweet dreams and assure him no monsters are in his closet, maybe read him a bedtime story from the ceiling of your room all about the legend that is Bill Shankly.

No doubt your father will be satisfied that his special day with you was the best it could be and you can sleep sound in the knowledge that your fathers day ideas created an amazing day celebrating your own personal legend; your dad.

Call our friendly team soon on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk, to book and stay with us and get some more fathers day ideas and make this the best fathers day ever.

Spending Fun Days Out in Liverpool During the Week from The Shankly Hotel

There’s plenty of ways to spend fun days out in Liverpool even if you are visiting the city midweek.

Whether you are planning a trip to Liverpool with the family, friends or someone special The Shankly Hotel has some magnificent midweek offers too.

So here are some of the fun ways to spend days out in Liverpool during the week.

Catch Up On Culture

During the weekend Liverpool’s museums and galleries can be jam-packed with people making it difficult or less enjoyable to take a leisurely visit.

Instead, plan your trip to Liverpool midweek and take your time strolling around the exhibitions at the TATE or check out some fabulous photography at the Open Eye Gallery.

TATE gallery - days out in Liverpool

From The Shankly Hotel guests are within a stone’s throw of the Walker Art Gallery and World Museum on William Brown Street. Here you can enjoy discovering oodles of world culture from ancient civilisations to the world of dinosaurs and more amazing artwork collections.

Walker Art Gallery and World Museum - days out in Liverpool

There are plenty of museums in Liverpool all of which are worth a visit midweek.

Pop into the Merseyside Maritime Museum to see a vast collection of seafaring memorabilia, exhibitions and demonstrations linked to Liverpool’s maritime heritage.

Or why not hop on over the Mersey to see the stunning Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight.

Lady Lever Art Gallery - days out in Liverpool

A monument in itself the Lady Lever Art Gallery houses an impressive collection of sculptures and ancient furniture, weaponry and artwork that was once collected by Lord Lever himself.

All these fun days out in Liverpool are easy to reach from the comfort of The Shankly Hotel and better still they’re all free.

Indulge In Some Retail Therapy

Liverpool is a city known for its unique and trendsetting style, the lads and lasses here follow the beat of their own drum when it comes to dressing themselves and because of this, there’s a wide selection of places to indulge in a little retail therapy.

For those whose idea of fun days out in Liverpool involve combing through rails and rails of clothing make your way to Liverpool One.

Liverpool One - days out in Liverpool

Liverpool’s largest covered shopping experience has streets filled with the top high-street fashion and apparel stores as well as places to stop and have a cocktail break or grab a bite to eat.

If you prefer to purchase your clothing from the finer quality outlets make your way to Peters Lane where you’ll find the likes of Whistles, Harvey Nichols, Tessuti and Hugo Boss. Plenty of places to spend those hard earned pennies on the perfect fashion purchase.

Liverpool One - Peters Lane - days out in Liverpool

Others who might have a quirkier sense of style and enjoy trawling through bins of vintage garb can tale a walk up and down Bold Street where the streets are lined with boutique and vintage clothing stores that have everything from fashion and accessories to books, art and music.

Shop ‘til you drop in Liverpool when staying at The Shankly Hotel where you can drop in and out as you please thanks to its superbly central location.

Find Some Delicious Food

It’s little wonder that Liverpool is well known as the foodie capital of the UK.

Our amazing global street food culture has swept the city and now you can enjoy culinary delights from across the land inside a wide selection of Liverpool restaurants.

Take the deliciously tempting Baltic Market where stalls are frequently changed to allow new and exciting businesses the chance to wow diners with their wares.

Baltic Market - days out in Liverpool

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Or the Cathedral Quarter where a mishmash of culinary cultures line the streets. Taste the delicious Pan Asian delicacies of HOST or the marvellous Mediterranean dishes at Ego.

Try being transported to rustic France in Bistro Jacques where the décor mirrors the traditional French food or deli-style dining try The Quarter where your meal will be inspired by the casual delicatessens of Italian.

The Quarter - days out in Liverpool

Better still if you simply wish to spend some time relaxing in your hotel The Bastion Bar and Restaurant has a fine selection of quality foods inspired by Bill Shankly and his Scottish roots.

Let your nose and appetites guide you towards enjoying fun days out in Liverpool sampling some of the finest foods from all around the world.

Try Being a Tourist

For people visiting the city for the first time or others that live in and around the city centre, Liverpool has some amazing attractions that are easy to forget about, especially when you see them every day.

So don’t be afraid to be a tourist and experience some brilliant days out in Liverpool by visiting some of the top tourist attractions any time of the week.

Radio City Tower - days out in Liverpool

See if you can brave the climb to the top of the Radio City Tower and check out the breath-taking panoramic views, or hop on the Liverpool Wheel and enjoy seeing the city centre from a different perspective.

There are plenty of Beatles Tours to take but none come close to the spectacular Shankly Experience where you can book to see all the best Beatles sights around the city and some of the famous footballing and cultural landmarks too.

Beatles Landmarks - days out in Liverpool

Or why not explore the wonder of both Liverpool Cathedrals in all their splendour. Check out the cavernous interior of the Anglican Cathedral or the opulent exterior of the Metropolitan Cathedral, both of which will take your breath away.

Jump on board the Mersey Ferry and bob along on the world famous river whilst singing ‘ferry across the Mersey’ in your head.

Mersey Ferry - days out in Liverpool

A new and exciting addition to fun days out in Liverpool is the amazing film locations tour for the hit TV series Peaky Blinders. Taking visitors to all the top film locations in and around the city fan of the show can enjoy seeing where all the magic happened.

Spend a Midweek Break at The Shankly Hotel

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There’s no end of fun to be had on days out in Liverpool during the week no matter if you are visiting the city for the first time or are residents looking for something different to do.

Our amazing midweek hotel offers can include overnight stays, meals and breakfast in the mornings. We have the ideal break packages for families, groups of friend or couples on romantic getaways.

Simply take a peek here at what’s on offer during the week and make your booking. Or why not call and have a chat with our friendly reservations staff on 0151 601 8801 and let them help to arrange your midweek stay at The Shankly Hotel.