Football History | What We Have to be Thankful For

The game as we now know it is unrecognisable from the game adored by our grandads and grandmothers; choreographed dance routines have replaced more conservative celebrations while the once sacred pre-match pint is no more. Gone are the days of local painter and decorator companies adorning the sides of stadiums, replaced now by Qatari airlines and Chinese banks.

It is undeniable that the era of bursting balconies and sodden stadiums paved the way for the game we recognise today and so, we thought we’d wax nostalgic about football history and what it once looked like “as it is no longer what it used to be,” according to your grandad.

1930-1949 | The Interwar Years

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Prior to the interwar years, the game bared no resemblance whatsoever to what we now know and so, we’ve decided to begin with two of perhaps the most turbulent decades in football history: the 1930s and 40s.

The 1930s saw the emergence of notable players including Mathews, Lawton and Shankly yet it was Herbert Chapman, a manager, who revolutionised the game beyond recognition. Tantamount to Shankly who managed Huddersfield Town in 1956-1959, Chapman managed the team from 1921-1925 and although he would go on to win the same amount of trophies with Arsenal as he would with Huddersfield, it was his groundbreaking ideas that earnt him the nickname the ‘moderniser’ and a place in football history.

Formations, numbered shirts, both teams walking out together in the cup final: these were just some of the ideas Chapman implemented during his career, while his iconic ‘WM’ formation paved the way for what we now know to be 3-4-3, the formation that won Antonio Conte the Premier League in 2017.

Like Shankly to follow and Bernabeu before him, Chapman’s workings can be seen in the planning of Pep Guardiola; his value of what would become sports science is evident in Marco Silva; his aura pervaded every action of Sir Alex Ferguson and thus, he set the standard for the modern game back in 1934.

1950-1974 | A Bastion of Invincibility

Chapman was an innovator, a panoramic mind in an era of inward thinking. However, in 1959, Shankly re-reconsidered the role of manager when he nabbed control of one of the bastions of the beautiful game: Liverpool.

The way in which Shankly managed Liverpool can not only be seen in the manner in which Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger managed their clubs in an omnipotent fashion, but it can also be seen in how we lambaste the short-termism in the modern game as we are culpable of expecting every manager to build a dynasty just like Shankly did.

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This is not to say however, that Shankly was the only manager ever to “circle the wagons” as Ferguson would say, around his club, yet he was pioneering in the sense that he combined his teams underdog status with that of a population who knew nothing else but to fight for what it had.

This is something some modern managers have imitated, be it David Moyes who proclaimed that Everton were “the people’s club” or Fergusons nurturing of The Class of ’92 while some, on the other hand, have failed spectacularly.

Nevertheless, Shankly paved the way for the modern bastions, the all-encompassing juggernauts who manage teams today.

2009-2019 | The Modern Modernisers

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And so, what of todays ‘modernisers’ who those over a certain age say aren’t deserving of comparison to Shankly or Chapman?

One man who has captured the essence of the city in which he works is Jurgen Klopp. The German gets Liverpool, while his innovative gegenpressing approach is sure to be copied by those managing in the future. Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola’s tiki-taka tactic is as groundbreaking as Chapman’s ‘WM’ formation was.

What we can conclude from looking back is that while football continues to change those who adore it don’t, as what draws you in is a sense of wonderment that never seems to dwindle.

The Shankly Hotel

Football history

Celebrate football history by staying in the stunning Shankly Hotel while also basking in the memorabilia covered walls of the spectacular Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

The beautiful hotel is perfect for overnight stays or just watching the Liverpool match. Sound exciting? Get in touch with our friendly team today by calling 0151 236 0166 or email reservations@shankly.com

Keep up to date with everything going on at the hotel by following The Shankly Hotel Facebook or test your knowledge of football history by attempting our Liverpool quiz.

The Story of Liverpool’s History Through the Ages

Liverpool Football Club are one of the most decorated sporting institutions in the world having amassed 18 League Titles, 7 FA Cups, 8 League Cups and 5 European Cups in their 126 year history. They are often accused of living in the past, but what a past to live in.

Liverpool celebrate their history with enormous pride; but they never stand idle as one of the most successful stories in English Football continues to be written.

So, in order to look forward to what could be a monumental and prosperous year for the club, we’ve decided to look back at some of the most memorable moments in Liverpool’s history.

1892 – Liverpool Football Club are Born

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On March 15, 1892, John Houlding famously broke away from the board of Everton to form a new club and thus, Liverpool were born. And, from that day forward Liverpool played like the team they are today, beating Higher Walton 8-0 on September 3. In the wake of this tremendous trouncing Liverpool – following a match with Bury – unveiled an emblem that would become synonymous with the team forever: the Liver Bird.

Two years later Liverpool won promotion to the First Division and, just eight years later, were crowned champions; a triumph that would set the standard for future generations.

The ensuing decade would bring with it unprecedented success as Liverpool would go on to be crowned champions three more times, break the world transfer record when purchasing George Kay from Newcastle for £12,500, and yet, they were unable to win the FA Cup.

That was until Shankly arrived and changed the course of Liverpool’s history forever.

A Bastion of Invincibility

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1959. A date that is forever etched in the annals of Liverpool history – on December 1, Shankly was announced as the new Liverpool manager. What would follow was nothing short of unimaginable for a team that were once mediocre at best.

Shankly would win 3 League Titles, 2 FA Cups and 1 Uefa Cup. However, it was how he went about his business that adhered him to the people who sung his name.

It is often said that those who manger Everton must get them, if that is the case, Shankly got Liverpool. Speaking to the hordes of supporters who waited to welcome the team in St George’s Square, Shankly exclaimed: “I’ve drummed it into our players time and time again that they are privileged to play for you.”

However, eras must end, and leaders must leave and, in 1974, Shankly resigned as Liverpool manager.

He would never be forgotten.

The Impossible Job

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What seemed like the impossible job, the next Liverpool icon would make it look easy. On July 26, Bob Paisley was named Liverpool manager.

Paisley built arguably the best side in Liverpool’s history winning 6 League Titles, 3 League Cups, a Uefa Cup and 3 European Cups.

It is Liverpool’s win versus Borussia Monchengladbach in Rome that is mainly remembered the fondest while Alan Kennedy’s winner against Real Madrid is remembered for just that. However, in 1978, in the midst of these two triumphs, Paisley’s Liverpool team retained the European Cup at Wembley.

Like Shankly, Paisley abdicated the Liverpool throne victorious – paving the way for one of his players to take the reins.

Arise King Kenny.

Arise Sir Kenny

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Under the guidance of player-manager Kenny Dalglish Liverpool Football Club would complete a League and Cup double in 1986. He would go on to win another 8 trophy’s.

However, it is how he handled himself in the aftermath of the Hillsborough tragedy that adhered him to a city no longer divided by football but brought together in grief.

The 96 Liverpool supporters who sadly passed away on that day in 1989 will never be forgotten, nor will Sir Kenny Dalglish’s compassion, courage and support in the wake of such a tragic event.

In 1991, Dalglish would leave Liverpool a hero only to return in 2011 as a legend.

The Miracle of Istanbul

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The most incredible might in Liverpool’s history saw Rafael Benitez’s team add a fifth European Cup to their now bursting trophy cabinet.

3-0 down to AC Milan at half-time, Gerrard and Co fought back to win 3-2 on penalties.

The team were given a heroes welcome when they returned to Liverpool, sparking stunning scenes not seen since Shankly’s day.

A New Era

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And so, what now?

Liverpool are on the cusp of greatness. No longer finding comfort in their past achievements, they are blindly looking to the future; a future teeming with silverware,

Jurgen Klopp, no matter how much he denies it, knows that he has a chance to etch his name in the annals of Liverpool folklore alongside Shankly, Paisley, Fagan, Dalglish et al.

By looking back on how previous icons secured silverware, Liverpool could win yet another title and thus, said history could repeat itself.

The Shankly Hotel

Liverpool history

Understand even more of Liverpool’s history by staying in the spectacular Shankly Hotel while also basking in the memorabilia covered walls of the unique Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

The astonishing hotel is perfect for overnight stays or just watching the Liverpool match. You could be here to watch Liverpool lift the Premier League Title.

Sound exciting? Get in touch with our friendly team today by calling 0151 236 0166 or email reservations@shanklyhotel.com

Keep up to date with everything going on at the hotel by following The Shankly Hotel Facebook or test your knowledge of everything Liverpool by attempting our Liverpool quiz.

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.

Adventure Dock - family holiday

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.

Bastion Meal family holiday

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.

The Ultimate Liverpool Quiz of 2018

2018 included numerous new signings and departures, incident, frustration, the good, bad and everything in between and therefore, a wealth of material for a Liverpool quiz.

We’ve compiled 15 questions to test your memory and knowledge of everything Liverpool from the previous 12 months.

The Ultimate Liverpool Quiz of 2018

There are questions on Klopp, goals, opponents, quotations and plenty of other conundrums that are sure to cast doubt on how much you were really paying attention to Liverpool in 2018. Enjoy!

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The Liver Birds

One way in which you can improve upon your score in our Liverpool quiz is by staying in the spectacular Shankly Hotel and basking in the memorabilia covered walls of the unique Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

The astonishing hotel is perfect for overnight stays or just watching the Liverpool match.

Sound exciting? Get in touch with our friendly team today by calling 0151 236 0166 or email reservations@shanklyhotel.com

Keep up to date with everything going on at the hotel by following The Shankly Hotel Facebook.

New Year’s Eve in Liverpool | Hogmanay Party at The Bastion

Have an alternative New Year’s Eve in Liverpool and join us in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant for a dazzling Hogmanay celebration you’ll never forget.

We’ll be bringing in the New Year, Scottish style, paying homage to Bill Shankly’s highland roots. Enjoy a ‘right good knees up’ in our luxurious bar and restaurant, set within the famous Shankly Hotel.

Sound good? Well, here’s what else you can look forward to on the night!

Hogmanay NYE Celebration in Liverpool

The Scottish word for the last day of the year, Hogmanay is the celebration of the coming New Year and is sometimes considered more important that Christmas in Scotland!

It’s a celebration for everyone to enjoy, from your best pals, to the wee ones, your ma, your granny and your bonnie lass. When you arrive, you’ll receive a wee welcome drink, alongside a delicious buffet, stacked high with tasty food that is sure to get you in the party mood.

New Year's Eve in Liverpool

Sip on tots or drams of whisky as you enjoy one of the biggest parties of the year, surrounded by all your loved ones.

During the evening there will be some ‘pure barry’ live entertainment and when the clock strikes midnight, you and your clan can toast to 2019 with a complimentary glass of fizz!

There will also be amazing tiered drinks packages available all night, for those Braveheart’s who want to go the whole ‘HOG!’

The party will begin at 7.30 sharp, so get your kilt on and prepare to do a highland jig into 2019.

What’s included;

  • Glass of fizz on arrival
  • A delicious buffet
  • Amazing entertainment
  • A glass of fizz to toast to the New Year

Tickets cost £40 per person plus a booking fee. Book your tickets today to avoid disappointment!

An Unforgettable New Year’s Eve at The Shankly

If you’re planning to spend New Year’s Eve at The Bastion’s Hogmanay Celebration, why not book a room in The Shankly Hotel and really make the most of your night?

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 Scottish themed celebrations?

From the classic Shankly hotel rooms, to the vibrant Signature Suites, we offer our guests a range of choice when it comes to luxury accommodation.

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Perfect for groups of friends or family, we specialise in providing unrivalled experiences to our guests, catering for their every want and need.

No need to keep checking your watch or the train times, stay as long as you want and look forward to resting your head in one of our plush double beds.

The next morning, you can also enjoy a delicious, freshly made full English breakfast in our restaurant, the ideal cure to your hangover!

Perfectly located in the heart of Liverpool city centre, just a short walk from both Liverpool Lime Street and Liverpool Central, it is the best place to spend New Year’s Eve in Liverpool.

To book your tickets for the Hogmanay Celebration follow this link and have a New Year’s Eve in Liverpool, you’ll cherish forever. If you’d like to book a stay with us over the festive period, give our team a call on 0151 236 0166.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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.

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!

Signature Live Sessions: Space and Satin Beige

The most visually spectacular concert in Liverpool, Signature Live Sessions presents an evening of awesome music on The Garden of Eden rooftop at The Shankly Hotel.

With the fabulous Liverpool landscape as a backdrop, December’s gig will see Space perform their neo-psychedelia repertoire, together with Satin Beige who will be supporting the Liverpool band.

Curated and presented by The Farm’s Keith Mullin, we’re bringing together Liverpool’s most influential musicians alongside our brightest musical talent on Monday 10th December.

Take a look at our video below, featuring all the highlights from the first ever Signature Live Sessions.

Space

On Monday we welcome Space to grace our Shankly stage.

Formed in 1993, Space are a much-loved Liverpool group that came to prominence during the 1990s as their unique electronica tone resonated with an enormous listenership.

Space grew in popularity and in 1996 Jamie Murphy, Franny Griffiths, Tommy Scott and Andy Parle released their debut album Spiders, which reached number 5 in the UK Album Charts.

The Space band would go on to release their second studio album: Tin Planet in 1998. The melodic compilation reached number 3 in the UK Album Charts, abolishing the myth of the difficult second album.

Space also became celebrated for their intentionally jocular lyrics which frequently dealt with sensitive topics, including failed relationships and social outcasts.

After a brief hiatus, the Space band reformed in November 2011 for a Christmas concert at the O2 Academy here in Liverpool. Also, Space recently announced that they were working on a new album entitled Give Me Your Future.

Satin Beige

Described as having “a flowering special talent,” Satin Beige’s regal performance at The Shankly Hotel is not to be missed.

The soul diva will sing on The Garden of Eden rooftop, a venue befitting of her heavenly voice.

Memories of New York swirl when Beige performs her song Goodnight Manhattan, whilst Losing It and Addicted are played on her polished cello.

The soulfulness of these tunes is captured by the routine plucking of this angelic instrument.

A LIPA graduate, Beige has crept up on Liverpool’s music elite and now, by way of her cello – who she has lovingly named Kije – the multi-instrumentalist is beginning to make a sizeable impact.

In 2016 Beige, together with our headliners Space, featured on Ocean Waves & The Mersey Sounds, an album dedicated to Liverpool musicians.

In November 2018, Satin Beige released her cello-infused RnB single Being Me, which she’ll perform on Monday.

The Garden of Eden Rooftop

Space band

Signature Live Sessions will be taking place every month on the stunning Eden rooftop at The Shankly Hotel.

So, take the opportunity to revel in this spectacular setting and arrive early, have a drink and meet the musicians. The bar will be open from 7pm and there will be delicious food available.

What’s better than watching some of your beloved musicians perform in front of the stunning backdrop of the Liverpool skyline at Christmas.

Stay updated for revealing interviews in lavish hotel suites, extravagant Rockstar behavior and all sorts of hot tub high jinks.

If you’d wish to attend the next Signature Live Session with Satin Beige and Space, get your FREE tickets via EventBrite and don’t forget to click attending on our Facebook event.

We’ll see you in The Garden of Eden!

Join Us for Festive Christmas Afternoon Tea in Liverpool

This year, why not join us for Christmas afternoon tea in Liverpool at The Shankly Hotel? Our festive afternoon tea is the perfect way to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!

Christmas Afternoon Tea Liverpool

So take time to indulge this Christmas period or treat someone special to our Christmas afternoon tea at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

You won’t want to miss experiencing our famous afternoon tea with a festive twist. Serving a variety of sweet and savoury treats in style, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice!

christmas afternoon tea

christmas afternoon tea

Our delicious afternoon tea treats follow a seasonal theme throughout the Christmas period, and they taste just as good as they look! Our Festive Afternoon Tea deal is available for £19.95 per person with tea or you can upgrade to afternoon tea with bubbles for £24.95.

So, why not join us for an afternoon out with the family, festive catch up with friends, or simply stop off after some Christmas shopping? The Shankly Hotel is in a prime location in Liverpool, only moments from Liverpool ONE shops and the Christmas markets.

We’re also only a short walk from the Pier Head and key cultural landmarks. If you’re visiting the city for the first time, why not check out Signature’s Liverpool? Our blog covers everything from the cosiest pubs in  Liverpool for winter drinks to magical winter walks in Liverpool and our guide to the ultimate New Year’s Eve 2018 in Liverpool.

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant

Located within The Shankly Hotel, The Bastion Bar & Restaurant is one of the best-rated restaurants in Liverpool. The stylish spot is a favourite for celebrating special occasions with friends and family.

In keeping with the theme of the hotel, our exquisite restaurant space is home to exclusive memorabilia donated by the Shankly family. This Bastion offers a fantastic chance to soak up some local history, whether you’re a long-term LFC fan or simply in love with Liverpool.

Christmas Stay at The Shankly Hotel

Enjoy a seasonal stay this Christmas at The Shankly Hotel. Join us for party season or a relaxing break in between your festive plans! Rooms at The Shankly Hotel range from our traditional hotel rooms to Signature Living’s unique party rooms. Whether you join us for a romantic stay or with a group of friends, our versatile rooms have got it covered!

We have a range of spectacular offers to choose from to make your visit all the more special. Our hotel offers are a popular choice for Christmas presents along with Signature Living gift vouchers, which can be used across our venues.

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Our ‘I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas’ package incorporates our festive afternoon tea. Available for £49 per person based on four or more sharing or £139 per couple (Sunday – Thursday) this spectacular deal features:

  • An overnight stay in a luxury double with whirlpool bath
  • Festive Afternoon Tea served with bubbles
  • A delicious breakfast at The Bastion

To enquire today or to book your table for Christmas afternoon tea in Liverpool, you can reach us on 0151 601 8801. Our friendly team will be happy to help accommodate you and your group.

We look forward to seeing you soon this December and wish you a very Merry Christmas! 

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

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

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

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

The City of Light is Coming to Liverpool

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

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

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

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

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

Hors d'oeuvres - New Year's Eve Liverpool

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

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

New Year's Eve Liverpool fireworks

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

Begin Your Next Year in The Shankly Hotel

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

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

Shankly Hotel room - New Year's Eve Liverpool accommodation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Join us for a night of anthems and live music

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

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Tiffany, onstage. Credit: tiffanytunes.com

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

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

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

ultimate christmas night out

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

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

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

Stay at The Shankly  for your Ultimate Christmas Night Out

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

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

ultimate christmas night out

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

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

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

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

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

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.

liverpool one - Christmas offers

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.