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.

Shankly Hotel room - family holiday

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.

Astronomy - family holiday Liverpool - World Museum

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.

Don’t Miss Our Free Wedding Fayre at The Shankly

If you’re planning your special day, look no further than our spectacular wedding fayre in Liverpool. Join us on Sunday 6th January 2019 for a wedding fayre brought to you by Signature Living Weddings. Hosted within Liverpool’s luxury Shankly Hotel, you can look forward to enjoying exhibitions from some of the UK’s top wedding suppliers.

At Signature Living Weddings, we’re known for our wide range of versatile wedding venues, packages and a sprinkle of the wow factor. We’ll be showcasing everything you could need for the wedding of your dreams, from florists and jewelers, to live entertainers and breathtaking wedding dresses.

The Shankly Hotel is home to two Signature Living wedding venues, Baby Eden and Eden rooftop. Both of these unique spaces are perfect for celebrating with your friends and family. Located on the ground floor, Baby Eden is an intimate wedding venue with a charming atmosphere, while Garden of Eden is a spacious venue for larger celebrations, showcasing panoramic views across the city centre.

We’re sure you’ll get a feel for weddings at The Shankly Hotel during the wedding fayre. Our team will also be on hand to provide information about more Signature venues, including Alma de Cuba, Rainhill Hall and 30 James Street Hotel.

Wedding Fayre Liverpool

Each moment of our wedding fayre is meticulously planned, so that our guests can make the most of the day.

This fabulous event is set to include:

  • A glass of fizz on arrival
  • Dazzling live entertainment
  • A variety of suppliers from the North West
  • Designer Catwalk Show
  • Fabulous Goody bags
  • VIP Lounge

Register Online for Free Entry

To come along to our Liverpool wedding fayre, simply complete the registration form over at Signature Living Weddings.

The Shankly Hotel Wedding Venues

Before coming along to our wedding fayre at The Shankly Hotel, why not take a look at our stunning wedding venues in Liverpool? Each of these exquisite spaces can be tailored to you.

wedding fayre liverpool

A charming wedding at Baby Eden at The Shankly Hotel (our smallest venue option)

wedding fayre liverpool

Garden of Eden rooftop terrace is a beautiful location for wedding celebrations

A Signature wedding is designed with a difference. Our wedding coordinators can craft your big day from a blank canvas, ensuring every detail is exclusively yours. You can also choose from our flexible wedding packages. These feature everything from live musicians and dancers to fireworks, photography and everything in between!

The inside of Garden of Eden (our rooftop wedding venue) is just as breathtaking as the terrace

The versatility of our venues means we can incorporate live entertainment to your special day, whichever way you choose. Live entertainment at our wedding fayre afternoon is sure to inspire your vision for one of the most memorable days of your life.

We look forward to seeing you soon at The Shankly Hotel. Merry Christmas from us! To enquire about booking your wedding day with us or about our wedding coordinators and packages, you can reach our helpful team today on 0151 305 3753.

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.

Shankly Hotel room - bank holiday weekend in Liverpool

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!

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

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

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

The Biggest Giveaway Ever Prize No. 3

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

Presidential Shankly - Liverpool NYE Biggest Ever Giveaway

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

Presidential Shankly bath - Liverpool NYE Biggest Ever Giveaway

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

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

£1000 Cash - Biggest Ever Giveaway Liverpool NYE

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

It’s entirely up to you.

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

The Liverpool NYE Shankly Events

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

New Year's Eve Liverpool fireworks

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

How to Enter the Liverpool NYE Giveaway

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

 

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

Ultimate Girls trip offer at The Shankly

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

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

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

Interested? We thought you would be.

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

Spend New Year With Your Family at The Shankly

There truly is nothing better than spending New Year with your family.  This wonderful time of year is perfect for celebrating with loved ones. So, what better way to ring in 2019 than by visiting The Shankly Hotel?

Nestled in the heart of Liverpool, The Shankly is the ideal hotel to use as your base as you explore the city. There are plenty of fun activities and treats to keep the little ones amused, from the famous ice festival, to the Christmas Markets and cosy restaurants to enjoy a delicious meal.

So, book a stay at our luxurious hotel, plan some fun things to do, indulge in some tasty food and toast to the beginning of a new year with your family at The Shankly Hotel in Liverpool.

A Family Friendly New Year’s Eve

Visit the Ice Festival

If you’re looking for some fun family-friendly things to do this New Year’s Eve, why not visit Liverpool’s amazing Ice Festival?

Set on the beautiful Liverpool Waterfront, take the kids for a spin on the ice rink then marvel at the crystal-clear sculptures in the ice bar. You and the family can enjoy soft drinks, yummy food and warm ponchos to keep you all toasty.

There’s also the UK’s largest ever real ice slide for the bravest of your little ones. The perfect place to kick off New Year with your family, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience at the Ice Festival.

Go on the Big Wheel

new year with your family - the big wheel

Celebrate the New Year in style by taking a ride on Liverpool’s big wheel. The famous big wheel is open until 1am, so it’s one of the best places to get a last look at the city’s pretty Christmas lights before the year ends. You might even see a few fireworks in the distance!

You and your family can delight in breathtaking views over the city we all love and count down the New Year from the top of the world.

Watch a Panto

Why not treat your family to a panto to celebrate New Year? With a range of brilliant shows on over this festive period, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

You can enjoy the ever-popular Beauty and the Unity Theatre Liverpool for a heart-warming and hilarious family evening.

Or, you can visit The Epstein Theatre and check out the family favourite, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. There are also some magical panto’s on at the Empire, including Jack and the Beanstalk, plus Peter Pan will be flying to the Echo Arena this year!

The ideal activity to enjoy during a New Year with your family.

Explore the Christmas Markets

christmas markets liverpool

Set on St George’s Plateau, the Christmas and Winter Markets are opening until January, so they’re the perfect place to enjoy an alternative New Year.

Ideal for a family occasion, enjoy food stalls from all over the world, festive drinks and a huge host of craft stalls selling beautiful trinkets and gifts.

Tuck into a tasty burger, a waffle or some candy floss, as you enjoy some of the best sights in the city, under the twinkling lights of the markets.

Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris

It might not be in the French capital, but The Garden of Eden are throwing the ultimate New Year celebration with a chic Parisian touch. Bringing the fashion, style and taste of luxury of Paris to the centre of Liverpool, this New Year’s Eve party is the perfect party to enjoy with all your family.

Enjoy a sophisticated celebration and bring in the New Year, Parisian style. If you’d like to come along with your family, book your tickets today to avoid disappointment.

Go Bowling

Searching for a family friendly activity this New Year? Look no further than Hollywood Bowl at Edge Lane Retail Park.

You and the family can book your own New Year’s Eve party and enjoy a glass of bubbly on arrival, or squash for the kids. It includes unlimited bowling and nachos from 9pm, your choice of a drink at the lanes and a glass of bubbly at midnight to toast the New Year.

Prices are from £16.99 for adults and from £13.99 for children. You can also book standard bowling for earlier in the night, via the website.

A Meal in the Bastion

Feeling peckish? Carry on the New Year festivities with a delicious meal in the famous Bastion Bar and Restaurant.

Set within the luxurious Shankly Hotel, enjoy a truly unique dining experience and immerse yourself in the wonderful world of Bill Shankly.

New year with your family - The Shankly Hotel

Sip on beautifully mastered cocktails and tuck into spectacular food all within this striking restaurant. With amazing offers and something for everyone, The Bastion is the perfect place to experience memorable moments with your loved ones.

Our stunning restaurant offers lucky diners a tasty selection of dishes, as well as a children’s menu, to ensure everyone eats well! Choose from starters such as pulled ham hock served with Stornaway black pudding bon bons, house piccalilli and pistachio, or tempura king prawns with salsa and avocado.

For the main event we offer delicious pan-roasted chicken breast served with smoked onion, duck fat potatoes, buttered leeks and crispy skin. There is also an extensive grill menu featuring everything from rump steak, to rib-eye and lamb chops.

Vegetarians can enjoy curried parsnip pancakes and grilled paneer with garlic creamed spinach, sticky piccolo parsnip and curry oil.  And for the little ones, the children’s menu features loads of tasty treats and healthy meals that are sure to satisfy them.

They can choose from super tomato soup served with a bread roll, or gorgeous garlic bread as a starter. And, for the main course there’s a classic roast chicken dinner, terrific tomato pasta and loads more.

A Scottish Themed New Year Party

After you’ve finished your meal, why not stay at The Bastion and enjoy a dazzling Hogmanay celebration you’ll never forget. Celebrate the New Year in style with a ‘right good knees up’ with your family, paying special homage to Shankly’s Scottish roots.

This fantastic New Year celebration will include a delicious buffet, a drink on arrival, amazing entertainment and a glass of fizz to bring in 2019. What better tway to look forward to a brand new year, than with your whole family at this Scottish themed party. Book your tickets today.

New Year with your Family at The Shankly

the shankly hotel offers

So, what are you waiting for? Celebrate the New Year with your family at The Shankly Hotel and enjoy an unforgettable experience.

Rooms at The Shankly offer the ultimate blend of contemporary and classic style with fabulous features. Ideal for family overnight stays in Liverpool, our spacious rooms are perfect for spending a night with your loved ones in style. Sleeping up to 6 people in one room, with amazing features and amenities, a stay in the Shankly is one of a kind.

Situated in the heart of the city centre, you’ll find the city’s best attractions, theatres and restaurants right on your doorstep.

To book your stay at the Shankly Hotel and spend New Year with your family, get in touch with our friendly team today on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk.

To keep up to date with everything happening at The Shankly Hotel, follow our Facebook page.

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.

Hot Tub Cinema

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!

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

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

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

Here’s what to expect.

The Pre-Launch Event at The Shankly Hotel

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

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

 

Lexus UX launches in Liverpool events venue

source: Top Gear

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

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

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

An Event at The Shankly Hotel to Remember

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

The Garden of Eden Liverpool events venue

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

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

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

Add Your Own VIP Touch to the Evening

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

Family hotel room Shankly - inside Liverpool events venue

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

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

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

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

Christmas With The Shankly Family

Every household has their own special Christmas traditions and the Shankly family are no different. From special family rituals, to Bill’s favourite festive tipple and the ever-present beautiful game, discover what the festive period was like in the Shankly household.

We spoke to Jeanette Shankly, Bill’s second daughter, about what Christmas was like in the Shankly household with Bill, Nessie and her sister Barbara.

The Early Years

Despite his unwavering commitment to football; Bill Shankly was a big family man and loved to spend Christmas with his loved ones. One of 10 children born to John and Barbara Shankly, his nine siblings were named Alec, James, John Jnr, Bob, Netta, Elizabeth, Isobel, Barbara and Jean. Coming from a large, loving family, Shankly placed a lot of worth and tribute to the family unit and carried these values into his own family.

family and nessies dad

The Shankly Family – Bill, Nessie, Nessie’s Father, Barbara and Jeanette

Bill met his wife ‘Nessie’, or Agnes Wren Fisher, whilst he was stationed as an RAF Corporal outside Glasgow at Bishopbriggs, she was serving in the WRAF. They were married in Glasgow in 1944 and had their first child, Barbara, in April 1945. It was another 6 years until Nessie gave birth to Jeanette in Carlisle, on 20 February 1951.

In these early years, the Shankly family did a lot of moving around due to Bill’s managerial career. However, a Shankly family Christmas was always a very traditional affair.

A Very Merry Shankly Family Christmas

Every year, the Shankly’s would spend Christmas at their home and Nessie would cook their traditional Christmas dinner.

It wasn’t until 1959, when Bill became the manager of Liverpool F.C, that they eventually put down permanent roots. They moved to a house in the West Derby area of the City, an area the family have never left to this day.

When she was young, Jeanette remembers their very traditional, happy family Christmases. However, on occasion, Bill would have to work.

“When we were younger, sometimes we were lucky if he was at home to spend Christmas with us. This was because, depending on fixtures, he was usually playing or managing a team on Boxing Day. As a result, sometimes he would have to go away Christmas Eve or failing that, Christmas night.”

If by luck he wasn’t involved in football one way or another, he would spend the festive period with his family. To celebrate this, he would even stretch to having a bit of whiskey in his tea. Shankly wasn’t a big drinker, but on the rare occasion he did, it would always be a small whiskey.

Bill and Agnes Shankly

Bill and Nessie

Jeanette also remembers when Bill was managing Liverpool, every Christmas the Shankly family would receive a huge hamper full of festive food for the family to enjoy. It was always a treat that Jeannette remembered.

The Shankly family grew in size when both Barbara and Jean grew up and married. Barbara would go on to have three children, Karen, Pauline and Emma. Jeanette soon followed suit with Jenny and Claire.

Even then the whole family would usually go around to Bill and Nessie’s on Christmas Day or Boxing Day to celebrate the festive season together. However, it was still always touch and go whether he would be able to stay, as of course, football dominated his life!

Jeannette remembers many happy years spent in the Shankly household at Christmas, filled with presents, a beautiful tree and homecooked food. She would go on to have a third child, Bill’s sixth grandchild and his one and only grandson, Chris. Sadly however, Bill would pass away before he was born.

Right up until the end, Bill’s family was the most important thing to him. Before his death he said: “There’s nobody closer to you than your own kith and kin; your own blood. I’ve got my wife, my daughters, grandchildren, and my sons in law. They’re the closest to me and I would die for them.”

The History of Football at Christmas

Of course, The Shankly Family weren’t the only ones who knew that Christmas Day and football went hand in hand. Today, Christmas Day is football free, however up until the 1950s it was once as much of a Christmas Day staple as the Queen’s Speech and pigs in blankets.

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One of the great festive traditions that began in 1889 and remained very popular until the end of the 1950s, the Christmas Day home fixture was often the occasion when clubs attracted one of their highest home gates of the season.

But throughout the 1950s, attitudes changed towards playing sport on the 25th December. Christmas Day 1957 saw a near full round of fixtures: 37 out of a maximum 46 games took place; in 1959 there were just two games.

Understandably, Christmas Day football was very unpopular with the players, who felt it meant they could not enjoy the festivities and see their families. As transport systems declined and crowds began to dwindle, the fixture eventually disappeared from the football calendar.

The final December 25th programme of games in England was in the 1957/58 season. Today, games are still played on Boxing Day but Christmas Day football is a thing of the past.

A Shankly Christmas

We’ve hope you’ve enjoyed our look inside the Shankly family Christmas. If you and the family are looking for the perfect place to enjoy a festive meal or a Christmas retreat together, look no further than The Shankly Hotel in Liverpool.

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Offering a delicious home cooked menu, a relaxing and luxurious atmosphere and a range of festive entertainment, our hotel is the perfect place to celebrate Christmas as a family. Why not book a stay in one of our beautiful and unique rooms, or take in the fascinating memorabilia that is displayed around the hotel?

From festive afternoon tea experiences, to amazing football tours and wonderful festive events, a family Christmas at The Shankly is always memorable.

If you’d like to book a stay or a table, get in touch with our friendly team today by calling us on 0151 236 0166 or email reservations@shanklyhotel.com

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Merry Christmas!