There’s no better place in the UK, outside of London, where travellers can come to enjoy an all round city life experience. In Liverpool visitors can sample a wealth of historical landmarks, rich world culture and superb shopping and nightlife experiences. Let’s take a look at why booking a Stay in Liverpool with Signature Living is a must for anybody travelling the UK.
The music of Liverpool
Liverpool is widely recognised the world over for its musical heritage. Contributions were recognised in 2015 by UNESCO which awarded Liverpool with the title City of Music.
The award comes as a result of music being at the heart and soul of Liverpool’s vibrant contemporary culture.
Liverpool benefits from a thriving live music scene as well as being home to several of the UK’s most successful music festivals.
The ECHO arena also welcomes international superstars to its stages. From today’s chart toppers such as Justin Bieber and Kings Of Leon to music legends like Bob Dylan.
Of course, Liverpool is also the birthplace of the The Beatles, world famous boy band that took the music industry by storm in the sixties. Their a back catalogue of chart-topping songs that is still familiar to generations across the globe today.
The Beatles are a major attraction of Liverpool, bringing in visitors from every country. Important Beatles landmarks can be visited across Liverpool and visitors can also take guided tours of the most famous spots relating to the FabFour.
Ask our friendly staff for details on available city tours and related discounts from Signature Living.
Signature Living Hotel is located at the bottom of Matthew Street, perhaps one of the most iconic streets in Liverpool. Mainly due to the Cavern Club being resident here, among the first places where The Beatles were known to have performed.
To enjoy some of the best live music in Liverpool be sure to enquire with our Signature Living staff. They will provide advice on which venues to visit so you might discover new talents.
Liverpool’s exciting music events calender
Keep up to date with Liverpool’s up and coming music festivals as well. These include;
- Sound city
- The Smithdown road festival
- Liverpool Loves
- Africa OYE
As well as a number of other smaller city-wide celebrations taking place throughout the year.
Liverpool is the number one UK destination for music lovers to visit, simply enquire with our staff when booking your stay about what’s happening in the city.
Shopping in Liverpool
From far and wide people gather in Liverpool to shop til they drop.
The city has a walker-friendly layout and is perfect for picking up brilliant fashion and homeware finds.
Designer label hunters
For the savvy designer shopper, Cavern Walks and The Met Quarter have a selection of designer label stores stocked with the latest in fashionable attire.
A favourite of footballer’s wives is popular designer label boutique Cricket. Located in the Cavern Walks alongside Vivienne Westwood and designer children’s wear boutique Kids Cavern.
The perfect place to find premium designer fashion for the whole family.
The Met Quarter is home fashion labels Armani, Hugo Boss and Diesel among others. Also, where shoppers can purchase premium beauty products from MAC and get a full MAC makeover too.
Hot off the high street
If you prefer to shop the high-street brands, then Liverpool city centre is within easy reach of all Signature Living accommodation. As is Liverpool’s largest indoor/outdoor shopping complex: Liverpool One.
Amongst high-end retail outlets such as Mango, Whistles and Jaeger shoppers will also find the likes of HnM, Newlook and Topshop.
For the kids, The Disney Store, Build-a-Bear Workshops and Toys R Us are also located in Liverpool One, alongside large department stores John Lewis and Debenhams.
In Liverpool’s vibrant city centre, there’s something every shopper will enjoy, no matter what age you are.
Off the beaten track
For something a little different Liverpool’s independant retailers, second-hand or vintage stores are located on Bold Street. These shops offer visitors the chance to purchase unique homeware, art, vintage fashion and much more.
Or for an even quirkier shopping experience head to Liverpool’s Quiggins located on the corner of Upper Newington and Renshaw Street.
What was once Grand Central Hall is now resident to a maze of small stores selling everything including vinyl records, unique artwork and alternative fashion or club-wear.
When shopping in Liverpool there isn’t anything that can’t be bought. What’s better is that all shopping districts are within walking distance of Signature Living’s superb accommodation.
So, what are you waiting for? Book your shopping trip to Liverpool today with Signature Living Hotel.
Eating in Liverpool
When you are away for a short city break, it’s easy to get spoiled for choice with a huge selection of food outlets and chic city restaurants.
But how do you pick out the best from such a vast choice?
Simple. Ask our Signature Living staff.
The team at Signature Living not only work in the city but they also eat, drink and play here too. Our staff are the best source for honest reviews on the tastiest places to eat in Liverpool.
Not only that but Signature Living are the proud owners of three outstanding Liverpool restaurants. Each providing diners an alternative eating experience.
A city centre restaraunt that exudes city centre chic. The exquisite stylish interior is in keeping with the theme of the rest of the hotel, that of the first-class quarters of famous ocean liner RMS Titanic.
RMS Carpathia rescued 705 of the survivors in 1912 and our restaurant is filled with artefacts from the vessel. Combine this with the stunning rooftop views and original features of the ancient building and diners will enjoy a first-class dining experience like no other.
Located in the award winning Shankly Hotel and home to a fantastic exhibition of rare Bill Shankly memorabilia The Bastion Bar and Restaurant also has a stunning menu of traditional hearty dishes.
The restaurant itself has a superb bar serving cask ales as well as fine wines and a selection of classic cocktails. Diners can enjoy their meal surrounded by interesting snippets detailing the life of Bill Shankly, the hotel’s namesake and Liverpool’s football clubs most beloved team manager.
Liverpool’s newest movie themed establishment serving flick themed food that has been cleverly paired to the theme of classic movies.
Enjoy pizzas titled Some Like It Hot for spicier tastes and South Pacific for exotic ham and pineapple. Hot dogs, Nacho’s and other delightful nibbles are all on the menu.
Perfect for sharing a meal with your friends before heading out into the town for a great night out.
Signature Living’s Liverpool restaurants serve delicious food paired with a wide selection of refreshing drinks. All our restaurants are great for visitors to sample a taste of Liverpool’s diverse cuisine scene
Football in Liverpool
No football follower could come to Liverpool without being blown away by the connection the fans have to their clubs.
Whether you are a red or a blue or simply a fan of the sport in general, Liverpool is an amazing city to enjoy the game from.
Both Anfield and Goodison stadiums are within easy reach of the city centre and special tours to the grounds can be booked with expert guides to take you through the stadiums.
In Liverpool a blue and a red can live under one roof, father and son can support different clubs without animosity. Liverpool is famed for having an equal mix of fans supporting Liverpool or Everton, and for hosting derby days that are reminiscent of city festivals. Watch as red and blue shirts fill the streets and fans of opposing teams come together to simply celebrate the game of football.
Where to watch the match
Home to two of the UK’s greatest premier league football clubs, Liverpool has a selection of sports bars ideal for watching any of the major league action.
Check out the Bierkeller where multiple screens will be showing numerous matches taking place. Or perhaps The Camp and Furnace’s Fan Park, where all walks of life in Merseyside come together to support their team under one huge warehouse style roof.
During match days there is no better place to enjoy the game that with us in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant. The match of the moment is screened across 10 huge TV’s, situated so that every seat in the house has a great view.
This unbeatable atmosphere is often complemented with great value food and drinks offers and guarantees a football fan exactly the right atmosphere from which to enjoy the footy.
The number one tour for football fans
When the match is finished fans can then take the time to peruse the Bill Shankly Museum. Displays of handwritten tactics notes, Bill Shankly’s own LFC tracksuit and correspondence between Shankly and his colleagues, fans. There’s even a telegram from astronaut Neil Armstrong on show.
If that’s not enough Shankly for you, we highly recommend booking a Shankly Tour. Choose from a number of options and experience training, dressing and playing like a player would have on Shankly’s formidable team.
Football is synonymous with Liverpool’s past and present culture. Not a city where rival clubs fans battle it out in the streets, but where loyal fans come together in support of their teams.
Celebrate the great game of football during a visit to Liverpool amongst true and dedicated fans of the sport.
Culture in Liverpool
Liverpool itself has always been a major UK city, once being named the second city of the empire. The ports of Liverpool have bustled with trade and transatlantic travel since the earliest expeditions took place.
Because of this huge incoming trade traffic, Liverpool now boasts a wealth of historical maritime landmarks.
The UNESCO World Heritage Waterfront covers The Albert Dock, The Three Graces and even our own 30 James Street – Home of the Titanic.
Early transatlantic travel
The White Star Grand Hall at 30 James Street was once used as a first class waiting lounge for passengers about to embark upon the earliest journeys across the Atlantic ocean.
Connections to the most well-known shipping disaster of all time can also be traced back to Liverpool.
The White Star line offices that once resided in 30 James Street were where news of the tragic sinking of RMS Titanic was announced to the public.
Before transatlantic travel, however, the shipping industry brought merchants of all kinds into Liverpool and of course with them came their families.
Wealthy families required providing for and thus Liverpool’s retail market adapted to supply well-to-do families with high-class goods. Liverpool’s Bold Street became recognised as one of the UK’s most fashionable shopping locations, on par with London’s Bond Street.
Earlier transatlantic trade
Trade through Liverpool inspired the first of Britain’s inland railways. The train enabling faster shipment of goods between Liverpool and great cities like Manchester and York. Goods could now reach the inland cities much quicker and avoided the necessity to use old canal routes.
The ‘slave trade triangle’
Liverpool also played an integral role in the ‘slave trade triangle’ and was the start and end point for the vast majority of slavery shipping in the 1800’s. As a result of this Liverpool is home to The International Slavery Museum. The only establishment of its kind in the UK that provides visitors with an education on both the historical and current slavery and human rights issues.
Rich and diverse culture
The culture of Liverpool is greatly influenced by the cities past. Today Liverpool’s multicultural landscape provides the city with several fantastic events.
Throughout the year Liverpool’s diverse cultural heritage is celebrated at fabulous festivals, parades and concerts making Liverpool a great city to visit for an insight into a wealth of the UK’s own historical culture.
As well as The International Slavery Museum Liverpool also boasts three other major museums and four stunning art galleries.
- The Museum of Liverpool – exhibitions celebrating the past and present of Liverpool city
- Merseyside maritime museum – exhibitions on import and export, customs and famous liners associated with the city
- The World Museum – exhibitions about the world’s history, space exploration and life on earth
- The TATE – exhibitions of British and international contemporary and modern art
- The Walker Art Gallery – recognised as one of Europe’s finest art galleries and home to an outstanding collection of fine art masterpieces
- The Open Eye Gallery – a gallery displaying photography from the past and present from established and unknown artists.
- Victoria Gallery & Museum – not just home to a collection of stunning artwork but also a fabulous example of Liverpool’s superb architecture
The staff at Signature Living are experts on Liverpool’s cultural sights and can provide information about all the above points of attraction. Simply ask during your stay with us and we will be happy to help.
One of the biggest draws to Liverpool in recent times is the fantastic nightlife. The ever-changing landscape is constantly evolving to reflect trends in popular culture. Liverpool stays at the forefront of these trends to ensure its visitors and residents the best nightlife experiences can be had.
The top nightlife scenes in Liverpool can vary widely and offer something to suit everyone’s needs, perhaps introducing unexpected alternatives along the way.
From relaxed hipster venues like LEAF and The Shipping Forecast to super clubs like Garlands and Mansion.
No matter what sort of night you are planning, Liverpool’s diverse nightlife has one or two venues that can provide.
Head to The Ropewalks where you will discover many of Liverpool’s trendiest clubs and bars. Music on offers from the latest chart-topping hits, the smoothest RnB sounds and today’s most well-loved dance anthems.
Our very own Arthouse Bar is popular in this area. Not only a stylish nightlife venue supplying great drinks, food and music but a place where visitors can try their hand or display their skills in a game of Ping-Pong.
For a little nostalgia, Matthew Street and The Cavern Quarter is where you will find a selection of retro-themed establishments playing the greatest dance floor fillers from decades gone by.
Our own Bar Signature will guarantee a great night for all. With a selection of expertly mixed cocktails, premium bottled beers and spirits served by our talented bar staff who are experts in local nightlife as well as suppliers of famous scouse banter.
We even have our very own exclusive nightclub, Noctua, which is a favourite amongst the social elite here in Liverpool. Welcoming local and national celebrities through its doors, in Noctua visitors will enjoy a VIP nightclub experience from sleek and stylish surroundings.
The perfect UK city break: Liverpool and Signature Living
So, come to Liverpool to eat, shop or party in a city that has it all. What’s more all of the Liverpool’s most amazing attributes are easily accessed from any Signature Living accommodation.
No matter where you chose to stay with Signature Living you can guarantee you will leave Liverpool with some outstanding memories from your trip.
Simply discuss what you want from your Stay in Liverpool, with our helpful reservations team and enquire about Liverpool’s most amazing attractions or events.
Call on 0151 601 8801 or email email@example.com we are happy to give our advice on the most suitable Signature Living accommodation. Making sure that you can make the most of your visit to Liverpool.