The Best Bars Near Seel Street to Celebrate this Bank Holiday Weekend

It’s Friday and we cannot wait until 17:00om rolls around and the start to another epic bank holiday weekend in Liverpool begins.

For our guests at Arthouse Hotel, you guys have struck gold. Not only are you staying in the city’s newest movie-themed luxury hotel, you are also in the heart of the cities favourite nightlife district.

Here’s our guide on where to go in and around Seel Street over bank holiday weekend in Liverpool starting at the top and working our way down.

Salt Dogs

One of Liverpool’s favourite places to drink (even for doggies), is Salt Dog Slims.

The menus consist of juicy hotdogs and a neverending selection of cask and bottled beers.

For their wild behind bar antics, inventive cocktail list and inviting trendy atmosphere Salt Dog Slims is a great place to spend a night this bank holiday weekend in Liverpool.

Blind Tiger

A perfect venue for the selfie takers among you, Blind Tiger is the picture-perfect bar on Seel Street to make your Instagram page pop.

The interior is retro/vintage Japanese including shabby chic furnishings and black and white portraits of Japanese ladies. The small courtyard, with its Geisha wall mural, twinkling lights and rustic reconditioned seating is unforgettable.

Matching the stunning décor is a food and drink menu full of exotic dim sum delicacies and a delicious variety of drinks.

A night and Blind Tiger will make your bank holiday memories of Liverpool last, and if not you’ll have some stunning photos to prove it happened.

Heebie Jeebies

Just over the road from Arthouse Hotel is a popular nightlife hangout among the residents of Liverpool.

Heebie Jeebies trendy split level bar has a chic atmosphere that is accentuated by the eclectic choice of live music and special DJ nights hosted each week.

Visitors can enjoy the kitsch decor, drink from a selection of craft bottled beers or premium spirits and cocktails. What’s more, the open central courtyard allows you to enjoy the stars and night and some late afternoon sunshine during the day.

Farm from giving anyone the Heebie Jeebies this nightlife venue will leave you chilled laid back and ready to take on the night ahead.

Arthouse

Fast becoming the go-to place for a spot of live music accompanied by tasty food and drinks is Arthouse.

This bank holiday weekend in Liverpool the bar located in your very own movie themed hotel will be hosting their resident band Jackie Brown and welcoming back to the decks DJ Dave Bicko.

If you are spending your bank holiday weekend in Liverpool at Arthouse Hotel a night at Arthouse Bar will be right up your street…or just down the stairs.

Aloha

A place of peace, love and hospitality, Aloha bar perfectly capture the spirit of its name.

In the midst of Liverpool’s thriving city, Aloha bar provides its visitors with a tiki-style bar that’s as exotic as it is exciting.

So, if you can’t afford to jet off to sandy shores and are spending this bank holiday weekend in Liverpool just pay a visit to Aloha instead for a night spent in a tropical heaven.

Alma de Cuba

 

The shining jewel of Liverpool’s amazing nightlife is Alma de Cuba.

The Sambacentric centre of the Ropewalks district hosts amazing party nights that end in a shower of petals and shimmying sequin-clad dancers.

With a tantalising drinks menu and a playful blend of Latin and dance music, Alma de Cuba is like visiting the shores of South America…if just for one night.

The Peacock

A place that sites itself as the pioneer of creative drinking, The Peacock is an amazing Liverpool bar that boasts a fun and bustling atmosphere on most days of the week.

During the weekend The Peacock is filled to its feathery brim with folks from across the city and the UK. The glass-fronted interior spills into a quaint outdoor courtyard on St Peter’s Square and the best part is all this is less than two minutes’ walk from Arthouse Hotel.

Something for everyone at The Peacock. Whilst the upper floor plays an eclectic mix of new and classic house, downstairs has a more laidback vibe with a more mainstream soundtrack.

The Merchant

Not quite on Seel Street but defiantly a part of the trendy location is The Merchant.

A bar in Liverpool that can cater to the most laid back evening on a weekday and the wildest of party nights at the weekend. Simply head to the very bottom of Seel Street and the bright lights of The Merchant will be beckoning you in.

The Merchant has an inviting atmosphere, a funky décor and an amazing outdoor space that’s fun and quirky and ideal for a bank holiday weekend in Liverpool to remember.

Santa Chupitos

They say the best things come in small packages and with Santa Chupitos, they are right this time.

This charming little Liverpool bar is renowned for creating mouth-watering drinks and for providing visitors a great night out they’ll never forget.

Because the space is small you’ll find yourself sharing a conversation with strangers before you know it you’ll have a gang of new best friends.

Anything is possible at Santa Chupitos.

Kazimier Garden

All that remains of Liverpool superclub, Kazimier, is a city centre urban botanical.

Kazimier Gardens is built around a gritty gravel dancefloor, serving drinks that are unheard of and providing a delightful menu that is cooked on an open grill.

The venue is a mishmash of upcycled furniture that has been given a new lease of life as part of Liverpool’s most exciting outdoor nightlife venue. An amazing lace to create memories of Liverpool that last a lifetime and just down the road from Arthouse Hotel.

Be at One

This lively little number has appeared at the lower end of Seel Street and could easily be passed by if it weren’t for what lay beyond the clandestine entrance.

Cue neon lights, and a funky bright décor, a well-stocked bar and a cocktail menu that would take even the most hardened party goer weeks to get through.

This chic and stylish venue has made itself right at home among Liverpool’s most popular nightlife venues, becoming one of the top ones itself.

This bank holiday weekend in Liverpool come Be at One with yourself and others in Be at One.

Staying at Arthouse Hotel

And there you have it, all the best places to have an unforgettable bank holiday weekend in Liverpool and all of them on or near Seel Street.

Mere moments from your hotel door, the best city centre nightlife can be easily accessed. No need for sore feet, no excuse for losing friends along the way.

From Arthouse Hotel you and your party can experience the best bits of Liverpool’s renowned nightlife within minutes of your amazing movie themed Liverpool accommodation, Arthouse.

Call and book your stay today on 0151 601 8801 or email us for further information about the amazing events coming up in Liverpool at info@signatureliving.co.uk.

We hope you have a great bank holiday weekend in Liverpool. See you soon.

Amazing Live Music Nights and Offers at Arthouse Bar and Pizzeria

Liverpool is a city known well for producing amazing musical talent and for having the most dynamic nightlife scene in the UK. With this in mind,  Arthouse Bar and Pizzeria have crafted some amazing live music nights in Liverpool and superb drinks packages that make sure you can experience the essence of what makes a great night out in Liverpool.

Awesome Open Mic Nights

When: Thursday 21:00 pm – 01:00 am

Arthouse open mic night - live music nights in Liverpool

The pool of talent in Liverpool runs deep because the musical heritage of the city continuously inspires the younger generation to try and become the next big thing.

At Arthouse Bar and Pizzeria, every Thursday there’s a chance to stumble upon an untapped source of pure Liverpudlian musical genius.

Join us as unknown musicians from across Liverpool gather together to perform an eclectic mix of genres, covers and their own work.

Who knows you could be a part of the first audience to witness a new star being born.

 

Jackie Brown are in Town

When: Friday 21:00 pm – 12:00 pm

Start this bank holiday weekend off in style at Arthouse Bar and Pizzeria and our resident band Jackie Brown playing their usual funky set of tunes to get you ready for an awesome long weekend ahead.

Jackie Brown’s set in Arthouse Ba and Pizzeria will become THE place to spend every Friday night in Liverpool from here on in.

 

A Lesson in Sound from DJ Dave Bicko

When: Saturday 20:00 pm  – 02:00 am

DJ Dave Birko - live music nights in Liverpool

Come to Arthouse Bar and Pizzeria on Saturday night to get schooled in the sounds of house, funk, R&B and everything that made the nineties a great decade to be alive.

Enjoy yourselves as DJ Dave Bicko takes to the decks to provide the soundtrack to your weekend in the most stylish movie themed bar in Liverpool.

Dance, drink, eat and play at Arthouse this and every Saturday with DJ Dave Bicko.

This Weekend Only

Book a booth at Arthouse Hotel

To help you make the most of your bank holiday weekend in Liverpool at Arthouse Bar and Pizzeria we have a spectacular booth offer for just £99.

You will get;

  • A reserved table inArthouse Bar and Pizzeria
  • A bottle of either….
    ✖️Finlandia Vodka
    ✖️Bombay Sapphire
    ✖️Bacardi
    ✖️Captain Morgan’s Spiced
    ✖️Disaronno Amaretto
    ✖️Southern Comfort
  • Plus…
    ✖️2 Bottles of Prosecco
  • As well as…
    ✖️2 jugs of mixers

To book this amazing Arthouse Bar and Pizzeria booth offer you must call and speak to Jack on 07792109394.

Staying at Arthouse Hotel

Arthouse Hotel - Lips

If you are staying with Arthouse Hotel this weekend you are in luck as these amazing evenings are literally on your doorstep. After enjoying any of these smashing events you and your party can head off onto Seel Street for the night and party on in one of the amazing bars or clubs.

Better still take the party up to your movie themed hotel room and enjoy the amazing facilities. These include double jacuzzi baths, large flat screen TV’s and Bluetooth multimedia sound systems to keep the music coming all night long.

Call and book your stay at Arthouse Hotel on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk for more information. We can wait to see you all this weekend.

Stay at Arthouse Hotel for Bank Holiday Weekend

Why not make this Bank Holiday weekend a magical one with a stay at Arthouse Hotel in Liverpool?

Perfect for birthday celebrations, hen and stag parties and group stays in Liverpool, Arthouse Hotel revives the best of art and cinema with comfortable, luxury rooms for your enjoyment.

Amazing Themed Hotel Rooms

Find yourself transported into the wonderful world of film with our fantastic movie-themed hotel rooms.

Whether you fancy a trip down the Yellow Brick Road or a visit to the wacky world of Rocky Horror, there’s truly something for everyone at Arthouse Hotel.

You’ll even discover a floor dedicated to the vivid work of Warhol, featuring a glamorous Marilyn Monroe room and stylish John Lennon room.

Rich crushed velvet covers and intricate interior make a stay at Arthouse Hotel truly something else.

Perfect for a weekend stay in Liverpool with the girls or a getaway with the lads, the layout of our hotel rooms offers sociable and spacious group accommodation.

One of the best loved hotels in Liverpool, you’ll be wowed from the moment you check in to the moment you check out.

With deluxe interior features, luxury beds and glistening whirlpool baths, you’ll soon feel right at home, with a sprinkle of extra magic!

Luxury Hotel Facilities

Wash your worries away this Bank Holiday weekend as you indulge in some relaxation.

After a big night out in Liverpool, why not recover with some TLC as you sink into a soothing whirlpool bath?

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion with us or just enjoying a weekend getaway with friends, we make it our mission to ensure you feel like a preened and pampered VIP!

A Fabulous Location

Arthouse Hotel is tucked away behind the best bars and restaurants in Liverpool. You’ll be right in the heart of the city, with just the right amount of quiet.

You’ll find everything you could wish for right on your doorstep, from leading nightlife spot Seel Street to independent shopping and dining hub Bold Street.

Many of the most famous landmarks in Liverpool are only a short walk from Arthouse Hotel, so you can explore everything from the Anglican Cathedral to the infamous St Luke’s ‘Bombed Out’ Church.

The hotel also features a dynamic bar and restaurant, offering vibrant live music and an array of eclectic cocktails.

So whether you fancy a big night out in Liverpool, a chilled out evening with friends or a romantic date night, you can count on Arthouse for a memorable night.

To book your Bank Holiday weekend stay at Arthouse Hotel in Liverpool, simply give our friendly team a call on 0151 601 8801. 

Plan your Sunday Around the Arthouse Hotel in Liverpool

Sunday’s don’t have to be that horrible countdown to the dreaded Monday morning. There is plenty to see and do on the traditional day of rest, whether you’re nursing a hangover or getting some well-deserved TLF after the working week, Sunday is fun day in Liverpool.

So, choose from a range of movie themed luxury suites at the Arthouse Hotel, get your mates together and plan your perfect Sunday in Liverpool.

Start the day off right with a coffee

Bold Street Coffee Liverpool

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There are plenty of amazing places to grab a cup of the good stuff in Liverpool on a Sunday morning, but our particular favourite is Bold Street Coffee.  A local favourite and arguably the centre of the city’s coffee speciality scene, this independent coffee shop is a real hotspot.

How far? 2-minute walk from the Arthouse Hotel.

Grab some brunch

Sunday Service Alma de Cuba Liverpool

The best way to sort you out after a heavy night and the only way to spend a relaxing Sunday is to indulge in a delicious brunch. If you walk down Bold Street you’re sure to find an abundance of choice, from LEAF’s breakfast sandwiches to the amazing pastries in East Avenue Bakehouse.

However, if you really want to have brunch in style head over to Alma de Cuba on Seel Street and enjoy their Sunday Service Gospel Brunch. Tuck into a full English whilst listening to a stunning Gospel Choir in this amazing Grade II listed converted church.

How far? 3-minute walk from Bold Street Coffee

Explore some of Liverpool’s culture

Walker Art Gallery

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Why not take a stroll down to the grandiose St Georges Hall and visit the Walker Art Gallery, Central Library and the World Museum. Each of these cultural delights offer free entry and are bursting with beautiful art, literature and artefacts. Perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

How far? 15-minute walk from Alma de Cuba

Feeling peckish? Tuck into a Sunday roast

Sunday Luch The Bastion

If you’ve taken in as much culture as you can, it’s time to refuel with a traditional Sunday Lunch at The Bastian Restaurant & Bar. This unique city centre restaurant is set within the famous Shankly Hotel and boasts one of the best roasts in Liverpool.

The classic Sunday Roast at The Bastion consists of roasted striploin of beef with tenderstem broccoli, chantenay carrots mange tout and rich beef gravy served with a plump Yorkshire pudding.

Whilst you’re there take the time to marvel at the Shankly memorabilia which is dotted around the restaurant, it truly is one of the best settings for a Sunday afternoon.

How far? 4-minute walk from the World Museum

Shop till you drop

Liverpool ONE

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If you’re in need of some retail therapy, The Metquarter and Liverpool ONE are within touching distance of the Shankly Hotel. With a range of designer and high street shops, Liverpool is renowned for its shopping scene. If you love vintage boutiques, markets, shiny designer outlets or bohemian streets, Liverpool has it all.

How far? 5-minute walk from The Shankly

Put your feet up and get pampered

Morgan's Spa Liverpool

After a day of exploring the city it’s time for some relaxation. Liverpool is home to some of the most luxurious spa’s in the country and the best comes in the form of Morgan’s Spa at 30 James Street. This opulent retreat offers its guests a range of different treatments and access to the luxury hydrotherapy pool.

So, sit back, relax and destress with a glass of bubbly.

How far? 5-minute walk from Liverpool ONE

Pizza, film and chill

Arthouse Hotel

After a jammed packed Sunday filled with great food, retail therapy and the best of Liverpool’s culture you’ll be in need of a rest. Head back to the Arthouse Hotel for a film themed pizza, a great movie and an early night in your beautiful suite.

How far? 15-minute walk from 30 James Street

Make Sunday an event at the Arthouse Hotel, with a full day of fun.

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

Movie themed Hotel Room: 63 Unknown and Bizarre Facts About Mary Poppins

Known as the greatest Disney movie of all time, Mary Poppins and its star-studded cast was an obvious choice that inspired our Mary Poppins movie themed Liverpool hotel room.

Here we have unearthed an astonishing 63 little-known facts about the filming, production and cast of the hit film. See how many you didn’t already know.

P.L Travers

P.L Travers author of Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins was a book first published in 1934 written by P.L Travers.

Walt Disney struggled to gain film rights to the novel from author P.L Travers it took 20 years for him to convince her.

Travers had full script approval but not final script approval which resulted in her disappointment at the finished product.

P.L Travers spent 10 days at a time in story meetings that she insisted were recorded so that her ideas and suggestions were documented.

Mary Poppins was based on the Travers’ Aunt Helen but also subconsciously moulded around a fairy tale creature from Hindu Mythology called The Mother Goddess.

Inspiration for character Mary Poppins

Travers hated the movie and loathed the dancing penguins. She was less than impressed with the home the Banks’ lived in and the change in time period. She despised the music and thought Mary Poppins was far too pretty.

There was a total of 30 songs written by the Sherman brothers, 20 of which were cut by Travers.

If Travers had her way Mary Poppins wouldn’t have been a musical at all.

It is recorded that Travers wept at the movie premier said to be distraught about what Disney had done to her novels. She vowed never to work with Disney again.

P.L Travers was not cordially invited to the premier of the movie in the US, Disney feeling it would be easier to include her in the London premiere. She, of course, informed Disney she would be in the states on the day of the premier and demanded a ticket.

Actors

Both Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews had doubts over their roles in Mary Poppins. Van Dyke felt undeserving of the honour event though he still today says it was his best role. Julie Andrews felt immense pressure to do the much-beloved character of Mary Poppins justice. A worry she proved was unnecessary.

Mary Poppins

Angela Lansbury was among Disney’s first choice for the role of Mary Poppins.

Angela Lansbury - first choice for Mary Poppins

When approached to play Mary Poppins, Julie Andrews was also being considered for Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, she was hesitant to accept Disney’s offer until she was passed over for the other role by Audrey Hepburn.

Julie Andrews was cast as Maria in The Sound of Music based solely on her performance as Mary Poppins.

Julie Andrews was awarded a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy. In her acceptance speech, Andrews made a point of thanking Jack Warner who had chosen not to cast her in My Fair Lady, leaving her free to be Poppins.

Julie Andrews - Mary Poppins

P.L Travers first contacted Julie Andrews the day after giving birth to her daughter. Travers told Andrews that she was too pretty to play Poppins but had the right nose.

Julie Andrews’ favourite song “Stay Awake” was almost cut from the film by Travers until she pleaded in a letter written to Travers asking for it to remain.

Bert

Dick Van Dyke - Bert

Dick Van Dyke’s cockney accent was coached by an Irish man and Van Dyke blames his shocking accent in the movie on this.

Van Dykes accent was voted one of the worst accents in movies, coming in second only to Sean Connery’s “Irish accent” in The Untouchables.

Dick Van Dyke was not a trained dancer despite his flawless moves in both the dancing penguin scene and step in time routines.

Dick Van Dyke - Bert - Step in Time

Those in charge of animating the dancing penguins were enraged when Van Dyke persistently stepped on the penguins during rehearsals.

Mr Dawes Sr.

Dick Van Dyke - Mr Dawes Sr

It was Van Dyke’s idea to play two roles in the movie, both Bert and Mr Dawes’ Sr, the old bank manager. Disney refused at first but then Van Dyke auditioned after being given an elderly man makeover by the makeup department at Disney.

Van Dyke is referred to as Navckid Keyd in the credits for his part as Mr Dawes.

Other Cast Members

Katie Nanna the nanny who leaves the family at the start of the movie also played the Bride of Frankenstein, quite fitting really.

Katie Nanna - Bride of Frankenstein

The actress who played Mrs Banks wanted to play Mary Poppins but instead agreed to play Mrs Banks with the condition that she had her own song.

Ed Wynn, who played Uncle Albert, was given freedom to adlib his part. In the script, Uncle Albert was also supposed to have a Viennese accent which Ed wynn omitted.

Uncle Albert - Ed Wynn

The young actor that played Michael, Matthew Garber, was terrified of heights, he was therefore given a 10 cents bonus for every take he was suspended in the “Love to Laugh” number.

Love to Laugh - Mary Poppins

Matthew Garber died at a tragically young age of just 21.

The talking parrot on Mary’s umbrella is voiced by the David Tomlinson aka. Mr Banks, he also voiced a jockey and a few of the animated animals in the farm yard.

David Tomlinson - Mr Banks

Inspiration

Walt Disney’s daughters brought the idea of making Mary Poppins the film.

Mary Poppins Novel

“Spoon full of Sugar” was inspired by the polio vaccination being given at schools in a cube of sugar.

There is a deeper meaning to the magical musical Mary Poppins. The mending of a broken family which is symbolised by the kite at the end of the film.

The Disney Way

Walt remained absent from many of the meetings Travers was present in and their relationship grew frostier throughout production.

Disney and Travers

 

Julie Andrews husband designed the costumes for Mary Poppins, a role that was awarded to entice Julie Andrews into the role.

Apparently, Van Dyke paid to play the character Dawes after agreeing to a stipulation from Disney that Van Dyke donate $4000 to a charity Disney was involved in.

After premier, Travers insisted that the dancing penguin’s scene was removed and suggested a number of other small edits. Disney refused them all.

Walt’s favourite song from the movie was “feed the birds” he would often ask the tune to be played by the Sherman brothers until he passed away in 1966.

Both the children actually believed Julie Andrews was magic thanks to some clever camera trickery including the bottomless bag scene in which the looks of wonder on the children’s faces were genuine.

 

The money from Mary Poppins paid for the Florida swamp land Disney World sits on today.

Set, Costume, Music and Script

Most of the nannies in the queue outside the Bank’s home were stunt men in drag.

Nannies in drag - Mary Poppins

Richard and Robert Sherman began writing songs for the movie even before Walt had the rights to the film.

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious took two weeks to create and was said to be inspired by a game that the Sherman brothers played at summer camp when they were young.

This fact was disputed in 1949 by songwriters who claimed they created the word Supercalafajaistickespeealadojus. They sued Disney for $12 million and lost due to the nonsense word having been around for decades despite the Sherman brothers insisting they’d made it up.

Mary Poppins immaculate hair was actually a wig.

Source: The Daily Telegraph

The entire movie was shot indoors in one of four Disney studio soundstages.

The cherry trees on Cherry Tree lane were real but their blossoms were created by artists who hand mounted thousands of twigs and paper blossoms.

Cherry Trees on Cherry Tree Lane Mary Poppins

The step-in time dance sequence took a huge six weeks to film.

The very first audio-animatronic was used in “Spoonful of Sugar” the singing robin that perches upon Mary Poppins finger. The bird was attached to a ring and then cables ran up the sleeve of Mary’s sleeve to the controls

The robins part was whistled by Julie Andrews, a woman of so many talents.

Mary Poppins and the robin

Mary Poppins cost a whopping $6 million to produce with Travers earning a measly $100,000.

Post and Pre Production

Mary Poppins first appeared on an early TV show in 1949 event thought the movie wasn’t to premier until 1964.

Mary Poppins the TV show

The novel, Mary Poppins, was deemed racist at one point by San Francisco’s libraries causing them to pull the book from the shelves because of racial slurs and stereotypes used when Mary travels around the globe.

The movie Mary Poppins was the highest grossing film of 1965 and continued to play all year in direct competition with The Sound of Music.

Mary Poppins was nominated for 13 Academy Awards and won 5.

The Mary Poppins movie soundtrack was at number 1 for 14 weeks, beating popular acts of the time including The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley.

The snow globe from the “feed the birds” scene was missing for years. The founder of the Walt Disney archives finally found the trinket in a janitor’s office at Disney Studios who said he’d seen it in the bin but thought it too pretty to throw away.

the missing snow globe - Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins was the first Disney movie to be released on DVD.

There was nearly a Mary Poppins sequel until it was scrapped by new management and encountered casting issues.

The stage production of Mary Poppins was given to Cameron Macintosh in 1990 by Travers on the proviso that only British writers were used and the plays follow the books, not the movie.

Mary Poppins on stage

Mary Poppins is the only live action Disney movie to be listed in the National Film Registry.

The movie was Walt Disney’s Highest grossing movie ever.

Travers once posed for a Mary Poppins statue that was due to reside in Central Park New York. The design was deemed as offensively bad art by the public and the plan was scrapped.

Mary Poppins Room at Arthouse Hotel

Mary Poppins movie themed Liverpool hotel room

Our marvelous movie themed Liverpool hotel room is practically perfect in every way. Capturing the whimsical magic of Walt Disney’s greatest cinematic creation with its artistic ceiling mural, fun and quirky decor and up to luxury facilities.

What’s each Arthouse Hotel movie themed Liverpool hotel room is within easy reach of Liverpool’s most popular nightlife venues?

It couldn’t be easier for you and your party to find somewhere to “kick your knees up” and “step in time” in one of Liverpool’s favourite night clubs or bars.

Call to book on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk for more information to see if there’s another movie themed Liverpool hotel room we have that’s perfectly suited to you.

Thursday Night out in Liverpool Around Arthouse Hotel

You don’t have to wait for the weekend to arrive for a great night out, instead, plan a Thursday night out in Liverpool and start your weekend early.

First book a stay at Arthouse Hotel

Using one of the amazing midweek accommodation offers guests can enjoy the fabulous nightlife in and around the hotel.

Choose from;

  • Pizza and Chill £139 for the group

If you are in a group of six this amazing deal will have you accommodated fed and ready to take on the bright lights in the big city of Liverpool. Enjoy and overnight stay in one of the marvellous movie-themed rooms and dine on 6 pizza platters of your choice. We’ll even provide a refreshing bottle of beer of a glass of Prosecco each to wash it all down with.

  • Stay and Dine £99 for two

Especially for the two of you and overnight stay in a luxurious Liverpool hotel room at Arthouse followed by a delicious evening meal in either the Carpathia or Bastion Bar and Restaurant at our other Signature Living hotels.

Chose to stay in your favourite musical movie themed room or pick a thriller themed Hitchcock suite. Perhaps you fancy yourself a bit of an artisan if so then the Warhol suites will be right up your street.

Every room at Arthouse Hotel can sleep from three to six guests in luxury and comfort.

The flick themed rooms have their very own large flat screen TVs, full integrated kitchenette and the cherry on the cake a stunning ensuite bathroom complete with double jacuzzi bath or waterfall shower.

Once you’ve settled in your room and got yourself glammed up for your Thursday night out in Liverpool, it’s time to head downstairs and let the fun begin.

Arthouse Bar and Pizzeria: Acoustic night

No need to go far for tasty drinks and quality music when staying at Arthouse Hotel.

In your very own hotel, Arthouse Bar and Pizzeria provides the perfect quality entertainment to start a great Thursday night out in Liverpool.

Grab a cocktail and take a seat as we welcome a string of talented performers to our stage. Each act could be the next breakthrough pop star, and you’ll have seen them live in Arthouse Hotel before they hit the bigtime.

Alma de Cuba: Live music night

Live music at Alma-Thursday night out in Liverpool

When you fancy a change of scenery simply cross the road and directly opposite Arthouse Hotel you’ll find Alma de Cuba.

Liverpool’s chicest city centre bar /nightclub, housed in an ancient converted church is the place to be seen no matter what day of the week it might be.

Book yourself a VIP booth and catch an entertaining live music act for a great Thursday night out in Liverpool there’s no place like it.

Arts Club: Shit Indie Disco

For shiny disco balls a plenty then a night at Arts Club’s Shit Indie disco is written in the stars.

In honour of all the greatest Indie bands of our generation, Shit Indie disco put on superb evenings of nonstop Indie anthems we remember all too well.

Dance until your legs can take no more and sing along until your voice gives out at the Arts Club Shit Indie disco.

LEAF: Crackle and Dust

LEAF - Thursday night out in Liverpool

Are you a fan of vinyl? Do you enjoy rummaging through boxes of musty smelling records on your days off?

If the answer is yes then a Thursday night out in Liverpool must involve a visit to LEAF on Bold Street for their Crackle and Dust evening.

Join the organisers as they rifle through their endless collection of vinyl records, pulling out the very best of any genre.

Take a trip down memory lane with nostalgic tunes of old, or discover an artist you’ve never heard before that could quickly reach the top of your most played list.

For a laidback Thursday night out in Liverpool, LEAF’s Crackle and Dust is where you want to be.

Sound: Free Rock & Roll

Sound Rock n Roll Thursday night out in Liverpool

On the opposite end of the spectrum, a night at Sound will blow your rock & roll socks off this Thursday, as events organisers Free Rock & Roll bring two great acts to the venue.

Cartwheels on Glass are a new band on the scene fronted by Craig Sinclair that brings a heady mix of space pop and rock and roll to their performance.

If you are the type of person who enjoys finding new and interesting live music acts, take some time to visit Sound this Thursday night out in Liverpool, you will not be disappointed.

What else is in the area?

Of course, Arthouse Hotel is in Liverpool’s most popular nightlife quarter. As well as having easy access to all these amazing bars and much more, there are tonnes of quality restaurants, shops and landmarks to see as well.

During a stay at Arthouse Hotel, our guests are guaranteed great experiences of Liverpool. Not only can they enjoy a taste of Liverpool’s famed nightlife but the hotel is in prime position for seeing all the superb sights of the city.

Call and book yourself a stay at Arthouse Hotel on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk for further information on how to enjoy your time in Liverpool with Signature Living.

Weekly Arthouse Hotel What’s on Guide to Liverpool

It’s Easter bank holiday weekend coming up and there’s plenty going on in Liverpool. For your short city break at Arthouse Hotel, we’ve come up with the best events taking place this week in the lead-up to what will be a brilliant Easter bank holiday weekend in Liverpool.

What to do during the day

As the sun is finally showing itself. Spending time outdoors in Liverpool is easy. We have a festival and a great day looking into the history of the city.

Liverpool Food and Drink Festival

Where: Sefton Park

When: 15th & 16th April

Liverpool food and drink festival - Sefton Park Easter Bank Holiday weekend Liverpool

Coming back to Sefton Park this bank holiday weekend is Liverpool’s Food and Drink Festival.

On the 15th and 16th, Liverpool’s independent food and drink traders will set up camp to serve the masses with their wares.

There will be live music, family-friendly entertainment and workshops for everyone to get involved.

The perfect way to spend Easter bank holiday weekend in Liverpool.

Opening of The Mersey Sound

Where: Liverpool central Library

When: 12th April

The Mersey sound Liverpool central library

The Mersey Sound archives are being brought into public view this week at Liverpool central library.

In the sixties, The Mersey Sound brought poetry from the pages of books to the stages of public performance spaces.

This amazing movement created The Mersey Sound which later became recognised as the bestselling poetry anthology of all time.

At the Liverpool central library, there will be a display of original manuscripts and audio and video material from when the popular Liverpool poets emerged into public view.

What’s on at night in Liverpool

Staying in the middle of Liverpool’s favourite nightlife districts with Arthouse Hotel, it’s easy to find somewhere fun to spend the evening.

We also feel that it’s important to share the lesser known events taking place in the area during your stay so you can make the most of your visit to Liverpool.

Brew by Numbers Quiz Night

Where: The Dead Crafty Beer Co

When: Wednesday 12th April

Brew by numbers quiz night - Easter Bank holiday weekend Liverpool

A brilliant boozy night out in Liverpool complete with a side helping of American Pizza slice is yours at Dead Crafty Beer Co this Wednesday night.

Join the quiz organisers Brew by Numbers as they take you through a 47-question quiz with a chance to win some brilliant beer-related prizes.

Thanks to the team at American Pizza slice, there’s even a prize for an 18” pizza up for grabs too.

Tony Njoku & Luna

Where: HUS, KOLBOX

When: 19:30 pm 11TH April

Tony Njoku live- Easter Bank holiday weekend Liverpool

Emerging artist Tony Njoku has seen instant hit success with his self-released album “In Greyscale” as well as acclaimed performances across the UK.

His work is self-written, performed and produced making music that transcends the landscape of pop music.

Grab your chance to see this amazing new artist in Liverpool’s newest music venue KOLBOX, at HUS Tithebarn street. This amazing live music venue in Liverpool is set into a concrete underground warehouse and provides an intimate space to see breakthrough artists perform against a neon yellow backdrop.

Liverpool is already famed for is live music scene and a visit to the KOLBOX to see Tony Njoku will help you see why.

Matt Hibbert Project

Where: BaaBar

When: 10:00pm 13th April

Matt Hibbert project - Easter Bank holiday weekend in Liverpool

For a fun and memorable Thursday night out in Liverpool, the Matt Hibbert Project at BaaBar is on the cards.

A mixture of your favourite tunes will be pumped out all night long from sickly sweet sing-along pop tunes to the heaviest of house.

Get your glow sticks and prepare to be showered by confetti rain, reach for the lasers and rave your way into Friday morning at BaaBar Liverpool.

Staying at Arthouse Hotel

 

You’ve already chosen to visit Liverpool’s newest movie-themed hotel Arthouse, which guarantees an unforgettable visit to Liverpool is had by all.

If you find yourself short of entertainment why not have the party right in your room. There’s everything you need right at your fingertips in Arthouse Hotel from multimedia sound systems and huge flat screen TVs to an indulgently decorated bathroom complete with double jacuzzi bath.

With all these amazing events taking place in the city during your stay, you won’t be stuck for something to do. Whether you spend the night in your Arthouse Hotel room or decide to head out for a night on the town, you are in the ideal location for you and your guests to enjoy and epic Easter bank holiday weekend in Liverpool.

Check out these amazing Liverpool accommodation offers, and call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk, and book your stay today.

 

All About Alfred Hitchock

Alfred Hitchcock is undeniably one of the world’s most famous and influential directors of all time. From Birds to Psycho to Vertigo, it is hard to find someone who hasn’t seen at least one of ‘The Master of Suspense’s films.

He was celebrated throughout the cinematic world for his distinctly recognisable directorial style, with shots framed to maximise the feeling of unease within his viewers, creating a sense of fear, dread or anxiety in his innovative forms of film editing.

It was this iconic style that earned him his ‘Master of Suspense’ title and paved the way for Hitchcock’s pioneering evolution of the thriller genre.

Alfred Hitchcock

The Early Life of an Icon

Born to a William Hitchcock, a greengrocer in Leytonstone in 1899, Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was the second son and youngest of three children. Often found drawing and inventing games in his spare time, he was quiet and described as a bit of a loner – a trait that was mainly due to his size, which was large even as a child.

A story often told about Hitchcock’s upbringing, and the subsequent influence on his life and career is the story of Hitchcock’s time spent in prison.

When he was five years old, Hitchcock’s very strict, Catholic father punished the young boy for being naughty by sending him to the local police station with a note, asking the officers to lock him away for several minutes. This was Hitchcock’s only brush with the law, thanks to a deep-seated fear of authority because of this very moment.

After graduating from London County Council School of Engineering and Navigation, with fantastic draftsmanship skills under his belt, Hitchcock took a job at Henley Telegraph Company as an estimator for their manufacture of electric cable.

With a job he saw as mind-numbing, Hitchcock used his free time to attend the cinema (often by himself0, read cinema trade papers and take drawing classes at London University. This creative side shone through in Henley’s Social Club magazine, where his short stories with twist endings and caricatures were published. These published works got Hitchcock promoted to the advertising department, as a creative advertising illustrator.

The Birth of a Director

Hitchcock’s first endeavour into film was a job as a title card designer (the text in silent movies that explains actions or shows dialogue) for Famous Players-Lasky (which later became Paramount). He used this job to get his foot in the door for screenwriting, assistant director, set designer and all other aspects of filmmaking.

After a few failed attempts at directing while at Famous Players-Lasky, during which he met his future wife, Alma, Hitchcock scored a hit with The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog in 1927. The film was a major success in the United Kingdom and is regarded as the first ‘Hitchcockian’ film, heavily influenced by expressionist techniques that Hitchcock witnessed while directing The Pleasure Garden in Germany in 1926.

The 1930s saw Hitchcock make film after film, with many becoming a success both on home soil and across the Atlantic in America. His 1938 film The Lady Vanishes, won the New York Critics’ Award for Best Film, which helped catch the attention of American film producer and studio owner David O. Selznick, who extended a contract offer of three motion picture films. Hitchcock accepted and moved his now wife Alma, and ten-year-old daughter Patricia, to Hollywood.

Alfred Hitchcock and David O. Selznick

Iconic Films

Hitchcock was one of the first directors to which the ‘auteur theory was applied, a theory which stresses the artistic authority of the director in the filmmaking process. Such artistry is what contributed to so many of Hitchcock’s films being regarded with such icon status.

Perhaps the most well-known film from Hitchcock didn’t come until later in his career, Psycho, released in 1960, was the most shocking film of its time. With twists and disturbing themes that thrilled moviegoers across the world. The cheap budget ($800,000) gave Hitchcock motivation to be creative with his filming techniques, to such an extent that the now iconic shower scene, where the heroine is brutally murdered, is composed of more than 90 shots and 70 different angles. The scene is revered as one of the most thrilling pieces of work of all time.

Janet Leigh in Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock

Keeping with his later fashion of one-word titles and suspenseful thrillers, Hitchcock’s other most memorable films, which hold permanent places on the majority of ‘Top Films’ lists, includes Birds (1963), where a town is attacked by menacing flocks of birds, and Vertigo (1958), a story of obsession, manipulation and fear and a cycle of madness and lies.

The endless list of classics produced by the Master of Suspense is one of the many reasons he is considered to be one of, if not the, best directors of all time.

Hidden Gems

Not to be ignored are Hitchcock’s lesser known films, iconic in their own right, but often overshadowed by is creative giants. Early works such as Notorious (1946), Spellbound (1945) and The 39 Steps (1935) all have their place in film history for their technical ingenuity.

With more than 50 feature films under his belt throughout his career, there is a plethora of hidden and niche Hitchcock films that document his development to the style he was admired for.

Aesthetic

Often cited as a pioneer and auteur, Hitchcock’s filming style is what places him in the director’s hall of fame, with signature filming techniques and styles that help identify any of his films as distinctly Hitchcockian.

He appears as a cameo in 39 of his films, often with no lines and as a brief background character in early scenes. The tradition began When filming his first major success, The Lodger (1927), when there weren’t enough extras to fill the newsroom in the opening scene.

Alfred Hitchock's cameo in Rear Window

Certain camera angles and techniques have become associated with the director’s feature films, as he creates a feel of voyeurism for the audience, with point of view shots and roving tracking to guide the audience to the subject at hand.

Hitchcock also gained a reputation for using ‘icy blondes’ as his chosen heroines, from Grace Kelly to Janet Leigh to Ingrid Bergman. He once said that blondes are thought to be innocent and glamorous – the perfect recipe for a victim. The icy attitude was for added suspense, and to confuse the audience with their lack of empathy for the poor femme fatale.

He was also noted for his rigorous planning of his productions, with every detail of every scene meticulously storyboarded, with every camera angle, sound effect and movement accounted for and unchanged throughout the filming process.

Personal Life

Hitchcock met his wife, Alma, while working at his first studio, Famous Players-Lasky. She worked on continuity and editing for several of his early works and the two were married in 1926 and she became his chief collaborator on all films. Alma took a backseat to the limelight as she did not want the public attention that came with her husband’s rise to fame.

The couple welcomed their first and only child, a girl named Patricia, in 1928, and the entire family moved to Hollywood when David O. Selznick offered Hitchcock a three-film contract in March 1939.

hitchcock behind the scenes

Awards, Honours and Death

Being one of the most well-noted directors in history comes with a string of awards and honours across a lifetime of hard work and dedication to the industry. Along with innumerable Oscar, Golden Globes and BAFTA nominations and awards, Hitchcock also received five lifetime achievement awards, eight Laurel Awards and has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Hitchcock became Sir Alfred Hitchcock after being knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in the 1980 New Year Honours.

In the first few months after his knighthood, Hitchcock worked on a script for a new spy thriller, The Short Night, but the project never came to fruition due to the director’s rapidly declining health. In April of 1980, he passed away in his home of renal failure at 80 years old.

The Hitchcock Floor at Arthouse Hotel

Arthouse Hotel, close to Liverpool’s city centre and just minutes walk to the vibrant and ever-growing nightlife, pay special homage to Hitchcock’s legacy and the impact he left on the cinematic world with an entire floor dedicated to his most iconic films.

Choose from eight Hitchcock themed rooms, sleeping between four and six guests, and indulge in the luxury of a bygone era of cinema.

Spellbound room at Arthouse Hotel

Experience an elegant take on Bates Motel in Pyscho, or indulge in Notorious, there’s glamour in Suspicion and dark decadence in The Birds.

Be enchanted in Spellbound or experience life on the run in Stage Fright, there’s also the mystifying magnetism of Vertigo and a 1920s vibe in Easy Virtue.

There’s stylish accommodation for everyone whatever your favourite Hitchcock film, and with an amazing location in the heart of cultural Liverpool, there is no better place for group accommodation that the Arthouse Hotel.

Call on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk to book your stay at Liverpool’s best movie theme hotel.

Arthouse Hotel Weekly What’s On Guide to Liverpool

You’ve made a great choice to stay the night in Liverpool’s newest movie-themed hotel, now what to do whilst you’re here other than relax in your luxury movie-themed hotel room, or take a dip in the double whirlpool bath?

We have a list of super fun activities that will take you from day to night during your stay in Liverpool.

Something to do in the day time

#ADselfiesweepstake Competition closing day

When: Ends 8th April

Where: your phone

Albert Dock Selfie sweepstake

Albert Dock began a selfie competition on the 18th of March inviting people betting on the Grand National to forward a selfie including the name of their chosen runner to be in with a chance of winning a great night out on Albert Dock.

The competition deadline draws near with the final admissions being accepted on the 8th of April.

Simply snap a pic of yourself at Albert Dock and win a meal for four and a bottle of bubbly at stunning dockside Liverpool restaurant Gustos and some other great prizes.

Dance classes at Arthouse Hotel

When: All week

Where: Arthouse Hotel

Dance classes at Arthouse hotel - movie-themed hotel in Liverpool

Get up and get active during your visit to Liverpool and be schooled in diva style dance moves by a professional and talented dance instructor.

Don’t waste an opportunity like this and book one of our amazing Signature Living Dance classes ideal for those of you staying together at Arthouse Hotel in our movie-themed group accommodation.

Our dance lessons are the perfect way to bring any group together and pick up some fancy footwork skills to take home with you when you check out.

Liverpool & Hong Kong Reflections

When: 7th April

Where: Museum of Liverpool

Liverpool & Hong Kong reflections

Part of LOOK/17 Liverpool International Photography Festival, the Museum of Liverpool welcome an exhibition launching on the 7th of April. A display of photography that explores the similarities between two great cities; Liverpool and Hong Kong.

The exhibition includes work from prominent Hong Kong based photographer, Ho Fan and shows how similar life in the two cities is. Both being home to a wealth of varied cultures, bustling ports and ever developing urban landscapes that influence the population.

This exciting exhibition was commissioned by Charlotte Tsang who wanted to recapture memories of life growing up as a second-generation Hong Kong resident in the city of Liverpool.

Witness the launch of an exciting photography festival in Liverpool at Liverpool & Hong Kong reflections shown at the Museum of Liverpool.

When the sun goes down

When the sun sets in Liverpool the view across the river Mersey is spectacular and now so is the view of your night ahead.

Grease is the word

When: opening night 3rd April 19:30 pm

Where: Liverpool Empire Theatre

Grease at the Empire Theatre

You must like movies otherwise why would you be staying in Liverpool’s number one movie-themed hotel?

On the 3rd of April, one of the world’s most celebrated musical movies and the theme movie of our favourite first-floor room, Grease, is the word at Liverpool’s Empire Theatre.

Book your seats for opening night and sing-along to your favourite Danny and Sandy songs such as “Hopelessly Devoted” and “Grease Lightning” as they are performed live on stage.

Don’t miss out on this superb stage spectacular on opening night 3rd of April.

Open Mic Night, Out of the bedroom

When: 20:30 pm 4th April

Where: LEAF, Bold Street

Open mic night at LEAF

There’s nothing better in life than spotting new musical talent in Liverpool, a city known for producing some amazing musical legends, you just never know when or where the next big thing will catch their break.

At LEAF open mic nights are showcases of promising future superstars accompanied by some delicious food and drink.

What’s more this superb live music venue in Liverpool is just around the corner from Arthouse Hotel, making it the perfect evening out for those looking for a quiet but memorable night out nearby.

Hip Hop and Jazz the Hot 8 Brass Band

When: 19:30 pm 7th April

Where: Invisible Wind Factory

Hot 8 Brass Band

This fantastic New Orleans band return to Liverpool to perform at the city’s newest entertainment venue Invisible Wind Factory. They also bring with them contemporary R&B and hip-hop blended with the classic sound of a traditional brass band.

This is a musical experience with a definite difference, a style of music that has been evolving over the decades through the new and innovative use of instruments and clever composing techniques.

For something new and loud, make your way to the Invisible Wind Factory on the 7th of April and see if the sounds of Hot 8 Brass Band are right up your street.

Staying at Arthouse Hotel

Arthouse Hotel - movie-themed hotel in Liverpool

During your stay in Arthouse Hotel, our friendly staff will be one hand to help guide you around the area.

Arthouse Hotel is ideally located amongst some of the best clubs and bars in the city, as well as being near Bold Street, famous for its selection of restaurants providing cuisine from around the world.

Not only will you have an unforgettable night in Liverpool’s newest movie-themed hotel Arthouse, you can also experience the best cultural events taking place in the city during your stay.

Check out our latest accommodation offers here and call 0151 601 8801 to book your stay today or email info@signatureliving.co.uk for more information.