Things That Always Happen on a Girls’ Night Out

A girls’ night out, you’ve got to love them! It’s a sacred ritual that is beneficial to both the mind and body.

Every night is slightly different, but you all know that the following things can and will occur each ladies’ night, without fail.

The struggle to assemble the gang

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You all live all over the gaff, but you’ll cross countries and continents to get together for that all important night on the town together.

Organising the date will be tricky and you’ll go through a thousand WhatsApp messages, but you and the girls will get there in the end.

You take at least 3 hours to get ready

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Once the night is decided, you’ve been planning outfits for weeks, but you still have no idea what to wear.

And of course, you”ll take at least half a day to get ready, because we all know it’s one of the best parts of the night.

One thousand selfies

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Before you leave the house, two hundred pictures have already been taken… and most of them are identical to each other.

The perfect group photo on a girls’ night is a must!

Too many pre-drinks

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We all know pre-drinks is usually more fun that the actual night out, which usually results in you drinking far too much.

You’ll definitely play Never Have I Ever, Ring of Fire and have rambling conversations about the last hilarious time you got drunk together.

Belting out your favourite tunes

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In your heads, you are all Beyoncé. To the neighbours, there’s a very high possibility that a whole bunch of cats are being strangled next door.

No one is ever ready for the taxi

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Quick! The taxi man is getting angry!

There’s always one that can’t handle her drink

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Time to put on the ‘act sober’ routine for the bouncers.

Synchronised dancing

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One could be dancing solidly for about three hours on a girls’ night out. Sure it’s practically like going to the gym?

Creepy men EVERYWHERE

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Just hovering. Not really dancing, not saying anything, but occasionally trying to touch people inappropriately.

Shots!

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Always seem like the best idea you’ve ever had. The you of tomorrow can deal with the consequences.

Group bathroom trips

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You couldn’t possibly brave the bathroom alone?!

Drunkenly reapplying makeup

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Just a little touch up can easily end in tragedy.

Making friends with other girls in the toilets

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You’re sure to unite with other girl gangs in the loos and compliment them all on their appearance.

Someone will cry

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It’s just bound to happen. We don’t know why and no one can really remember, but it always happens.

Your shoes will betray you

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You’ll be praying to the feet gods for some kind of relief by the end of the night.

Drunk texting someone’s ex

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Always seems like a great idea … never is.

A greasy takeaway at 4am

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Carbs are your friend.

Downing glasses of water together

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You’ll always desperately try and counter act the inevitable hangover with pints of H20.

The hangover from hell

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You wake up with a seriously dry mouth. You can barely swallow, but the prospect of getting out of bed for water is daunting. You’ll then start asking google if you can die from a hangover.

Group message debrief the next day

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Did I really do that?

X has tagged you in 400 photos

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That terrifying ping of your phone and the utter dread of finding out what you looked like all night.

Arthouse Hotel

We hope you’ve enjoyed our list of everything that always happens on a girls’ night out. If you’re planning the next big night on the town with your special girl gang, why not book a stay in Arthouse Hotel, in the heart of Liverpool city centre and really make the most of your time together.

Our movie-themed hotel is perfect for groups of friends planning a fun night away together. Each of our luxurious rooms have been designed with comfort and group stays in mind, sleeping up to 12 people!

Check out our fabulous Here Come the Girls offer, this includes a 2 night stay in a luxurious suite, delicious breakfast each morning, party ready makeover including hair or make up and a tasty 2-course meal at a Signature Living restaurant one evening.

If you’d like to find out more, get in touch with our friendly team today.

Not a Football Fan? Enjoy an Alternative Night With the Girls

With the Champions League Final taking over nearly every venue in the centre of Liverpool on Saturday 26th May, Arthouse Hotel are offering the perfect alternative for those looking to escape the football.

Instead of sitting through 90 minutes of sport, grab a group of friends and head to Arthouse for an evening of showstopping, sensual entertainment that is sure to get your pulse racing.

We’ve teamed up with a talented all male group who promise to bring something extra special to your evening’s activities.

Million Dollar Men at Arthouse

When: Saturday 26th May

Million Dollar Men Show

You and the ladies can catch a glimpse of some amazing male talent as they undress to impress, Magic Mike style.

A show that’s really worth a million dollars, our handsome hunks will perform some raunchy routines and provide some truly showstopping entertainment.

Each member has honed his stripping skills and sculpted his body to provide a night of playful pleasure for groups of lovely ladies in Liverpool.

Your eyes will be glued to the stage for the whole evening as you and the girls indulge in an evening of naughtiness.  Our perfectly formed all male act are ready and waiting to put on their unique performance in front of you; their live audience.

Expect to see a range of jaw dropping skills, from break dancing, to chair based acrobatics, fire breathing and lots of dancing inspired by the smash hit movie.

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Forget the football and begin a special girls night in Liverpool by booking your seat to our magnificent Million Dollar Men Show at Arthouse Hotel.

We’re sure you’ve never seen a show quite like this one. Our muscly male group are ready and waiting to put on their unforgettable act, just for you and the ladies.

The fun doesn’t have to stop after the Million Dollar Men show, this amazing evening of frivolity will be followed by a DJ playing all the best chart toppers from the 90s and 00s.

Enjoy Some Delicious Cocktails

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A night out with the girls wouldn’t be complete without a tasty cocktail or two and at Arthouse, we specialise in mixing some of the best tipples in the city.

From signature cocktails, to our take on the traditional classics, our talented team of mixologist will happily shake up your favourite drinks.

Whether you love a tangy margarita, a creamy pina colada, a sweet cosmopolitan or a rich espresso martini, our bar staff have got you covered during your girls night.

The party never has to end at our fabulous Million Dollar Men Show at Arthouse Hotel.

Why Not Make a Night of It?

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Avoid all the football crowds and book a stay in Arthouse Hotel with your best girls.

Perfect accommodation for large groups looking for a place to rest their heads, or the perfect party destination so the celebrations never have to stop.

Our movie themed suites sleep up to 10 people, in stunning surroundings that you won’t find anywhere else.

Located in the centre of Liverpool’s most popular nightlife district a stay at Arthouse Hotel couldn’t be more perfect.

Call us on 0151 601 8801 to book your place for this unforgettable show and have the ultimate girls night in Liverpool. 

We hope to see you soon!

66 Facts You Didn’t Know About The Film ‘Grease’

One of the most famous and greatly loved musicals of all time, Grease is the story of the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950’s.

But no matter how many times you’ve seen it, there are still loads of interesting facts you probably didn’t know. Even the biggest Grease fans will tell you that they discover something new when they watch it for the umpteenth time.

Here at the Arthouse Hotel, Grease is one of our all time favourite films, which is why we’ve dedicated an entire suite to the classic high school flick.

We’ve done our research and found a staggering 66 undiscovered Grease film facts.

See how many you knew already!

Grease film facts

Inspiration

Grease the movie is based on the 1971 Broadway musical of the same name.

The Broadway musical was written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey.

Jacobs was an advertising copywriter and Warren Casey was a high-school art teacher. They met through an amateur theatre group in Chicago in the early 1960’s, at high school Jacobs had been a greaser and Casey had been bookish and studious.

Grease film facts

The film is set in 1958, 20 years before the actual release date on 1st June 1978.

It was directed by Randal Kleiser and written by Bronte Woodard.

Casting

Sandy

The wonderful Carrie Fisher was considered for the role of Sandy.

Both Marie Osmond and Susan Dey turned down the role of Sandy, Osmond apparently didn’t want her future children to see her in the film, especially the last scenes.

Before Olivia Newton-John was cast as Sandy, she insisted on having a screen test to make sure she would be the right fit for the character and to determine whether she had onscreen chemistry with Travolta.

Danny

Henry Winkler, a.k.a ‘The Fonz’ turned down playing Danny Zuko because the character was too similar to Fonzie, the tough guy with a heart of gold he was already playing on Happy Days.

The Guardian Angel

Elvis was asked to play the Guardian Angel role in the film, but he didn’t accept the role. It was taken by Frankie Avalon instead.

An Art Teacher

Andy Warhol nearly played the part of an art teacher, but various misunderstandings meant the role could never be decided on.

Held Back a Few Years?

None of the actors were anywhere near high school age, John Travolta was 23, Olivia Newton-John was 29, Jeff Conaway was 26 and Dennis Stewart aka ‘Crater face’ was 30.

Stockard Channing was the eldest of the teenage performers during the filming, she was 33.

The two closest to high school age were Lorenzo Lamas (Tom) and Dinah Manoff (Marty), they were both 19.

On Set

Beauty School Dropout

This scene nearly didn’t happen, Frankie Avalon had an intense fear of heights, so the slippery three-storey staircase didn’t seem so dreamy after all. To solve the problem they put mattresses alongside the steps.

The Dance Scenes

All of the background dancers were named, which doesn’t usually happen in films. Among them were Sauce, Bart, Bubba, Midge and Moose.

Most of the extras that featured in the dance scenes had won a nationwide contest to be in the film.

Dinah Manoff who played Marty couldn’t dance so she sat out every single dance scene.

Rydell High

The high school name Rydell High is a reference to Bobby Rydell, a teen idol known for his 1960’s pop and rock singles.

Rydell High is actually three different real Los Angeles high schools. The outside is Venice High School, the interior is Huntington Park High School and the school field was at John Marshall High School.

It took a week to shoot the dance contest scene and originally Sandy was not intended to dance, it was supposed to be just Danny and Cha Cha.

Hair Dye

Jamie Donnelly (who played Jan) was already growing grey hair when she signed onto “Grease.” To play the part of a high schooler, she had to dye her hair dark brown.

Originally, Lorenzo Lamas who played Tom Chisum had black slicked back hair which made him look too much like a T-Bird, he was told to dye his hair a lighter colour, so he was sent to Rodeo Drive to dye his hair blonde.

Travolta wanted his hair dyed blue-black, inspired by Elvis.

Arguments and Illness

There was originally an extra fight scene between Kenickie and Rizzo to explain why she throws the milkshake at him in the diner, but producers decided it was too heavy for the movie, calling it the “Martin Scorsese scene.”

John Travolta argued with Randal Kleiser, the director, over the end of the song “Sandy”. He wanted a close-up of himself instead of the cartoon shot of a hot dog diving into a bun, Kleiser disagreed.

A number of cast members got ill whilst filming the drag race scene, the water was stagnant and dangerous.

The Rydell prom scene was shot during a heat wave in California and several of the extras had to be treated for heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses.

Grease is the Word

Grease may be the word, but it’s never actually said once in the entire script, only the word ‘greased’ is sung during the song ‘Greased Lightnin’.

Originally Kenickie was supposed to perform ‘Greased Lightnin’, but Travolta fought to sing the number himself and won.

Name Changes

Producers utilised Olivia Newton-John’s popularity by allowing her to keep her Australian accent and changing Sandy’s last name from American ‘Dumbrowski’ to Australian ‘Olsen’.

In the stage version the boy’s group is called the Burger Palace Boys, this was changed to the T-birds for the film.

‘You’re The One That I Want’

The song ‘You’re The One That I Want’ was filmed at a travelling carnival that was only in town for one day, close ups had to be recreated by the set department.

Olivia Newton-John’s leggings were so tight that the zip was broken, she had to be sewn into them.

Not everyone could handle the carnival rides, Eddie Deezen who played Eugene was on a spinning ride after a scene was ended and threw up.

The ‘You’re The One That I Want’ scene only took one afternoon to film.

Trivia

The character of Danny could have been a busboy, the producer Allan Carr also imagined the greaser working at a gas station, singing a song called “Gas Pump Jockey.”

John Travolta started rehearsals for Grease just four days after completing filming for Saturday Night Fever.

It’s reported that the cast chewed their way through 100,000 pieces of bubblegum during the filming.

Originally, Grease was supposed to be an animated film, but the idea was scraped. To honour the idea they kept the opening credit animations.

The ‘Hickey’s from Kenickie’ that Rizzo tries to cover up were real, given by Jeff Conaway who played Kenickie, to make them look more authentic.

Jeff Conaway had a really big crush on Olivia Newton-John and was nervous around her on set, he ended up marrying her sister.

In Mexico and Venezuela, Grease in known as Vaselina.

Because Jeff Conaway was taller than John Travolta, Kenickie was often slouching when filming so that the lead actor of the movie seemed taller.

Cameos and Almost Camoes

When a coca-cola product placement deal fell through during post-production, multiple shots of coca cola products and advertisements had to be digitally removed or blurred out.

The Beach Boys almost made a guest appearance, Allan Carr originally imagined the surf rock quartet performing ‘Greased Lightnin’.

Danny’s blue windbreaker at the beginning of the film was intended as a nod to James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause.

John Travolta’s sister, Ellen Travolta, plays a diner waitress with a single line – ‘Oh, there’s Danny and Sandy’ while watching the dance on TV.

The gang that played the famous trio, Sonny, Putzie and Doody, wanted to honour the Three Stooges and so they asked the producers to pay a small tribute prior to the bonfire scene.

Terminator star Michael Biehn makes an appearance in Grease in the scene where Danny and Kenickie put the frog in Patty’s bag.

The Soundtrack

Two number one hit singles came from the Grease soundtrack, “Grease” and ” You’re The One That I Want”.

The title song ‘Grease’ was written by Barry Gibb, sang by Frankie Valli and Peter Frampton played the guitar.

Lots of songs were cut from the final film, however they can be heard in the background of certain shots.

The “Alma Mater/Parody” instrumental from the stage version of Grease can be heard in the office on the last day of school and during the carnival scenes.

Sandy’s solo “Hopelessly Devoted To You” almost didn’t make the cut and was only added after the film was made. The song was nominated for an Oscar.

Reception

Grease was the highest grossing film of 1978.

Olivia Newton-John attended the film premiere in a prom dress and then for the after party, she changed into her second look, a hot pink spandex.

The official premiere after-party was at the famous Studio 54.

Grease won every People’s Choice Award for which it was nominated – Favourite Motion Picture Actress (Olivia Newton-John), Favourite Motion Picture Supporting Actress (Stockard Channing), Favourite Musical Motion Picture, and Favourite Overall Motion Picture.

Sequels and The Musical

Producers originally wanted to create 3 movies and a TV series but when the first sequel, Grease 2, flopped with $15 million at the box office the other movies were cancelled.

There was a planned sequel called Summer School which was completely different from Grease 2.

Didi Conn was the only one of the Pink Ladies and T-Birds to make an appearance in Grease 2.

Grease the musical is still a successful show and you can still get tickets to see it.

Reunions

Travolta and Newton-John reunited in 1983 for the romantic comedy Two of a Kind. 

They also released a duet Christmas album in 2012, called This Christmas.

There is a crazy fan theory that suggests that the entire musical is actually Sandy’s journey to the afterlife, the story goes that she died when she drowned at the beach and the car is taking them to heaven at the end. Make of that what you will.

The Grease Room At The Arthouse

At the Arthouse Hotel we know that Grease is a classic that should be celebrated.

Our unique Grease-inspired room has been designed as a tribute to the hit 1978 musical, with Sandy and Danny immortalised on the ceiling.

Relax in style, as our Grease room features a large screen TV, kitchenette and a double Jacuzzi bath.

Sleeping up to 6 people, our stunning room is the perfect way to stay in Liverpool city centre, as we’re closely located to the city’s finest restaurants, bars, shops and attractions.

There’s nothing left for you to do but book a stay with us by calling our friendly booking team on 0151 541 9999.

Celebrate National Pizza Day With Us

This Friday is officially National Pizza Day and what better way to celebrate than with a visit to Mulholland, Liverpool’s favourite pizza parlour.

Our amazing restaurant serves up a brilliant range of flavours that are sure to have mouths watering, from classics to some wacky twists on the traditional.

So, what are you waiting for? Take a look at some of our unique topping combinations and start planning your pizza-packed Friday.

Meatball and Spaghetti

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One of the most popular pizzas on our menu, the Meatball and Spaghetti merges two Italian favourites to create a tasty pasta-pizza combination.

Enjoy perfectly cooked meatballs on a base of delicious pasta, creamy cheese sauce and a tomato base, sprinkled with basil.

It’s the ideal pizza to indulge in this National Pizza Day.

Margherita

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If you’d prefer something a little more simple, why not go for our Margherita?

Made from a classic base with a rich tomato sauce, lots of cheese and a good helping of black pepper and basil, you won’t be disappointed.

Chilli, Jalapeno, Spicy Beef, Cajun Chicken and Tabasco

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Looking for a pizza with a spice explosion? Look no further than our Chill, Jalapeno, Spicy Beef, Cajun Chicken and Tabasco pizza.

Loaded with flavour and hot sauce, this appetising main dish is perfect for chilli lovers.

To cool your mouth down, try it with an ice cold bottled beer and really make the most of National Pizza Day.

Artichoke, Olive and Roasted Pepper

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One of the veggies, our Artichoke, Olive and Roasted Pepper is a fresh and flavoursome pizza that is always a crowd-pleaser.

A delicious mix of Mediterranean toppings, mixed with traditional Italian flavours and a good helping of cheesy goodness, this pizza pie is the ideal treat.

If you’ve still got room for more …

Chocolate and Marshmallow Pizza

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If you’re still not done stuffing your face with pizza, we also offer an amazing dessert pizza.

Yes, that’s right.

You can enjoy our stuffed marshmallows and chunks of dark and milk chocolate on top of a sweet pizza base.

A mouthwatering option that is sure to make your day.

National Pizza Day at Mulholland

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Really make the most of National Pizza Day this year with a visit to Mulholland.

Set within the Arthouse Hotel, but with a whole identity of its own, this quirky venue transports visitors into a vintage Hollywood bar experience.

An American themed establishment, Mulholland is a distinctive bar and restaurant serving delicious food from brunch to pizza. Plus, a wide range of tasty drinks and cocktails all expertly mixed by talented mixologists.

Named after the street and road in the eastern Santa Monico Mountains of Southern California, Mulholland’s unique logo represents the star of Hollywood and the wheat used to brew beer.

The famous road has featured in numerous movies, songs and novels, making it the perfect name for a trendy bar that celebrates Hollywood and its culture.

Indulge in some of the most delicious pizzas in Liverpool this National Pizza Day.

To book a table, get in touch with our friendly team today and celebrate in style. 

What’s On in Liverpool in January 2018

Beat those New Year blues by checking out some of the best events taking place in Liverpool in January 2018.

From live stadium shows to one of the most epic games of bingo, this month is packed full of fun things to do.

It’s time to start planning for the New Year!

Murder on the Orient Express Film Showing

When: Thursday 4th January

Where: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

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The Philharmonic Hall are showing the brilliant new film, Murder on the Orient Express, to celebrate the adaptation of one of Agatha Christie’s classics.

The iconic 1934 detective mystery has rocketed to the top of the film charts, receiving rave reviews and praise for the all-star cast.

Join Judi Dench, Kenneth Branagh and Johnny Depp as Poirot tries to figure out who killed a passenger on a train stranded by the snow.

The Jersey Boys

When:  Wednesday 10th January – Saturday 20th January

Where: Liverpool Empire Theatre

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The internationally acclaimed stage sensation, the Jersey Boys, is officially touring the UK and they’re coming to Liverpool’s Empire Theatre this January.

This hugely popular play has won 57 major awards worldwide, including the Olivier Award for Best New Musical.

A true life story of four boys from the wrong side of the tracks, the Jersey Boys follows their journey to inventing a new unique sound of music and selling 100 million records worldwide.

Featuring legendary hits including Beggin’, December 1963, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Walk Like A Man, Bye Bye Baby, Big Girls Don’t Cry and many more, Jersey Boys is a must see event in Liverpool in January.

The Late Wake Club: David Bowie

When: Saturday 13th January

Where: Camp and Furnace

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Celebrating the life and times of one of the most influential icons in the music industry, the Late Wake Club are putting on a night of David Bowie appreciation this January.

Taking place in Camp and Furnace in the Baltic Triangle, this event will feature every iconic Bowie hit, his influences, influencers and collaborators from their resident DJ.

Get ready to become Bowie-fied in the makeover station, just choose your era and transform into the Starman himself.

Like with any wake there is of course the complimentary free finger food buffet and cup of tea.

Celebrating Sgt Pepper Live

When: Saturday 13th January

Where: Liverpool Echo Arena

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Next in our list of events in Liverpool in January is a celebration of the Fab Four.

The award-winning Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the nation’s premier Beatles group, The Bootleg Beatles, are teaming up to perform the entirety of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band to celebrate its half century.

Orchestrated by Nigel Osborne and hosted by the legendary Liverpool poet Roger McGough, this special concert is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience what Rolling Stone magazine proclaimed ‘the number one greatest album of all time’, complete with full-blown symphonic backing.

Incorporating many other hits from the heady days of 1967, including ‘Strawberry Fields’, ‘Penny Lane’ and ‘All You Need Is Love’, don’t miss this highlight of 2018.

Liverpool Lives Tour

When: Monday 15th January and Monday 29th January

Where: Museum of Liverpool

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This January, the Museum of Liverpool are featuring a special exhibition celebrating the most influential people of Liverpool.

Starring those who made unprecedented positive changes to the city throughout the years. It’s an impressive view of the pioneers, innovators and entrepreneurs who made our city what it is today.

You will be shown round the exhibition by one of the museum’s hosts, free of charge.

Bongo’s Bingo featuring the Vengaboys

When: Tuesday 23rd January

Where: Camp and Furnace

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The ever popular and infamous Bongo’s Bingo is back this January and this time they’re bringing pop legends The Vengaboys with them!

Get ready for eyes down and a night of impromptu raves, dance offs, hands in the air anthem singing and prizes so bad they’re good, it’s bingo like you’ve never known it before.

As always there are incredible prizes up for grabs, amazing music and even some surprises guests!

Without a doubt the craziest game of bingo you’ll ever play and one of the most amazing events in Liverpool in January.

Secret Psychedelic Party

When: Friday 26th January

Where: Unknown

Liverpool in January

Last but not least on our list of events in Liverpool in January is also one of the most secretive.

A mysterious and trippy experience is coming to Liverpool, with the venue yet to be announced.

They will be opening the doors to a never before used abandoned space and recreating an atmosphere similar to the illegal underground parties of the 90’s.

Expect a blend of House music, to garage, Disco and beyond, plus psychedelic lighting and fully immersive psychedelic decor.

The location of the event will be sent to ticket holders on the day!

Stay at Arthouse this January

If you’ll be visiting Liverpool this January or you’re planning on attending one of these fantastic events, why not enjoy an overnight stay at Arthouse?

Renowned as one of the city’s top group accommodation hotels, our vast rooms can sleep groups of friends and family without compromising on style or space.

With dazzling themed rooms, Arthouse is the perfect hotel to start your night out or bring the party back with you!

You’ll find Liverpool’s best loved nightclubs, bars and restaurants just around the corner, so you won’t have to worry about transport.

To enquire further about staying at Arthouse Hotel, you can give our team a call today on 0151 601 8801.

Our Guide to Mad Friday on Seel Street

One of the most popular nights for office Christmas nights out and the last weekend before the festivities begin, we’ve put together a guide to Mad Friday on Seel Street in Liverpool.

This year, Mad Friday falls on Friday 22nd December, so it’s time to start planning where you’ll be spending one of the busiest nights of the year.

Mulholland

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One of the coolest bars on Seel Street, Mulholland is the perfect destination for a boozy Mad Friday night out.

Designed with an American theme in mind, this vibrant club is known for its amazing cocktails, brilliant beer offers and cheap eats.

Set within the Arthouse Hotel, but with a whole identity of its own, this quirky new venue transports visitors into a vintage Hollywood bar experience.

Mulholland is one of a kind.

Be At One

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A cocktail lovers heaven, set on Seel Street, Be At One is quirky bar perfect for anyone who’s into their mixology.

They offer pretty much every single type of cocktail you could ever imagine, that’s a staggering 150 different types of drink, from classic favourites, decadent ice cream concoctions and mocktails to suit every taste.

Inside it’s playful and bright, with colourful seats, faux grass hedges and neon signs that blend Liverpool’s musical heritage with pop art.

The ideal place to start your Mad Friday on Seel Street.

Kazimier Gardens

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Kazimier Garden is a rustic, botanical haven filled with mismatched furniture and outdoor décor that makes the perfect place for a night out with a difference.

This cosy wonderland is one of Liverpool’s first and best loved hidden gems, it’s one of the most unique venues in the city.

On Mad Friday, you’ll be able to sip on their delicious range of mulled drinks and really get into the Christmas spirit.

The Peacock

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The ideal destination for a late night tipple on Mad Friday on Seel Street, The Peacock features a large beer garden and various floors to enjoy a range of music genres.

Sure to be very busy, they offer offers cheap eats, delicious cocktails and amazing drinks deals that will have you dancing the night away until it closes.

Alma de Cuba

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Recently voted Liverpool’s best bar, Alma de Cuba fuses electrifying Cuban, Hispanic and Latin American culture into Liverpool’s nightlife scene.

Renowned for its delicious cocktails, you can expect everything from shimmying Salsa dancers to mesmerising petal shows and vibrant entertainment from Alma’s resident DJ.

This stunning converted church is sure to be the highlight of any Mad Friday on Seel Street.

Brooklyn Mixer

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Beers galore, delightful cocktail concoctions and a superb mix of music across three floors, Brooklyn Mixer is one of the top destinations for Mad Friday on Seel Street.

Known for its ‘big beats’ and cheap drinks, this venue hosts regular DJ’s one the different floors, perfect for having a boogie.

The bar is stocked with Brooklyn beers, as well as an extensive cocktail menu and all the spirits you could dream of.

EBGBs

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The new venture from the team behind Heebies, The Jacaranda and Jacaranda Records, EBGBs is set underneath the famous Heebies and prides itself on being both a bar and a club.

The perfect place to send an alternative Mad Friday on Seel Street, EBGBs has been designed as a chilled out biker inspired bar room with high quality drinks as well as the cheap and cheerful bottles.

With an electric atmosphere and good tunes, you’d be mad not to go.

Salt Dog Slims

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A combination of German and American culture, this popular bar is the creation of the wizards behind Santa Chupitos and El Bandito.

Serving an amazing range of beers, ales, cocktails and spirit, this resident dive bar is a favourite in Liverpool.

You can also visit their secret cocktail bar upstairs for the ultimate Mad Friday on Seel Street.

Heebie Jeebies

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Renowned for its bustling courtyard and three floors of music, there are few bars with better spaces to mingle with locals than Heebie Jeebies.

Expect eclectic DJ nights and live music with amazing drinks deals, this is one of the best places to visit on Mad Friday.

You’ll have to get in there early though, as the queue can usually go all the way around the block!

Stay in the Skyline Suites

If you’re looking for Mad Friday hotel rooms in Liverpool, then look no further than our magical Skyline Suites.

At Arthouse Hotel, we’re renowned for our dazzling party rooms and stylish group accommodation.

And what better way to celebrate this crazy night of the year than with a stay in the Skyline Suites?

Sleeping up to 12 people each, these stylish suites are interconnected, so larger groups can book the whole floor.

Fitted with everything you could wish for and luxurious features, you’ll be able to keep the drinks flowing with your own private bar.

You can also toast to the night ahead as you sink into your large whirlpool bath, perfect for pampering and partying before you head out.

They couldn’t be the Skyline Suites without a view of the Liverpool skyline, step out onto your terrace and look out across the city as you take in unrivalled views across the city centre.

To book your stay in the Skyline Suites or Arthouse Hotel for Mad Friday, get in touch with our friendly team today. 

A Student Night Out on Seel Street

With Freshers Week over and the Uni work starting to pile up, it’s time to have a break from work and start planning your next student night out.

Seel Street is at the heart of Liverpool’s vibrant nightlife, with Concert Square just a few minutes’ walk away and an abundance of quirky bars and clubs to choose from, it’s the ultimate destination for a student night out in Liverpool.

To help you choose, we’ve rounded up the best student friendly bars and their best deals, so get out of the library and check it out.

Mulholland

Best Deal: 2 for £6 beers and 2-4-1 cocktails before 10pm

Mulholland bar

One of the coolest and newest bars on the block, Mulholland is the perfect destination for a boozy student night out.

Designed with an American theme in mind, this vibrant club is known for its amazing cocktails, brilliant beer offers and cheap eats.

Set within the Arthouse Hotel, but with a whole identity of its own, this quirky new venue transports visitors into a vintage Hollywood bar experience.

Mulholland is one of a kind.

Brooklyn Mixer

Best Deal: Beer and nachos for £4

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Beers galore, delightful cocktail concoctions and a superb mix of music across three floors, Brooklyn Mixer is one of the top student destinations in Liverpool.

Known for its ‘big beats’ and cheap drinks, this venue hosts regular DJ’s one the different floors and events throughout the week.

The bar is stocked with Brooklyn beers, as well as an extensive cocktail menu and all the spirits you could dream of.

Heebie Jeebies

Best Deal: Quids in Thursday night – every drink is £1

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Known as Heebies to just about everyone that’s ever been, this famous club makes for a much loved student venue.

Renowned for its bustling courtyard and three floors of music, there are few bars with better spaces to mingle with locals than Heebie Jeebies.

Expect eclectic DJ nights and live music with amazing drinks deals, this is one of the best places to visit as a student.

With an electric atmosphere and good tunes, you’d be mad not to go.

EBGBs

Best Deal: 2-4-1 cocktails all night on Fridays

EBGBs

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The new venture from the team behind Heebies, The Jacaranda and Jacaranda Records, EBGBs is set underneath the famous Heebies and prides itself on being both a bar and a club.

The Lone Wolf Bar has been designed as a chilled out biker inspired bar room with high quality drinks as well as the cheap and cheerful bottles.

The club room hosts nights including Liverpool’s longest running alternative/indie night Liquidation, as well as shows from different performers every night, ranging from the House of Suarez Vogue performers, Monster Cirques fire dancers and a crew of break dancers and roller girls.

The Raz

Best Deal: Fat Frogs for less than a fiver

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The Raz is a student heaven and a rite of passage to any first year. This grimy bar is renowned for having ridiculously cheap drinks and is without a doubt the place to go if you’re looking for a very inexpensive night out.

Choose from strange concoctions like the Fat Frog or an alcoholic slushy and come home with change from a tenner.

You’ll grow to love the sticky floors, sweaty walls and the infamous Raz flu following a night out there.

Monday night is Raz night, but get there early if you don’t want to queue around the block.

Salt Dog Slims

Best Deal: Quirky deals on national days and offers for events around the city

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Seel Street’s resident dive bar may be known for its delicious steins and brine, but Salt Dog Slims also comes alive after dark.

A combination of German and American culture, this popular bar is the creation of the wizards behind Santa Chupitos and El Bandito.

Expect to pay a bit more for your cocktail, but they are well worth it and the atmosphere is always brilliant.

They also have a secret speakeasy style bar upstairs that you can only enter with a special code, ask behind the bar for more info!

It’s one of the best kept secrets in Liverpool . . . well, maybe not anymore.

Empire

Best Deal: Free entry and drinks from £2 on Thursdays

Empire Student Night Out

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Empire is a prime nightlife hotspot playing everything from disco, funk, hip hop, RnB, deep house and club classics mixed by local and international DJs.

A four floored wonderland at the heart of Liverpool’s nightlife, Empire is its very own little kingdom and the most popular destination for a student night out.

There’s the unique ‘States’ floor which features a chic LA bar and sleek decor, the ‘Grande’ floor with an exclusive VIP section, a quirky Tzar floor and finally the lower floor, Dojo, has a distinct oriental theme with Geisha girls and a Sintillate music policy that never fails to get feet moving.

Alma de Cuba

Best Deal: 4 bottles of beer for £10 on selected nights

Alma de Cuba

Recently voted Liverpool’s best bar, Alma de Cuba fuses electrifying Cuban, Hispanic and Latin American culture into Liverpool’s nightlife scene.

This vibrant bar was once Liverpool’s oldest Catholic Church and still retains some of the amazing original features.

The insides of the former church are illuminated by ethereal candles, stained glass windows and dazzling chandeliers, with the stunning alter still intact today.

Renowned for its delicious cocktails, you can expect everything from shimmying Salsa dancers to mesmerising petal shows and vibrant entertainment from Alma’s resident DJ.

This stunning converted church is sure to be the highlight of any student night out.

Lago

Best Deal: Jagerbombs for £2

Lago student night out

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Located just off Seel Street, LA’GO keeps its doors open late and resident DJ’s provide a top mix of funk-fusion so you can groove into the early hours.

Free entry and great deals on booze, you can top up and soak up the lively, intimate atmosphere without spending a packet.

Follow the bar along and you’ll find sofas and a Foosball table for a fun and fair method of deciding who buys the next round.

LA’GO’s is the perfect destination if you’re looking to have a boogie into the early hours.

Arts Club

Best Deal: Just £3 for an early bird Medication ticket

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One of Liverpool’s leading music venues, the Arts Club is a hub for brilliant live music gigs and electric clubs nights.

Arguably the best night they host is Medication, the most iconic and famous student night out. Every Friday, the club is transformed into a colourful, dance lover’s heaven where confetti is thrown and laser are shone until the early hours.

With top DJs playing the most famous hits, this night is a must on the student circuit.

The Peacock

Best Deal: Every Friday, free BBQ from 5pm

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Sitting at the top of Seel Street, The Peacock features a large beer garden and various floors to enjoy a range of music genres.

They are famous for their free BBQ’s and tasty woodfired pizzas that are perfect for soaking up the alcohol.

The ideal destination for a late night tipple and a boogie on the dance floor, this student friendly bar offers cheap eats and delicious cocktails that will have you staying until it closes.

Kazamier Garden

Best Deal: Free entry to amazing events 

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Fondly known as ‘The Kaz”, this alternative hideout fuses earthy hippy vibes with electronic music, in a festival environment tucked away behind the most urban streets of Liverpool.

Kazimier Garden is a rustic, botanical haven filled with mismatched furniture and outdoor décor that makes the perfect place for a night out with a difference.

Even when the weather is chilly, you’ll find The Kaz full to the brim with music lovers and locals.

This cosy wonderland is one of Liverpool’s first and best loved hidden gems, it’s one of the most unique venues in the city.

Be At One

Best Deal: £5 cocktails Sun-Thurs with a valid Student card

Be at one

Set slightly back from the hustle and bustle of Seel Street, Be At One is a cocktail heaven for anyone who’s into their mixology.

They offer pretty much every single type of cocktail you could ever imagine, this bar offers drinkers over 150 different types of drink, from classic favourites, decadent ice cream concoctions and mocktails to suit every taste.

Inside it’s playful and bright, with colourful seats, faux grass hedges and neon signs that blend Liverpool’s musical heritage with pop art.

There’s Happy Hour every day, which lasts at least three hours and all day on Sundays, the perfect student night out.

Recover at Arthouse Hotel

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If living in halls is starting to drag, have the ultimate student night out with a stay in the amazing Arthouse Hotel.

Located in the heart of Liverpool’s nightlife, this hotel is the number one destination for luxurious group accommodation.

So, if you want to make the most of living in our glorious city, get in touch with our team today and book your stay.

Book a Spectacular Spooky Stay at Arthouse Hotel for Halloween

Follow the yellow brick road to your worst nightmares and have the scariest night of the year with a spooky stay at Arthouse Hotel for Halloween.

At Arthouse Hotel, it’s clear we love a good movie or two, but what you may not know is we also adore horror films!

With Halloween fast approaching, it’s time to start planning how you’ll be spending the spookiest night of the year.

From terrifying classics to thrilling murder mysteries, our hotel has a scary movie-themed room to suite every Halloween fan.

Which one will you choose?

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The Horrifying Hitchcock Floor

The perfect hotel for fans of classic horror films, at the Arthouse we have a whole floor dedicated to ‘The Master of Suspense’, Alfred Hitchcock.

From rooms focused around the infamous Suspicion to a stunning tribute to The Birds, you’re sure to have a frightful night.

Choose from eight Hitchcock themed rooms, sleeping between four and six guests, and get ready for an eerie Halloween night.

The Birds

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One of our favourite rooms from the Hitchcock floor is our tribute to The Bird’s.

This dark and decadent room transports its visitors into the mind of one of the greatest filmmakers, with a horrifying mural from the film set on the ceiling.

A critically acclaimed thriller, Hitchcock’s The Bird’s is a suspense-filled masterpiece revolving around a love story between a stunning blonde starlet and a handsome heartthrob, until things take a terrifying turn for the worse.

Adapted from a 1952 short story written by Daphne du Maurier, Hitchcock masterfully plays on the human emotion of fear in this all time classic.

The Birds

Known for his devious methods whilst filming, during the filming of the attic scene he forced the leading actress to work for 5 days in an enclosed space using live birds instead of mechanical.

Even though his methods were almost maniacal, The Birds goes down in history as the greatest thriller/horror movie of all time.

One of Hitchcock’s most gripping horror films, the world of The Birds is the perfect place to spend All Hallows Eve.

Suspicion

Next up is undoubtedly one of Alfred Hitchcock’s best loved psychological thrillers, Suspicion.

A twisted and spooky tale of love and betrayal, this tense film follows the story of Johnnie Aygsgarth and Lina McLaidlaw’s, portrayed by the legendary Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine.

Suspicion

When handsome gambler Johnnie crosses paths with shy and bookish Lina, love blossoms and they quickly marry. However, it’s only after their honeymoon that the truth behind Johnnie’s façade begins to unravel and turn dark.

The plot twists and turns as Hitchcock builds the suspense until it is uncovered that Johnnie’s friend, Beaky, has been mysteriously murdered. Lina starts to question everything and has the suspicion that Johnnie is the murderer. Will she be next?

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From its impeccable casting to its chilling musical leitmotif, Suspicion is certainly a timeless masterpiece in cinema and the perfect backdrop to a spooky stay at Arthouse.

With dark and ghostly interiors and blood red bedding, this spine-tingling suite is sure to raise the hairs on the back of your neck.

Spellbound

Get enchanted by our mesmerising Spellbound room and come on a spooky journey to discover your psyche.

One of Alfred Hitchcock’s most psychological films, Spellbound delves into the mysterious world of psychoanalysis, a technique of bringing unconscious memories and thoughts to the surface as a therapeutic technique and treatment for some mental health issues.

Spellbound

Based on the thriller The House of Dr Edwardes, the predominantly black and white film invites us to Green Manors, a mental hospital in Vermont. Here, we meet Dr Constance Peterson, a cold and emotionless female psychoanalyst, and learn that the current director of the hospital, Dr Murchison, is being forced into retirement after taking a leave of absence for nervous exhaustion. His replacement comes in the form of Dr Anthony Edwardes, a very young and attractive man.

Dr Petersen grows suspicious of the impossibly young director and discovers a mystery that will take all her psychoanalysing skills to solve.

Spellbound

One of the film’s most mysterious scenes is famed surrealist artist Salvador Dali’s conception of the film’s key dream sequence. Hitchcock gave Dali free rein of the sequence, with only minimal plot pointers and the sequence ended up being 20 minutes long. It was eventually cut down to just two minutes, but it is still one of the most unique and unnerving sequences in cinema.

Spellbound is dark, mysterious and artistic, a true icon in the Hitchcock collection. Sleeping up to six people, invite all your Hitchcock aficionados to stay in the luxury Spellbound room in Arthouse Hotel for Halloween.

The Frightful Rocky Horror Show Room

Maybe less of a stereotypical horror film, the Rocky Horror Show room echoes the extravagance and darkness of the iconic movie.

A cult musical, comedy and horror classic, the film tells the story of a newly engaged couple whose car breaks down in a desolate area.

While in search of help, their journey takes an unforgettable turn when they stumble upon the weird and eerie castle of Dr Frank-N-Furter, an alien from planet Transsexual.

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When they enter the castle, they find it is full of strangers dressed in elaborate unearthly costumes and they are catapulted into a scary world of darkness.

The film is famous for having a loyal cult following with midnight showings becoming all the rage, avid fans would dress up as the spooky characters to celebrate their love for this truly unique classic.

Echoing the extravagance of the Rocky Horror Show, our fantastic themed room invites up to six guests to step into a time warp. This suite is perfect for booking group accommodation for Halloween in the city centre with family or friends.

Rocky Horror Show

Featuring deluxe interiors and chesterfield walls, guests can make themselves feel right at home by sinking into one of our cosy, luxury beds or the relaxing double Jacuzzi bath.

If you’re looking for an alternative Halloween, book a stay in our Rocky Horror Show suite and delve into the mad world of Dr Frank-N-Furter.

The Spine-tingling Chicago Suite

The story of two women from the Jazz scene in prohibition-era Chicago, both accused of murder and awaiting trial on the infamous Murderess Row, Chicago is dark and brilliant classic.

Velma Kelly is a nightclub singer, accused of the murder of her cheating husband and sister. Velma is the unrivalled star of the cell block until Roxie Hart is arrested for the murder of her lover, a crime her husband Amos initially took the fall for.

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Both women fight to be represented in court by Chicago’s slickest lawyer, Billy Flynn, conjuring up a media circus in the build up to their trials and singing and dancing their way to celebrity criminal status.

With plenty of jail scenes, shadows and murderous women, this film is perfect for celebrating Halloween with a bit of razzle dazzle.

The room sleeps up to six people, you and your friends are sure to fall in love with the black leather interiors and velvet features that take inspiration from the 1975 musical.

Enjoy the comfort of our luxury beds, kitchenette, large screen TV and a relaxing double Jacuzzi bath. You’ll never want to leave.

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The Eerie Phantom of the Opera Room

Last but certainly not least, is our decadent and mysterious Phantom of the Opera suite.

Based on the French novel Le Fantome de lOpera by Gaston Leroux, the Phantom of the Opera tells the story of a bitter and badly disfigured man, known as the Phantom, who lives in the sewers underneath the Paris Opera House and haunts anyone who enters.

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He falls in love with the chorus opera singer and to get closer to her begins privately tutoring her. During these lessons he wears a long black cloak and mask to hide his scarred face.

The story was inspired by historical event at the Paris Opera during the 19th century, and the mythical tale of using a former ballet pupil’s skeleton in the 1841 production of Der Freischutz. Due to the story’s popularity, it was adapted into various film and stage adaptations, including the 1925 film.

Phantom

Hauntingly beautiful, the Phantom of the Opera has been deemed the greatest musical phenomenon of all time, offering stunning music and lyrics that has captured the hearts, minds and ears of international audiences.

Our opulent room is a tribute to this amazing story, sleeping up to six people, it features a host of unique features ensuring that Phantom of the Opera at Arthouse is nothing short of magical.

Stay at Arthouse Hotel for Halloween

Arthouse Hotel is 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, or go for an alternative Halloween in the weird and wonderful Rocky Horror Show room.

Just a few minutes walk from Liverpool’s thriving nightlife, restaurants and shops, Arthouse is the perfect hotel for Halloween in Liverpool.

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

Our Favourite Leading Ladies of Hollywood

At Arthouse Hotel, some of our favourite rooms are those dedicated to films featuring iconic leading ladies of Hollywood.

From Audrey Hepburn to Marilyn Monroe, our hotel is an accolade to some of the best movies from the silver screen and the famous females that starred in these classics.

Whether you love a good sing-a-long with Julie Andrews or revel in the magical mystery of the land of Oz,  Arthouse Hotel is sure to have a room you’ll love.

Here are some of the most celebrated leading ladies from our film themed rooms, which are your favourites?

Julie Andrews

One of the most iconic and loved women of our time, Julie Andrews is an English singer, actor and author.

Famed for her perfect pitch and impressive vocal range, she is most known for her roles in Mary Poppins and Maria Von Trapp in The Sound of Music.

Born Julia Elizabeth Wells in October 1935 in Walton-on-Thames, her mother Barbara was a professional pianist who was married to a woodwork teacher.

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Andrews hit fame after starring in Broadway musicals My Fair Lady in 1956, playing Eliza Doolittle, and Camelot in 1960, playing Queen Guinevere.

But it was in 1964 that she made her first film debut as Mary Poppins and shot to stardom. Andrews won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for her amazing performance as the beloved governess.

Following this she was snapped up by 20th Century Fox for the film that would crystallise both the fame and the image she had gained with Poppins.

Her performance as Maria Von Trapp in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music ensured Andrews’ status as one of the few British actors truly to conquer America.

Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews became both a gay icon, a family favourite and has remained an international treasure.

She was also made a Dame in 1999 and we love her so much, there are two rooms dedicated to her fabulous work!

The Sound of Music Room

Our beautiful Sound of Music room is a stunning tribute to arguably the greatest musical of all time.

Based on The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta von Trapp, The Sound of Music changed musicals and movies forever.

This heart-warming story of Maria, who accepts a job to become a governess to a large family and falls in love with the children and their widowed father, captured the nations imagination.

The Sound of Music was the highest-grossing film of 1965 and by 1966 the film became the highest grossing film of all time, surpassing Gone with the Wind and breaking box office records in 29 countries.

Sound of Music

This luxurious room, which offers a large screen TV and a kitchenette, will make you feel like a Hollywood star as you indulge in a relaxing double Jacuzzi bath, providing a truly enjoyable stay at our themed hotel.

You can guarantee the Sound of Music inspired rooms will capture your heart as much as the 1965 musical. Sleeping up to 6 people, it’s the perfect room for anyone who loves Julie Andrews.

Mary Poppins Room

Mary Poppins

Or, if you’re more of a fan of Julie Andrews when she was ‘practically perfect in every way’, book a stay in the magical Mary Poppins suite.

The fantastical tale of Mary Poppins tells the story of one amazing nanny, who transforms family life for George Banks and his children through song, dance and sheer magic.

Marry Poppins Room

Tumble into your very own chalk painted dream and fall in love with this whimsical and wonderful Poppins themed accommodation.

The room sleeps up to 6 people and features unique Poppins murals, a large screen TV, kitchenette and a double Jacuzzi bath, you will never want to leave our movie-themed hotel in Liverpool.

Marilyn Monroe

An actress, model and sex symbol of the 1950s, Marilyn Monroe was an icon of her time.

Best remembered for her glamour, charm and perhaps the most sensual rendition of ‘happy birthday’ of all time, Monroe starred in numerous blockbuster films.

But behind the camera lens, Marilyn Monroe wasn’t just the effervescent actress who played the comic ‘dumb blonde’ characters, she was shy, clever and modest.

A hopeless romantic, Monroe was perpetually in search of love and desperate to start a family of her own, a far cry from the ditsy blonde that lit up the silver screen.

Marilyn Monroe

Born and raised in Los Angeles as Norma Jeane, Monroe spent most of her childhood in foster homes and an orphanage.

She married at the age of just sixteen and began working in a radio plane factory in 1944, as part of the war effort. Whilst there she was introduced to a photographer from the First Motion Picture Unit and began a successful pin-up modelling career.

She signed a contract with Fox in 1951 and over the next two years, she became a popular actress with roles in several comedies, including As Young as You Feel and Monkey Business.

By 1953, Monroe was one of the most marketable Hollywood stars, with leading roles in the noir Niagara and the comedies Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and How to Marry a Millionaire.

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In 1955, she starred in one of the biggest box office successes of her career, The Seven Year Itch. Following this she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in Some Like It Hot. Her last completed film was the drama The Misfits in 1961.

During her short life, Monroe struggled with anxiety, depression and the fact she was always type cast as a ‘sex symbol’.

Sadly on August 5, 1962, she died at age 36 from an overdose of barbiturates at her home in Los Angeles.

To this day, Monroe has been celebrated for her beauty and talent as an actress and icon.

Marilyn Diptych Room

Instead of celebrating the blonde bombshell’s films, we decided to showcase one of the most iconic and famous portraits of the actress, Andy Warhol’s ‘Marilyn Diptych’.

Echoing the beauty and sparkle of Marilyn Monroe, this room captures Warhol’s artistic vision, transporting you into the colourful world of pop art.

Completed in 1962, Warhol’s silkscreen painting the Marilyn Diptych is one of his most infamous and influential works.

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Following Marilyn’s death in 1962, Warhol began a four month artistic journey, creating over twenty silkscreen paintings of the engaging American star.

Warhol’s creation was based on one publicity photograph of Marilyn, taken for the film Niagara in 1953.

Warhol’s vision for the piece was inspired by the themes of death and the cult of celebrity, both of which Marilyn had become renowned for. Alluding to the media whirlwind and her mortality, Warhol created a fusion of these elements using a vivid contrast of colour combined with a fading effect.

Marilyn Monroe

The repetitive image of Marilyn’s face is thought to reflect her incomparable media presence, while the contrast of colours reminds viewers that while Marilyn’s bright and vibrant status may have felt perpetual, her mortality meant that she would always fade away.

Sleeping up to 4 guests without compromising on quality and style, this stylish suite is ideal for those interested in the life of Monroe and the glamour of the 50s and 60s.

Audrey Hepburn

One of Hollywood’s greatest style icons known for her beauty, elegance and grace, Audrey Hepburn was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third-greatest female screen legend in Golden Age Hollywood.

A philanthropist, humanitarian and talented performer, she was born on 4th May 1929, in Brussels, Belgium and spent most of her childhood moving between Belgium, England and the Netherlands.

She studied ballet from a young age which led to her performing as a chorus girl in West End musical theatre productions.

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When she was 22 years old, Hepburn starred in the 1951 Broadway play Gigi after being spotted by French novelist Colette, on whose work the play was based.

Following this, she shot to stardom for playing the lead role in Roman Holiday in 1953, for which she was the first actress to win an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award for a single performance.

She went on to star in a number of successful films, such as Sabrina (1954), The Nun’s Story (1959), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), Charade (1963), My Fair Lady (1964) and Wait Until Dark (1967), for which she received Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations. Hepburn won a record three BAFTA Awards for Best British Actress in a Leading Role.

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As her life went on Hepburn appeared in fewer films, devoting much of her later life to UNICEF.

She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in December 1992. A month later, Hepburn died of appendiceal cancer at her home in Switzerland at the age of 63.

My Fair Lady Room

An enchanting blend of comedy, romance and singalong hits, My Fair Lady is a timeless masterpiece that fans continue to adore today.

Visually striking with an infamous score, the revival of the stage production brought the dazzling costumes and colourful sets to the big screen.

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It tells the story of a young girl’s transformation from a working-class Cockney to a high society Victorian lady. Eliza Doolittle, played by Hepburn agrees to lessons from phonetics Professor Henry Higgins, who works with Eliza on her speech to improve her job prospects.

However, it doesn’t take long for their budding relationship to escalate into a complicated love triangle. Higgins finds himself besotted with Eliza, but only after she’s been swept off her feet by an aristocratic suitor.

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Capturing the spirit of one of the best loved musicals of all time, our My Fair Lady room is truly something special.

Sleeping up to six guests, the My Fair Lady room radiates character and charm reflective of the classic musical. Featuring a luxurious kitchenette, opulent fittings and a flat screen TV, the film’s qualities are certainly reflected in this magical hotel room.

Judy Garland

Renowned for her contralto vocals and youthful glow, Judy Garland was an American singer, actress and vaudevillian.

She attained international stardom that continued throughout a career spanning more than 40 years as an actress in musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist, and on concert stages.

Born as Frances Ethel Gumm in June 1922, Garland began performing in vaudeville with her two older sisters and was signed to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as a teenager. Signed by MGM, she made more than two dozen films with them, including nine with Mickey Rooney.

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However, in 1939, Judy shot immediately to stardom with The Wizard of Oz, in which she portrayed Dorothy, an orphaned girl living on a farm in the dry plains of Kansas who is whisked off to the magical world of Oz on the other side of the rainbow.

Her poignant performance and sweet delivery of her signature song, ‘Over The Rainbow’, earned Judy a special juvenile Oscar statuette on 29 February 1940 for Best Performance by a Juvenile Actor.

Following this, she continued to star in successful films including Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), The Harvey Girls (1946) and Easter Parade (1948) until she was released from the studio.

Judy went on to make record-breaking concert appearances, a successful recording career, and her own Emmy-nominated television series.

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In later years, her film appearances became fewer only starring in A Star Is Born (1954) and Judgement at Nuremberg (1961). At 39, she became the youngest and first female recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in the film industry.

From an early age, Garland struggled with the pressures of adolescent stardom and her self-image which was constantly under the spotlight. Throughout her life, she married five times, with her first four marriages ending in divorce.

Sadly Judy had a long addiction with drugs and alcohol, which ultimately led to her death from a barbiturate overdose at the age of 47.

Still celebrated today, Judy Garland was one of the greatest actresses with one of the most unique voices of our time.

Wizard of Oz Room

The Wizard of Oz is undoubtedly a timeless classic, notable for its innovative use of technicolor, this amazing film captured imaginations all over the world.

An iconic film in popular culture, it won Oscars for Best Original Song with Over the Rainbow and Best Original Score by Herbert Stothart.

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Our stunning Wizard of Oz room makes the most of the characters that delighted it’s audiences, with an amazing picture of Dorothy and her friends on the ceiling.

Featuring plush champagne interiors, a stylish kitchenette and a double Jacuzzi bath, the Wizard of Oz suite has everything you’d expect from a room inspired by the magical musical.

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Sleeping up to six people in two luxury doubles and two single beds, this room has been designed with a fabulous adventure in mind and guarantee you’ll never want your Arthouse adventure to end.

If you enjoyed our marvellous round up of the best leading ladies of Hollywood, why not book a stay in our magical movie-themed hotel and be transported back to the golden era of film. 

Get in touch with one of our friendly team today to book a stay worthy of Hollywood. 

Become a Master of Mixology with our Cocktail Masterclass

Have you always fancied yourself as a cocktail connoisseur? Or maybe you just enjoy a tipple or two. At the Arthouse Bar we offer an amazing cocktail masterclass that will have you and your friends mixing up a storm.

Set within the amazing movie-themed hotel bar, this masterclass is a brilliant gift for a birthday celebration, a hen party and many other occasions.

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How much: £20pp

This brilliant cocktail masterclass is perfect for learning the tricks of the mixing trade.

You might already be an expert at drinking cocktails, but wouldn’t it be great if you could craft some concoctions of your own? Learn to mix, muddle and mash at our brilliant cocktail masterclass.

During the class our expert bar staff will teach you how to make a variety of cocktails, from the traditional mojito to some of our Signature combinations. By the end you’ll know all there is to know about your favourite tipples.

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Each cocktail masterclass includes the following per person;

  • A cocktail upon arrival, prepared by one of our talented bar staff
  • The chance to each make a cocktail of your choice from our menu with the guidance of our trained bar staff
  • A glass of prosecco to enjoy while you learn the art of cocktail making
  • Some shots to use for some fun drinking games

The classes last around 90 minutes each, so there’s plenty of time to shake things up and have a fantastic booze-fuelled evening.

Our Cocktails

At the Arthouse bar we serve a range of creative cocktails that are themed around stars of the silver screen. From Ginger Rodgers to Marilyn Monroe, our inventive medley’s are perfect for any film lover.

Here are some of our famous movie-themed cocktails that you could get the chance to create yourself.

Charlie Chapgin

The larger than life Charlie Chapgin offers the perfect mix of elderflower, lemon, blueberry, apple and G’vine Gin. It is inspired by the great comic actor, filmmaker and composer Charlie Chaplin.

charlie chagpin

Marlon Brandy

This stunning concoction made up of cream, brandy and banana is named after Marlon Brando, it’s sure to get your taste buds tingling.

Marlon Brandy

Liz Taylor Fizz

A great of the silver screen, our delicious Liz Taylor Fizz is a refreshing zesty cocktail that is perfect for a summer’s evening.

Liz Taylor Fizz

Cherry Grant

Dedicated to Hollywood leading man Cary Grant, this wonderful mix of amaretto, coconut rum, overproof rum and cherry is so delicious we can’t get enough of it.

cherry grant

Yellapepperita

For a cocktail that packs a punch, we recommend the Yellapepperita, which is created from tequila, passion fruit, lime and yellow pepper.

yellapeppertina

Try a Movie-Themed Pizza

After all of that cocktail making, you’re sure to have worked up an appetite.

At the Arthouse Pizzeria, we serve some of the most delicious, film-themed pizzas in Liverpool.

Choose from the spicy Some Like it Hot with pepperoni and chilli, or try the West Side Story with half chorizo and roasted peppers and half pastrami. If you’re a vegetarian there’s the Margherita Hayworth or the Casablanca which is topped with artichoke, olive and roast pepper with rocket and harissa.

some like it hot

These tasty pizza’s are the best way to refuel after your cocktail masterclass.

For more information or to book in a cocktail masterclass call our friendly team on 0151 541 9999 and we’ll be happy to help!