It’s that time of the year again, where the sun starts to shine and Liverpool comes alive with thousands of excited spectators, all ready to witness one of the biggest UK sporting events of the year; The Randox Health Grand National!

Whether you’re an annual attendee to the festival, or it’s your first time joining in on the action, our ultimate guide is here to make sure you have the most enjoyable weekend, with all our best advice, hints and tips for this year’s festival.

 

Where To Stay

We are ideally located right in the heart of Liverpool City Centre, nearby all major transport links and close to the city’s shopping district, best bars, restaurants and nightlife. We are directly opposite Liverpool Lime Street Station and nearby Liverpool ONE Bus Station for guests travelling into the City Centre from Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Book your last-minute accommodation for this year’s Grand National right here.

 

Travelling Into Liverpool

Getting into Liverpool City Centre is easier than ever. If you’re travelling into Liverpool by train from across the UK, we are located directly opposite Liverpool Lime Street Station. Direct links from Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street are also available, for full time tables visit http://www.nationalrail.co.uk. For guests travelling from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, all City Centre bus services to Liverpool ONE are suitable, with Liverpool ONE Bus Station being just a 10-minute walk from the hotel. If you’re choosing to travel to Liverpool by car, we are located right beside the 600 space, St. John’s Carpark, offering discounted rates of £6 per 24 hours to all hotel guests. St. John’s Carpark postcode is; L1 1NQ.

 

 

Getting Grand National Ready

Being one of the biggest fashion and style events of the year, we know how important it is to look your best on race day! We are located within short walking distance from the city centre’s largest department stores, perfect for last minute outfit changes and of course glam on the day. With dozens of makeup counters from different brands, we are located just a 2-minute walk from the nearest Boots store and within a 10-minute walk from Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar, John Lewis and Debenhams, boasting Charlotte Tilbury, MAC, YSL and Benefit makeup counters.

 

 

Going All Out

Get your race day experience off to a winning start with Prosecco Breakfast at The View Restaurant, for just £15.50 per person from Thursday 4th until Saturday 6th April. Choose from our extensive all you can eat breakfast menu including Full English Breakfast, fresh omelettes, mini pastries and muffins, fresh fruit and our signature fluffy pancakes along with prosecco and unlimited tea and coffee. Find our full breakfast menu here. To upgrade to Prosecco Breakfast call our team today on 01517052844 or email reservations@hiliverpool.com.

 

Getting To The Races

We are ideally located for guests travelling to Aintree Racecourse over Grand National 2019. For transport to the race course, we recommend using Mersey Rail services, direct from Liverpool Central Station to Aintree Station, with services running every 7 ½ minutes over the 3-day festival. We are just a 4-minute walk from Liverpool Central Station. Travel time between Liverpool Central and Aintree is approximately 16 minutes. Once you arrive in Aintree the closest entrance to the race course is just a few minutes’ walk.  Live train times from Liverpool Central are available from the official Mersey Rail website.

 

Full Runners List

As the festival draws closer and closer, you can find the full and final list of all of this year's runners on the official Grand National website.

 

 

Travelling Back To Liverpool

On each day of the Grand National festival, increased train services will be available from Aintree Station to Liverpool Central, where racegoers can use their return ticket for travel.