Can you believe that it’s nearly that time again? That time where we put on our very best outfits for a day out at Aintree. It’s the biggest, most famous and most glamorous horse race in the world. It is the Randox Health Grand National.

It’s not just the day itself that makes a trip to the Grand National so special, it’s the build-up. The excitement starts when you book your tickets, builds when you finally find your ideal fascinator and hits a peak when you sip some bubbles and tuck into a race day breakfast.

If you’re still looking for some last-minute race festival inspiration, then Visit Liverpool is here to be your guide.

Somewhere to stay

Stay in style at the Hard Days Night Hotel

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The only Beatles inspired hotel in the world, the Hard Days Night Hotel is the perfect place to stay this Grand National weekend! Located in the heart of the city and just over 10 minutes by train to the racecourse, you won’t find yourself too far away, yet close enough to all the city centre action.

They’re also holding a champagne breakfast each day to ensure you get the perfect start to your day!

Call 0151 236 1964 to book.

Glitz and Glam at Hilton Liverpool

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Facing the beautiful Albert Dock, Hilton Liverpool is the perfect place to stay if you want a little luxury over the race weekend. On Friday and Saturday they’ll be offering a lunch which includes 3 courses, arrival drink, ½ bottle wine or prosecco, giant TV’s, live entertainment and access to their incredible afterparty - all for £49.95 per person!

Call 0151 708 4200 to book.

Breakfast with a view at Holiday Inn Liverpool City Centre

Breakfast views don’t come much better than this, just look how beautiful St George’s Hall looks! For just £14.95 you can enjoy an all you can eat breakfast with a glass of prosecco thrown in for good measure.

Call 0151 709 7090 to book.

Champagne breakfast at DoubleTree Liverpool

DoubleTree Liverpool is home to the stunning ‘presidential suite’, a haven hidden away from the busy city centre. With an on-site bar, restaurant and spa, stay the whole weekend an indulge in some luxury!

They’re also offering a special champagne breakfast for just £18.95 per person and an ultimate race day experience that includes lunch, bubbly, afternoon tea, giant screens, entertainment, competitions and more for just £47.95 per person!

Call 0151 541 7116 to book.

For inspiration on more hotels to stay at, take a look here.

Somewhere to eat and drink

Get in the carnival spirit at Alma de Cuba

Set inside the magnificent conversion of the former St. Peters Catholic Church, Alma de Cuba in an eclectic mix of Cuba, Hispanic, and Latin American influences - the perfect place to start your day at the races!

Alma de Cuba are offering a champagne breakfast with coach drop off and pick up for just £39.95 per person. Breakfast and transport in one - it couldn’t be easier!

Call 0151 305 3744 to book today.

2 for 1 cocktails at TUSK

Situated in the heart of the Northern Lights, Cain's Brewery Village, TUSK is a Vegan’s best friend with their Vegan led menu. If you book a table over the racing weekend you’ll can enjoy double the cocktails! Just remember, don’t think too much before placing your bets 🙈

Ladies Day brunchin’ at the Liver Building

We can’t think of a better place to brunch than in Liverpool’s world-famous Royal Liver Building!

Picture this; you’ve got your best dress on, the sun is shining, you’ve got a glass of prosecco in hand… all while standing on the balcony of the Royal Liver Building whilst looking out over the River Mersey and across the waterfront. This is what dreams are made of.

For just £39.95 per person enjoy a glass of prosecco, brunch buffet, racing post newspaper, and return transport to Aintree Racecourse. Oh, and there’s also a prize for the best dressed!

Call 0151 559 1950 to book or visit the website here.

Build your own breakfast at Dale Street Eatery

Sounds pretty impressive, right? “Can I swap bacon for extra sausages, no beans please…” No one has time for that, it is the races after all! Dale Street Eatery allow you to build your own breakfast exact how you like it - no ifs, no buts.

For lovers of something a little different they’ve got their famous Avocado on toast, crazy, we know!

Pizza and cocktails at Santa Maluco

Sunshine, brunch, and pizza 🍕🌻🌞 🥑

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Fancy something a little different? Forget the traditional breakfast or brunch, we’re talking RODIZIO PIZZA! Yep, unlimited pizza for just £10.95 before 4pm or £15.95 after 4pm. Lo Pan Loco, Ma-Donner and Doug Life are just some of the crazy creations you can try.

On Thursday and Friday why not treat yourself to £5 cocktails after the races. You’ll either be celebrating or commiserating, either way, they won’t break the bank!

Chill out at HUS

After all the stress of getting ready for the big day, why not relax a little? HUS is the perfect place to unwind before a day out at the races, or to rest your feet after a long day. To make things a little sweeter, they’ve also got these offers too…

Full english breakfast with a pint or glass of prosecco for £10 all weekend
2-4-1 on all cocktails, prosecco bottles, gin and spritz all day, ladies day

Funky cocktails at Baltic Market

Everyone’s favourite food and drink market will be serving up some delicious Grand National inspired cocktails over the weekend to help you get in the *spirit* of things! Some of our favourites…

Jocky’s Club - Gin, lemon juice, raspberry jam and whites.
Hedgehunter - Vodka, lime juice, mint, sugar & soho cucumber mint and citrus.
Bobby’s Margarita - Tequila, lime juice, passionfruit and agave syrup

They’re also bringing back their epic frozen aperol spritz!

Brekkie at Tom Hall’s Tavern

Facing the famous three graces, Tom Hall’s Tavern are offering one AMAZING deal for the racing weekend…

Breakfast, glass of prosecco and return travel for just £12.95 per person. Then, you can enjoy the night in their amazing surroundings. Sorted.

Call 0151 227 2268 to book.

Sporting action at McCooley’s

McCooley’s have two huge venues in Liverpool, one at Concert Square and the other on Matthew Street - with both offering breakfast and a glass of fizz or a pint for just £10. Also, if you’re not lucky enough to be going the races, they’ll be showing them on huge screens all weekend to ensure you don’t miss out!

Somewhere to celebrate (or commiserate)

Party at Revolution Albert Dock

The party doesn’t have to end once the last horse goes over the line as Revolution are holding their annual Grand National party on Saturday. With plenty of cocktails to choose from, you won’t want to leave!

Visit here to book tickets.

Live DJ’s at Kingdom Liverpool

If clubbing is your style then there is no better place to head to than Kingdom on Harrington Street, just off Castle Street! They’re hosting two huge events over the Grand National weekend, with booths still available.

Ladies Day - DJ Anton Powers
Grand National - DJ Mick Willow and live sax by Jesus Martin

Visit here to book a booth or guestlist.

Enjoy yourselves this Grand National, and remember to drink responsibly.

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This blog has been written by Stefan Price, Digital Marketing Assistant for Marketing Liverpool. Stefan helps out the team with any digital activity across Marketing Liverpool/ Visit Liverpool and runs the its Liverpool social channels!
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Hard Days Night Hotel
Hard Days Night Hotel

A 'Fab Four' star Liverpool hotel. Hard Days Night Hotel is the world's only Beatles inspired hotel, combining the highest quality facilities in a truly unique environment. Located at the heart of Liverpool's 'Beatles Quarter' offering luxurious accommodation and exclusive event space with a twist.

Hilton Liverpool City Centre
Hilton Liverpool City Centre

Close to Liverpool ONE, with nearby prestigious attractions including Tate Liverpool Gallery at the Albert Docks.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Liverpool
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Liverpool

Located in the heart of the city, just a short walk from the historic docks, lively Cavern Quarter and superb shopping on offer at Liverpool ONE.

Santa Maluco
Santa Maluco

Santa Maluco also offers a unique style of serving called "Rodízio." This is a ‘all you can eat’ style of restaurant service common in Brazil. Their pizzas bring a Brazilian flare mixed with some old authentic Italian tradition!

Baltic Market
Cafe / Bar
The street revolution has come to Liverpool. All hail the Baltic Market this Christmas!

It's what we've all been waiting for...Liverpool's first ever street food market is now open.

McCooley's - Mathew Street
McCooley's - Mathew Street

Following in the footsteps of its sister venue on Concert Square, McCooley's Mathew Street is set to offer a little Moonshine and Music to the public and has officially opened giving Liverpool its biggest Irish bar to date.

McCooley's - Concert Square
McCooley's - Concert Square

Contemporary Irish bar and grill located in Liverpool’s iconic Concert Square, the heart of Liverpool’s busy nightlife.