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Grand National 2022 – Where To Stay and What To Do In Liverpool

The Grand National 2022 takes place from 7 – 9 April. Here’s our ultimate guide to where to stay and what to do to make the most of your time in the city.

Where To Stay In Liverpool For The Grand National

There’s no shortage of hotels in the city but we’ve hand-picked our favourites from our experience of staying at these fantatstic hotels.

Innside Liverpool 

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Located on Old Hall Street, the recently opened Innside Liverpool hotel brings the luxury with its spacious rooms, Gino’s Italian Restaurant and the 360 Sky Bar that is perfect for evening cocktails. Innside is in a great location for travelling to the races as you can get the train from Moorfields station just across the road, which will take you straight to Aintree and back.

Malmaison Liverpool

Malmaison Hotel Liverpool

Another top choice is the Malmaison Liverpool hotel which offers luxury boutique rooms, a fantastic restaurant, a cosy bar and nice views over the River Mersey. It’s just a short 5-10 minute walk to Moorfields train station. After a hectic day at the races you’ll be able to unwind for the evening, with everything you need at the Mal. Located in a nice peaceful spot on the water, you’re close enough to the action of the city centre, but you can enjoy a more tranquil atmosphere here.

The Shankly or Dixie Dean Hotel

Grand National 2022 Guide - The Shankly Hotel Liverpool
The Shankly Hotel

If you’re looking to continue the theme of a sporty weekend then you might want to opt for either The Shankly hotel or The Dixie Dean hotel, which clearly set out their allegiances to Liverpool and Everton respectively. These hotels are both suitable to small and large groups and again, they’re excellently located for travelling to the races via Moorfields station.

What To Do In Liverpool Over The Grand National Festival

Eat Amazing Food on Castle Street

Grand National 2022 - Castle Street Town House
Castle Street Town House

Castle Street has become one fo the cities most popular eating destinations, with a great selection of restauarants, bistros and bars. You’ll be sure to find something to please everyone. You can find out all there is to know about the Best Castle Street Restaurants here. Castle Street is also in a great location for those all important travel links to and from Aintree.

Get Competitive

Grand National 2022 Activities To Do In Liverpool Axe Throwing
Hatchet Harry’s Axe Throwing

If a day at the races wasn’t enough to test your competitiveness then why not try Axe Throwing, an Escape Room, Climbing Walls, A Trampoline Park or Crazy Golf? Check out our guide to 7 Fun Activities To Do In Liverpool To Test Your Competitive Nature.

Embrace Your Playful Side At A Gaming Arcade

Gaming Arcades Liverpool The VRVE

There’s plenty of gaming arcades to visit in the city, from retro gaming arcades to Virtual Reality games hubs. Have a look at our Best Gaming Arcades In Liverpool guide.

Liverpool Nightlife

Grand National 2022 Guide - Royal Albert Dock
Royal Albert Dock

After a day at the races, you can continue your celebrations in Liverpool city centre. The Royal Albert Dock is the perfect backdrop for a night of fine food and cocktails. Plan your night with our Royal Albert Dock Restaurant and Bars Guide. Alternatively, the Baltic Triangle is a popular hotspot of bars and is home to the Baltic Market food court.

Grand National Pre & After Parties

Grand National 2022 Revolution Royal Albert Dock After Party

The Long Shot

To celebrate the return of the Grand National, the sports loving team at The Long Shot located at Royal Albert Dock are pulling out all the stops and have partnered up with Grey Goose to host a special breakfast for Ladies Day and National Saturday. Expect the best Bloody Marys, fruity Mimosas and of course their signature monster breakfast butties to line tummy’s, along with a coach to take you to Aintree for just £25 per person. Tickets are available through their website but be quick because once they’re gone they’re gone!


A bottomless brunch at Revolution Albert Dock is guaranteed to get you in the mood for a day of festivities. Take your pick from one of their tasty brunch dishes,  from Blueberry, Banana & Nutella pancakes to a sourdough Brunch Pizza, all washed down with 90 minutes of breakfast cocktails including Prosecco, Bloody Mary’s, Aperol Spritz’s and more. 

Revolucion de Cuba 

Escape to the tropics with a Champagne Breakfast or Premium Bottomless Brunch at Revolucion de Cuba on the dock, available from 7-9 April. Feast on one of their brunch dishes, including the likes of a Breakfast Burrito or Full Grilled Breakfast, all washed down with 90 minutes of champers or bottomless drinks.


For just two days only on 8 & 9 April, Gusto is opening its doors for Brunch & Bottomless Brunch for both race goers and anyone who wants to get in on the action. Offering brunch classics, unlimited fizz and its chic interiors, Gusto is the perfect waterfront spot on the dock to start your day in style. 

One O’Clock Gun

If you’re looking to carry on the festivities after the races and perhaps celebrate a lucky win, The One O’Clock Gun at Royal Albert Dock is the place to go, with live music, Grand National themed cocktail specials, and some hearty pub grub to rejuvenate you for the night ahead.


What are your plans for the Grand National 2022? Let us know in the comments below.


Founder and Editor, Clare Deane, shares her passion for all the amazing things happening in Liverpool. With a love of the local Liverpool music scene, dining out a couple of times a week and immersing herself in to all things arts and culture she's in a pretty good place to create some Liverpool Noise.

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