Grand National: Your Style Guide

Come rain or shine at the Liverpool Aintree Grand National racegoers step out in tip to toe glamour for the biggest racing event of the year. This three day top class racing venue culminates the world’s greatest riders, trainers and of course horses in the most recognised steeplechase. This year’s entertainment poses The Lightning Seeds headlining whilst a Range Rover Evoque is up for grabs for the best dressed on Ladies Day.

What to wear?

Liverpool ladies are known for dressing up to the nines and looks more like a Paris fashion show than a sporting event. With each year at the Grand National getting bigger and better we’re going to take a look at the latest fashion trends.

Statement Frills

Whether it’s pretty in pink or a cool blue, frills are a statement piece that shows every race goer and Daily Mail photographer you mean business. Stand out from the tens of thousands crowd with a statement piece that will have eyes watching your sophisticated finish.

Asymmetric Dress

Looking for a bold new look, something that feels utterly new? Whilst we love our classic pieces an edgy twist can provide a little more excitement to the wardrobe. Introducing the asymmetric dress – paired with a simple heel this style is bang on trend.

Off the shoulder

A powerful trend that has dominated the fashion landscape and representing as one of the hottest looks for the spring/summer season, an off the shoulder look offers a playful yet stylish appearance. Revealing bare shoulders acts as the unofficial signpost that spring is here.


Who said you can’t wear black to the races? Across the globe fashionistas have been promoting the black dress and lady in lace look. There’s nothing like adding a little drama to an event, whether it’s a gothic look taken straight from the red carpet or an added bewitched yet romantic lace, the lady in black adds a dramatic style that will champion any outfit.


An A-line skirt is the pinnacle way to accentuate curves and offer the most flattering fit no matter your size or age. Guaranteed to offer you that va va voom, the A-line dress or skirt provides you with the ultimate ladylike feel perfect for the races.

How to get there?

There are a few different ways to get to the racecourse. As The Richmond is centrally located you can either get the train or take a taxi, but we advise catching the train as it avoids traffic on the road and some of the nearby roads to the racecourse close on race days creating an added short walk from the taxi drop off point to the course. For large groups, you may also want to consider a coach hire.


The nearest train station is a short 4 minute walk to Moorfields which will take you directly to Aintree racecourse. Timetabled trains will run every 15 minutes, calling at all stations between Liverpool and Aintree. However, on race days extra trains before and after the race will be added providing a seven-and-a-half-minute service between Liverpool city centre and Aintree station.

The train will take roughly 17 minutes to get to Aintree train station and there will be a short walk to the racecourse itself. Merseyrail and the police will point you in the direction of the racecourse, making directions to the racecourse well signposted and easy to get to.

You can buy tickets at the station from a machine or at the desk. There will be Merseyrail staff on hand if you’re struggling to get tickets.


You can either pre-book a taxi from our reception or call a local taxi firm, but flagging down one of the many black cabs driving around the city centre is just as easy. The roads tend to be a little busy so if you’d prefer to call a cab give yourself enough time to get there, on a normal day to get to Aintree racecourse it would take around 25 minutes, so give yourself enough time to sit through the possibility of traffic.

The Grand National’s Grand Package

If you’re looking at going all out and having the works this Grand National what better place to start the celebrations than in the hustle of bustle of Liverpool city centre at The Richmond, equipped with a glass of champagne on arrival to start your day of cheers and excitement. After a day of good music, glamour and style head back to The Richmond for a well-deserved rest.

The Grand National packages are as follows:

Breakfast Package running the Thursday, Friday and Saturday

This includes Full English and Continental Buffet Style all you can eat Breakfast with Unlimited bucks fizz for 2 hours.

All this is only £20

(must be payable when booked)

Brunch/Lunch Packages for

2 courses for £18.95 with a glass of prosecco


3 courses for £22.95with a glass of prosecco

Evening meal packages are:

2 courses for £23.95 with a glass of prosecco


3 courses for £27.95 with a glass of prosecco