Grand National – On Board The Northern Belle

14th April

Arrive in style on the luxurious Northern Belle vintage train. The glamour, thrill and excitement begins the second the train glides into the platform. Liveried stewards await with a red carpet welcome and show you to your plush armchair seats. Intricate marquetry, hand sewn fabrics and mosaic floors make this beautiful train a moving piece of art.

The Grand National is the pinnacle of jumps season. Witness 40 jockeys and their equine partners take on the challenge of 4 miles with 30 jumps including Becher’s Brook, The Canal Turn and one of the longest finishing straights in steeplechase racing. Whilst we can’t predict the winner we can guarantee an unforgettable and fun-filled day.

PROVISIONAL & SAMPLE PACKAGE CONTENT

  • Reserved seat for a round trip on board the Northern Belle luxury train from London Euston Train Station to Liverpool Lime Street Train Station.
  • A welcoming sparkling Bellini cocktail served upon boarding.
  • Delicious three course brunch followed by tea and coffee served on the outward journey.
  • Return coach transfers from Liverpool Lime Street station to Aintree Racecourse.
  • Jockey Club host.
  • Racecourse admission ticket including entry to the Festival Zone.
  • A welcoming glass of Champagne served on the inbound return journey.
  • Sumptuous seven course British seasonal table d’hôte dinner menu served on the inbound journey including Great British cheese board, biscuits and chutneys.
  • A bottle of selected house wine per couple served with dinner.
  • Coffee, tea & Petits fours served after dinner.
  • Cash bar to purchase additional drinks on board throughout.

Further Information

Guests are invited to make their way to London Euston Train Station. Northern Belle stewards will be present at the station to welcome you. Boarding commences approximately 20 minutes before the train is due to depart.

06:45 The Northern Belle departs London Euston Train Station. A welcoming sparkling Bellini cocktail is served on boarding followed by a delicious three course brunch with tea and coffee. Cash bar facilities are also available, should you wish to purchase additional drinks.
– Your racecourse admission tickets will be handed out on the journey.
11:30 The Northern Belle arrives at Liverpool Lime Street Train Station. Guests disembark the train and make their way to the awaiting coaches for the transfer to Aintree Racecourse (7.2 miles).
– Afternoon spent at guests leisure within the Festival Zone.
13:40 First race commences.
17:15 Last race commences.
– Guests are asked to make their way back to the awaiting coaches for the return transfer to Liverpool Lime Street Train Station (7.2 miles).
19:30 The Northern Belle departs Liverpool Lime Street. Whilst on board, guests will be served a chilled glass of Champagne, followed by a seven-course British seasonal table d’hote menu, a bottle of selected wine per couple and finish with tea, coffee and petit fours.
23:55 The Northern Belle arrives at London Euston Train Station and all guests depart.

The Grand National is a rain and shine event. Many guests like to take the opportunity to dress smartly for the Northern Belle, however attire at the racecourse should be weather orientated and comfortable foot wear is a must. It is advisable that guests bring a change of shoes for walking around the racecourse.
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