Lord's Cricket Ground Tours and Activities
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Renowned as the Home of Cricket, Lord’s Cricket Ground is more than 200 years old and home to the legendary Marylebone Cricket Club. The 28,000-seat sporting arena hosts some of the world’s most prestigious cricket events and international test matches, and the on-site MCC Museum is one of the world's oldest sporting museums.
The most atmospheric way to experience Lord’s Cricket Ground is to attend one of the regular matches, but cricket enthusiasts can also go behind the scenes on a guided tour. Tour highlights include a visit to the Long Room, the Pavilion, and the player dressing rooms; a look at the Honours Boards; and entrance to the MCC Museum, where exhibits include the Ashes urn and Prudential Trophy. Cricket fans also frequent the Lord’s Tavern pub, situated right by the Grace Gates.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Book your match tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. Test Match and One Day International tickets are allocated by ballot, with applications taking place months in advance.
- Tours must be booked in advance.
- On-site facilities include free Wi-Fi, ATMs, and a selection of bars and food vendors in each stand.
- All entrants to the ground are required to undergo security checks, and no large bags or suitcases are permitted.
- The Warner Stand, Mound Stand, and Grand Stand have accessible areas reserved for wheelchair users.
How to Get There
Lord’s Cricket Ground is located in St. John’s Wood, North London, and the closest tube station is St. John’s Wood on the Jubilee line, a 5-minute walk from the stadium. Visitors can also take the train to Marylebone station and then walk roughly 10 minutes. Parking is unavailable on major match days and the three days beforehand, so public transit is recommended.
When to Get There
The ground is open year-round but only match ticket holders can access the MCC Museum on match days. Unless you’re lucky enough to have tickets, it’s best to avoid the grounds entirely during international fixtures, as the area becomes overrun with spectators.
The History of Lord’s Cricket Ground
Lord’s doesn’t have any royal relations as its name may suggest—it’s named after Thomas Lord, a professional cricketer and the venue’s founder. The stadium is actually the third ground established by Lord, with the original dating back to 1787 on what is now Dorset Square. The current ground, built in 1814 and in use ever since, was also an Olympic venue, hosting the archery events in 2012.
Address: St John's Wood Rd, London NW8 8QN, England
2 Tours and Activities to Experience Lord's Cricket Ground
IN THIS TAILORED TOUR YOU WILL BE TAKEN THROUGH THE ALLURE OF THEATRELAND. YOU GET TO EXPLORE THE WELL KNOWN CAMDEN TOWN BEFORE REACHING HAMPSTEAD VILLAGE AND HAMPSTEAD HEATH WITH ITS TREMENDOUS HISTORY LAIED ON THE NORTHERN PART OF CAMDEN DISTRICT. ST. JOHN’S WOOD AND THE FAMOUS BEATLES CROSSING WOULD BE ON OUR WAY BEFORE VISITING LORDS CRICKET GROUND AND THROUGH THE BEAUTY OF REGENTS PARK AND THE HISTORICALLY BOHEMIAN AREA OF FITZROVIA WE HEAD BACK TO TRAFALGAR SQ. WHERE IT ALL BEGAN.
Visit two of London's major sporting venues on this tour that allows you to make your two selections from three options. You can choose Wembley Stadium, where football (aka soccer) is played; Lord's Cricket Ground, nicknamed "the Home of Cricket"; or the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, where the Grand Slam tennis tournament is held. Traveling to each stadium by Tube, you'll see the public locations as well as behind-the-scenes areas.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What's the best way to experience Lord's Cricket Ground?
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