The famous Lord's Cricket Ground in St John's Wood is steeped in history and culture. For many cricketers, competing in a Test at Lord’s Cricket Stadium remains the zenith of their career. While attending a test match at Lord's stadium is on every cricket fan's wish list. Named after its founder, Lord's was inaugurated in 1814 and immediately became the primary location for cricket, the most popular sport of the 19th century. Today's Lord's is the third of three grounds that Lord founded between 1787 and 1814 and it is not located on its original site.
Recognized around the world as the "Home of Cricket," it also houses the world's oldest sporting museum. Lord's was the home of Middlesex County Cricket Club, the European Cricket Council (ECC), and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). It was home to the International Cricket Council (ICC) until August 2005. While other international events have overtaken cricket, and the game itself has become overly commercial, Lord's has preserved its charisma.
The MCC museum on the grounds celebrates cricket's history and holds a large collection of cricket-related items, including the Ashes Urn, the most significant cricket artifact. With many photographs, paintings, and other artifacts showcasing cricket's growth as a sport will be fascinating to everyone who loves the game. A Lord's Cricket Ground tour is the best way to enjoy a behind-the-scenes experience at the "home of cricket" and learn about its past under the guidance of an expert.
Experiences at Lord's Cricket Ground London are both educational and fun. Tours and Museum experiences provide a behind-the-scenes peek at the grounds and artefacts. The Tavern serves wonderful delights in this cricket-themed pub, while Afternoon Tea and Dining Experiences allow you to create lasting memories in the Long Room.
The Lord's Cricket Ground London's MCC Museum is one of the first sports museums in the world, devoted to chronicling cricket's evolution. Its collection started to build up in 1864 when the members of the Lord's started donating items of interest to furnish its Pavilion. Through its community, active loans, and touring programmes, it engages several national museums and schools today while working towards Accreditation Standards. Visitors may enter the museum using a valid match day ticket or a ground tour ticket.
Ticket Price: Free during International, Vitality Blast, and The Hundred matches £ 5/3 during County Championship and MCC matches
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Enjoy a wonderful afternoon at the Home of Cricket with a guided tour of the Pavilion. The Afternoon Tea at Lord's Cricket Ground tour allows you to savour a variety of hand-crafted sweets with your choice of beverages while taking in views of the outfield at the stadium. Add a glass of champagne to your visit for a little more extravagance. This tour allows you access to the Pavilion's Long Room, which has amazing views of the Lord's outfield and the J.P. Morgan Media Center's award-winning and historically significant architecture.
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The Lord's dining club experience pays tribute to the tradition of blending cuisine and cricket. It celebrates Marylebone Cricket Club's traditions and fuses them with the new, intriguing culinary skills of some of the world's most renowned Michelin-starred chefs.
This Lord's Cricket Ground tour includes a private menu by the evening's host Michelin-starred chef, a special welcome, a four-course meal, a matching wine selection, and other culinary pleasures. A Lord's Dining Club experience costs £225 per person, including a welcome in the Long Room bar. The VIP package is £360 per person including a welcome in the Home Dressing Room.
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Book an Ultimate Playing Experience in Lord's Cricket Ground London to follow the legends' footsteps while enjoying a spectacular experience on the historic turf. The experience allows you to play at least three games at the Home of Cricket, including two on the main Ground while collaborating with a cricketing legend.
Masterclasses at the Lord's Indoor Cricket Centre will also allow you to sharpen your abilities in between games. In the evening, finish your tour with a drinks reception and supper in the Long Room. The tour includes breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea, in addition to selected wines, beers, and soft beverages.
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Lord’s cricket ground has opened the doors of the players’ home dressing room as a brand new event space at the Lord's Cricket Ground London. Located across the world-famous J.P. Morgan Media Centre inside the historic pavilion, the dressing room offers breathtaking views of Lord's famed pitch.
It is an entirely unique location to hire for upscale dinner and cocktail gatherings. The room's walls are adorned with Lord's honours boards bearing the names of England cricketing legends, reflecting the history of cricket. It can be reserved for a 12-person private dinner or a drink reception for up to 40 people.
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The Tavern at Lord's Cricket Ground London is a traditional British bar with a cricket theme. This ancient pub, located near the well-known Grace Gates, has been welcoming Lord's residents and guests for over a century. Its scrumptious pub grub and extensive assortment of lagers, beers, and wines are inspired by the cricket world and are sure to please any taste. Lord's Tavern can make your visit special, whether you're a cricket lover or just searching for a restaurant with excellent food, a fine pint, and pleasant service. It is also available for private events and festivities.
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Location: St John's Wood, London NW8 8QN
January – March 2022: Thursday to Sunday 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 2:00 pm
April – September 2022: Monday to Sunday: 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm
October – December 2022: Thursday to Sunday: 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm
Best Time To Visit: The best time to visit Lord's Cricket Ground London is between June and August (English summer) when the weather is perfect and the expedition is a treat. Moreover, plan your Lord's Cricket Ground tour during a weekday (Thursday or Friday) to avoid crowds and see all of the sights with fewer people.
What makes Lord’s Cricket Ground so famous?
Lord's is the indisputable home of English cricket and is famous for being the site where the game first gained popularity. Many notable cricketing events, including Test matches and internationals, were held at Lord's Cricket Stadium. It also houses the renowned MCC Museum as well as the futuristic J. P. Morgan Media Centre, which was built for the 1999 Cricket World Cup.
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What is the best time to visit Lord’s Cricket Ground?
The English summer, which runs from June to August, is the best time to visit the Lord's Cricket Ground in London. This period allows you to enjoy the tour with fewer crowds and pleasant weather.
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How long does the Lord’s Cricket Ground tour last?
The Lord’s Cricket Ground tour lasts for about 1.4 hours (100 minutes), giving you a memorable experience. With this guided tour, you will walk through the iconic parts of Lord’s, including the Grade II listed Victorian Pavilion, Long Room, the Players’ Dressing Rooms, the J.P. Morgan Media Centre, and the MCC Museum, and learn about the Lord's history and more.
Are there places to eat in Lord’s Cricket Ground?
Yes, you can enjoy a delectable lunch in the renowned Lord's Tavern next to the Grace Gate entrance before or after your Lord's Cricket Ground Tour. Food is available from Monday through Saturday from 12 pm to 9 pm and on Sunday from 12 pm to 4:30 pm. You must make a reservation since the Lord's Tavern fills up quickly on busy weekends and during the cricket season.
Can we explore the changing room of players while on Lord’s Cricket Ground Tour?
Yes, you can enter the players' changing rooms (dressing rooms) while on the Lord's Cricket Ground Tour. You will get access to the players' dressing room and dining room, as well as the Victorian Pavilion, Long Room, J.P. Morgan Media Centre, Compton and Edrich stands, and the MCC Museum.