Lord’s Cricket Ground is a famous cricket stadium, which has a capacity of 28,000 spectators and can be found in St John’s Wood, London (United Kingdom).
The famous cricket venue is named after its founder Thomas Lord and cricket fans from all over the world call the stadium ‘Home of Cricket’. Many cricket players also see playing at Lord’s as a highlight of their career.
The stadium opened its doors in 1814 and in the meantime, the European Cricket Council, the England and Wales Cricket Board and The Middlesex County Cricket Club call Lord’s Cricket Ground their home. The International Cricket Council had until 2005 also its headquarters in St John’s Wood, but a number of departments of the Council moved to Dubai Sports City in the United Arab Emirates.
Lord’s Cricket Ground tour
It is possible to visit this historic cricket ground and an expert guide will show visitors the Home of Cricket during a tour that lasts approximately 100 minutes. During the tour, you will see among other places, the MCC museum, the Pavilion and the famous Long Room, the dressing rooms, the Grand Stand and the Mount Stand and the modern media centre. The Lord’s Cricket Ground tour ends at the Lord’s Shop, where cricket fans can buy a souvenir.
Hungry cricket enthusiasts can enjoy an afternoon tea in Lord’s Long Room or drinks and pub food in Lord’s Tavern bar.
Other sports at Lord’s Cricket Ground
Lord’s is mainly used for cricket matches, but in the past it was also home to other sports. During the Olympic Games of 2012 in London, Lord’s Cricket Ground was the venue for the archery championship, while in the past also bowls, lacrosse, hockey and baseball have been played at this famous sports stadium. The Cricket Ground also houses a tennis court.
Visiting Lord’s Cricket Ground
Lord’s can be reached by tube, train and car. The Jubilee line takes you to St John’s Wood Station and then Lord’s Cricket Ground is just a 500-yard walk away. Travelling to Baker Street using the Jubilee, Metropolitan, Bakerloo, Hammersmith & City or the Circle – line is also an option. This station is a bit further, but more tube lines go to this station and on match days it is less congested.
You can also travel by train to Lord’s Cricket Ground. Paddington Station is about two miles (approximately three kilometers) away.
There is limited parking for cars and parking your vehicle near the venue can be quite expensive.