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Aerial view of Lords cricket ground, London
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You don't have to be a cricket lover to be thrilled by Lord's. When you tour this world-famous arena you tread in the footsteps of the giants of the game - cricketers like W G Grace, Jack Hobbs, Don Bradman, Gary Sobers and Ian Botham.

Lord's was established in 1787 by Thomas Lord, a keen cricketer and, fortunately, a successful property developer. It's the home of MCC, the Marylebone Cricket Club, guardian of the laws of the game and its guiding spirit.

The Long Room

This is the 'Holy of Holies' where members watch the game with expert eye and players go out to defeat or victory.

England player Stuart Broad is bowled out during a one day international cricket match between England and Australia
England player Stuart Broad © Shutterstock / Mitch Gunn
The Long Room is a cricketing art gallery and also houses a display of bats and balls used by some of the games' greatest names.

It may be possible to visit other parts of the Pavilion including the Committee Room and the Dressing Rooms, if available.

The Cricketing Museum

Australia team captain Ricky Ponting playing in a one day international cricket at Lords Cricket ground.
Australia team captain Ricky Ponting © Shutterstock / Mitch Gunn
Here you will see the fascinating story of cricket brought to life.

The development of the game from rural pastime to a modern international sport is revealed through paintings and displays covering over 400 years of history.

Dr. Grace, as you would expect, is to the fore and the Museum has many memories of the great WG.

Of course, no visit to Lord's would be complete without an inspection of The Ashes.

The Museum is continually changing with special exhibition areas commemorating particular anniversaries and visiting teams.

The Mound Stand

Opened in 1987 to celebrate the MCC's bi-centenary its unique style and architectural design have won it several awards.

Entrance gate to Lords Cricket Ground commemorating the famous player W G Grace
W G Grace Entrance Gate © Shutterstock / Brian S
From here you have a fine view of the Ground and that most famous symbol of Lord's the weather vane Father Time.

If your attention wanders from the pitch you can enjoy an excellent view of the other (House of) Lords.

The Media Centre

The futuristic Nat West Media Centre provides some of the finest media facilities in world sport.

Lord's Cricket Ground in London, England
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It can accomodate over 200 journalists and broadcasters on two floors with superb views of the complete playing area and access to the highest specification of information and communication technology.

The centre is part of the tour and individuals and groups are able to take in the stunning views and imagine commentating on a great match at the Home of Cricket.

The Indoor Cricket School

One of the best cricket schools in the world used by many clubs and players.

Exterior view of Lords Cricket ground, London, England
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Experts and learners practise their skills with top coaches using video analysis and the 100mph bowling machine.

The Real Tennis Court

Real tennis, the game of kings played by Henry VII, lives on at Lord's.

The rules of lawn tennis were drawn up by the MCC at Lord's and this is one of the few places you can still see the ancient form of the game.

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Underground: St John's Wood station is a 10 minute walk and Marylebone station a 15 minute walk.
Buses: 13, 46, 82, 113, 139, 189, 274

Lord's Postcode for SatNav: NW8 8QN


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Lord's Cricket Ground
St. Johns Wood Road
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