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.
It may be possible to visit other parts of the Pavilion including the Committee Room and the Dressing Rooms, if available.
The Cricketing MuseumHere 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.
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.
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.
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.
Lord's Postcode for SatNav: NW8 8QN