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Lords Cricket GroundLondon
St John's Wood Rd
London NW8 8QN
TfL Fare Zone 2
 
     
Lord's Cricket Ground is generally acknowledged as the ‘Home of Cricket’.
 
The ground is owned by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) which itself has a long and illustrious history, being formed in the late 18th century. The MCC is the custodian and arbiter of Laws relating to cricket throughout the world.
 
Lord's has been the county ground for Middlesex Cricket since 1877.
 
Of course, the other great cricket ground in London is the Oval Cricket Ground at Kennington on the south side of the Thames.
 
The Ashes
It is in Lord's Museum that the famous ‘Ashes’ urn is on display. In 1882 the unthinkable occurred and Australia beat England by seven wickets in a test match on English soil. It was such a disaster that ‘The Sporting Times’ published a fake obituary to English Cricket. It read:
 
In Affectionate Remembrance
Of ENGLISH CRICKET,
which died at the Oval
on
29th August, 1882.
Deeply lamented by a large circle of sorrowing friends and acquaintances
R.I.P
N.B. - The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
 
 
Shortly afterwards England toured Australia and won the test series. The English captain was presented with a small urn containing some ashes, supposed to be a burnt cricket bail.
 
So the tradition of ‘The Ashes’ was born. The original urn can be seen in the Lord's Cricket Museum whilst the visitor is on the 'Lord's tour'.
 
Lord's Tour
Tickets for the Lord's Tour can be obtained online at Web:  Lord's Cricket Ground/ Tour
 
Tickets can also be obtained by entering at the 'WG Grace' gate and the gatekeeper will direct the visitor to the Tour Ticket Box Office.
 
The tour lasts for approximately 100 minutes and can include the members area, the ‘Real Tennis’ court (also known as ‘jeu de paume’‘court tennis’ in France, Court tennis the United States and ‘Royal tennis’ in Australia).
 
The tour continues with a walk through the grandstands, the futuristic Media Centre, the Coronation Garden with WG Grace Statue and of course the famous museum with its priceless cricket treasures.
 
Tour Guides
We have found the tour guides to be informative and keen to ensure that visitors get a good overview of the ground and the history of cricket. We also found that when we entered for the tour by the W G Grace Gate, we were treated most civilly by that gate’s gentleman gatekeeper.
 
Disabled Access
Lord's advise that they have, in the main, good disabled facilities – these are well detailed in their webpage Web:   Lord's Cricket Ground/ Disabled Access 
 
Contact & Further Information
Telephone   +44 (0)2076 168 500  General Enquiries
Mail   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
To find the best way for getting to Lord's Cricket Ground, visit TfL Journey Planner.
 
- By Underground  
St John’s Wood Station   Jubilee Line
 
Google Maps - Lords Cricket Ground