Lord’s Cricket Ground (widely known as Lord’s) is the largest cricket ground in England, and is the home ground of Middlesex County Cricket Club. Founded in 1814 by professional cricketer Thomas Lord, Lord’s is regarded as the Home of Cricket and typically hosts two Test matches a year.
Lord’s is home to a wide variety of food and drink options, including its own pub – Lord’s Tavern. However, these will be busy on a match day, so it may be easier to take a five-minute walk to the high street in St John’s Wood. Here, you’ll find a range of cafes, restaurants and take-away outlets which should suit all tastes. You could also enjoy a lavish pre or post-game meal at the luxurious Ivy Brasserie.
The closest hotel to Lord’s is the 4-star Danubius Hotel at Regent’s Park, although availability will be limited around match days. You’ll find more options around Marylebone and Paddington (both less than a mile from Lord’s), including budget brands like Travelodge and more luxury options like 5-star The Landmark.
Cricket lovers will definitely want to add an extra day to their trip to Lord’s. The ground is home to the MCC Museum, one of the oldest sporting museums in the world. Here, you’ll find exhibitions dedicated to the history and development of the sport, featuring unique items like the original Ashes Urn. Combine your trip to the museum with a tour of Lord’s for the ultimate non-match day experience at Lord’s.
The ground is also close to the iconic Abbey Road Studios, where The Beatles recorded almost all of their albums; the zebra crossing that features in the cover of their Abbey Road album can be found right outside the studios too.
By Rail: The closest London Underground station to Lord’s is St John’s Wood (Jubilee line), although the ground is also within walking distance of Maida Vale (Bakerloo line), Baker Street (Bakerloo, Jubilee, Metropolitan, Circle and Hammersmith & City lines) and London Marylebone (Bakerloo and National Rail via Chiltern Railways).
By Bus: Lord’s is served by several bus routes, including 13 and 113 which both stop on Wellington Road, near the ground’s North and East Gates. The 139 and 189 also stop on Grove End Road, offering easy access to the Grace Gate.