Hotels near Lord's Cricket Ground, London

Lord's Cricket Ground

Known as the Home of Cricket, Lord's Cricket Ground in central London – or Lord’s as it is usually called – is probably England’s best known cricket ground.

Lord’s is best known for hosting Test matches and one-day internationals – it usually hosts two of each every summer – and can hold 28,000 people. More than 100 Test matches have been played here. But it is also the home of Middlesex County Cricket Club, most of whose home matches it hosts, and owned by Marylebone Cricket Club, who also play there. The England and Wales Cricket Board and the European Cricket Council are also based here.

History

Lord’s is named after its founder, businessman and cricketer Thomas Lord – although the ground he opened originally was on a different site in what is now Dorset Square. The ground moved to its St John’s Wood home in 1814. To celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2014, a MCC XI captained by Sachin Tendulkar played a 50-overs match against a Rest of the World XI led by Shane Warne.

The MCC Museum

The MCC Museum is one of the world’s oldest sports museums, and contains the world's most famous collection of cricket memorabilia. The items on display date back to 1864, and include the Ashes urn, the Wisden Trophy, and kit, bats and balls used by Rahul Dravid, Don Bradman, Shane Warne and others. You’ll also see portraits and memorabilia from the career of W G Grace, and the World Cup lifted by Kapil Dev in 1983 after India's victory over the West Indies. Plus there’s an exhibition on the life and career of Brian Lara, as well as the Brian Johnston Memorial Theatre, which screens footage of great cricket performances.

Hotels near Lord’s Cricket Ground

Lord’s has four restaurants, a food court serving fish and chips, pies, burgers and hot dogs, and several bars serving food. Picnic hampers are also available, as is afternoon tea in the Long Room in the pavilion. There are two shops selling merchandise, gifts and cricket equipment.

Free wi-fi is available in the ground, as are wristbands for children.

Tours of Lord's take in the dressing rooms and the Honours Boards, the Long Room, through which players walk to the pitch, the museum and the press centre. They take around an hour and 40 minutes.

The ground can cater for parties, bar mitzvahs, corporate events, charity events and weddings, for which it can accommodate up to 500 people.

There’s plenty to explore in the vicinity of Lord’s, including St John’s Wood High Street, Regent’s Park, London Zoo, Madame Tussaud’s and plenty of bars and restaurants. So don’t rush back – book one of our hotels near Lord’s Cricket Ground and explore the area at a leisurely pace befitting a cricketer.

Getting here

The closest tube station is St John’s Wood, but Warwick Avenue, Marylebone, Edgware Road and Baker Street are all within walking distance. Several bus routes also run alongside the ground.

If you’re coming by car, Lord’s can be reached from the M1, the M4 and the M40. However, there is no parking at the ground on major match days or on the three days beforehand. There is a council car park in Kingsmill Terrace, which is a short walk away - its postcode is NW8 6AA.

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