Based in leafy St John’s Wood, Lord’s is the world’s most famous cricket ground, it is known as the ‘home of cricket’ and a visit to this legendary sporting venue is one of the essential London attractions in summertime. The English cricket season lasts between April and September, with Lord’s hosting a wide variety of matches in that time.
The most illustrious matches to take place at Lord's are England’s Test matches, of which there is at least one match each summer. England also play Twenty20 and one day fixtures at Lord’s on an annual basis. Lord’s also plays host to the home fixtures of Middlesex County Cricket Club, who compete in each of English cricket’s major domestic competitions. Lord’s is also used as the venue for major domestic cup competitions.
Like London’s other major cricket venue, The Oval, Lord’s occasionally plays host to international fixtures between two non-English nations, which are always well attended by London’s multi-national population - Australia played Pakistan here in the summer of 2010, with the city's Australian and Pakistani communities out in force. The availability and price of tickets for matches at Lord’s varies according to the fixture in question – see the venue’s official website for details. Finally, when you visit Lord’s you may wish to enjoy the fascinating tour of the ground and Lord's Museum.
Lord's will add a new slant to its history in 2012 when it becomes a venue for the London 2012 Olympics. Lord's will host the London Olympic Games' archery tournaments.
Nearest Tube / Railway StationSt John’s Wood (Jubilee Line)
BoroughLondon Borough of the City of Westminster
AdmissionDependent on the match and the seat
Opening TimesDependent on the match
Address / Contact DetailsLord’s Cricket Ground, St John’s Wood, London NW8 8QN
Switchboard: 020 7616 8500
Tickets: 020 7432 1000
Related AttractionsTest Cricket
Lord's Museum and Tour
The Oval Ground Tour
Middlesex County Cricket Club
Surrey County Cricket Club