The Home of Middlesex County Cricket Club
Lord’s Cricket Ground is the oldest cricket stadium in the world and widely regarded as the “home of cricket”. It is situated in the Central London area, near Regent’s Park and can be easily accessed by train, tube, bus and bike.
The grounds were originally established in 1787 by Thomas Lord, who then opened a second ground in 1809. The two Lord’s grounds were in operation up until 1811, where the first was closed and then in 1813, when the second was abandoned to allow for the construction of Regent’s canal. The third ground and current site opened in 1814, it is now home to Middlesex County Cricket Club, the England and Wales Cricket Board and the European Cricket Council. In 1884, Lord’s hosted its first Test match, which saw England beat Australia by an inning and five runs.
Each year the stadium hosts exciting and exhilarating fixtures. We see teams from all over the world compete against each other for coveted titles.
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The current venue is not the original site, as Lord’s was originally established where Dorset Square now stands in Marylebone. While all three sites were established between 1787 – 1814, the second ground, known as Lord’s Middle Ground’ was abandoned after just two years of use between 1811 -1813 to make way for construction plans. The current Lord’s ground, located in St John’s Wood, has a capacity for 30,000 spectators and is home to one of the world’s oldest sporting museums, The MCC.
It was also a chosen venue to host the Cricket World Cup 2019 and is home to the world’s oldest sporting museum and revolutionary media centre.
In 1977, the first indoor cricket school was constructed and more recently, Ireland played a test match at Lord’s for the first time and the England team won their first World Cup Final.
Lord’s is also home to the world’s oldest sporting museum. The MCC Museum contains some of the most celebrated collections of cricketing memorabilia in the world, including The Ashes, The MCC Waterford Crystal Trophy (The Ashes Trophy) and other traditional and contemporary works.
It also houses a full-length tennis court, hosted the 2012 Summer Olympics Archery event and in 1842, a racing track was also built around the perimeter of the grounds.
The first phase of the re-development of the world famous Lord’s Cricket Ground was completed all the way back in 2017 after plans were announced a few years previously. The plans meant that the capacity of the ground would go on to be successfully increased to 29,500 following the redevelopment of the Warner Stand.
Work on a further expansion began in 2019 with the Compton and Edrich Stands being redeveloped next. The work was successfully completed ahead of the 2021 season with the overall capacity of the ground having increased by 2,500 seats.
The plan, known as the ‘masterplan’ is set to continue in the coming years. There is a redevelopment of the East Gate Building that began in 2021 which will continue through 2024 with completion predicted by 2025. Following this, there are plans to redesign the Nursery Ground from 2025 with this being completed by 2027.
The Thomas Lord Suite will then be renovated between 2027 and 2030 before the final stage of the ‘masterplan’ is to start in 2031 with completion in 2032 being targeted.
Travelling to Lord’s Cricket Ground
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How do I travel by train?
Lord’s Cricket Ground has five train stations in close proximity. Euston Station, King’s Cross and St Pancras International Station are within 3 miles of the venue.
Marylebone Station is around a 10 minute walk to the stadium and it is served by Chiltern Railways. Paddington Station is an almost 20 minute walk to the stadium with trains coming to and from the station regularly.
How do travel by London Underground?
There are a total of 8 London Underground stations all within a twenty minute walk from the venue. The closest is St. John’s Wood on the Jubilee Line which is a 5 minute walk from Lord’s.
Baker Street (Bakerloo, Circle, Jubilee, Metropolitan, Hammersmith and City Lines), Warwick Avenue Station (Bakerloo Line), Marylebone (Bakerloo Line) & Edgware Road (Bakerloo, Circle, District, Hammersmith and City Line) are all within a 15 minute walk to the venue.
Finally, Paddington Station (Bakerloo, Circle, District and Hammersmith & City Lines) is a 20 minute walk away from the venue.
How do I travel by bus?
There are a plethora of bus services available to get to the venue. The 13 and 133 services run on Wellington Road is found next to the venue which stop close to the North, East and Grace Gates. All within walking distance.
On the Western side of the ground, there are bus services running next to Grove End Roads which is next to the stadium. The 139 and 189 services are to be found here which also stop within close proximity of Grace Gate, North and East Gates.
How do I travel by car?
If you are heading to the venue via the M40 motorway, take the A40 Westway before turning left onto Lisson Drive before joining St. John’s Road which will be visible from the right hand side.
Should you choose to use the M1 motorway to get to Lord’s Cricket Ground, you will need to exit onto Hendon Way and go over the north Circular Road before going right onto Finchley Road. After this, you will continue on this road and once you pass Wellington Hospital the venue will be in view.
Parking is available at Kingsmill Terrace.
Lord’s Cricket Ground FAQs
Which parts of the ground are accessible by Wheelchair?
Several parts of the venue are accessible by Wheelchair on major match days (International fixtures, Vitality Blast etc.).
They are located in the following places: Warner Stand Terrace (Ground Level & Rear of the Terrace), Mound Stand Lower (Ground Level), Grand Stand Lower Tier (Ground level), Crompton Stand Lower Tier (Rear of the Lower Tier) & in the Edrich Stand Lower Tier (Ground Level & Rear of the Lower Tier).
Are guide dogs allowed?
Yes, guide dogs are allowed and there are public gardens available north of the ground.
Are there parts of the venue that do not require a dress code?
Yes, all general public stands do not have a dress code. Although the venue does not allow fancy dress.
Where are the food and drinks outlets?
Lord’s has a ‘Food Village’, which you can find on the Nursey Ground. Fish & Chips, Burgers and Hog Roasts are amongst the food available at the ground.
At the East Gate you can find Gourmet Sausage, in the coronation garden you will find ‘Baxter’s Hut’. Mexican Street Food and a Burger and Fries vendor is available at the Compton Stand with Duck Wraps available in Compton Garden.
What can I bring into the the Cricket Ground?
You can bring in your own alcohol, but you can’t do this if you are attending Vitality Blast or ‘The Hundred’ matches. You can bring your own refillable bottles with a total of 25 water fountains available.
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