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Lords Cricket Ground

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Lord's has long been seen as the 'Home of Cricket' and the game's spiritual 'headquarters'. But its importance is not merely historical. In practice it remains, to this day, perhaps the most important single place in world cricket.

Above all, Lord's is the setting for some of the best cricket in the world. It hosts npower Test matches and NatWest-sponsored one-day internationals plus most of Middlesex's home games, some historic fixtures (such as Oxford v Cambridge) and the village and club finals.

Lord's also has one of the largest and finest, dedicated cricket shops in the country. Open daily, as well as on match-days, the Lord's Shop provides everything from unique Lord's souvenirs to cricket bats and equipment, including expert advice on what best suits you.

Looking forward, it will be the archery venue when London stages the London Games inĀ 2012.

The MCC Museum
The MCC Museum is the world's oldest sporting museum and, to this day, it remains both world-class and world-famous. While it contains a wide range of exhibits, it is best-known for being the home of The Ashes.

Created in 1883, the Ashes urn was given to the England cricket captain, the Hon Ivo Bligh, after his side had triumphed against Australia in the 1882-83 series. On his death, in 1927, his widow, who had helped to create The Ashes in the first place, bequeathed the urn to MCC. Since then, the tiny trophy has remained on display at Lord's, where it is seen by the tens of thousands of people who visit the Museum each year.

Other popular attractions include the stuffed sparrow that was 'bowled out' by Jehangir Khan in 1936, and the copy of Wisden that helped to sustain EW 'Jim' Swanton throughout his captivity, in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp, during the Second World War.

The Museum's other displays include cricket kit used by some of the greatest players of all time - such as Victor Trumper, Jack Hobbs, Don Bradman and Shane Warne.

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Tours of Lords
Tours of Lord's give visitors the opportunity to go behind the scenes at MCC's historic ground, where they can see many of the most famous sights in world cricket.

Each visitor will get approximately 100 minutes being shown around 'The Home of Cricket', one of the sport's most iconic locations, by an expert guide.

Getting there
There is no on-street parking around the Ground on major match days.

The nearest tube stations are St. John's Wood, Maida Vale and Baker Street.

Contact Details:

Marylebone Cricket Club,
Lord's Cricket Ground,
St John's Wood
Telephone: 020 7616 8500