Lords Cricket Ground
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 in 2012.
The MCC Museum
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.
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.
The nearest tube stations are St. John's Wood, Maida Vale and Baker Street.