There are few cricket grounds in the world as iconic as Lord’s.
First opened in 1814 and home to international cricket since 1884, Lord’s has hosted 10 ICC Cricket World Cup fixtures, including the finals of the 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 editions.
At the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, the Home of Cricket will host five fixtures, and will once again be the venue for the World Cup Final.
The highest World Cup total at Lord’s was hit on the first occasion it hosted a fixture in the tournament, with England scoring an impressive 334/4 against India back in 1975.
HOW TO GET THERE
It’s never too early to start thinking about your travel!
Plan ahead so you can make the most out of your day at Lord’s during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.
Lord’s is very close to the centre of London and easy to reach by Tube and London Bus. St John’s Wood on the Jubilee Line is the closest Tube station approximately 5 minutes’ walk away. Baker Street, Warwick Avenue, Marylebone and Edgware Road are all within 15 minutes’ walk.
Visitors travelling to and from central London are advised to alight or board Underground services at Baker Street Station and follow a signed walking route at street level as St John’s Wood Station becomes very busy.
Marylebone Station is operated by Chiltern Railways and is the closest rail station to Lord’s. Paddington Station is approximately 20 minutes’ walk from the ground, for services to West and South West England and South Wales. Euston, King’s Cross and St Pancras International Stations are also within an easy taxi ride or public transport connection. For more information on rail services please see www.nationalrail.co.uk.
Lord’s is also well served by buses with routes 13, 113, 139, 189, 274 all stopping within easy walking distance of the main gates. The 13 and 113 routes run adjacent to Lord's on the Wellington Road to the east of the Ground. The 139 and 189 routes run adjacent to Lord's on Grove End Road to the west of the Ground. For more information on the local bus network and the London Underground, please see www.tfl.gov.uk.
There are plenty of taxis operating in the area and a designated taxi rank is located on St John’s Wood Road at the end of the match. Lord’s is also well served in terms of cycle hire docking stations.
There is no parking around Lord’s and spectators are encouraged to use public transport where possible. There is a designated drop-off area at the entrance to Car Park 6 on Grove End Road for people with accessibility requirements.
Lord's Cricket Ground
St John's Wood
THINGS TO DO IN LONDON
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The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 has a full, dedicated security team working on plans for a safe and secure tournament for all participants and spectators.
We are working with police in all our host cites and the national security services to ensure the security provided at the tournament is of the highest order, while existing security staff at all CWC19 host venues are receiving additional training in the build-up to the tournament.
There will be enhanced security plans at all our host venues with visible security measures taking place, as well as other non-visible measures happening throughout the tournament, inside and outside the stadium.