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The Oval
CWC19 Venue Guide

The Oval

London

Fixtures Staged

5

Venue Capacity

25,000*

Established

1845
The great London ground will stage five group matches at the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019.
The Oval fixtures
The Oval fixtures

THE OVAL

The Oval will host five fixtures at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, including the opener between England and South Africa.

Set just a stone’s throw from the River Thames, the Oval – home of Surrey County Cricket Club – was the scene for the first-ever Test match on English soil between England and Australia in 1880 and has gone on to host over 100 Tests since.

It has also played host to a number of big World Cup matches, with ten fixtures taking place at the Oval across the 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 editions.

The most recent Cricket World Cup fixture at the Oval saw Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq take a hat-trick against Zimbabwe in 1999. 

ACCESSIBILITY

To find out more about the accessible facilities and services at The Oval, check out the CWC19 Access Guide here.

PLAN YOUR JOURNEY

It’s never too early to start thinking about your travel!

Please plan ahead so you can make the most out of your day at The Oval during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.

Plan your journey to and from the match and purchase your tickets in advance where possible.

Allow enough time for your journey and get to the venue early, the surrounding area can get extremely busy near the start of the match.

TRAVEL GUIDE

To download the Travel Guide for The Oval click here. This can be used on your phone/tablet or printed for use before and during your match day.

WALK

Walking is a great option to get to the ground, the Oval is within walking distance from both Kennington and Vauxhall park and is just over 15 minutes’ walk from the River Thames and the Thames Clipper St George Wharf Pier. Whether you walk for all or part of your trip, why not soak up the atmosphere and make the journey on foot? 

CYCLE

There a number of docking stations in the area surrounding the venue as well as some permanent bike racks.

The Oval is also well served in terms of London cycle infrastructure, with Cycle Superhighways 5 & 7 as well as Quietway 5 all providing convenient & safe routes within an easy ride to the ground. Cyclist-friendly Cycle Super Highways & Quietways, provide protected space for cyclists along some of London’s busiest roads, (CSH) as well as routes through quieter backstreets (Quietways).

See tfl.gov.uk/campaign/active-travel for more information on walking and cycling.                                

TRAIN        

Vauxhall rail station is the main rail station for the Oval, with good links to Waterloo and the Southwest. From the station it is a 10-minute walk to the ground. Our World Cup Cricketeers will be there to welcome you, help answer any questions and guide you to the ground!

A queueing system will be in place on the way back to the station.  Please follow the signs and listen out for information from the stewards.

For information about train times please visit www.southwesternrailway.com

LONDON UNDERGROUND

The Oval is close to the centre of London and easy to reach by Tube, Train, Bus and Bike. See www.tfl.gov.uk for more information.

The underground is a popular way to get to the Oval with a network that reaches all of London (www.tfl.gov.uk). There are two stations a short walk away from the ground on the following lines:

Oval – 2 minutes (Northern line)

Vauxhall – 10 minutes (Victoria line)

World Cup Cricketeers will be at both these underground stations to help answer any questions and point you in the right direction!

A queueing system will be in place on the way back to the station.  Please follow the signs and listen out for information from the stewards.

BUS

London Bus routes 36, 185 and 436 stop outside the ground and several other services have stops within a 5-minute walk of the venue. For more information on buses and the underground visit www.tfl.gov.uk.  Please note, there may be temporary changes to some bus stops at peak times, in order to help with crowd movement.

PARKING

There is no spectator parking or coach parking around The Oval and spectators are advised to use public transport.

Please be aware that for major match days there are road closures in place on roads surrounding The Oval which may affect access to some side streets.

Match day parking for Blue badge holders will be available on or near the site.  For more details please contact Therese Peters on tpeters@surreycricket.com or by calling 0203 946 0100

DROP OFF & PICK UP / TAXI, PRIVATE HIRE, UBER

There are no designated drop off and pick up areas for private vehicles or taxis.  For Private Hire Vehicles including Uber, there is a designated pick up area located a short walk away from the Alec Stewart Gate.

ADDRESS

The Oval
Surrey County Cricket Club
Kennington
London
SE11 5SS 

THINGS TO DO IN LONDON

London, which is the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is located in the south-east of the country. It's home to over eight million people.

Mixing historic and contemporary, the city is famous for its iconic sights such as Buckingham Palace, London Eye and The Shard, as well as world-class museums, galleries, fantastic shopping destinations and West End theatre shows.

London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom
London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom

Over the years, London has played host to a number of sporting events, including the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as annual events such as Wimbledon tennis, London Marathon and The FA Cup Final.

The capital has a thriving food scene, with cuisines spanning the globe. Book into one of the 71 Michelin-starred restaurants, check out trendy street food markets, enjoy quirky cafes and bars, or savour restaurants with incredible views.

Discover unique experiences, including Changing the Guard and The Slide at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Don’t miss a thing with our guide to what's on in London, covering everything from theatre to music, comedy and art exhibitions.

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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.