Catch a Test Match at Lord’s

London, Greater London

Discover the Home of Cricket on a day out at Lord's.

Cricket might be one of the strangest games on the planet (how can a match lasting five days end in a draw?), but even the most unenthusiastic sports fan would struggle not to get excited by a day out at Lord’s.

Located in St John’s Wood, central London, this is the Home of Cricket – and even England’s Australian nemesis Shane Warne admits that he can’t help feeling his “skin tingle with the history that breathes around the place”.

While it might be a difficult game to fathom, one thing we do know is that test cricket has a long history – Thomas Lord establishing his original eponymous cricket field at nearby Dorset Square in 1787. Of course the modern day stadium, near Regent’s Park, has a full international schedule so there are plenty of opportunities to catch a Test match here.

If you do call in, don’t forget to visit the on-site museum, which is packed with fascinating memorabilia – like the now-stuffed sparrow that got ‘bowled out’ during a 1936 game – and pick up a USB memory stick from the shop (cricket bat-shaped obviously), which is pre-loaded with all the rules. Maybe you can enlighten us when you’re done!

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