Lord’s Cricket Ground
Lonely Planet review for Lord’s Cricket Ground
The ‘home of cricket’ is a must for any devotee of this peculiarly English game: book early for the test matches here, but it’s also worth taking the absorbing and anecdotal 90-minute tour of the ground and facilities. This interesting tour takes in the famous Long Room, where members watch the games surrounded by portraits of cricket’s great and good, and a museum featuring evocative memorabilia that will appeal to fans old and new. The famous little urn containing the Ashes, the prize of the most fiercely contested competition in cricket, resides here when in English hands. The ground itself is dominated by a striking media centre that looks like a clock radio, but you should also keep an eye out for the famous weather vane in the shape of Father Time and the remarkable tentlike modern Mound Stand.