If you’re crazy about cricket, then no visit to London would be complete without a visit to Lord’s Cricket Ground.
The Montcalm Royal London House welcomes sports fans from all over the globe looking to visit the ground and experience the cricketing heritage and history on offer, so we’ve created a quick guide to help you get the most out of your visit.
Read on to discover some highlights when visiting Lord's Cricket Ground, so you know what to look out for the next time you plan a visit to one of our boutique hotels in London.
The early years
Built in 1814, Lord’s is home to the England national team as well as being home to Middlesex County Cricket Club. With a capacity of 28,000 spectators, Lord’s has long been an iconic seat for sporting history and many a nail biting match has been played here in the more than two hundred years since the ground opened.
Now, visitors to this famous ground can enjoy a guided tour that lasts approximately ninety minutes and is provided by one of the ground's knowledgeable staff who'll be able to fill you in on all of the history of the venue. You’ll also get full access to the stands, changing rooms and public areas on offer.
For those staying at the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel that love to watch the game in action, Lord's also hosts a series of test matches and matches between national and international teams during the cricket season. If you’re a big cricket fan, it’s well worth checking out the fixtures on the official website before booking one of our boutique hotels in London. Who knows, you might be able to see some of our current sporting greats in action.
If you’d like to delve a little deeper into the history of Lord’s Cricket Ground, then there’s also a museum on site that traces over four hundred years of cricketing legacy with a collection of portraits of some of the biggest names in cricket, some great examples of famous cricket whites worn by stars of the time.
The museum is also home to the Ashes Trophy, one of the biggest highlights of a visit to Lord’s, so make sure you head to the museum once you’ve enjoyed the tour.
Reaching Lord’s Cricket Ground when staying Montcalm Royal London House hotel couldn’t be simpler as it enjoys excellent road, rail and Tube links making it a great tourist hotspot that can be reached from anywhere in London.
For those staying in our boutique hotels in London, the best way of reaching the ground is by Tube from Liverpool Street station. Hop on the Central line and the Tube will transport you to the entrance of Lord’s cricket ground in just over twenty minutes, giving you plenty of time to enjoy everything this amazing spot of sporting history has to offer before heading back to your hotel to enjoy a well-earned drink in the bar before dinner is served.