Test Match at Lord’sView map
The ultimate English cricket experience
ricket 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…