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Coming to watch the England v Australia One Day International at Lord's? We've got advice on things to look out for, travel tips and more to make the most of your visit.
Build-up | Travel | Kids | Live | Books & fruit | Green
First things first - there are no tickets available, sorry.
This match has been over subscribed for a long time. It'll be a full house at Lord's but don't be discouraged, you can still follow the match live from Lord's.
Lord's is well served by both Tube and bus routes:
Plan your route to Lord's.
On Saturday the Jubilee Line (which serves St John's Wood tube station) is closed between Green Park and Stratford.
The Circle Line is entirely closed and there are also partial closures on the Bakerloo, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines which may affect your usual route to Lord's.
Use the TfL Journey Planner (opens in a new window) to plan your route.
There are a number of alternative ways to get to the Ground - not least some picturesque walks.
New signage helps point the way from Baker Street station, a gentle 20-minute walk from Lord's. Or why not enjoy a canal-side stroll from Paddington to Lord's (about 25-30 minutes)?
You can find details of all the walking routes using the journey planner.
Dead-rubber? No chance...
Coming into the final match of the five match series England are 3-1 up.
Officially that makes the match at Lord's a 'dead-rubber' - but against arch-rivals Australia, there's no such thing.
Psychologically there's a huge difference between a 4-1 thrashing and a narrow 3-2 defeat.
England captain Andrew Strauss has already called on his side to press home their advantage - wanting his team to display the killer instinct some doubted that they had.
With Ashes hostilities resuming Down Under this winter both sides are keen to maximise whatever psychological advantage they can.
Make no mistake, both sides will be going all out for victory at Lord's.
Kids at Lord's
Bringing children to Lord's? MCC want all young cricket fans to enjoy a safe trip to The Home of Cricket. Lord's operates a free wristband scheme.
The wristband is completed with the parent or guardian's contact details and seat number.
Then, should the child get lost around the Ground, a Lord's Steward can help reunite them with their parent/guardian.
Find out more about the wristband scheme
Youngsters' fun day out doesn't have to wait to start until you reach the Ground either. Why not try some of our travel cricket games to make your journey to Lord's even more entertaining?
Signings & more
There are always many famous faces at Lord's and during the match one of them will be signing his new book.
Former England captain and coach - now Sky Sports presenter, David 'Bumble' Lloyd will be signing copies of his book 'Start the Car: The World According to Bumble'. Keep an eye on the Lord's scoreboards for information about when and where on the day.
Lord's is also very proud to be famously 'English' from the iconic MCC 'egg and bacon' tie to Afternoon Tea taken in the Harris Garden.
Our Head Chef has been working hard to ensure as much of the produce used in our kitchens is sourced from the very best British and English farms.
On Saturday new 'Fruit Booths' will be dotted around the ground selling some delicious punnets of cherries and strawberries - sourced from farms in nearby Kent.
They're the pefect accompaniment to a day at the cricket - so keep an eye out and grab some before they're all gone
Making Lord's greener
MCC are always striving to make Lord's even more environmentally responsible.
We are asking those that come to the matches at Lord's to help us with our recycling efforts.
Every 'litter station' around the Ground now has three, colour-coded bins:
Blue bins: For glass
Green bins: Dry recyclables: paper, card, plastic and cans etc.
Red bins: For general waste (cartons with food on etc.)
A few years back most of the rubbish from Lord's went to landfill - a far from ideal situation.
MCC have already made moves to turn that around and reduce our impact on the environment.
Taking last year's sold-out Ashes Test as an example, 120 tonnes of rubbish was produced:
70 tonnes was used in a waste-to-energy plant (about 58%)
23 tonnes were recycled (about 19%)
2 tonnes of glass were re-used
just 25 tonnes was sent to landfill (about 21%)
This season we have improved our management policies and aim to reduce the quantity sent to landfill to no more than 5% and to increase the proportion recycled.
You can help us to achieve this simply by using the appropriate bins for your rubbish.
If you have any questions or would like more information you can e-mail our Sustainability Manager or write to Sustainability, MCC, Lord’s Cricket Ground, St John’s Wood, London, NW8 8QN.