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Coming to England v India?

England take on India in the second Specsavers Test Match at Lord's on Thursday 9th August.

Play is scheduled to commence at 11am each day. has put together some important practical information for those attending the Test match, in order to help your day run as smoothly as possible.

Lord's is nothing without the fans, and we want to ensure you make the most of a day out at the Home of Cricket.

Match Day Information

8.30am Gates open for Members
9.00am Gates open for general public
11.00am Play commences
1.00pm* Lunch interval
3.40pm* Tea interval
6.00pm* Scheduled close of play

*Please note, times may change throughout the day


Lord’s is very close to the centre of London – just 1.5 miles from Marble Arch – and easy to reach by road, London Underground and local bus services.

St John's Wood is the closest tube station, a five-minute walk away. However, it is extremely busy during a match day, and fans are encouraged to use Baker Street station, a 10-15 minute walk away.

If you are arriving via London's public transport system, it is worth checking on the TfL website before you travel.


Car Parking

If you're planning to come to Lord's by car, then please note that there are restrictions on parking in non-residents' parking on weekends as well as weekdays in the immediate area surrounding Lord's.

Members and Ticket Holders are reminded that there is no parking available in the streets immediately adjacent to Lord's, and are asked to be considerate to the Club's neighbours as they make their way to and from the ground. 

Please note: Additional traffic wardens have been deployed by Westminster City Council to monitor the surrounding areas over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Collecting Tickets

The Ticket Collection Point is located on St John's Wood Road, adjacent to the East Gate, for any ticket purchasers who did not receive their tickets in advance.

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queue 300Entry to the Ground

Spectators are advised to arrive at Lord’s as early as possible to help reduce waiting times outside the Ground.

The Ground opens at 9am for Members of the Public and MCC Members' Guests, and 8:30am for unaccompanied Members of MCC.

Play will commence at 11am.

To ensure Lord’s remains a safe and secure venue, spectators will be searched upon arrival at the Ground. Please be ready to assist our Stewards with this search which will help speed up the entry process for you.

We would be grateful if you could contact the nearest steward if you have any concerns about any unattended items.


For a list of frequently asked questions, please click here.

Burgers3Food and Drink

Food and drink is almost as important a part of the Lord's experience as sunshine and the action on the field, and we've got more to offer than ever before in 2018.

Whether it's a vegetarian or chicken curry from the Food Village, a flat white from Portman's Café or a delicious burger from WG's, whatever you fancy, Lord’s has it all!

All chicken served in the Food Village and at WG’s is halal and there are vegetarian options available at all food outlets.



If you're fully prepared and are bringing your own picnic to Lord's, or if you've pre-ordered one of our delicious Matchday Hampers, then there are plenty of spots around the Ground to tuck into your food during the intervals.

Matchday Hampers can be picked up on the day from our Hamper Collection Point located behind the Warner Stand before pitching up on one of our picnic spots.

Popular spots are the Coronation Garden behind the Warner Stand and on the Nursery Ground next to the Food Village – but make sure you plan in advance, as these areas are extremely popular!

And remember, each spectator aged 18 and over can bring a bottle of wine or two pints of beer into the Ground with them.



If you fancy taking home a memento from your day at the Home of Cricket, the main Lord's Shop is located by the East Gate or there is a smaller shop behind the Compton Stand, both offering our full range of exclusive Lord's branded clothing, headwear, gifts and souvenirs.

Ashes19MCC Museum

The MCC Museum is one of the finest sporting museums in the world, and entry is FREE for all ticket holders during the England v India Test match.

If the great British weather intervenes, or if you fancy a moment away from the action, head to the back of the Pavilion to see our new 'Tours and Tournaments' exhibition.


Hamper Collection

If you have pre-ordered a Lord's Matchday Hamper, then you can collect it any time from gate-opening until 12noon.

The Hamper Collection point is located behind the Warner Stand.


Admission with Alcohol

Each spectator is permitted to bring two pints of beer or 75cl of wine into the Ground on entry.


Free Wi-Fi is available around the Ground via The Cloud. To sign up, connect to the service through your device and follow the instructions to register.

Sponsors' Area

Situated at the Nursery Ground, the Sponsors' Area includes a range of activities for all. Try the NatWest Virtual Reality experience or visit the Sky Fan Van.

Booking Signings

A number of book signings will take place during the intervals of play throughout the Test Match. These signings will take place just outside the Lord's Shop.

Day 2 (Lunch) : Farokh Engineer - Farokh The Cricketing Cavalier

Day 3 (Lunch) : Mike Brearley - On Form

Day 3 (Tea) : Henry Blofield - Over and Out

Compton and Edrich Stand Designs

The new Compton and Edrich designs will be on display in the MCC Museum during each day of the Test match. Entrance is free for all ticket holders.

The Perform Live Stage

Perform Live provides an opportunity for amateur performers up to 25 years of age to perform live at the Home of Cricket. 

Day 2: Janakan Rajkumar (instagram: jani_rajkumar)

Day 3: Liberty Grant (instagram: libertygrantuk) ; Janakan Rajkumar (instagram: jani_rajkumar)

Day 4: Alice Mee-Bishop

Live J.P. Morgan Match Day Centre

Keep up-to-date with the latest news on and off the field with our new live Match Day Centre, powered by J.P. Morgan.

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