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Coming to Middlesex v Essex Eagles?

Posted: 21 June 2022

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Home of Cricket for what we are sure will be a fantastic experience for all.

We want your time at Lord’s to be special, so please read the following important information about your visit.

Match Timings

We encourage spectators to arrive early to avoid crowds and allow enough time to take your seat before play starts.

16.15 Gates open - please use the gate shown on your ticket.

18.15 Play scheduled to commence

21.00 Scheduled close of play

Please remember that Lord's is in a residential area so please leave quietly and be respectful to those living near to us. 


The RMT union strike is now confirmed and travel arrangements for the upcoming Vitality Blast match between Middlesex and Essex on Thursday, 23 June will be affected.

Please note that the London Underground will still be running and only Network Rail will be affected.

The match will be going ahead as scheduled and will be open to all spectators who have purchased a ticket. Tickets will remain on sale for this fixture as per usual.

St John's Wood is the closest tube station, and just over a five-minute walk away. However, it can get busy on a match day, and fans are encouraged to use Baker Street or Marylebone stations as well (10-15-minute walk away).

Find Out More

We strongly advise visiting Transport for London to plan your journey in advance. 

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.

More information on where to park near the Ground is available on the FAQs section of this site, including details of how to pre-book at a car park local to Lord's.


You can expect to be searched on entry to the Ground. Please follow the guidance given by our stewards and security staff. We suggest that you bring with you only essential items or leave bags at home if possible. 

Help Lord’s stay secure by staying alert; if something doesn’t look right, tell a steward.

What to Bring
  • Your e-ticket (electronic on your mobile device or printed)

  • Your debit/credit card or payment-enabled mobile device

  • A water bottle to refill, sun lotion and an umbrella 

  • Food and drink - you can bring in your own food but alchoholic drinks are not allowed into the Ground. See what you can bring here.


We want Lord’s to be a Ground for all.  Please treat everyone equally and with kindness. To report an issue or concern, including inappropriate or anti-social behaviour, please alert a steward in the first instance. 

You can also text 07401 056737 and provide details of the incident and your location within the Ground.

Alternatively, to provide feedback or report any issues, please fill in our customer report form.

We stand against discrimination in all its forms and are committed to ensuring that MCC and Lord’s are welcome to all.

Lord's app

Introducing the Lord’s app - your match day companion at the Home of Cricket.

Access and share your tickets from your phone, order food and drink from your seat and keep up to date with everything taking place around the Ground.


Download Andriod Download IOS

Food and Drink Outlets

Good food and drink are synonymous with cricket, and we have a variety of top-quality fresh food available around the Ground.

A range of specialist outlets cater to all tastes and requirements, including Vegan and Halal options.

We’ve also partnered with some leading drinks brands, including Veuve Clicquot, whose champagne bar will be back this year, as well as Marston’s who’ll be providing Hobgoblin Session IPA throughout the Ground. Our newest partner, Hendrick’s has speciality bars if a refreshing gin is more to your taste.

Please note that for Vitality Blast and The Hundred matches alcohol may only be brought into Lord's by MCC & Middlesex Members and their guests, as well as Debenture Holders and their guests. General admission ticket holders are not permitted to bring alcohol into the Ground.

Please note that bars will stop serving alcohol at 17:30. 

For more information on food and drink at the Ground, please click here.

reuseable cups and Water refill

All alcoholic drinks are provided in reusable cups for a £1 deposit. Please take your used cup back to a bar and receive a fresh cup with your next drink.

At the end of the day, simply return your cup(s) to one of our designated redemption bars to receive your deposit back.

Please help us by returning your used cup or putting it in the redemption bins at the exits instead of putting them in the general waste or recycling. 

Since using reusable cups we’ve stopped over 1.5 million single use plastic cups ending up in landfill.

Please make use of the water refill points around the Ground to refill your bottles.

Lord's is Cashless

Lord’s will be operating a card only policy at our bars, restaurants and shops. Debit/credit card payments, and mobile payments such as Apple Pay and Google Pay are accepted at all tills around the Ground.

Lord's Tavern

The Tavern pub is open from 11am - 11pm. 

To book a table please call 02076168689 or email

Shops and scorecards

Scorecards are available free of charge outside the shops in the Ground.

The Middlesex & MCC Members Shop is located behind the Pavilion adjacent to the Harris Gardens providing a range of options to purchase. Retail shops provide a range of Lord's gifts, souvenirs and match-day essentials. The new Lord's clothing range is also now available.

Shops will close 30 mins after close of play today. The full range of merchandise can also be viewed online at and MCC via

Lord's Father time wall

Lord’s Father Time Wall is situated between the Grand and Compton stands, and celebrates 100 of the greatest milestones ever to take place at the Home of Cricket. Fans around the world can be part of the history by purchasing a personalised plaque to commemorate their own significant memories at Lord’s. 

Please visit the wall and talk to our knowledgeable guides who can give you the stories behind some of the amazing milestones listed.

5% of every sale goes toward helping the MCC Foundation grow the game of cricket both in the United Kingdom and overseas.


If you have any questions, please visit the FAQs section of the site for more information.

We look forward to welcoming you to Lord's.


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