The Long Room

The centrepiece of the famous Lord's Pavilion


The Long Room, which houses some of the finest paintings in MCC’s impressive collection, is at the heart of cricket’s grandest clubhouse.

Your guests can enjoy an ambiance steeped in the history of the game, though they don’t have to be cricket enthusiasts for this Grade II*-listed building to give them a lasting impression of elegance.

The Long Room is an opulent setting for a dinner or luncheon. The adjoining Long Room Bar is an ideal space for your pre-lunch or dinner drinks reception.



A Historic Venue

The Pavilion at Lord’s is one of the most celebrated buildings in the sporting world; given special Grade II * listed status by English Heritage in 1982, it is one of only three buildings still used for its original purpose. Designed by the architect Thomas Verity, it was constructed in the winter of 1889-90 at a cost of £21,000 to serve an increased membership of 4,000.

For most cricket enthusiasts the highlight of the Lord’s Tour is a visit to the famous Long Room that forms the heart of the Pavilion. Its name harks back to the `Long Rooms’ offering food and wine that formed the centrepiece of the 18th century pleasure grounds beside which cricket was originally played in London.

The finest of MCC’s pictures spanning the entirety of cricket history have continuously lined the walls, providing a stunning backdrop for Club dinners and events and of course for the players on match days who make their entrance on to the field through this very room.


Event Types

The Long Room is suitable for an array of event types. Browse our Long Room packages below:

The grandeur of the Long Room makes for an elegant setting for dinners or luncheon, where world-class catering is partnered with a palpable sense of history and stunning views of the Lord’s outfield.

Pavilion Sample Menu

Coupled with the adjacent Long Room Bar, the Long Room is a very spacious option for a drinks reception, complete with a selection of our delectable canapés.

Drinks reception menu   Winter Package


You are guaranteed a unique and memorable experience if you hold your charity event in the Long Room. Please note that our charity package is only available to registered charities.

Charity Packages

Whether you’re a cricket fan or not, the heart of the historic Lord’s Pavilion provides a fine backdrop for your special day.

Long Room Wedding

What better way to spend the most wonderful time of the year than to celebrate with us in the famous Long Room. Choose one of our packages below, only available for Christmas bookings, or get in touch for a bespoke event.

Christmas Package


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Room Specifications

+ Long Room: 28m x 8m
+ Long Room Bar: 21m x 8m

+ 6.45m - 6.75m

+ Stair and lift access 

+ Natural daylight
+ Air conditioning 
+ PA system 
+ Wireless internet access

+ Ground floor of the Pavilion. 


"The Staff, Celio in particular have been exceptional with his professionalism, guidance and direction. Nothing was not to much and his communication was fantastic. The staff on the night did credit to the organisation.” – Royal Navy


Absolutely every part of our event was staged with the utmost professionalism, quality and care. From the way we were greeted, to the food, to Anton who set the event up and to Will who ran it, I could not have been more impressed. This event will be remembered by most in attendance not necessarily for the uniqueness of the venue but especially for the high quality of the staff, food and the way it was run overall. The Irvine Club


A great place to hold an important event!” – Alsama Project


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