If you're a first time visitor to Lord's, or indeed a regular at the Home of Cricket, here are a few popular questions which you might want to know the answer to
For information on how to get to the Ground, please go to our 'How to get to Lord's' page - click here.
We encourage all visitors to use public transport whenever possible.
There is no car parking at the Ground and restrictions are in place for non-residents to park in the local area between 8:30-18:30 on Major Match days.
If you do need to drive to Lord’s, Westminster City Council offers car parking at the follow locations:
- Pay by phone parking
- Local Car Park
- NCP Car Parks
If you are disabled, or travelling with someone who is, then please contact the Club Facilities department on 020 7616 8653 or at Clubfacilities@mcc.org.uk. They will be able to arrange drop off and pick up arrangements for you.
Lord's is the only international cricket venue in the world where spectators can bring alcohol into the ground.
For Vitality Blast matches, alcohol may only be brought into Lord's by MCC & Middlesex Members and their guests, as well as Debenture Holders and their guests.
For matches in The Hundred, ticket holders are not permitted to bring in any alcoholic drinks to the Ground (which is a variation to the MCC Ground Regulations). If you are an MCC Member or Debenture Holder you may still bring alcohol into the Ground but please enter via the Grace Gate.
For all other matches, spectator may bring alcoholic drinks into the Ground in one of the following descriptions and quantities:
(i) one bottle of wine or Champagne (max. 750ml); or (ii) two cans/bottles of beer/cider (max. 500ml each); or (iii) two cans of premixed aperitifs (max. 330ml each).
Bottles of spirits or fortified wines will not be allowed into the Ground. Amounts of alcohol in excess of these limits. Under no circumstances will any spectator be re-admitted to the Ground at any time during the day if he or she is in possession of any alcohol.
MCC reserves the right to confiscate any quantity of alcohol from any spectator.
Yes, you can bring your own food into the Ground for all matches.
It is also possible to order, one of our exclusive Made In Oldstead picnic hampers created by Michelin-starred chef Tommy Banks exclusively for the Lord’s. Orders must be made at least 72 hours prior to the match day and you can collect it at the Ground on the day of your visit.
Find out more and order by clicking here.
There is no dress code at Lord’s for our general public seating areas, but we don’t permit fancy dress.
For information on dress regulations for Hospitality, Members Enclosures and Restaurants please click below.
No fancy dress costumes are permitted for spectators at Lord's.
No flags or musical instruments are permitted at Lord's.
We advise against bringing pushchairs along to the Ground on Test Match Days.
You will appreciate that the Ground gets very full indeed, and unfortunately we don’t have any dedicated space for pushchair storage.
However, for minor matches - including Middlesex's County Championship & Royal London Cup fixtures, there is sufficient space around the Ground to accommodate pushchairs.
A collection point no longer exists at Lord's, with electronic ticketing now available.
A duplicate Ticket will only be issued to the original purchaser as a replacement for a Ticket that has been printed out, deleted irretrievably and then lost, stolen, mislaid or is defective or defaced.
If the Ticket Office has to reprint a Ticket, an administrative charge of 10% of the face value will be made for each duplicate.
The latest ticket information can be obtained by visiting tickets.lords.org or by ringing the Ticket Office on 020 7432 1000, or the Members Dedicated Line shown in your Membership Pass.
The latest ticket information can be obtained by ringing by visiting tickets.lords.org or by ringing the Ticket Office on 020 7432 1000, or the Members Dedicated Line shown in your Membership Pass.
In certain stands, discounted tickets are available for children under 16-years.
Babes-in-arms may be carried into Lord’s free of charge, so long as they will not occupy a seat themselves.
It is a requirement that a ticket is purchased for any child over three years of age.
A ticket can be upgraded, or downgraded, but that should preferably be done prior to the match.
No refunds will be given, other than those covered under the appropriate refund schemes.
Please see the Terms and Conditions on purchase for more information.
It varies from stand to stand.
In the Mound Stand, rows with letters (A-E) and row 16 upwards are under cover. Rows 1-15 aren’t.
In the Grand Stand, all of the rows with letters and row 11 upwards are covered.
Members’ Friends’ Enclosures are normally unreserved seating, so it's best to turn up early for more choice.
Late Gate is subject to availability and will be advertised via @HomeOfCricket on Twitter and through the Lord's matchday blog (lords.org/live).
Please note that Late Gate tickets are available to purchase online only via the Lord’s tickets webpage.
The latest ticket information can be obtained by visiting tickets.lords.org or by ringing the Members Dedicated Line shown in their Membership Pass.
Rover tickets, for their guests, are only available to be purchased by the following - Full MCC Members on all major match days; for MCC Senior and MCC Associate Members on selective major match days and for Middlesex Members, who hold the appropriate membership level, for Vitality Blast matches.
Rover tickets admit to the unreserved sections of the Warner Stand, Tavern Stand and, in terms of International match days only, the Lower Tier of the Allen Stand.
In order to prevent overcrowding in individual stands, each member and Rover ticket holder may, on entry to a stand, be issued with a pass which must be presented, together with the Membership Pass or Rover Ticket, on any subsequent re-entry during the day.
Members may reserve seats in these stands prior to play, the precise number of seats (generally no more than four) will be determined on a match-by-match basis and advised to Members in pre-match communications. The Club accepts no responsibility for articles used for this purpose. Seats may also be reserved from 15 minutes before until 30 minutes after the luncheon interval, and during other brief absences not exceeding 10 minutes.
It is not practical to have stewards on hand in all areas throughout the stands, so Members are asked to observe the spirit of fair play.
If they are unreserved Rover Tickets, then your guests can come, however, if they are reserved seats, in the Members’ Friends’ Enclosures then they should be accompanied by you.
Please see the Terms and Conditions on purchase for more information.
Yes, we have 25 water fountains at Lord's and spectators are encouraged to bring their own refillable bottles to top-up around the ground.
Water fountains can be found behind the Grand Stand, the Compton Stand, the Mound Stand and the Allen Stand.
There are plenty of options for food & drink within the Ground and MCC are proud to present the new and improved Lord's Food Village - find out more.
Unfortunately not. Lord's operates a card only policy at our bars, restaurants and shops.
Lord’s is a cashless ground. We accept payment by debit/credit card and mobile payments such as Apple Pay and Google Pay, at all tills around the Ground.
As Lord's is a cashless ground, we only accept payment by debit/credit card and mobile payments such as Apple Pay and Google Pay, at all tills around the Ground.
To access the Cloud please follow the steps below.
1. Check your WiFi is on
2. Select WiFi Zone - The Cloud from the available network list
3. Follow on screen instructions to register or log on
Terms & conditions apply for The Cloud. The Cloud is a BSkyB company.
We have a small cloakroom area in the Pavilion for the exclusive use of MCC Members who are spending their day in the Pavilion.
The Ground gets very full on Test Match days and we suggest you avoid bringing large luggage items with you. You will need to keep your bags with you at your seat at all times.
For the security of everyone, we search all bags coming into the Ground on Test Match days.
Timings can be affected by the weather, and by the progress of the game, but below is general guide for your day.
The Gates open to ticket holders at 09.00. Play is scheduled to start at 11.00.
Please make sure you leave enough time to get into the Ground and to your seat, especially if you want to see the start of play at 11.00.
Lunch is taken between 13.00-13.40, and tea from 15.40-16.00.
The scheduled close of play for the first 4 days is 18.00 or after 90 overs have been bowled.
The Ticket Office is open to personal callers during a Test Match from Gate Opening until Close of Play.
No. There are no Tours during the Test match.
However the MCC Museum is open to the public for free on a match day.
When there is a major match at Lord's, the Indoor Cricket Centre is closed for net sessions.
However, on some major match days the Indoor Cricket Centre does offer taster sessions. More information on this will be sent directly to ticket holders.
During the lead up to a major match it is best to call the Indoor Cricket Centre on 020 7616 8612 to check availability.
Access to the Pavilion for watching the Test Match is reserved for MCC Members only.
We operate a pass-out system for all matches at Lord's which allows ticket-holders to leave and re-enter the Ground.
On leaving the Ground, you will be issued with a pass which will be needed to re-enter Lord's. You will also need to show your ticket in order to re-enter the Ground.
No alcohol can be brought into Lord's following a pass out.
We know that items can get misplaced from time to time and we will do our very best to reunite missing items with their rightful owner.
Please use the form below to report any items you have lost on your visit to Lord’s.
Please note, MCC retain lost property in most cases until the end of the match season, the only exception’s being bank cards which are destroyed if not claimed within 3 days of them being handed to us.
Foodstuffs / perishable items and those that cannot safely be stored will also be disposed of at the discretion of the Head Steward’s Office.
All items of property that remain unclaimed at the end of the cricket season will be disposed of and either passed to charity or recycled where possible.
MCC shall not be liable for any injury whatsoever to any visitor, nor for any loss or damage to or theft of their respective property howsoever such injury, loss or damage may be caused, save for where the law provides otherwise.