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Coming to England v New Zealand?

Posted: 1 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.

Our first Test Match of the season falls on Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend and we’re looking forward to enjoying this momentous national celebration with our visitors over the duration of the Match.

Lord’s will be a swathe of red, white and blue, with floral displays, bunting and a large Union jack sitting proudly on top of the J.P. Morgan Media Centre. We’re encouraging all spectators to join in the celebrations and come wearing red, white or blue clothing.

We’ll also be treating children from the local community to a Big Jubilee Lunch and they’ll be a Lord’s Platinum Jubilee pudding available in all premium seating areas, whilst Afternoon Tea will be Jubilee-themed. Alongside the food, a Hendrick's Gin and Veuve Clicquot Jubilee cocktails will be exclusively available for the Test match.

To find out more about our Jubilee celebrations click here.

Match Timings

9:00 Gates open - please use the gate/arrival time as shown on your ticket. This will help minimise congestion at the gates.
11:00 Play scheduled to commence
13:00 Lunch interval (30 mins)
15:40 Tea interval (20 mins)
18:00 Public Bars close
18:30 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. 


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 and drink into the Ground. See what’s allowed here.

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 a day at the cricket, and we have a variety of top-quality fresh food available during the Test match.

A range of specialist outlets throughout the Ground will 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 bars will stop serving alcohol at 18:00. 

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

pre-order hampers

Take the hassle out of your day by pre-ordering one of our delicious Made In Oldstead picnic hampers, created by Michelin-starred chef Tommy Banks exclusively for the Home of Cricket, perfect for all day feasting.

Our unique picnic experience offers you the convenience of exceptional food while watching the action, without compromising on quality. Each hamper includes premium canned wine, selected and paired for the food in your hamper. There are three types to choose from, with prices ranging from £115-£150 and must be ordered 72 hours in advance of the day you are attending.

For more information and how to book click here. 

Recup and Water refill

Please help MCC to reduce plastic waste at Lord’s. 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.


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

Night Tube strike on evenings of Friday 3 and Saturday 4 June

Please note that there is ongoing strike action on the Night Tube for the Jubilee, Victoria and Central lines between 19.00 and 06.00 on Friday and Saturday evenings. This is likely to continue until 19 June, covering Days 2 and 3 (3 and 4 June) and may affect your travel plans that day. Please note that the daytime trains will continue to be operational.

For more information, please visit the Transport for London website.

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.

Lord's Tavern

The Tavern pub is closed to the general public on Day 1 and 2 of the Test Match (2-3 June).

The Tavern is open to the public on Days 3, 4 and 5 (4-6 June) from 11:00-23:00 and serving lunch from 12:00-16:30.

On Sunday 5 June, we will have our Lord’s Tavern Sunday Roasts Beef/ Chicken / Lamb and all the trimmings available at £17.50.

To book a table please call 02076168689 and a member of the Lord’s Tavern Team will be able to help or book a table through this link.

Shops and scorecards

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

You can mark your visit to Lord’s during the Queen’s Jubilee by purchasing your very own limited edition Platinum Jubilee cap, or souvenir Union Jack cricket ball complete with MCC monogram and Lord’s logo.

There’s also a wide range of official merchandise, replica shirts, Lord’s gifts and the ever-popular Lord’s radio is available allowing you to listen to the expert commentary as the game unfolds.

Online purchases can be made from Lord's shop. Shops will close 30 minutes after close of play (except the Warner Shop that will close at the end of play). 

Museum and Library

MCC Museum and Library will be open during this fixture and is free of charge for all ticket holders.

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

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