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Frequently Asked Questions - Tours of Lord's

Please find below some Frequently Asked Questions about Tours of Lord's Cricket Ground.

If you can't find the answer to your query, please contact us directly on tours@lords.org or 020 7616 8595.

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Tours of Lord's FAQs

Can I book in advance?

All bookings for Lord's Tours must be made online at https://Tours.lords.org.

Bookings for Tours are subject to availability so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

What days and times are the Tours available?

Tours run seven days a week, throughout the year, with the exception of match and event days and from Friday 22nd December 2017 to Monday 1st January 2018.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any of the Club’s Terms & Conditions for Lord’s Tours, the Club is now able to run a number of additional Tours on the following dates: 12th, 15th, 16th and 30th August 2017, and 13th, 15th, 17th and 19th to 22nd September 2017.

Please always check ahead here as on some days not all areas may be available due to ground operations. Similarly, Tour itineraries and the content may sometimes vary.

How long will the Tour last?

Public Tours last approximately 100 minutes.

Can I organise a private group for a Lord’s Tour?

Private tours are available and discounts are offered depending on the numbers attending.

Groups of 20 or more (10% discount):

Ticket Price
Adult £21.60
Senior (Over 60's) £16.20
Student (ID required) £13.50
Children (aged 5-15) £13.50


Please contact the Tours office on 020 7616 8595 or email tours@lords.org for more information.

How many people will be in my tour group?

There will be a maximum of 25 people on a public tour.

How much will a Tour cost?
Ticket Price
Adult £24
Senior (Over 60s) £18
Disabled (carer goes free) £18
Student (ID required) £15
Children (aged 5-15) £15
Family (2 adults & 2 children aged 5-15) £50
Infants (under 5 years) Free
Group concessions (minimum 20 people) Find out more
What age is the Tour suitable for?

Lord's Tours are suitable for visitors of all ages. Children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18.

Is the Tour suitable for young children?

The Tour lasts for 100 minutes and may not be suitable for very young children. We ask that parents ensure that children are properly supervised at all times for their own safety. Should children become disruptive, we may request that you leave the Tour so that the enjoyment of others is not affected.

Is there anywhere to leave luggage or bags?

Visitors with luggage or bags larger than those permitted in overhead lockers in aircraft cabins won't be allowed into Lord's. The MCC does not have any luggage storage facilities so we recommend leaving your luggage at your place of accommodation or at a mainline railway station - click here for more information.

Is the Tour accessible for people with mobility issues?

The Club welcomes everyone to the Ground. There is level access for most parts of the Lord’s Tour.

MCC recognises that many people who wish to visit Lord’s may have special requirements, and details of the facilities and services available to our guests, especially those with special needs can be found here or please contact Lord’s Tours on 020 7616 8595 for more information.

If you require assistance or are a wheelchair user please notify us in advance so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

Is my Tour guided?

All Tours are led by a Tour Guide.

Will I get to see all parts of the ground?

Lord's is a working cricket ground. Therefore, not all areas may be available on a particular Tour date and time due to ground operations. Similar, Tour itineraries and content may vary. Please check ahead here before making your booking.

Will the weather affect the tour?

Unlike the cricket, our Tours run in all weathers. Part of the Tour is outside, so make sure you are dressed appropriately.

What should I wear on my Tour?

Unlike the cricket, our Tours run in all weathers. Part of the Tour is outside, so make sure you're dressed appropriately.

Those who wear ripped or torn vests, garments in military camouflage colours, singlets, offensive garments, rubber flip flops, bikini tops, bare midriff, won't be permitted into the ground.

What time should I arrive for my Tour?

MCC recommends that you arrive 30 minutes prior to the start time of your Tour to allow enough time to clear security and view the Museum.

Re-entry to Lord's, including to the Museum (and/or Lord's Shop or other retail outlets), after the conclusion of your Tour is not permitted so please arrive with enough time to enjoy the Museum.

Can I park at Lord's?

There are no parking facilities available at Lord's. We recommend where possible you travel to Lord's via public transport.

Click here for information on how to get to Lord's

Can I change or cancel my Tour booking?

Yes. If you wish to cancel your Tour booking, please email tours@mcc.org.uk 

You will need to do this at least 72 hours prior to the commencement of your pre-booked Tour.

Where do we meet?

Please enter via the Grace Gates.

How to get to Lord's

Can I take photos on my Tour?

Photography is only permitted in those areas of Lord's designated by the Tour guides. The use of flash photography is not permitted in the Museum.

Where does the Tour finish?

The Tour finishes at The Lord's Shop.

Can I come back to the Museum or Lord's store once the Tour has finished?

Re-entry to Lord's, including to the Museum and/or Lord's shop or other retail outlets, after the conclusion of your Tour is not permitted.

What if I am late for my Tour?

Visitors must be present at the start time of their Tour or they risk losing their place. If you arrive more than 10 minutes after your Tour is scheduled to commence, you will be denied entry to Lord's.

Is there anywhere I can eat at the ground?

The Tavern pub situated next to the famous Grace Gates is perfect for a bite to eat or drink before or after your Tour.

Can I bring food and drink to the ground?

The consumption of food and drink in the Museum, the Pavilion, the Media Centre, the Lord's Shop and other retail outlets is not permitted.

We recommend the Tavern Pub situated next to the famous Grace Gates for a bite to eat or drink before or after your Tour.

Can I smoke on the Tour?

Smoking is not allowed during Tours.

Can I go onto the pitch?

You are not permitted to access any part of Lord's other than where you are taken by your Tour guide, including the pitch.

Can I have a Tour in another language?

We currently only conduct Lord's guided Tours in English.

Can I just visit the Museum without booking a Tour?

Museum entry is only permitted when you book a Tour of the ground. All Lord's Tours can be booked here.


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