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Visitors with Disabilities

MCC recognises that many people who wish to visit Lord’s on matchdays may have special requirements.

The Club welcomes everyone to the Ground; details of the facilities and services available to spectators, especially those with special needs, are summarised below:

Access | Lavatories | Audio Commentaries | Induction Loops | Lifts | Parking | Signage | Stewards | Tickets | Wheelchair Areas

Please click here to read our full Access Statement


  •     There is level access within most parts of Lord’s.
  •     The Extra Covers Food Area and the Harris Garden are accessible via level access roadways
  •     The Ticket Office, Coronation Garden and The Lord's Tavern Bar & Brasserie (located by the Grace Gate) are served by ramps.
  •     Every step on each staircase is painted with a yellow line, two inches in width.
  •     Access to the Grand Stand, Mound Stand, the Lower Tiers of the Compton & Edrich Stands and the Tavern Concourse may be made via short staircases.
  •     Passenger lifts can be used to access the Upper Tiers of the Grand & Mound Stands.

Applicants are asked to make it clear, when they apply, that their comfort would be enhanced by being provided with tickets which admit to seats at ground level,  seats to which access may be made via a short staircase.

View a map of Lord's for disabled visitors

Disabled persons’ lavatories

Ground level lavatories are located:


  •     Pavilion (by the North Door entrance)
  •     Mound Stand
  •     Warner Stand
  •     North Clock Tower
  •     Grand Stand west
  •     Grand Stand east

All lavatories at Lord’s have non-slip floors, emergency lighting and audio alarms if required.

Access is by use of a RADAR key. Those not in possession of a RADAR key are asked to contact the nearest steward.

Audio commentaries

  • In June 2006, MCC launched an audio description service, which means that blind and partially-sighted fans can now listen to live ball-by-ball commentary on the     majority of match days at Lord's.
  • Headsets are available from stewards or the Head Steward's Office (which is located at the back of the Mound Stand).
  • Spectators visiting Lord's on a Major Match day (Tests and One Day Internationals) are advised to book a headset in advance, to ensure availability. Please contact the Head Steward’s Office: 020 7616 8592

Induction loops

  • There is an induction loop fitted within the Grand Stand. Those who have hearing aids fitted should set their devices to the ‘T’ position.



  • The lifts which serve the Grand Stand and Mound Stand are accessible from level access roadways.
  • All passenger lifts are fitted with emergency telephones, directly connected to the Grace Gate.
  • Push buttons within are enhanced with tactile signage to assist blind or partially sighted passengers.
  • Low level tactile buttons can be operated by wheelchair users.


  • Although there is no car parking available within the Ground, Set-Down and Pick-Up passes may be obtained.
  • Details of car parks situated within a mile or so of the Ground may be obtained from the Club Facilities Department.
  • All parking enquiries should be directed to the MCC Club Facilities Department (telephone: 020 7616 8653).



  • Signage inside Lord’s and at the entrances to the Ground have upper and lower case lettering, with a high contrast between the characters and the background colours.


  • MCC stewards are trained to assist spectators with special needs if required.


  • In special circumstances, tickets may be transferred, but only by prior arrangement. Email the MCC Ticket Office or telephone: 020 7432 1000.


Wheelchair Areas

  • On major matchdays, there are three special areas for spectators in wheelchairs and their companions. These areas are: in front of the  Warner and Mound Stands; and at the rear of the lower Grand Stand. It should be noted that whilst all areas offer excellent, unobstructed views of the cricket, only the Grand Stand area is under cover.
  • The application form for the Wheelchair Areas is available from the MCC Ticket Office. As a result of space restrictions, each wheelchair user may be accompanied by only one companion.
  • Applications for spaces in the Warner and Mound Stand Areas are dealt with in strict order of receipt. The availability of tickets cannot be guaranteed.
  • Dedicated stewards will be available to assist spectators in both Wheelchair Areas.
  • For safety reasons, the Warner Stand Wheelchair Enclosure may not be available on non-major matchdays. Availability of these areas should be checked upon arrival at the Ground.


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