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Lord's Cricket Ground

Lord’s Cricket Ground has been a venue for top-class sport since the late 19th century. Named after its original founder, Thomas Lord, the cricket ground moved to the site in St John’s Wood, north-west London, in 1814.

Now home ground of Middlesex County Cricket Club, the venue regularly hosts both test matches and one-day international matches.

The design and build

Named after its original founder, Thomas Lord, the cricket ground moved to the site in St John’s Wood, north-west London, in 1814.

In the London 2012 Olympic Archery competition, archers will shoot from the front of the 19th century Pavilion – a Grade II*-listed building that underwent an extensive refurbishment programme in 2004–05 – and across the hallowed cricket square towards the Media Centre. Commissioned for when Lord’s hosted the 1999 Cricket World Cup, the Media Centre has won many awards for its modern, almost futuristic design.

Although temporary structures such as seating are being installed to enable spectators to get closer to the action, comparatively little preparation will be needed to get this world-class venue ready for the Games.

After the Games

Lord’s will return to its traditional role as the home of cricket, providing a base for the Marylebone Cricket Club and Middlesex County Cricket Club.

Archery equipment from the training, warm-up and competition venues will be donated to schools and archery clubs across the country.

Travel

London’s transport network will be very busy, so it’s important to plan your journey in advance and check for updates before you travel.

Visitor information

We want your time at Lord's Cricket Ground to be as memorable as possible. Find out everything you need to know about visiting the venue.


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