Accommodation close to Stadium in St John’s Wood
address : St John’s Wood Rd, London NW8 8QN, UK
Lord’s Cricket Ground hosts some of the best cricket matches in the world. Watch MCC, England, Varsity and top women’s teams play in this historic venue which was first opened back in 1787. The main season runs from April to September with matches on during midweek and weekends. There are also wonderful events such as weddings, charity evenings, Christmas meals and corporate meetings held here throughout the year.
Where is Lord’s? This iconic ground is in the affluent St John’s Wood area of north London, in the NW8 postcode. There is a trendy high street with boutique shops, great restaurants and small wine bars nearby. Inside the grounds there are places to eat and drink, including a tavern serving cold beer and snacks and a garden restaurant serving three-course meals and afternoon tea. Expect to pay a premium, so if money is tight, don’t arrive hungry! Lord’s is the most famous ground for cricket in the world and home to the Ashes Urn.
It’s the home venue of England’s National Team, which plays their test matches and one-days at this ground. Popular is a behind the scene stadium tour where you can learn more about the club’s history. The Tour includes a look at the Pavilion, Long Room, Mound/Grand Stand, Dressing Rooms, the award winning Investec Media Centre and the Ashes. Tours run daily all year round and last around 1hour and 40 minutes. There are no tours on major match days or on preparation days. Within the grounds, you can also visit the MCC Museum which houses over 400 years of cricket history.
Staying in St John’s Wood District
When it comes to match days, there is no parking in the ground itself and local carparks are full quickly. Expect to pay around £35 for a day’s parking when there is a big event and to make sure of a place you will have to book and pay in advance. This makes finding a cheap place to stay near Lord’s a good option if you want an enjoyable day with little stress.
Having said that, budget hotels in this part of London are not easy to find but reserving your room in advance will give you more choice. There are plenty of luxurious 5 star hotels in and around Regents Park, which is walking distance away. For low-priced accommodation look towards the edges of London and around City Airport where there are good transport links to Lords.
Around the city there are many places to eat, so you do not need to book a hotel wth breakfast or evening meals if you want to save money. Usually within a few streets you will find a place to eat to suit your wallet and tastes. There are a few B&Bs on offer and some serviced apartments which can be booked as holiday lets which are especially nice if there is a group of you looking to stay together.
A very popular hotel is 4 star Danubius Hotel Regents Park. This accommodation overlooks Lord’s Cricket Ground and Regent’s Park and is situated only a 5-minute walk from St. John’s Wood London Underground Station. Euston in Central London and Marylebone Railway Stations are within easy reach, as are St. Pancras for the Eurostar and Paddington for the Heathrow Express train service. Buses from Stansted Airport and Luton Airport stop directly opposite the hotel, at the bus stop.
Things to do near Lord’s
If you are in the area for a few days, spend time enjoying the local sites. Just around the corner is the Abbey Road Studios where Beatles fans can take their picture on the famous zebra crossing. London Zoo is just a few streets away and the beautiful Regents Park is a great place to visit especially when the weather is fine.
Travel – How to get to Matches and Events
Nearest Train Station ?
The nearest tube station to the cricket ground is St John’s Wood on the Jubilee Line in Zone 2. It takes just 5 minutes to walk from the station to the venue. Just 15 minute’s walk away is Maida Vale, Baker Street and Edgware Road stations, and for a main line Marlebone is the closest.
The nearest main overground railway stations are Paddington Station and Marylebone station. Marylebone lies on the Chiltern Line and is approximately ten minutes walk from away. Paddington Station is approximately twenty minutes walk away.
The ground is within close distance of the M1, M40 and M4 motorways.
When coming from the M40, take the A40 (Westway) and turn Left into Lisson Grove. At the end of Lisson Grove, you have to turn right into St. John’s Wood road. You will see the stadium on your left side.
When coming from the M1 take the Hendon Way at the end, past Brent Cross Shopping Centre and over the north Circular Road (A406). Then turn right on to Finchley Road (A41) and continue to Wellington Road. You will pass St. John’s Wood underground station on the left and the Wellington Hospital on the right. You will see the stadium on your right hand side.
The stadium is well served by bus.
Lord’s is served by London’s Airports ; Heathrow International Airport, Gatwick Airport International (see cheap hostels), London City, Luton International LTN Airport and Stansted International Airport.
Some Facts and Location
Name : Lord’s Cricket Ground
Location : in St John’s Wood district, north-west London
Address : St John’s Wood Rd, London NW8 8QN, England, United Kingdom
- City of Westminster (apartments) — 3 miles
- Kensington — 3 miles
- Milton Keynes City Centre — 51 miles
- Cheltenham Gloucestershire — 94 miles
- Ipswich Hotel or B&B — 86 miles
Capacity : 28,000 seating places
Borough : London City of Westminster
County : Greater London
Tel : +44 20 7616 8500
Nearest Hotels : to the north of central London, in the Saint John’s Wood area near Regent’s Park.
Attractions within easy reach – NW8 8QN sat nav postcode area
MCC Cricket Museum (Lords Ground, St Johns Wood, London NW8, England): oldest sports museum in the world displaying a large collection of cricket memorabilia, including The Ashes. Visiting the museum is a must do for all lovers of cricket.
ZSL London Zoo (Regent’s Park, Outer Circle, NW1 4RY, England): famous zoo. It’s a very popular attraction for families (with children).
Regent’s Park (The Store Yard, Inner Circle, NW1 4NR, England (Marylebone)): popular Royal Park in central London. One of the highlights is Queen Mary’s Gardens. There’s also the London Zoo, and the Open Air Theatre.
Queen Mary’s Gardens (Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, England (Marylebone)): lovely rose gardens at the southern end of Regent’s Park, near York Gate. The gardens are really beautiful.
Open Air Theatre (Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, England): enjoy a summer’s evening at this open air theatre.