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International Games at Lord’s Cricket Ground & Where To Stay

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Key Takeaways

  • Your best bet for getting somewhere to stay for international games at Lord’s cricket ground is by booking a stay in local serviced apartments.
  • There are very few hotels close to the ground, and the ones that are close by get booked up quickly when international matches are taking place.
  • Tickets for international matches at Lord’s are available directly from the Lord’s website

International Games at Lord's Cricket Ground

International games at Lord’s cricket ground are some of the most coveted events in world sport. 

At the time of writing Lord’s is currently hosting the second Test in this year’s Ashes series, but that’s one match you’d be very lucky to get tickets for. 

To be honest, it’s practically impossible. It’s the premier series in world cricket – a hallowed and storied series between two of cricket’s great nations that first started back in 1877.

Other international matches, however, including other Test matches, One Day Internationals and International T20 games, are much more accessible.

Tickets for International games at Lord’s are some of the most sought after commodities in the global sporting calendar. Series like The Ashes sell out years in advance. Always book as early as you can!

Where is Lord's Cricket Ground?

Lord’s cricket ground is located in St John’s Wood, NW8 8QN

location of The Lord's Cricket Ground

Lord's Cricket Ground Tickets

Lord’s tickets are available for International matches as well as County Cricket fixtures, The Hundred, and the Vitality Blast Twenty Over domestic tournament directly from the Lord’s website.  

The other way to get tickets for international matches at Lord’s is by becoming a member of MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club – not Middlesex). The MCC is the guardian of the Laws of Cricket, which is why Lord’s is often referred to as “The home of cricket.”

The only issue with this plan, however, is that the current waiting list for MCC membership is approximately 29 years!

How to Get to Lord’s Cricket Ground by Tube

The closest tube station to Lord’s Cricket Ground is St John’s Wood on the Jubilee Line. The walk from the station to the ground will take approximately 5-10 minutes.

going to the Lord's Cricket Ground

The following stations are also all within walking distance of the Lord’s Cricket Ground:

  • Baker Street – Bakerloo, Circle, Jubilee, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City lines (15 mins)
  • Warwick Avenue – Bakerloo line (15 mins)
  • Marylebone – Bakerloo line (15 mins)
  • Edgware Road – Bakerloo, Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines (15 mins)
  • Paddington – Bakerloo, Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines (20 mins)

Those travelling by Tube to or from Lord’s requiring step-free access are advised to use local bus services from the following stations:

Kilburn (Jubilee line) – Number 189 bus from stop B (on Shoot-up Hill)

Golders Green (Northern line) – Number 13 bus from stop GF (within bus station outside the station entrance)

Hotels Near Lord's Cricket Ground

This is actually one of the only “bad” things about Lord’s. 

Despite being in a beautiful part of north-west London, in the City of Westminster, and at the north-west end of Regent’s Park, it is terribly underserviced in terms of hotels.

With just a handful of options within one or two miles, chances of securing a room in one of the few near-by hotels when an international match is on are slim at best.

Want to Secure a Luxury Stay Near Lord’s Cricket Ground?

Book a Serviced Apartment with Sanctum

Lord's Cricket Ground - Where to Stay

Luckily, however, hotels are not your only option if you are looking for somewhere to stay for a visit to the home of cricket.

Sanctum London
Sanctum London’s 5-star serviced apartments has three London locations, two of which are within walking distance of Lord’s cricket ground.
Sanctum Regent's Park
Sanctum Regents Park is literally around the corner from Lord’s Cricket Ground, and less than a 5-minute walk from the hallowed stadium.
Sanctum Regent's Park going to The Lord's Cricket Ground
At Sanctum Regent’s Park you can book anything from a single-room apartment to a 5 double-bedroom, 6-bathroom Regent’s Suite.
living room in Sanctum Regents Park

Alternatively you can opt for Sanctum apartments in Maida Vale or Belsize Road, with both only being an 8 minute car or taxi ride from Lord’s cricket ground. 

Of course, as it’s summertime when international cricket is played, you may well want to walk to the match – which will only take 15-20 minutes at a leisurely stroll. 

If you want a 5-star luxury stay when attending an international game at Lord’s then Sanctum’s serviced apartments make for a great choice.

Did you know that there are only 3 5-star hotels within a mile of Lord’s famous cricket ground?

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the cricket season start?

The domestic English cricket season starts in April and runs through to the end of September, with the specific start and finishing dates varying from year to year as each season is scheduled annually.

The international season usually starts in May or June and also finishes in September.

Who plays at Lord’s?

For international matches England Men’s and Women’s teams will host a number of cricket playing nations including Australia, India, South Africa, West Indies, and Sri Lanka to name just a few.

Domestically Lord’s is home to Middlesex County Cricket Club who currently play in Division 1 of the LV= County Championship.

What is Lord’s Capacity?

The capacity at Lord’s Cricket Ground currently stands at 31,180.

The next planned redevelopment (of the Tavern and Allen stands) will increase the ground’s capacity by 2,600 to 33, 780.


International games at Lord’s cricket ground can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

There are few sports with the history of cricket, and there is no sporting ground quite so shrouded in timeless reverence as the home of cricket in St John’s Wood. 

From royalty, to prime ministers, pop stars to famous authors – it’s a venue that brings together every fabric of society like no other.

If you are lucky enough (and wise enough) to be paying a visit to Lord’s to take in the spectacle of an international game, and you need somewhere to stay, please do consider a stay with us at Sanctum London.

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