Before you read on, here are some key things to be aware of before arriving at the ground on a matchday, to make entry into the ground as smooth as possible.
Firstly, make sure you have the latest version of the app. One way to make sure you have the latest version is to uninstall and reinstall it. Secondly, have your tickets ready in the app: you can view our video guides to accessing and sharing tickets here. Make sure you are logged in to the app before you arrive at the ground. If you’re logged in and you’ve downloaded your tickets in advance, they will appear in the app without needing mobile or wifi connectivity.
Finally, get to the ground as early as you can. Bag checks are in operation so there may be queues at the gate. Have your tickets open in the app before you approach the gate.
Welcome to the venue information page for Lord's, home of London Spirit.
Here you can find all the information you need ahead of your matchday, including gate opening times, food & drink, travel options, accessibility provision and on-site facilities.
The green choices available to you on a matchday are highlighted as bold* throughout this page.
Please scroll down to find out more about gate opening times, Food & Drink, Travel, Facilities, Shop, WiFi and matchday reporting.
Gates open 2 hours before play starts.
The first match of The Hundred 2022 at Lord's sees the men's team take on Manchester Originals.
After that, your ticket gives you access to both the men’s and women’s matches on the same day, so make sure you get there for the first match!
Make sure you’ve looked at your ticket in the app to see what time the first match starts.
You can expect to be searched on entry to the venue. Please follow the guidance from stewards and security staff. To speed up entry we suggest you only bring essential items with you and leave bags at home if possible. Help Lord’s to stay safe by staying alert: if something doesn’t look right, tell a steward.
FOOD & DRINK
Good food and drink are synonymous with cricket, and we have a variety of top-quality fresh food available around the ground.
A range of specialist outlets cater to all tastes and requirements, including vegetarian, vegan, halal, and gluten-free options. Please note that outlets are subject to change.
- The Frenchie
- Fish & Chips
- Hog Roast
- West Cornwall Pasty
- Burger & Chips
- Loaded Hashbrowns
Edrich Stand area
- Spice Kitchen
- Pick n Mix sweets
- Ice Cream Van
- Ice Cream Van
- Korean Fried Chicken
- Ted’s Tacos
- West Cornwall Pasty
- Gourmet Sausage
- Island Poke
- Gourmet Toasties/Deli - Coronation Garden
- Strawberries and cream - Coronation Garden
- Burgers and wedges – WG’s Bar
- Duck Wraps - Grace Gate
A wide selection of alcoholic, low/no alcohol and soft and hot drinks are available to purchase at bars around the ground. Please note that only two alcoholic drinks can be purchased per person, per transaction. All public bars within the ground will close 30 minutes after the interval during the men’s match.
Ticket holders are not permitted to bring any alcoholic drinks into the ground (which is a variation to the MCC Ground Regulations). If you are an MCC Member or Debenture Holder you may still bring alcohol into the ground but please enter via the Grace Gate.
In order to ensure a fun and friendly environment for our younger guests, we have introduced no-alcohol areas in some stands. These are the upper tier (Level 3) of the Compton and Edrich stands, and the entire Tavern Stand. Alcohol will not be served in, nor can you bring alcohol into, these stands.
As part of our commitment to reducing plastic waste at Lord’s, we have reusable cups instead of single-use plastic cups. Alcoholic drinks are provided in reusable cups for a £1 deposit. Please take your used cup back to a bar and receive a fresh cup with your next drink. At the end of the day, simply return your cup(s) to one of our designated redemption bars to receive your £1 per cup deposit back.
In order to serve you more efficiently, Lord’s is a cashless ground. Debit and credit card payments as well as mobile payments such as Apple Pay and Google Pay are accepted at all tills around the ground.
With 25 water fountains at Lord’s, spectators are encouraged to bring their own refillable bottles* to top-up around the ground. You can also bring in your own picnic which you can enjoy at one of our picnic locations or the Coronation Garden.
The Lord’s Tavern pub is open and serving food and drinks throughout the day.
A number of bike* racks are available outside the ground for cyclists to lock their bikes to.
There are several Cycle Hire docking stations within five minutes’ walk of the ground, on Abbey Road, St John’s Wood Road, Wellington Road, Lodge Road, Lisson Grove and Prince Albert Road.
By London Underground
St John’s Wood is the closest tube* station to the ground (approximately five to ten minutes’ walk), while Baker Street, Warwick Avenue, Marylebone and Edgware Road are all also within 15-minutes’ walk.
Visitors travelling to and from central London are advised to alight or board Underground services at Baker Street station and follow a signed walking route at street level. During major events at Lord’s, St John’s Wood station is very busy and a queuing system to enter the station post-match will be in place.
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)
The 13 and 113 bus* routes run adjacent to Lord's on the Wellington Road (to the east of the ground). These stop closest to the North and East Gates, but are within a comfortable walking distance to the Grace Gate.
The 139 and 189 routes run adjacent to Lord's on Grove End Road (to the west of the Ground). These routes stop closest to the Grace Gate, but are a short walk from the East and North Gates.
By National Rail
The nearest main line railway* station is Marylebone, served by Chiltern Railways, which is approximately ten minutes’ walk from the ground. Marylebone Station is on the Chiltern line.
Paddington Station is approximately 20 minutes’ walk from the Ground, for services to West and South-West England and South Wales.
We encourage all visitors to use public transport if possible. There are parking restrictions affecting non-residents on the streets surrounding Lord’s and on St John’s Wood High Street on all major match days, so please ensure you do not park in bays which are for residents’ use only.
To book a wheelchair or accessible ticket, please contact Lord’s directly on 020 7432 1000, Monday-Friday 10am - 4pm.
Accessible entrances are available at the Grace, North and East Gates, while accessible drop-off is at the No.6 car park.
The seating areas listed below are accessed via short staircases.
- Pavilion Concourse and Long Room (also via lift)
- Warner Stand Terrace – Rows 1 to 10 (also via lift)
- Grand Stand Lower Tier – Rows 1 to 12 (also via lift)
- Compton Stand Lower Tier – All Seating (also via lift)
- Edrich Stand Lower Tier – All Seating (also via lift)
- Mound Stand Lower Tier – Rows 1 to 15
- Tavern Concourse – All Seating
- Tavern Stand Lower Tier – All Seating
- Allen Stand Lower Tier – All Seating
The seating areas listed below are accessed via longer staircases with a significant number of steps, or accessible via lifts.
- Pavilion Middle and Upper Balconies
- Warner Terrace – Rows 11 – 17
- Warner Stand Balcony – All Seating
- Grand Stand Lower Tier – Rows 13 to 21
- Grand Stand Suite Level and Upper Tier – All Seating
- Compton Stand Balcony and Upper Tier – All Seating
- Edrich Stand Balcony and Upper Tier – All Seating
The seating areas listed below are accessed only via longer staircases with a significant number of steps.
- Mound Stand Lower Tier – Rows 16 to 29
- Mound Stand Suites and Upper Tier – All Seating
- Tavern Stand Suites and Upper Tier – All Seating
- Allen Stand Upper Tier – All Seating
There are also eight accessible areas for the use of visitors in wheelchairs and their companions:
- Warner Stand Terrace - Ground Level - Uncovered area
- Warner Stand Terrace - Rear of the Terrace - Elevated Position - Covered area - Dress Regulations apply
- Mound Stand Stand Lower - Ground Level - Uncovered area
- Grand Stand Lower Tier - Rear of the Lower Tier - Elevated Position - Covered area
- Compton Stand Lower Tier - Ground Level - Uncovered area
- Compton Stand Lower Tier - Rear of the Lower Tier - Elevated Position - Covered area
- Edrich Stand Lower Tier - Ground Level - Uncovered area
- Edrich Stand Lower Tier - Rear of the Lower Tier - Elevated Position - Covered area
A fully accessible ("changing places") toilet, with an adult hoist and changing table, provided by Mobiloo, is available and is located behind the Warner Stand. All toilets at Lord’s have non-slip floors, emergency lighting and audio alarms if required.
For most toilets, access is by use of a RADAR key. Those not in possession of a RADAR key can ask the nearest steward.
Public area accessible toilet locations:
- Warner Stand – Ground Level – 2 toilets
- Warner Stand Terrace – Level 1 – 2 toilets
- Grand Stand – Ground Level – 1 toilet at each of the stand
- Compton Stand – Ground Level – 4 toilets (including one with fully accessible changing room with hoist)
- Compton Stand Lower Tier– Level 1 – 1 toilet
- Compton Stand Balcony – 2 toilets
- Compton Stand Upper Tier – 1 toilet
- Edrich Stand – Ground Level – 2 toilets
- Edrich Stand Lower Tier – Level 1 – 1 toilet
- Edrich Stand Balcony – 2 toilets
- Edrich Stand Upper Tier – 1 toilet
- Mound Stand – Ground Level – 1 toilet
Members and hospitality accessible toilet locations:
- Pavilion – North Basement – 1 toilet
- Thomas Lord Suite – 1 toilet
- Lord’s Tavern/Captain’s Lounge – 1 toilet
- Cricket Academy – 1 toilet
- Nursery Pavilion – 2 toilets
- Grand Stand Suite Level – 2 toilets
- Grand Stand Debenture Level – 2 toilets
- Pelham’s Restaurant – 1 toilet
Assistance dogs are welcome at Lord’s. Visitors with assistance dogs are usually directed to the public gardens to the north of the ground where there is a dog spending area.
For people living with Dementia, and their carers, a visitor pack is available from the head steward’s office. The pack contains useful information about the venue, an outline of meeting points, a place to store tickets and a simple ground map. This can be collected on the day or reserved in advance by calling 020 7616 8592. Many frontline staff at Lord’s, and all “Happy to Help” volunteers, are trained to support people with Dementia.
A Multi-faith Room is available and located to the left of the J.P. Morgan Media Centre, near to the Lord’s Shop, and in the Pavilion.
To access the Cloud please see the following steps below.
- Check your WiFi is on
- Select WiFi Zone - The Cloud from the available network list
- Follow on screen instructions to register or log on
Shops around the ground will be open and selling a range of merchandise including Lord’s and The Hundred branded items and gifts as well as London Spirit kit. You can also get the kit online here via The Hundred's Online Store.
The Hundred is for everyone. We want everyone to feel welcome on our match days and to have a brilliant experience. Anti-social or discriminatory behaviour of any kind is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Reporting these types of behaviour will help us to ensure The Hundred is a welcoming and inclusive competition and experience for everyone.
If you experience or witness any anti-social or discriminatory behaviour on a match day at Lord’s, please report it as soon as possible by alerting a steward, sending a text or WhatsApp to 07401 056737, or texting ‘Lords’ to 074010. Provide details of the issue and your location, and a member of our security team will liaise directly with you, so that Lord’s can try to deal with the issue at the time. For less urgent incidents, please complete the Lord’s customer report form.
If you wish to report discrimination direct to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), click here.