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Afternoon tea at Lord's

The summer holidays are upon us and, to celebrate, Lord’s has recommended its top five days out at the Home of Cricket in 2016 – whatever the weather.

From families seeking a luxury day out to foodies looking to be wined and dined to ardent cricket fans wanting some action on the hallowed turf, Lord’s match day hospitality packages offer something for everyone.

1.Luxury Day with family and friends – Royal London One Day Cup Final

Enjoy the ultimate luxury day out with the family at the 2016 Royal London One Day Cup Final on Saturday 17th September.The Marylebone Suite package includes breakfast, a three-course buffet, complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks and afternoon tea as well as reserved seating in the Mound Stand to enjoy the match from, all at a price of £195 + VAT per person.

2.Watch a county match day in style

For the passionate cricket fan, Lord’s recommends a traditional county match day hospitality package starting at £110 per person or a luxury package at £145 per person. Perfect for a group of friends who enjoy county cricket or want to cheer their team on, the packages include a tour of Lord’s, tea and coffee on arrival, a scorecard and lunch in a Tavern Stand Hospitality Box.For those looking to splash out, a glass of Champagne, afternoon tea, souvenir gift and programme can be added to the package.

Between 2nd August and 22nd September 2016, supporters can choose from a range of top county cricket matches including Middlesex v Durham and Middlesex v Surrey.

3.Enjoy exquisite cuisine and behind the scenes action at Lord’s

For foodies and groups of all sizes, Lord’s recommends the Nursery Pavilion package starting at £329 + VAT per person. Visit Lord’s on 27th August for the second Royal London One-Day International and enjoy watching the players prepare for the match before taking your seats in the stands for the main event.

The package includes an intimate Q&A session with former international cricketers, a unique view of the players’ practice area, complimentary drinks all day including house Champagne, breakfast and a mouth-watering three-course lunch. This includes citrus poached barn chicken and canon of Oxfordshire lamb with pomegranate and sultana salsa, followed by a delicious afternoon tea. When you’re ready for some cricket action, you can view it all from your Lower Mound Stand or Lower Grand Stand seats.

4.Explore some of the most famous sporting sights at the Home of Cricket

Enjoy the ultimate Lord’s experience with a tour of the Home of Cricket. Perfect for all cricket enthusiasts, a tour includes a visit to the famous Honours Boards, a tour of the Long Room and MCC Museum where you can view the Ashes Urn, Prudential Trophy and Games Exhibition. Tours start between 11am and 2pm and special offers are available for group bookings with a minimum of 20 people.

5.Enjoy afternoon tea all year round at Lord’s Cricket Ground

All booked up this summer? Treat yourself to afternoon tea all year round and purchase vouchers for Lord’s festive themed afternoon tea, priced at £54 or £65 with Champagne, or traditional afternoon tea at £46 or with a glass of Champagne for £57. Enjoy a traditional cream tea with all the trimmings, including freshly baked scones with homemade jam and Cornish clotted cream, and a selection of finger sandwiches and dainties from Lord’s resident pâtissier. Enjoy all of this in the iconic Long Room with commanding views over the Ground’s outfield.

With a range of exciting world-class fixtures planned for 2017, including England v Ireland in May and England v South Africa in July, Lord’s expects its new hospitality packages to sell out fast when they are released this autumn.


Note to editors:

For 2016 fixtures, check out the Lord’s website here.
For more information on hospitality at Lord’s, please contact the Hospitality Sales Team on 0207 616 8598 or

About Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)

MCC is the world’s most active cricket club, the owner of Lord’s Ground and the guardian of the Laws and Spirit of the game. Founded in 1787, it issued the first code of Laws in 1788 and moved to its current home in 1814. There are 18,000 Full and 5,000 Associate Members of MCC.

MCC also has a World Cricket committee, which is chaired by Mike Brearley and contains eminent current and former players and administrators – including Sourav Ganguly, Ricky Ponting and Shaun Pollock. It has a remit to act as an independent think tank, debating issues and making recommendations about the health and state of the game and to commission research.

MCC owns the most comprehensive collection of cricket artefacts and books in the world, housed in its museum and library at Lord’s which is visited by tens of thousands of visitors from all over the world each year.

About Lord’s Cricket Ground

The current Lord’s Cricket Ground is its third incarnation. The first ever match played at ‘Lord’s Cricket Ground’ came in 1787 when businessman Thomas Lord staged a game between Middlesex and Essex at a newly built ground in what was then known as Dorset Fields.

By 1811, MCC had moved to a new Ground in the Eyre Estate of St John’s Wood. This ground proved unpopular but when plans emerged for the Regent’s Canal to be built straight through it, Thomas Lord gratefully accepted compensation and moved the Ground to its current location in 1814.

About meetings and events at Lord’s

Lord’s has 12 unique spaces which can host meetings, conferences, receptions, dinners and weddings for up to 1,000 people. From the grandeur of the Long Room in the Grade II* listed Pavilion, to the modernity and style of the J.P. Morgan Media Centre, the venue boasts a variety of spaces, many with great views of the pitch. The venue attracts clients from a variety of industry sectors including corporates, associations and agencies.

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