Do you remember where you were on 14 July 2019 when England won the Cricket World Cup at Lord’s in the super-over drama?

Well you can now visit the home of cricket and find out about how Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) is transforming the ground for future generations.  

Working alongside MCC, global construction specialist, ISG, is delivering a two-year programme which sees the construction of two new three-tiered stands, positioned either side of the J.P. Morgan Media Centre. The stands will provide impressive spectator facilities, as well as increased accessibility and amenities.

The new Compton and Edrich stands will also increase the capacity of the ground to 31,000, and will include 12 food and drink outlets and two hospitality restaurants.

The designs will remain consistent with the identity of Lord’s and the ‘village cricket green’ ethos, whilst working to improve the overall harmony of the north-east end of the ground.

The seating capacity will be increased by around 2,500, accommodating 11,500 spectators overall, which will enable MCC to better satisfy the demand for tickets, and there will also be wheelchair-accessible spaces as well as lift access at all levels.

This projects builds on ISG’s successful delivery of major sport, leisure and retail developments including Ascot Racecourse, the Olympic Velodrome, ‘Up at the O2’ roof climb and most recently the O2’s new Icon outlet centre.

Come and see the transformation of the home of cricket as it happens, find out about how ISG is making it happen, and say you were one of the first to see the new stands come to life.

On arrival, all visitors will receive an induction before a presentation on the history of the project. Visitors will then be provided with PPE and escorted around the project by a member of the construction team where they can see first-hand the works that are taking place behind the scenes.

Address St John’s Wood Road, St John’s Wood, London

St John’s Wood is the closet tube station to the ground (approx. five 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.

Lord’s is also well served by buses, and several routes run alongside the Ground.


Before making any journey to the Ground using bus, tube or train it is recommended to check TFL Live Travel News


The following stations are all within walking distance of the Ground:

St. John’s Wood – Jubilee line (5 mins)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)


The 13 and 113 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.


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 twenty minutes’ walk from the Ground, for services to West and South-West England and South Wales.

Parking available no
Length of Visit 2 Hours
Maximum Group Size 15
Register by March 8, 2020
School, college, dwp Open to groups and individuals
Minimum group size 1 spaces
Maximum group size 15 spaces
Disabled Access no
Child Restrictions yes

Children under the age of 16 much be accompained by an adult

Minimum age 12

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