Afternoon tea in the Long Room at Lords Cricket Ground. How about doing something a little different in London? You can take a delightful afternoon tea at Lords world-famous cricket ground in London and you don’t even have to be a cricket fan to enjoy it (although it might help).
Looking out over the outfield of one of the world’s best-loved cricket grounds, eating hand-baked scones with clotted cream, has to be one of the most refined ways to spend an afternoon in the English capital and also makes for a very different and slightly unusual afternoon tea in London!
Lords is a true historic sporting venue. It is a place where many a heroic drama has unfolded through the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. The iconic Long Room is adorned with paintings of the great cricket players from the past, and is the perfect place to grasp a real sense of just how influential and important Lords has been in history of cricket.
Lords is named after its founder, Thomas Lord and was established between 1787 and 1814, although has not always on its present day site where it has been since 1818. The ground is referred to, with some justification, as being the home of cricket.
Much of the ground has been refurbished in the late 20th century with new modern stands being built. The old and wonderful Victorian pavilion remains however, and is where the Long Room is situated for you to enjoy afternoon tea, or if you prefer something stronger, a glass of the finest champagne.
Lords also holds the world’s oldest sporting museum. So many greats have played cricket at Lords down the years; W G Grace, Sir Donald Bradman, Geoff Boycott, Ian Botham, to name just a few, and many items which formally belonged to these stars can be seen in the museum. Whilst the museum usually costs £15 per head, guests who take afternoon tea here are shown around for free.
Tickets for afternoon tea at Lords Cricket Ground cost around £40 (a little more with champagne) and, given its popularity, booking in advance is recommended. Whether you are a cricket fan or not, afternoon tea at Lords Cricket Ground guarantees to be an unusual and memorable day out in the capital.
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