If there’s anything more quintessentially British than afternoon tea, it’s Lord’s Cricket Ground, so it makes perfect sense to combine the two! Exploring this historic venue and indulging in a decadent Afternoon Tea – with champagne of course! – is a great way to spend a relaxing afternoon.
Lord’s Cricket Ground
Known as “The Home of Cricket”, this world famous venue has a long history. It’s owned by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), which was founded in 1787 by businessman Thomas Lord, who organised a game between Middlesex and Essex at the newly built ground, then called Dorset Fields. MCC is now the most famous cricket club in the world and plays an important role in maintaining and promoting the sport as well as looking after the iconic Lord’s ground. The year is very busy, with MCC’s teams competing in around 500 matches around the world and hosting plenty at Lord’s too, including Investec Test matches, Royal London One Day Internationals, Middlesex’s Twenty20 and more.
There’s plenty to see at this atmospheric and historic sporting venue, and a tour of the ground is well worth doing, whether you’re a cricket buff or not. Starting in the Lord’s Museum, you’ll see paintings, photos and artefacts – including the famous Ashes urn – charting the development of the game over its 400 year history, as well as the Pavilion and the impressive Long Room, with its art adorned walls and panoramic views of the pitch. There’s also two retail outlets within the grounds where you can buy clothing, souvenirs and a range of gifts, and the Lord’s Tavern, a pub with a relaxed atmosphere and a tempting choice of meals, snacks and drinks.
If you really want to make the most of your visit to Lord’s, Afternoon Tea is a must. Held in the Long Room, the surroundings make the perfect backdrop to this refined English pastime. The resident patissiers prepare traditional cream teas which include a delicious selection of finger sandwiches, their world-renowned freshly baked scones – served with homemade jam and clotted cream – and a tempting array of sweet treats. A formal dress code is observed, adding to the sense of occasion. Going all out for the Champagne Afternoon Tea is highly recommended!
Held in the atmospheric and very British surroundings of the Long Room at Lord’s, Afternoon Tea at the Home of Cricket makes for a truly memorable and enjoyable experience.
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