Lord's has had three locations over the years, all in London. The first venue was built in 1787, and the third venue (the current one), in 1814--though it's had numerous upgrades over the years, including the oddly structured Media Centre, constructed for the 1999 Cricket World Cup. (See photo above. Looks rather like an alarm clock, doesn't it?)
Cricket season runs April until September, and ticket prices range from free to around 25 pounds, depending on your age and the event being played. You can also tour Lord's year-round and see the historic Grand Pavilion (Victorian-era structure), Lord's Tavern, the cricket museum, the cricket shop, the venue's elaborate entrance gates (named "Grace's gates" for the cricketer W.G. Grace), and "Old Father Time," the club's famous weather vane. And if you're serious about cricket, you can even book a practice session with a pro!
While I'm sure most Anglophiles would love to see a cricket match or at least tour Lord's Cricket Grounds, please note that during the upcoming Olympic games, it is not the time to do so! The MCC has handed over the venue until August 3 to the International Olympic Committee, who will hold the Olympic archery games there.
To visit Lord's official website, click HERE
Buy tickets for a game at Lord's HERE
Lord's official video (below)