Friday, June 30, 2006

Lords Cricket Ground

I snuck a day off work to spend some time with Jonathan in London. We didn't quite know what the plan would be, but we decided to first go to Lord's Cricket Ground at St John's Wood in north London.

We caught a bus from Angel and managed to jump onto the end of the tour. There was a match on between Oxford and Cambridge for the final of the MCC Universities Challenge. The tour initially took us through the rooms of the Pavilion - the Long Room, the Members Room, up onto the Members balcony, back through the members bar, much to the chagrin of the members having their breakfast. We spent some time in the museum, and had a look at the original Ashes trophy, and memorabilia from some of the greats of cricket.

The tour wrapped up with a look around the NatWest media centre - that's the space age looking one at the western end. In the photos there is a picture of one of the function rooms used during matches. We sat in the stand and watched some of the match, although Jonathan had a bit of a snooze - it had been a long first few days in London.

Just up the road from the cricket ground is Abbey Road, which is famous for the Beatles studios and the cover of the Abbey Road album. We had a quick look at that before jumping on the tube down to the south bank of the Thames and had a walk around past Tower Bridge and a look inside the Tower of London.
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Lords Cricket Ground
Jun 29, 2006 - 19 Photos

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