Adult Tour of Lord's for Two
We picked a great day to go on the tour. The sun was shinning and Lords was looking great. Graeme or Graham, (not sure of the spelling) was our guide and did a terrific job. He was great at getting everyone on the tour involved and interacting, picking out the aussies in the crowd for some special attention and reminding them about some of their heroes. His information of the history of Lords was good but his presentation style really brought the tour to life, especially in pavillion where he told us some great stories about the people who played there. (Probably a fair mix of fact and fiction but he had the audience in awe of the surroundings).
He left the pavillion and went to the Museum where we viewed the Ashes urn and then moved around the ground to the Tavern stand for photos then off to the Nursery end where we were fourtunate enough to be introduced to Mayala Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara who happened to be there. We also visited the media centre before the conclusion of the tour..........which had overrun but no one wanted to leave as had such a good time.
26 June 2014
Fun and Informative
The Lord's tour was extremely interesting for me (a cricket nut) and also for my wife. She thought she would be bored. The tour itself was fun and informative, with our tour guide Graham, seeming to enjoy himself at the same time.
It was great to see the dressing rooms and honours boards and the ground itself looked fantastic. It was being prepared for this weeks first test against Sri Lanka, so was in tip top condition. All in all an extremely enjoyable experience.
09 June 2014
Great tour even for non cricket fans!
I brought this as a gift for my fiancé as he loves cricket whereas I am not a fan. The tour actually was great! Our tour guide was lovely very knowledgable and good sense if humour. Unfortunately we can't remember his name but he was a short grey haired gentlemen. We saw most of the tour but unfortunately didn't get to see the changing rooms which we didn't know till we got there. The media center was awesome!
I'd say the only shame is not being allowed to take photos in the pavilion and museum. People want at least a pic of the original ashes! However the pavilion was beautiful and interesting to learn about tge history of lords and how it got its name etc.
We would do the tour again - maybe in a few years once the stands have been refurbished. Very enjoyable.
19 May 2014
A Fab Day Out
Caught 11.25 train Woking to Waterloo. Lunch by the River Thames (lots going on) Made our way by Tube to St Johns Wood then walked to Lords Cricket Ground (a good 25minute walk to Gate "D") should have taken bus.
Met our Tour Guide for the 2pm tour. A memorable visit from the Museum to the Media centre grounds. Our guide was Excellent and didnt leave a stone unturned as he really did know EVERYTHING re Players Matches and History. A lot of stairs to Master especially at a certain age group but were shown the lift after the Media Centre talk which was most welcome. Lots of photos taken then made our way back to Tube getting the bus this time. Thanks Buyagift!!!
09 August 2013