On a crisp winter afternoon the home of cricket, Lord’s demonstrates that there are alternative ways to marvel at the 22 yard wicket during the off-season.


Indeed, their Afternoon Tea offering could give you a reason to have a career change when you imagine that a cricketer could indulge in all these guilty pleasures during the course of a gruelling five day Test match!


Afternoon Tea is served in The Long Room where during match-days players pass through upon entering or exiting the field of play. Whilst you to delve into a slob (or two) of clotted cream on your scone, there are violinists playing therapeutic melodies to compliment the ambience of the pavilion end of the ground. As such the home of cricket becomes the home of ravenous diners.

The hosts are keen that you not only enjoy the quality of the culinary delights but do not hold back on continuing to savour your favourites with the unlimited servings of sandwiches and desserts. There are also a plethora of teas to to sample that are served in MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club) engraved teapots. These include the Nutty Chocolate Assam and do not be surprised if you crave a top-up!


In the company of all of the above you are surrounded by portraits of storied cricketers, not least W.G. Grace to grace the occasion (no pun intended). Many attendees don the MCC attire with the standout item being the red and gold tie.


Once your Afternoon Tea sitting has concluded it is time for a guided tour through the history of cricket. This starts with the legend of the precious little urn dubbed The Ashes.

Thereafter you shall follow the life of a home dressing room player and witness some rather eccentric portraits of the greats of the game.


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About Ranjit Shergill

I love opinions whether I agree or disagree with them and as such writing presents me with the golden opportunity to share my views across a large landscape of readers. My aspiration is to draw viewership from all backgrounds, thereby reaching out to a worldwide audience. Whilst on a flight to India when I was seven years old I sang jingle bells for the whole duration of the flight. This subsequently led to my growing interests in aviation and indeed travelling. I currently work in Sports Analytics and see my job as a privilege getting to watch sport which most followers would do for free! It is safe to say that I am addicted to travelling, whether it be going on off the beaten track experiences that I endured during my trip through the backroads of Central America or going on city bike tours in glamorous settings such as the River Danube. I embrace cultural hotspots and feel that travelling combines exciting adventures with humbling life experiences. I currently reside in my hometown of Harrow in London, United Kingdom. Given that London is one of the most visited and storied cities in the world, I feel very privileged to have grown up in such an environment. !