Lord’s Cricket Ground – July 2017 events

The Danubius Hotel Regents Park is located right opposite one of the most prestigious landmarks in London: Lord’s Cricket Ground, also known as the “Home of Cricket”. Named after its founder, Thomas Lord, it is owned by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and is the home of Middlesex County Cricket Club, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the European Cricket Council (ECC).

Every year, during spring and summer, Lord’s hosts Test matches, one-day internationals, Middlesex home matches, MCC matches and Middlesex’s home T20 games.

This year, the cricket season started on 21st April with Middlesex vs Essex and will run until 22nd September, when Middlesex will play against Lancashire.

Find below the fixtures for July 2017:

Saturday 1st: Royal London One-Day Cup final (well done Nottinghamshire for your victory!)

Thursday 6th – Monday 10th: England vs South Africa;

Tuesday 11th: MCC vs Afghanistan;

Thursday 13th: Middlesex vs Surrey;

Sunday 23rd: Women’s World Cup Final;

Thursday 27th: Middlesex vs Essex.

Do not hesitate to book one of our beautiful suites overlooking Lord’s!

Interesting facts:

  1. Lord’s today is not on its original site, being the third of three grounds that Thomas Lord established between 1787 and 1814.  His first ground, now referred to as Lord’s Old Ground, was where Dorset Square now stands. His second ground, Lord’s Middle Ground, was used from 1811 to 1813 before being abandoned to make way for the construction through its outfield of the Regent’s Canal. The present Lord’s Ground is about 250 yards (230 m) north-west of the site of the Middle Ground.
  2. The first test match played at Lord’s was between England and Australia in 1884, where the home side beat the Aussies by an innings and five runs. Australia’s first test win at the grounds was in 1888.
  3. Located on Lord’s grounds is also the world’s oldest sporting museum – the MCC Museum. It contains the most celebrated collection of cricketing memorabilia including The Ashes which reside there permanently.
  4. In terms of play, Lord’s is most famous for having a sloping outfield. The south-west side of the ground stands almost two and a half metres lower than the north-west side, causing considerable deviation to the ball when bowling.

What’s happening at the Danubius Hotel Regents Park:

During the cricket season, our guests and cricket fans can enjoy a delicious selection of dishes from the special menu in our Pavilion Lounge Bar, where matches will be shown live on our big screens, or join us for an outdoor breakfast or a barbecue outside the Pavilion Bar just across the road from Lord’s.

Contact us for more details on sales @ danubiuslondon.co.uk !

Test Match Special Carvery at Minsky’s Restaurant

From 5th to 9th July, in occasion of the England vs South Africa test match, we will be serving a special carvery for lunch and dinner in our Minsky’s Restaurant, with a selection of roast meats, a variety of seasonal vegetables, along with a large choice of salads, bread rolls, a choice of delicious desserts, cheese and biscuits, tea or coffee

Prices from £35 per person. For more info and to book, please visit our website.





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