Lord’s cricket ground is just 1.5 miles from Marble Arch and is easy to reach by road, tube and bus. The nearest underground station is St John’s Wood (Jubilee Line), which is about 10 minutes away on foot.   Lord’s is clearly signposted on leaving the station.   Other stations including Marylebone, Edgware Road and Baker Street are within a 15 minute walk of the ground.  Entry to the Festival is via The Grace Gate on St John’s Wood Road and all events will take place in the adjacent Thomas Lord Suite which is situated above the Lord’s Tavern.  There is limited pay and display/pay by phone on-street parking available near the ground but we strongly recommend you use public transport where possible.

Visit the Lord’s website for more information on how to get to Lord’s:


The dates for the 2015 Festival are the 12th-15th November. Information on the line-up and tickets will be announced shortly.  Keep an eye on this website for details or sign up for more information via the link on our home page.



For visitors to the Festival who require overnight accommodation, there are a wide variety of hotels in the vicinity ranging in price from budget to deluxe.  HotelMap is a useful tool for locating nearby hotels and can be reached by clicking on the link below:


Books by all your favourite speakers will be on sale throughout the Festival from our bookshop located in the Thomas Lord suite adjacent to the auditorium and there will be an opportunity to have them signed by the authors, subject to author availability, after their event.  Please note that due to the number of people expected at some signings it may not be possible to arrange photographs with authors.  Thank you for your co-operation.


There is level access within most parts of Lord’s and Assistance Dogs are welcome.  If you require specific information, please click on this link which provides detailed information on access, facilities, parking and much more.  To access the Thomas Lord suite where most events take place, please ask one of our stewards or volunteers for assistance and directions to the lift.


The Lord’s Tavern, situated next to the Grace Gate, will be open throughout the festival and will serve tea and coffee as well as alcoholic refreshments, snacks and main meals.  We will also have a bar service available during the Festival in the Thomas Lord suite itself.   You can reserve a table in the Lord’s Tavern via their website:

You can also telephone the Tavern on 020 7616 8689 – please quote LSWF when you book.

Burger and a pint Tavern offer (CS)[6] Tavern Sept 2014 (CS)[5]











There are also a number of reasonably priced cafes on St John’s Wood High Street, just a few minutes from the ground.


If you are buying tickets for any of the events at the LSWF you will be entitled to a 25% discount on a Lord’s Tour . These tours will run at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm and will start in the Museum (guests should ask staff to be directed). We would ask people to reserve spaces in advance if possible, however if space allows we will happily accept people coming along on the day. Tickets can be obtained by emailing or phoning 0207 616 8595.  Please mention when booking that you are attending the Festival in order to qualify for this reduced price.




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We look forward to welcoming you to the London Sports Writing Festival 2015.