Provided Aussies can handle returning to the scene of a painfully recent Ashes defeat, Lord’s is a beautiful old ground totally deserving of being regarded as ‘the home of cricket’.

Within its quaint walls resides the Marylebone Cricket Club Museum, which you can visit on its own or as part of a tour of the whole ground.

A monument to the way the game used to be played, the museum contains all manner of cricketing memorabilia – whether it be the original Ashes urn or bat broken in half by Andrew Flintoff.

The walls are lined with portraits of great cricketers, including one of Ian “Beffy” Botham puffing away on a fat cigar.

For those keen to take a look around the rest of Lord’s, you can take a look inside the dressing rooms and gaze out from the famous balcony.


» Lord’s, St John’s Wood Rd, NW8  ( £5

Verdict: For cricket tragics