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      Top 5 summer days out at Lord’s

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      The summer holidays are upon us and to celebrate, Lord’s has recommended its top five days out at the Home of Cricket in 2016 – whatever the weather. From families seeking a luxury day out and foodies looking to be wined and dined to ardent cricket fans wanting some action on the hallowed turf, Lord’s match day hospitality packages offer something for everyone.

      1 Luxury Day with family and friends – Royal London One Day Cup Final
      Enjoy the ultimate luxury day out with the family at the 2016 Royal London One Day Cup Final on Saturday, 17 September. The Marylebone Suite package includes breakfast, a three-course buffet, complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks and afternoon tea, as well as reserved seating in the Mound Stand to enjoy the match, all at a price of £195+VAT per person.

      2 Watch a county match day in style
      For the passionate cricket fan, Lord’s recommends a traditional county match day hospitality package starting at £110 per person or a luxury package at £145 per person. Perfect for a group of friends who enjoy county cricket or want to cheer their team on, the packages include a tour of Lord’s, tea and coffee on arrival, a scorecard and lunch in a Tavern Stand Hospitality Box. For those looking to splash out, a glass of champagne, afternoon tea, souvenir gift and programme can be added to the package.

      Between 2 August and 22 September 2016, supporters can choose from a range of top county cricket matches including Middlesex v Durham and Middlesex v Surrey.

      3 Enjoy exquisite cuisine and behind the scenes action at Lord’s 
      For foodies and groups of all sizes, Lord’s recommends the Nursery Pavilion package starting at £329+VAT per person. Visit Lord’s on 27 August for the second Royal London One-Day International and enjoy watching the players prepare for the match before taking your seats in the stands for the main event.

      The package includes an intimate Q&A session with former international cricketers, a unique view of the players’ practice area, complimentary drinks all day including house champagne, breakfast and a mouth-watering three-course lunch. This includes citrus poached barn chicken and canon of Oxfordshire lamb with pomegranate and sultana salsa, followed by a delicious afternoon tea. When you’re ready for some cricket action, you can view it all from your Lower Mound Stand or Lower Grand Stand seats.

      4 Explore some of the most famous sporting sights at the Home of Cricket 
      Enjoy the ultimate Lord’s experience with a tour of the Home of Cricket. Perfect for all cricket enthusiasts, a tour includes a visit to the famous Honours Boards, a tour of the Long Room and MCC Museum where you can view the Ashes Urn, Prudential Trophy and Games Exhibition. Tours start between 11am and 2pm and special offers are available for group bookings with a minimum of 20 people.

      5 Enjoy afternoon tea all year round at Lord’s Cricket Ground
      All booked up this summer? Treat yourself to afternoon tea all year round and purchase vouchers for Lord’s festive themed afternoon tea, priced at £54 or £65 with Champagne, or traditional afternoon tea at £46 or with a glass of champagne for £57. Enjoy a traditional cream tea with all the trimmings, including freshly baked scones with homemade jam and Cornish clotted cream, and a selection of finger sandwiches and dainties from Lord’s resident pâtissier. Enjoy all of this in the iconic Long Room with commanding views over the Ground’s outfield.

      With a range of exciting world-class fixtures planned for 2017, including England v Ireland in May and England v South Africa in July, Lord’s expects its new hospitality packages to sell out fast when they are released this autumn.

      For more information on hospitality at Lord’s, please contact the Hospitality Sales Team on 0207 616 8598 or hospitality@mcc.org.uk.

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