I don’t know much about cricket, despite the fact that my husband’s South African family are totally obsessed with it – but what I do know is that it’s not a sport that you watch like people watch football, basketball or rugby. People take newspapers along to the game. My brother once took his revision along, for goodness’ sake.
So while a day out at Lord’s is always fun, the real fun is in the time you get to spend in the home of cricket, St John’s Wood. Here are some suggestions for how to spend your day…
1. Eat well
While of course there is food available inside Lords, my favourite new place to eat in St John’s Wood is the fabulous Crockers Folly. Located just a few minutes’ walk from Lords, the restaurant not only has the most snazzy interior of any gastro pub we’ve ever seen, but also has an amazing and very well-priced lunch menu, with a selection of delicious cocktails to top off your meal. Plus, if it’s a sunny day, you can sit in the gorgeous outdoor area and enjoy your drink in the sunshine.
2. Enjoy the parks
Between St John’s Wood Park, Regents Park and Primrose Hill, which are all walking distance from Lords, there’s more than enough places to enjoy the greenery and flowers that London has to offer – and you can probably still hear the roars and applause from the cricket pitch.
3. Go for a walk
With Abbey Road Studios and its famous zebra crossing, St John’s Wood High Street with its array of boutique shops and all the MCC people-watching, strange-tie-wearing opportunities you could hope for, it’s never a dull day out in SJW.
4. Watch the cricket
Actually, I’d recommend just giving the cricket a miss and taking part in 1, 2 and 3 instead…
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