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The Ashes Lord's
18 July, 2013 - 22 July, 2013
Lord’s Cricket Club, London
The second Test of the 2013 Ashes series takes the Australian and English cricketers to Lord's, 'The Home of Cricket'.
Lord's in north London was founded in 1787 and is owned by the influential Marylebone Cricket Club. If two touring teams are visiting the UK - as there are in 2013 - there will usually be two Tests played at Lord's in the summer.
Lord's prides itself on being the guardian of the Laws of Cricket, and the world's oldest sporting museum is to be found here, as well as stunning architecture, both traditional (the Victorian Pavilion) and modern (the futuristic pod of the Media Centre), plus a well-known weather vane in the shape of Father Time.
Good views over the famously sloping field are found in the upper tiers of the Grand and the Mound Stands, although these are debentures and hence not readily available to the public; next best are Grand Stand seats.