Grand Stand Upper, Lord’s Cricket Ground

Cup of Tea, Lord's Cricket Ground
PG Tips
Upper Grand Stand
Lord’s Cricket Ground
Tea at Test pt:2 (pt:1)
Cricket, lovely cricket, if ever a sporting occasion was made for the enjoyment of a cuppa, it is test match cricket.

Lasting for days, at a ponderous pace, with not too much excitement of the jump-up-and-spill-your-tea variety. There is a lunch break, a tea break, and plenty of time to nip and get a cuppa between overs.

I love this quote from my favorite film maker Jim Jarmusch, featuring my favorite band, my favorite sport and my favorite drink:

“Cricket makes no sense to me. I find it beautiful to watch and I like that they break for tea. That is very cool, but I don’t understand. My friends from The Clash tried to explain it years and years ago, but I didn’t understand what they were talking about”

So here I am on a sweltering Sunday morning at lovely Lord’s. England need a couple of early wickets, and I need a cup of tea.

The (air-conditioned!) bar in the Upper Grand Stand sells a very nice PG Tips, made more enjoyable by decanting from paper cup to china mug, hastily purchased from the Lord’s shop.

I confess, that being a cricket fan of some years, I have also brought a flask and some tea bags, so am well set up for the day ahead.


Close of play Saturday at Lords
Close of Play Saturday at Test Match


Later: Things didn’t quite go England’s way, and South Africa dominated but was a great day of test cricket, enhanced by my mugs of tea.

The match has one more day to go (20th August) so for a fantastic day at the home of cricket, head to Lord’s Cricket Ground, north gate, where tickets are on sale for twenty quid.


Canteen Covent Garden Tea in London
Price of a Cup of Tea in LondonPrice of a Cuppa : £2.20
Tea in London, Tea LeafLeaf or Bag : Bag PG Tips
Cup of Tea in London, Tea PotCrockery : Paper cup, but decanted to china ‘Lord’s’ mug
Tea shops in London with MusicMusic : gentle Lord’s buzz and polite applause
Cup of Tea in LondonService : Friendly
Kitty Blake Little TeapotKitty says: A lovely cup of tea at the home of cricket!
Address: Lord’s Cricket Ground St John’s Wood Road, NW8 8QN
Website: Lord’s

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2 Responses to Grand Stand Upper, Lord’s Cricket Ground

  1. I envy your understanding of the game! I tried, but eventually just gave up – and I so *want* to appreciate a sport that involves a tea break. :-)

    Here’s my favourite cricket quotation:

    “The English are not very spiritual people, so they invented cricket to give them some idea of eternity.” – George Bernard Shaw

    P.S. Love the mug.

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