Visit London Blog » lords Enjoy the very best of London Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:06:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Win! Day 3: Christmas Afternoon Tea at Lord’s Cricket Ground Sat, 03 Dec 2011 10:00:29 +0000

Win a delicious Christmas Afternoon Tea at Lord’s Cricket Ground on Sunday 18 December.

Enjoy mulled wine, hand-baked scones with homemade jam and Cornish clotted cream, and indulgent cakes from Lord’s resident pâtissier Thierry Besselievre.

Carol singers will also provide a festive soundtrack to your afternoon at the home of cricket.

In addition, the lucky winner will receive a guided tour of the Marylebone Cricket Club Museum, home of the iconic Ashes Urn.

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Enter now for your chance to win this unique festive prize.

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Lords Win Parliamentary Pancake Race 2011 Tue, 08 Mar 2011 14:30:19 +0000

MPs and journalists took a battering from members of the House of Lords at today’s Parliamentary Pancake Race in Westminster.

The Lords team took the title back from the MPs, who won last year.

The annual race sees teams of MPs, Lords and members of the press fighting it out for pancake glory and to raise awareness for the charity Rehab.

The victorious Lords team comprised Lord Redesdale, Earl of Listowel, Baroness Parminter, Baroness Jolly, Lord Marks and Lord St John of Bletso.

Lord Redesdale commented:

“It was a gruelling race which called for guts and determination. The MPs and media runners put up a serious challenge but, thanks to a rigorous training regime undertaken immediately before the race, our efforts were rewarded. When all is said and done, we are all just pleased to play our part in supporting the great work of Rehab.”

Rehab is a not-for-profit organisation which provides training and support for people with disabilities and other socially-disadvantaged groups.

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Video of the Week: England Winning the Ashes at the Brit Oval in 1926 Fri, 07 Jan 2011 13:30:07 +0000

We’re all thrilled about the outcome of the Ashes here in the VL office. But sometimes the action in Australia has felt like it’s a very long way away.

Here’s some brilliant coverage of England winning the Ashes at home in 1926 from the BFI archive.

It shows England beating Australia as they regained the Ashes for the first time since 1912 after drawing four successive tests and winning the fifth by 289 runs. This Topical Budget newsreel, originally released on 19 August 1926, shows selected highlights of that fifth test at the Oval. And it certainly looks very different to today’s coverage. No technology here to give people out; these guys aren’t even wearing helmets!

If you’re a cricket fan in London, make sure you take the Lord’s Tour, including the MCC museum. It’s a must-see!

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Lord’s Cricket Ground to Host Archery at London 2012 Olympics Wed, 08 Sep 2010 11:51:58 +0000

The iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground will host the archery event at the London 2012 Olympic Games after plans were approved by Westminster Council.

The athletes are set to compete on “the square” in the centre of the cricket pitch, with spectators assured of close seating, all against the imposing backdrop of the Lord’s Pavilion.

Preparations for the week-long Olympic archery event include temporary seating for up to 5,000 spectators, a warm-up range and an area for competitors and officials.

Seb Coe, Chair of London Organising Committee (LOCOG) said: “I am delighted that we have obtained permission to stage the Olympic Archery at Lord’s in 2012. It will be a spectacular venue for hosting the games and the Olympic Archery will be an exciting competition for both spectators and athletes”

Lord’s now joins other Westminster venues Horse Guards Parade and Hyde Park in hosting Olympic events.

Councillor Alastair Moss, Westminster City Council’s planning committee chairman, said: “Lord’s is a word-class sporting venue and will be ideal for hosting the archery event in 2012.”

The Olympic archery event will be held from 27 July to 3 August 2012.

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