Any sports stadium can be a pain when driving there, especially if it’s a popular one. One of the UK’s biggest sporting events this year is the Cricket World Cup, and with two different stadiums in the already congested London, you’ll no doubt be anxious to find that perfect parking space for any of the ten matches taking place in the city.
With the world cup taking place over 6 weeks and other cities across the country also hosting matches, you might find that you have a few days to kill between your London games, giving you plenty of time to unwind during your stay at the Shaftesbury Premier London Paddington. Below is everything you need to know about parking at The Oval and Lord’s cricket grounds, and just a few of the attractions in the vicinity for when you have a few hours to kill before or after a match.
Lord’s cricket ground is located near St John’s Wood on the Jubilee Line and is a short distance from the Shaftesbury London hotel. This North West area of the city brings a wide range of people to the area, and that’s before you even consider the cricket matches. With 28,000 seats, Lord’s cricket ground is a hugely popular and historical stadium, acting as the home ground for the Middlesex Country Cricket Club. St John’s Wood is an area of London with much in the way of attractions and entertainment, and with the stadium hosting the final of the tournament, you can be sure to find a lot of tourists and cricket enthusiasts in the area over June and July.
Parking at Lord’s
There are a wide range of parking spots near to Lord’s Cricket Ground but many of them are subject to restrictions on match days. The closest parking is at Kingsmill Terrace, which is subject to increased fees on match days. All spectators are encouraged to take public transport when attending for matches.
Things to do near Lord’s
Lord’s cricket ground is located very close to the city centre and can be found to the North-West of Regent’s Park. Aside from our luxurious Paddington Court executive rooms, nearby attractions include Regent’s Park and London Zoo, which is situated within it. Other attractions within walking distance of Lord’s are the Ben Uri Museum and Gallery for Jewish Artworks, alongside the beautiful views of the London skyline from the nearby Primrose Hill.
The Kia Oval is located near Vauxhall and Oval station and seats up to 25,500 people. Hosting five matches during the world cup, this stadium dates to the 19th century and will be hosting the first match of the season.
Parking at Kia Oval
There is no parking situated around the Kia Oval Cricket Ground, but there are a wide range of public transport links. The closest two are Oval and Vauxhall. Oval is served by the Northern Line and is a mere 100 metre walk from the ground. Vauxhall Tube Station is served by the Victoria Line on the Southernmost side and is just a ten-minute walk from the cricket ground.
Things to do near Kia Oval
The Kia Oval is in South London and is very close to the beautiful Kennington Park to one side, and the beautiful Vauxhall pleasure park to the other. Just across Vauxhall Bridge, you will find the Tate Britain, a hub of Contemporary and classic British artworks. Gasworks, a contemporary art gallery and studio space is located just across the road from the cricket ground, as is fringe theatre venue The Oval House. There are of course, countless great pubs dotted around the area where you can enjoy refreshments before your match.