The second Ashes Test Match will be held at the historic Lord’s grounds in London, England. Opened in 1814, these grounds are known as the Home of Cricket and house the oldest sporting museum in the world.
Enjoy an exclusive hospitality package with the four-star Danubius Hotel located opposite the grounds. With this package you will enjoy a reserved seat in the Mound Stand, match program, commemorative pass and a continental breakfast upon arrival. There is a champagne reception prior to a three-course lunch with televisions in the hospitality area to keep you informed on the game. Revitalize with afternoon tea or enjoy the complimentary bar at the hotel, which is only a minute away. The hotel itself is comfortable and beautifully decorated, with some rooms even overlooking the grounds.
A little farther from the excitement, but still within walking distance is The Colonnade. Built in 1865, this Victorian building has its original Wedgewood fireplace and Art Deco lift. Enjoy 24-hour room service or in-room spa treatments. The hotel’s E Bar offers authentic tapas with ingredients imported from Spain. The 43 guest rooms have served the likes of Sigmund Freud and JFK and are exquisitely decorated in English style. Located in a part of town known as Little Venice, guests can enjoy a canal-boat ride to the London Zoo.
Another indulgent hotel is the Dorset Square Hotel. The Dorset Square is a regency property overlooking tree filled gardens. Its traditional English décor combines antiques, classic fabrics and original art with modern amenities. There is an open fireplace in the 24-hour lounge bar with complimentary newspapers, comfortable armchairs and wi-fi access. In the same fashionable neighborhood of Marleybone, you will find Hotel 82, a boutique hotel set in a typical London townhouse. The 20 guestrooms are decorated in light, relaxing tones. Close by are Reagent’s Park, Madame Tussaud’s Waxworks, and great shopping on Oxford Street.
Trafalgar Square is the focal point of central London, so why not at The Grand at Trafalgar Square? The Grand is a recently renovated Victorian built in 1887. There are 63 guest rooms over 8 floors, all with high ceilings, opulent windows, historic features, pillow-top mattresses and flat-screen TVs. Within just 3 blocks, you can enjoy the National Gallery, Covent Garden and theater district while just across the River Thames is the entertainment and dining center, South Bank Centre. A leisurely stroll along the river is Shakespeare’s Globe Theater. Enjoy all the class and history of Lord’s and London at any of these fine hotels.