Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Day 3 in the Capital–30th July

This morning we took a walk to Little Venice and then up the Regents Canal to the Edgware Road; from there we walked along St John’s Wood to Lord’s Cricket Ground. It is named after its founder, Thomas Lord, and is now owned by Marylebone Cricket Club and is the home of Middlesex.

The entrance gates are a tribute to WG Grace 1848-1915 from his friends and admirers. The plaques on the Stadium give tribute to GA Gooch who achieved the Highest Aggregate Score in a test match at Lord’s of 456: IT Botham for the Best Bowling in a Test at Lord’s of 8 for 34.

The picture at the bottom right shows the only glimpse we could get of the pitch through the opening by the stairway. they do do organised visits but not today.

1 Lords Cricket

We then strolled through Regents Park with its Boating Lake and were surprised to see lots of  Herons together, so tame that you could almost walk up to them before they would reluctantly move away. Not like those on the canal.

There was also a good view of the BT Tower which unfortunately you are no longer allowed to climb.

2 Regents Park

Back on the Marylebone Road we passed the long queues for Madam Tussaud’s and then caught the no.18 bus back to the basin ready for lunch and collecting June and Jimmy from the station.

3 madam tusauds

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