Lord's has been seen as the "home of cricket" and the game"s spiritual "headquarters" for many years, but its importance is not merely historical. In practice it remains perhaps the most important single place in world cricket because it is owned by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) who nominally remains the guardian of both the Laws and the Spirit of Cricket.
In addition; Lord's is the home of Middlesex County Cricket Club and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), as well as the European Cricket Council (ECC). It is also the setting for the state-of-the-art MCC Indoor School, the unrivalled MCC Library and the world-famous MCC Museum - where exhibits include the Wisden Trophy and, of course, the Ashes urn.
Above all Lord's is the setting for some of the best cricket in the world. It hosts npower Test matches and NatWest-sponsored one-day internationals plus most of Middlesex"s home games, some historic fixtures (such as Oxford v Cambridge) and a number of village and club finals.
The Americana Hotel is an ideal base for anyone who is going to Lord's Cricket Ground, the 'Home of Cricket', it is just a short walk from the hotel.
If you want to walk the Nursery End it is 800 mtrs from the Americana, if you would prefer to take the bus there are two options both of which depart from the stop in Dorset Square.
To get to the Nursery End & Grand Stand
Bus Numbers - 13 or 82
To get to the Pavillion
Bus Numbers - 139 or 189