Following the successful launch of the traditional afternoon tea concept at Lord’s last year, the home of cricket is gearing up to deliver a Christmas-themed version of the event on Sunday 2nd December.
Traditional afternoon tea allows guests access to the Long Room, usually reserved for players and MCC Members. And in addition to the hand baked scones with homemade jam and Cornish clotted cream, finger sandwiches, cakes and dainties crafted by resident pâtissier Thierry Besselievre, the Christmas special will include mulled wine and carol singers.
Guided tours of the Pavilion and the MCC Museum, featuring the Ashes Urn as well as paintings, photographs and artefacts covering 400 years of cricket history, will also be available.
“Traditional afternoon tea at Lord’s has become a popular event and we are delighted to offer a new date in December,” MCC assistant secretary, Jon Robinson, said.