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Cricket World Cup Trophy at Lord's Cricket Ground. Image courtesy of Cricket World Cup, 2019
Watch the world’s best teams battle it out for the biggest prize in cricket, enjoy cricket-themed activities and find fun things to do in London during the tournament. Read More

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See the world’s top international sides go head to head for the prestigious ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 title at two of London’s famous grounds, The Kia Oval and Lord’s

This is a record fifth time England and Wales have hosted the tournament. Find Cricket World Cup events and inspiration below. 

Cricket World Cup 2019 fixtures in London 

Enjoy a whole summer of cricket, which kicks off at The Kia Oval with a match between hosts England and South Africa, and culminates with the champions being crowned at Lord’s.

There are 10 matches to see in London during the tournament, with other games taking place around England and Wales.

Alongside hosts England, reigning champions Australia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies make up the 10-team lineup. Follow your team through the group stage as every nation plays each other in a round-robin format, from which just four progress to the final stages.

Group stage fixtures in London include: England v South Africa, South Africa v Bangladesh, Bangladesh v New Zealand, India v Australia, Sri Lanka v Australia, Pakistan v Australia, England v Australia, New Zealand v Australia and Pakistan v Bangladesh.

If you're attending any of the Cricket World Cup London matches, check out these guides to Lord's and The Kia Oval for essential information.

ICC Cricket World Cup tickets 

The public Cricket World Cup ballot for tickets has now closed. However, you can check for tickets on the official resale ticket platform, the only authorised resale website of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. 

Resale tickets are available up to and throughout the tournament and are sold at face value. 

How to travel to the Cricket World Cup in London

For Lord's, take the Tube to St John’s Wood, which is around five minutes’ walk from the ground. Or use Baker Street, Warwick Avenue, Marylebone or Edgware Road stations, which are 15 minutes' walk away. Marylebone is also the nearest train station; while Paddington is around 20 minutes away by foot. Numerous bus routes also operate to Lord's. 

Travel to The Kia Oval by Tube to Oval, which is 100m from the ground. Alternatively, hop off at Vauxhall, which is 10 minutes' walk away – Vauxhall is also served by rail services. Various bus routes operate close to the ground.

Find out more about travelling around London, including using an Oyster Card. And make sure to plan your journey in advance using TfL's journey planner. Make sure to follow @CWC19travel on social media for travel updates and advice throughout the tournament.

Cricket World Cup activities

There’s plenty of cricket-themed fun to be had in the buildup to and during the Cricket World Cup in London. 

Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour

Get up close to the coveted ICC Cricket World Cup trophy during its 100-day tour of England and Wales. Its final stop will be in London on 29 May, the day before the tournament’s first match. 

Cricket World Cup Opening Party

Attend the Cricket World Cup Opening Party on The Mall on 29 May, where you can enjoy an evening of live music, sport and entertainment. Tickets were available via a ballot, which has now closed. 

If you were not successful in the ballot, you can watch it on television with Sky Sports.

Cricket World Cup Family Days

Keep an eye out for Family Days at cricket clubs across London over the weekend of 7 to 9 June. Encourage your kids to join in cricket-themed activities, including parent v child matches, training, taster sessions and more. 

Cricket World Cup fanzone and screenings

Enjoy the build-up to the Cricket World Cup Final at the fanzone in Trafalgar Square from 12 to 14 July, with live action broadcast on the big screen on 14 July. Mingle with fellow cricket fans and enjoy cricket-inspired activities, music and food.

More things to do in London during the Cricket World Cup

Make sure to explore everything London has to offer between the matches – there’s lots to discover during summer, from parks and open spaces, to top attractions and special events.

Fun things to do in London

Free things to do in London

London food ideas

Summer shows and screenings

  • Be a “groundling” for just £5, at one of Shakespeare’s plays during the Globe Theatre’s Summer Season. 24 Apr-13 Oct
  • See famous works played out on stage at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, including fairytale Hansel and Gretel and Shakespearean fable A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 16 May-21 Sep
  • Grab a spot at various outdoor venues showing live screenings from the Royal Opera House, for free, with BP Big Screens. 11 Jun-9 Jul
  • Experience all manner of wonderful performances at the free Greenwich+ Docklands International Festival. 21 Jun-6 Jul
  • Hear your favourite songs from London’s top musicals performed for free at West End Live in Trafalgar Square. 22-23 Jun

Cultural events during the Cricket World Cup

  • Find a place in front of Buckingham Palace to see iconic Changing the Guard. Ongoing
  • Head to Waltham Forest, London’s 2019 Borough of Culture, which hosts a range of fun events throughout the summer. Ongoing
  • Listen to world-class acts spanning all genres at one of London’s music festivals. Various dates
  • Be mesmerised by circus and acrobatics, and enjoy family shows at the Underbelly Festival on the South Bank. 5 Apr-29 Sep
  • Line the streets around St James’s Park and The Mall to see the Queen on her way to her annual birthday parade, Trooping the Colour. 8 Jun
  • Catch a rare glimpse of gardens in famous places during Open Garden Squares Weekend. 8-9 Jun
  • Celebrate London’s multiculturalism with Eid festivities in Trafalgar Square (8 Jun) or Boishakhi Mela in east London (30 Jun).
  • Work your way around the many stalls, chefs’ demonstrations and producers at Taste of London in Regent’s Park. 19-23 Jun
  • Marvel at contemporary art in public spaces during Art Night, a free event which runs from dusk until dawn in two London locations. 22 Jun
  • Smell the scents of thousands of flowers at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, in the grounds of Henry VIII’s historic palace. 2-7 Jul
  • Celebrate London’s LGBT+ community at the annual Pride in London parade, which winds its way through central London. 6 Jul 

Sporting events during the Cricket World Cup

  • Cheer on the world’s top hockey teams at the FIH Pro League hockey tournament, which makes its London debut this summer. 27 Apr-23 Jun
  • Soak up the atmosphere of Major League Baseball, as matches are played for the first time in London. 29-30 Jun
  • Watch the world’s best athletes compete in the annual Müller Anniversary Games at London Stadium. 20-21 Jul 

Find more things to do in London in May, June and July and check out more things to do for cricket fans in London. 

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