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Kia Oval Ground Tour & Tea in the Pavilion

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Thursday to Sunday

  • Duration

    90 minutes

  • Start time

    11am. Check in time. (Pavilion Entrance): 10:40am

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to the John Edrich Gate - Oval underground end

  • Ending Point

    Members’ Pavilion

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a tour of the iconic Kia Oval ground, the location for the first ever match between England and Australia
  • Enjoy the gracious company of an expert guide and learn about the rich history of this world-famous cricket ground
  • Take a seat at one of the commentary boxes and step into the shoes of a commentator
  • Walk on the pitch, go behind the scenes and check out the world class facilities of the Oval Cricket Ground
  • Admire the sensational views of the pitch and the iconic Victorian gasholder from the Peter May stand
  • Visit the awe-inspiring Club Museum and admire the old and new memorabilia from across the decades
  • Relax at the end of the tour at the historic Members’ Pavilion with an offering of tea and coffee

Overview

Embark on an unforgettable tour of the world-famous Kia Oval ground, home to the Surrey County Cricket Club, that has many iconic sporting triumphs over the last two centuries to its name. This tour follows an action-packed schedule in the course of 90 minutes, led by an expert guide who provides entertaining commentary on the thrilling and rich history of this place.

Enjoy access to the commentary boxes and walk on the hallowed turf of the ground where many celebrated sportsmen have played. Feel awed by the magnificent views of the pitch and the famed Victorian Gasholder from the Peter May stand. Get access to the Club Museum and check out the well preserved sport memorabilia from over the years.

Relax over a cup of tea or coffee at the Members’ Pavilion after the tour.

Itinerary

Meet your guide at the John Edrich Gate (Oval underground end) for an exciting 90-minute tour of the legendary Kia Oval, home to Surrey County Cricket Club and the location of the first ever test match between England and Australia. Check out all the behind-the-scene magic, like you never could from your television screen, while your expert guide talks about the rich history of the Oval and its huge impact on British sports history.

Experience the thrill of a live match from the commentator’s perspective at the press and commentary box. Feel the texture of the grass as you walk on the hallowed territory of the ground. Learn about the many path-breaking accomplishments of this world-famous ground which includes it being one of only 5 venues worldwide to have hosted 100 tests. Also, having hosted the first England International cricket match in 1990 and 1993, England’s first rugby match in 1876 and even the first ever FA cup final in 1872, the very air of Oval smells of accomplishment!

Follow your guide to reach the Peter May stand and admire the breathtaking views of the pitch and the famous Victorian Gasholder. Enjoy access to the Club Museum where you get to explore the awe-inspiring memorabilia from over the years.

Finish this tour with tea and coffee at the Grand Members Pavilion.

Inclusions

  • Oval Tour
  • Pitch Access (subject to availability)
  • Tea & coffee at Members Pavilion

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Please note

Once booked, this tour cannot be cancelled and is non-refundable.

You can amend the date of this tour after booking.

On the day of your tour, arrive at the John Edrich Gate (Oval underground end), 20 minutes prior to the start time of your tour.

Access to the pitch is subject to availability and subject to change.

Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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