The Kia Oval Tour

Explore the famous home of The Ashes with The London Pass

The London Pass London Pass Benefits: Kia Oval tour Normally £15.00 - Included with London Pass

Walk in the footsteps of sporting greats with a tour of one of the world’s most iconic sports grounds

The Kia Oval is one of the world’s most famous sports grounds and has been home to Surrey County Cricket Club since 1845 also boasts the title of the birthplace of cricket’s Ashes, the host of football’s first ever FA Cup Final in 1872, along with early rugby Internationals.

Explore the famous ground with a behind-the-scenes tour, step onto the outfield, see the commentary box, and much more. Tours run at 11am Thursday to Saturday and last for around 90-minutes. At the end of the tour, visitors can grab a tea or coffee whilst admiring the Kia Oval outfield.

Along with the ground itself, there’s plenty of opportunities to find out more about the club with a visit to the Club Museum. See memorabilia from the early days along with newer items which celebrate the clubs achievements today.

Please note: Arrive at the John Edrich Gate (Oval Underground end) at least 15-minutes before the tour. You will be directed to the Pavilion reception.

Highlights

Outfield
Take your place on the pristine outfield and see where sporting legends were created. 

Peter May Stand
Explore the newly developed stand and take in views of the pitch and the iconic Gasholder.

Committee Room
See where Club Presidents have held meetings and entertained VIP guests on match days.

Did you know

  • In 1870, The Oval staged England’s first international football match, versus Scotland.
  • The Oval played its part during World War II and was requisitioned to house anti-aircraft searchlights. It was then turned into a prisoner-of-war camp intended to hold enemy parachutists, though it was never used for this.
  • The famous Oval Gasholders were built in 1853 and are Grade II listed.

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Getting to The Kia Oval Tour

Getting to The Kia Oval Tour

  • The Kia Oval Tour Kennington, London, SE11 5SS
  • Closest Underground Station Oval
  • Closest Bus Stop Routes 36, 436, 185, 133, 3, 159, 59

Opening Times

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday 11.00
Friday 11.00
Saturday 11.00
Sunday

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