Also known as the "home of cricket," the venue was host to the International Cricket Council until 2005, and continues to be the home of the England and Wales Cricket Board and the European Cricket Council.
It also hosts the world's oldest sporting museum.
Lord's hosts the annual Eton v Windsor fixture, which was played at the stadium for the first time in 1818.
Since its construction in 1814, it is the only one of three sport grounds that its founder Thomas Lord built which still remains.
Though a cricket venue, a tennis court was built at Lord's, and it has seen a number of other sports played on its premises in the past.
They include tennis and archery, predictably, and a baseball game was even played during the Great War at the famous stadium for charity.
Cricket legend Graham Gooch holds three records at Lord's – for the most centuries (6), the highest individual score (333) and the most career runs (2015).
The highest innings score was recorded by Australia against England in 1930 when they took 729 runs.
It will be made over for the Olympics to host the archery, with a range put on the main ground and a capacity of 6,500 made up of two temporary stands. Competition will take place over seven days during the Olympic Games, with competitors shooting from the Pavilion end of the ground.