How does the slope at Lord’s aid swing bowling?

I have heard that the slope at Lord’s runs down from Nursery end (media centre) to the Pavilion end with a height of around 8 feet.

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The slope actually runs across the ground, not down it as you suggest – so the ground at one side of the Pavilion is noticeably higher than the other.

This does aid with moving the ball, but off the pitch (seam) rather than through the air (swing). Bowlers from the Pavilion end can move the ball into a right-handed batsman more easily, and vice versa from the Nursery end.

As can be seen here:

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