Built in 1535 by prominent courtier of Henry VIII, Sir Ralph Sadleir, Sutton House retains much of the atmosphere of a Tudor home despite some alterations by later occupants, including a succession of merchants, Huguenot silkweavers, and squatters. Discover oak-panelled rooms, original carved fireplaces and a charming courtyard.  This Grade II listed property is currently managed by the National Trust.

Originally known as ‘Bryck Place’ it is the oldest residential building in Hackney and second oldest in East London (the oldest, Bromley Hall, is not open to the public).  While the front of the building was modified in the Georgian period, the interior retains original Tudor features.

Generally open Thursday - Friday from 10:30am - 5pm, and Saturday-Sunday from 12noon - 5pm.  Also on the premises are a Cafe, Gallery and a shop selling National Trust items.  There is also a second hand bookshop that helps support the cost of running the property.  If you plan to visit consider bringing some books to donoate.  Specific information is on their website at:  http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sutton-house/

Located at: 2 and 4 Homerton High Street, Hackney, E9 6JQ

Closest tube: Homerton (London Overground)