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“Well worth a visit”
Review of Sutton House

Sutton House
Ranked #457 of 1,795 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 8, 2012

I have never been to this beautiful tudor/georgian property before, its a real gem & just minutes from Hackney Central overground.
The house is just lovely to look around with a quirky cafe & gift shop. I didn't have my children with me this time, but I intend to go back for some of their Family events -which are held at the end of each month.

1  Thank Tracey S
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Reviewed January 20, 2012

If you are not familiar with the roads of East London you may find that Sutton House is difficult to find when travelling by car. National Trust members will have directions in their handbook but, nevertheless, I found the road journey from Hampstead to be a bit of a nightmare.

On the upside, however, there is plentiful parking in the vicinity and the house itself is well worth seeing. It is a most beautifully well preserved Tudor House with a fascinating history set in a historically interesting area.

The facilities are first rate. Children are well provided for and the whole site has a feeling of "community" about it. The cafeteria sells lovely food and (on the occasion of my visit) was staffed by the friendliest and most helpful NT volunteers I have ever met.

My advice to anyone who wants to see Sutton House would be to get there using public transport if at all possible. If you are trying to get there by car do not give up in despair and leave without seeing it. If you persevere you will have a warm welcome in a house that you will enjoy seeing.

3  Thank Denton50
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Reviewed November 26, 2006

This is a fantastic example of a medieval Tudor house, built 1535, which for the main part is in highly original decor.

There are wood panelled rooms, where the panelling is essentially all original and in wonderful condition, and stone fireplaces. There is also a 17th Century wooden staircase.

The house is the oldest brick house in East London and there is small interesting exhibition in one of the cellars about early brick building.

There are also some small sections of painted walls.

We endured a horribly busy road journey from Berkshire on Sunday but the five hour round trip was definitely worth the hour to look around the house so we would thoroughly recommend it.

4  Thank Like_old_buildings
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Reviewed November 18, 2003

I went by tube and Silverlink train to Hackney to see it. SH was built in 1535 by one of Henry VIII's courtiers and is one the most complete Tudor house left in London. It doesn't have much in the way of furniture, but the building itself is interesting enough for an hour's visit, and it didn't take very long to get there, despite its location outside of central London. I can't recommend it as a must-see on a first or even second London trip, but as an off-the-beaten-track venue for someone interested in the Tudor era, it was worth the visit. To get there, take the tube (Victoria line) to Islington & Highbury, and then change to the Silverlink train (some signs still call it the North London line but it is NOT the same as the "Northern" tube line). Take the Silverlink 3 stops to Hackney Central. From the station, cross the street to the Marks and Spencer side, and then head round the corner to Mare Street where you will see and HSBC bank. Cross the street to the bank, and walk behind the bank where you will be in a church courtyard with plantings. Keep walking straight through the yard for about 5-7 minutes (there are some signs for Sutton House) and when you can't walk any further, turn right. Sutton House will be in front of you. Hackney is a middle-class residential area of east Londonnot the usual tourist territory at all. On the trip back into central London, if you like you can catch bus #S2 just across the street from SH. It will take you to Stratford Station where you can take the tube (Central Line). Or, exit Sutton House, turn left, and walk along Urswick Road to Lower Clapton Road (about 5 minutes.) From there you can take bus # 38 to Holborn tube stop. See their website.Also not far from Hackney Central station: A Burberry factory outlet store: at 29-53 Chatam Place, E9. Phone ahead for hours they are open: The phone number for the outlet is 0208 985 3344

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