Hiding in the heart of Hackney …
… there’s a Tudor house!
Who’d have thought it?
And it’s a really lovely one.
Run by the National Trust, Sutton House is a wonderful place for kids to step back in time.
And discover life in a Tudor courtier’s house at the time of Henry VIII.
Somehow Sutton House survived the centuries as the bustle of east London grew up around it.
Although, it was squatted in the eighties!
Before the National Trust came to the rescue.
And they have done a fantastic job
It’s a lovely spot for London kids to explore history.
Sutton House is quite small.
And there aren’t big exhibitions of stuff.
But there are props and dressing up clothes throughout the rooms.
And some fun activity sheets.
Which prompted all sorts of stories and questions when we went.
We got there late one sunny Saturday afternoon, and practically had the house to ourselves.
Which was very magical.
We really could imagine ourselves back in time.
All in all, Sutton House is a lovely short day out for kids in London.
The National Trust run plenty of activities there during the summer.
And if you’re coming from across London you could combine a trip to Sutton House with a visit to Hackney City Farm or the Geffrye Museum or a swim in London Fields Lido.
Getting To Sutton House, Hackney
We got the Overground to Hackney Central.
(The Overground is definitely the way to go for trips to East London!)
It’s then just a 5 minutes walk through the beautiful St John’s churchyard to Sutton House.
Entry is free with a National Trust card or £15 for a family.
Food At Sutton House
We missed the cafe at Sutton House cos we were late and took so long to go around.
Boo hoo! As the cafe is in a lovely courtyard.
And is meant to have seriously yummy teas.
If you do visit Sutton House, do pop back and tell me what you think.
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