The royal connections of this rare, red-brick Tudor manor house reach back to Henry VIII whose Principal Secretary of State, Sir Ralph Sadler, built Sutton House in the 1530s. He was also a judge at the trial of Mary, Queen of Scots. An emerging light at court, many momentous decisions relating to the monarchy and its progression were, no doubt, forged within its oak-panelled rooms. Built in 1535, it is now the oldest residential property to be found in the east of the city and, despite subsequent alterations to the exterior - namely a Georgian frontage - and interior, the house still boasts original carved fireplaces and some rare wall paintings from the Jacobean era. Now functioning as an arts and education centre for east London, National Trust-owned Sutton House regularly hosts exhibitions and multi-media presentations. It's rare enough to find a Tudor building in London, let alone one with such historic associations in the middle of the East End. An unexpected gem.
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100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 2 miles from Sutton House
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419 to 437 Hackney Road, E2 | 24 minutes from Sutton House
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Folgate Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2.2 miles from Sutton House
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London > Events > Film Events Dates: 22nd to 28th May 2015
Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 | 7 minutes from Sutton House
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Entertainment near Sutton House
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
270 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 | 7 minutes from Sutton House
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London > Shopping > Specialists
The Royal Inn On The Park, 111 Lauriston Road, E9 | 15 minutes from Sutton House
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London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 27 minutes from Sutton House
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 35 minutes from Sutton House
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London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2.2 miles from Sutton House
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An Evening With Neil Gaiman And Amanda Palmer (Over 16s)
Theatre | On 28th May 2015
Hackney Empire 5 minutes walk from Sutton House
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Concerts | On 28th May 2015
London Fields Brewery 15 minutes walk from Sutton House
Having sold out his last London show at St Pancras Old Church, 19 year old Alex Burey plays live with ...More
Foodie Events | Until 7th July 2015
Netil House 16 minutes walk from Sutton House
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Street Feast London
Foodie Events | Until 25th September 2015
Dalston Yard 19 minutes walk from Sutton House
Running from 1st May until 26th September, Street Feast's gastronomic event will provide Londoners with five months of feasts every ...More
The Viktor Wynd Museum Of Curiosities Tour
Tours | Until 31st December 2015
The Viktor Wynd Museum Of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History 19 minutes walk from Sutton House
A permanent collection of artworks and artefacts, fine art and works of natural history, including tribal art from New Guinea, ...More
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