BUILT in 1535 by Sir Ralph Sadlier, Principal Secretary of State to Henry VIII, Sutton House is East London’s oldest domestic property.
Now owned by the National Trust, it retains the atmosphere of a traditional Tudor home, despite modification during the Georgian period.
Visitors can learn about the colourful history of the house from its use as a Fire Warden Centre during the Second World War, to its occupation by squatters during the 1980s.
Guests can also experience the sights and sounds of a Tudor kitchen and enjoy original features such as oak-panelled rooms, carved fireplaces and a charming courtyard.
There is also a café, second hand bookshop and art gallery, which showcases the work of local artists, craftspeople and community groups.
Each Friday afternoon is dedicated to 'over 55s fun' featuring a varied programme of activities. Look out for free family days too. Group deals and family tickets are also available.
2 4 Homerton High Street,
Telephone: 020 8986 2264
Opening times: Thurs/Fri: 10.30am-4.30pm;
Café, gallery and shop open to 5pm each day.