St Augustine’s Tower
Set at the edge of the beautiful St John’s Churchyard Gardens, this 13th-century tower is the oldest building in Hackney and the only...
Devoted to items relating to Hackneyites past and present, this interesting little museum is as diverse as the ethnically mixed...
London Fields Lido
Built in the 1930s but abandoned by the '80s, this heated outdoor pool reopened to local delight in 2006. It gets packed with swimmers...
One of London's most beautiful theatres, this renovated Edwardian music hall (1901) offers an extremely diverse range of performances –...
A simple, one-room affair that celebrates lardo – the cured back fat of rare-breed pigs scented with aromatic herbs. You'll find it on...
2-4 Homerton High St · interesting places nearby
Sutton House information
On a moderately busy road, it would be easy to walk straight past this relatively inconspicuous brick house without noticing its great age. Originally known as Bryk Place, it was built in 1535 by Sir Ralph Sadleir, a prominent courtier of Henry VIII, when Hackney was still a village. Highlights include the Linenfold Parlour, where the Tudor oak panelling on the walls has been carved to resemble draped cloth; the panelled Great Chamber; the Victorian study; and the Georgian parlour.
Abandoned and taken over by squatters in the 1980s, Sutton House could have been lost to history. Enter the National Trust, which has set about conserving and preserving it.