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Sutton House

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Address: Sutton House 2-4 Homerton High Street, London E9 6JQ, England
Phone Number: +44 20 8986 2264
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Thu - Fri 10:30 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 17:00

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In October 2016 National's Trust Sutton House was home to Life.Death.Whatever. A month of events, installations, and workshop aiming to redesign the dialogue about death and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarah B
Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In October 2016 National's Trust Sutton House was home to Life.Death.Whatever. A month of events, installations, and workshop aiming to redesign the dialogue about death and dying. The beautiful building was the perfect surrounding for the event I attended.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

There was an event on 'showcasing the best of the UK funeral industry ...' which marred the visit because a few rooms had advertising displays for funerals and funeral staff waiting to talk to visitors, so we just passed through these rooms very quickly. Probably this was just a weekend event and I assume NT were paid by the companies... More 

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This was an interesting, very varied and quite little house in easy reach of Hackney Central station. It is one of the oldest houses in the East of London. The house traces its history through from the 16 Century to its comparitively recent days as a squat for the homeless! There are several toilets and prepare yourself cakes, coffee and... More 

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Starcross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Sutton House (a National Trust property) is different - a fascinating 16th century house (family home, a house for refugees and at times a school) in East London that remains involved in current exhibitions and events (in September 2016 for example about the role of squatters). There is also a lovely courtyard and a garden space that pays creative homage... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Accessible from the City by bus, this is a fascinating old house with a chequered history. Staff were very helpful and friendly, but we sensed this is something of a 'poor relation' in the National Trust scheme of things. Our visit was somewhat spoiled by 'The Borrowers' exhibition/activities for children during the school holidays. There was a great deal of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Great afternoon exploring this 16th century building with its multiple uses over time. Fascinating to see and learn about the development and different uses of the house over 500 years. Loved the Breakers Yard, preserving in a quirky way, more recent history of car spares business. Loved the recreated squatters' room. Knowledgeable, helpful and friendly staff. Love the way the... More 

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london UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I volunteered with a educational charity for a project that the National Tryst had endorsed, that mixed story telling with designing building and making. The house itself was a pleasant surprise as it had been purposed to suit all ages. There is a 'Borrowers' style tour of the grounds that you can do along with a self guided tour of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

As I was in London I decided to extend my visit to Hackney so I could see Sutton House. So pleased I did. A fascinating house with a chequered history and hurrah for the locals who championed its renovation. It has a wonderful community feel and the staff were really friendly and helpful. I especially liked being able to sit... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Staying not far from this National Trust property, we decided to walk to it from near Old Street Station. The walk took about an hour each way and went through interesting parts of London. On our return journey we walked along Regents Canal which made for a nice change to the busy roads. Sutton House was originally built in the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Just a 5 minute walk from Hackney Central, and one of the lesser known National Trust properties, this house is a real gem. I received a warm welcome from the staff who were more than happy to explain the history of the house and what to look out for. If like me you like poking around a property and exploring... More 

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