Eating & shopping
Drop into the Upton gift shop while you’re here. There are lovely homewares, stationary, cards and books in the New Year sale. As well as the usual post-Christmas bargains including food gifts. Be inspired by the gardens and house and take home a memento of your visit as well as a bargain or two.
From the moment you arrive you'll see that we are celebrating Lord & Lady Bearsted's love of country pursuits at Upton in the 1930s.
You will love our new book of comic illustrations from the period and to help you brave winter's days there are warm woollen blankets and throws and waterproof-backed woollen rugs.
A hidden gem: the used bookstore
Can't resist a browse? Upton's second-hand bookstore is just off the corner of the Old Kitchen. Whether it's a £1 paperback or a £1,000 collector's item you'll find something to grab your attention.
A very special reading list
We have a special collection of more valuable second-hand books. You'll find a catalogue listing them in the bookshop or you can download the list.
Books about paintings and painters
Our exhibitions and permanent collection are a great inspiration to find out more. We have a wonderful collection of art books in the shop, from how to read a painting to books about individual artists.