Half-price entry to Sutton House for local residents

The panelled Linenfold Parlour at Sutton House

We're currently offering Hackney residents half-price tickets for our guided tours, at set times on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The offer has been funded by Hackney Council as part of its Hello Again Hackney campaign, which is supporting the re-opening of local businesses, venues and attractions after Covid closures.

Under the offer, tickets cost £4 for adults and £2 for children over 5.  Tickets remain free to National Trust members, children under 5, and carers or essential companions to disabled visitors.  

Sutton House is currently opening for guided tours only, which last about 50 minutes and offer personalised insights into the house’s many intriguing tales.  Right now it's decorated for Christmas, and we'll be sharing stories of Christmases past on our guided tours until 22 December.  Please note that Father Christmas isn't in residence this year.

The house was built in 1535 for Ralph Sadler, an important courtier to Henry VIII and later Elizabeth I, who was recently included in Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall novels.  Its panelled rooms have also been occupied by merchants, the Sheriff of London, schoolchildren, a church institute, Clive Jenkins and the ASTMS trade union, and even anarcho-punk squatters.

Booking is currently advised, and tickets are released here on our website each Thursday for visits the following fortnight.  A few places may also be available ‘on the door’ on a first-come, first-served basis.  To claim the discount, local residents should bring proof of address when they visit.

The tours take place on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 10.00 and 2.00, plus 3.30 on Sundays.  Admission is for a guided tour of the interior only. If attendance isn’t possible due to changes in Covid restrictions, visitors should contact the national National Trust box office on 0344 249 1895 to cancel their booking and receive a refund.

We're thrilled to have been successful in joining Hackney Council’s Hello Again Hackney campaign, and grateful that the scheme’s funding is helping us increase access to Sutton House for Hackney residents. We hope that many local people will take advantage of this chance to look inside a local landmark, which has had so many roles in the community for 500 years.

Sutton House's courtyard

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Sutton House and Breaker's Yard is an intriguing site with a 500-year history: from Tudor courtiers and merchants to twentieth-century car-breakers. Please note that visits are currently by guided tour only at the advertised times and it's advisable to book tickets, although a few places may be available on the door.