Valence House is the only surviving manor house in Dagenham. It dates back to medieval times and is partially surrounded by a moat. Valence House was voted by the Guardian as one of the 50 best free things to do in London. Admission is free.
Eastbury Manor House
Eastbury Manor House is a striking Elizabethan brick-built gentry house set in tranquil gardens. Its early 17th-century wall-paintings show fishing scenes and a cityscape graces the former Great Chamber. Other features include evocative exposed timbers in attic, fine original spiral oak staircase in turret, soaring chimneys, cobbled courtyard, peaceful walled garden with bee boles.
The Summer Parlour, the Winter Parlour and the Buttery will be unavailable from Friday 6 July until Friday 20 July.