Deptford

If you haven’t yet heard of Deptford, chances are you will very soon. Artists, students, first-time buyers and lifelong Londoners; they gather in this exciting district, which has become as cool and sought-after as places like Peckham and Hackney. Read on to discover developments that are the best places to live in Deptford. In addition, read reviews from residents who own or rent in Deptford.

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Best places to live in Deptford

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Where is Deptford?

Deptford is on the south Bank of the River Thames, a little way between historical Greenwich and bohemian Bermondsey. It shares many parallels with its neighbours – including a rich maritime heritage and a cornucopia of age-old pubs and hipster-friendly eateries. But it’s got an identity all of its own all the same.

Deptford big-hitters

Deptford High Street is regarded as one of London’s liveliest. The start of it’s marked by a giant, lopsided anchor (it was the first of the Royal Docks). Its quarter-mile stretch is home to a stunningly beautiful Baroque church and a great selection of Vietnamese restaurants, butchers and pie and mash shops. Its street market is old-school Eastend at its best. Completely devoid of organic juices and sour dough – this is noisy, wonderful bric-a-brac territory.

Not far from the high street is Deptford Market Yard – a cluster of independent stores and restaurants, huddled beneath the railway arches of Deptford station. Little Nan’s is a much-loved cocktail bar where the tipples are served in teapots. And the area is often playing host to pop-up events like art exhibitions. Speaking of which, Deptford is a hotspot for creatives, thanks to its plentiful studios, galleries and the esteemed Albany Theatre.

Deptford was named after its creek, and its Creekside Discovery Centre is a great place to take little ones. The district is also home to a handful of parks, including Brookmill Park and Deptford Park – the latter sprawls over 17 acres and boasts a children’s playground and a picnic seating spot.

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New developments in Deptford

Deptford’s surge in popularity has resulted in a multitude of new apartments and houses. First-time buyers, especially, are loving Anthology’s Deptford Foundry. This smart new-build teams stylish, contemporary apartments with a selection of artists’ studios – all built on the site of an old metal foundry. Rated one of the best places to live in Deptford.

The concierge is really helpful and will accommodate any requests you may have. Overall, there aren’t any aspects which I can think of which would have improved the buying experience. Thank you Anthology, for making my first property purchase a special one!” – Ben, verified resident at Deptford Foundry

Georgia and the rest of the team made the buying experience stress free and extremely positive. As a first time buyer, they were always helpful with any queries I had, and the communication throughout the process has been excellent. The development itself is really well done, and I am extremely happy with the apartment. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience or team to help me with buying my first home.” – Ryan F, verified resident at Deptford Foundry

Union Wharf is an upcoming new-build from Build to Rent pioneer, Essential Living. Its twin towers have nabbed a prime setting overlooking Deptford Creek, and will house one, two and three-bedroom apartments. A great place to rent in Deptford!

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Transport

Deptford has no Underground station to speak of, but its Zone 2 location means it’s still well-connected. From Deptford station, commuters can reach London Bridge in less than 10 minutes, Farringdon in under 20 and King’s Cross in 23. Deptford Bridge and Elverson Road are other alternatives, both of which offer direct services to Canary Wharf.

With its edgy credentials and handy London links, it’s no surprise it is having a moment in the spotlight. And while the developers are moving in thick and fast, it shows no signs of losing the character and charm it’s known for.

You can find out more about living in the Deptford by reading reviews from residents. Click on the developments below to find out more about residents’ experiences and discover the best places to live and rent in Deptford. Moreover, If there’s a Deptford property that you can’t see on HomeViews,  you can add a new listing and leave your review here

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Well I would like to thanks Rebecca for her professionalism

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Review Date Oct 2022

I can’t complain personally. I had 4 Amazing years in this building. There were just few aspects about the flowing of the water. Issues with the water pump which they have been sorted. Now is all good.

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Well I would like to thanks Rebecca for her professionalism on how she handles the process of renewing my contract with Vida House. She was Very polite, humble and professional in following up all the emails.
I have asked her to contact me and she did that exactly on the fixed date. Thanks for your service Rebecca. Stefano

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Quiet frankly I have nothing in mind at the moment to share.

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Most of the time was pretty on point. Sometimes was just difficult the communication.

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Good Morning Stefano,

Thank you for your kind words. We are really happy that you are enjoying your time within Vida House and are happy with our service. As always, if you need anything answering please get in touch with us and we will be happy to help.

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Rebecca

Very clean and safety building

Review Date Oct 2022

Very clean and safety building.

Staff very friendly and helpful, they so quick to help if flar have something repair.

Good place for collect to central, park very close!

9.5/10

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Very clean and safety building.

Very good view from living room

Kitchen good but sink too small

Bad room big enough and good

Garage enough space and very safety

Bedroom have sunshine and big enough

Smoke area very good

Heating old model but still work

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Placefull flat.
Neighbour very good.
Very safety for living

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Very friendly and helpful!
If flat have any problems, they will fix immediately

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Good Morning Vincent,

Thank you for leaving us this lovely review. We are really happy that you are enjoying your time within Vida House and are happy with our service. As always, if you need anything answering please get in touch with us and we will be happy to help.

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Rebecca

Comfortable modern living apartments

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Review Date Oct 2022

Overall, I still enjoy living as one of the original tenants at Vida House. I find very little disturbance within my apartment with only the train noise more so in the summer months with windows open. I have noticed a huge number of dogs of late and frustrating lack of respect from some of their owners who leave their mess in the beds and a few times pee in the communal areas by the lift and door to the garden.
The rear door at the end block appears to continually be forced open from the outside, leaving entering the space open and unsecured, maybe a new locking system should be considered to keep us secure!

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A well designed block and improvements have and are being made to keep it in good condition and welcoming. I’ve no issues with the property management and Rebecca most recently has been most helpful. The post room is a good addition for parcels but annoyingly the door once again has been forced open and not secure at present.

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Increase of dogs within the apartment block and gatherings of owners at the rear late evening banter which can be annoying in summer months with windows open.

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Yes and with efficiency most recently from Rebecca and James

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Good Afternoon Andrew,

Thank you for your kind words. We are really happy that you are enjoying your time within Vida House and are happy with our service. As always, if you need anything answering please get in touch with us and we will be happy to help.

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Rebecca

A decent 1-bed apartment in a well managed building

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Review Date Sep 2022

Good transportation links, noisy streets leading to Surrey Quays, decadent high street, lots of foot traffice

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Pros: spacious apartment, responsive building management team, wooden floor, view, recently refurbished, separate mailing room

Cons: noisy street, insufficient rubbish collection, building design very basic, small wardrobe, pet owners not being cooperative

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Will need enough furniture to look cosy

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Responsive building management, always timely fixed the mundayne problems I raised

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Good Afternoon Archie,

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate your feedback. I am glad that you would recommend Vida House to other people.

We will certainly take your suggestions into consideration.

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