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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Looks can be Deceiving

Review Date Sep 2021

The area is very pleasant, well connected and easy to get into both central London and the Docklands. Greenwich is a beautiful area and Deptford has some great bars/shops, it isn’t as bad as people would have you believe, though I wouldn’t go there after dark.

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Facilities are top notch, the apartment itself is finished to a high standard and the location is ideal for travel into the city or to Canary Wharf. Concierge is fantastic and very helpful, gym and roof terrace are great too. Very noisy main road, you can clearly hear footsteps above and bass from music on other floors most evenings, WiFi is also very patchy and all options are metered. The cladding is also falling off, hence the permanent scaffolding around the base of the building, the electrical sockets also frequently spark and lights will flicker when electronics are plugged in.

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It’s unbelievably noisy, I’ve lived in central London in similar developments for 5+ years and this is hands down the noisiest one.

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Concierge has done the best they can though the management themselves hasn’t been involved with any of our issues whatsoever.

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Amazing place to live!

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Review Date Sep 2021

Union Wharf is located in such a great location. It’s right next to the Waitrose, a few minutes walk away from the Cutty Sark, shops and Greenwich Park. In general, the area is pretty safe and the building is very secure with 24 hour security and concierge.

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Union Wharf has been the best place I’ve lived in London. The overall design of the building, facilities and flats are beautiful and at a great quality. The rooftop lounge and terrace are a great place to hangout and the gym is really nice to have in the building. It feels great to live here and the concierge staff are just amazing. There have been so many times that I’ve either left my keys in my flat or had a concern about something and they have been super friendly, helpful and always happy to help. They make everyone feel very welcome and at home 🙂

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One thing I didn’t know that the building did before I moved in was that Union Wharf sometimes does events which is really nice. One thing that I also find really nice about Union Wharf is that it’s a very social development – a lot of people know each other and it makes it a really nice community to live in.

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Overall, when I have raised problems or issues, building management have been very responsive.

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Great development and we are lucky to live here

Review Date Sep 2021

The development is fantastic, with a selection of excellent restaurants and cafés, as well as a great nail bar, salon, yoga studio etc. The local area is not great (no good restaurants, limited travel connections) but is slowly improving.

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There is nothing to fault the development with, other than its cost and lack of parking space (parking spaces are owned by apartments or restaurants and visitors cannot freely park there). Otherwise, the development is outstanding — probably the best I have seen in London in terms of facilities. However, there is no swimming pool, which would have been a plus.

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Check the layout and ask for upgrades. We have a superb view of the Shard from our bedroom — would have been great if the living room had been placed there.

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This is not something that has been managed very well. There have been issues with internet, heating etc that have not been managed swiftly.

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For a person like me who loves simplicity this is just perfect

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Review Date Aug 2021

So happy to find this gem of a house, after researching the market for few months I’ve found this property that is just perfect for my needs, few minutes away is the overground station so I’m well connected with 20 minutes to central London and happy to say that my grocery shops are just few hundred feet away.
Lot’s of bars and restaurants are around and a nice walk by the Thames is just minutes away, the building is very clean and high standards and the fact that they allowed pets it’s a big plus for me!
I live on top floor and the views are just incredible and I have all the privacy I need so overall I recomend this place to everyone.

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Minimal design is what defines this building and for a person like me who loves simplicity this is just perfect, love the fact that the building has it’s own room for delivery and does not invades our privacy, management is always present to deal with our request and recently they refurbish the main areas and entrances and that shows that they are willing to see their business grow and for me that says a lot !

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That I would spend so much money on plants :d

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Yes very quick and thy replaced the faulty item the next day.

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