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

Reviews in Deptford

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Realstar = Real dodgy

Review Date Jan 2022

New Cross is a nice enough area.
It’s lively due to all the Goldsmiths students.
The Deptford Green School children however run riot around the neighborhood and dump masses of litter everywhere.

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Culloden, Hampton, Blenheim tower and the other block are all managed by Realstar Living (7a Howick Place, London SW1P 1DZ), who just renamed themselves ‘Uncle’ and removed all the bad reviews from Googlemaps.

You have to buy the heating and hot water from them and they charged over £150 / month, even in summer. Even mains water cost us typically 3 time more than we’ve paid before or since. I don’t think Realstar pay tax in the UK so they make you pay the rent to their account in the tax haven Jersey. They try to con you over the deposit. They don’t do a handover with you when you leave and invent all these problems afterwards. We arranged to have it professionally cleaned before we left but they claimed it wasn’t clean enough. That’s because they paint all the properties after 1 year between tenants and they want to charge you for the cleaner that comes after the decorator. In the property industry Realstar have such a bad reputation that other companies avoid working with them.
I now live near Waterloo in zone 1 for a fraction of the cost. Much nicer place. No stressing about the bills or the landlord trying to rip me off.

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Never deal with Realstar Living / Uncle

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We really enjoy living here

Review Date Dec 2021

Transport links are fabulous, very close to 3x useful stations and easy to get to London Bridge and beyond. Bins need to be collected more often, but I expect that is a symptom of lockdown. No traffic noise, some train noise but that is to be expected. Mixed recycling is a bonus but no food waste disposal is odd. Overall, we really enjoy living here.

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Transport links are fabulous, very close to 3x useful stations and easy to get to London Bridge and beyond. Bins need to be collected more often, but I expect that is a symptom of lockdown. No traffic noise, some train noise but that is to be expected. We really enjoy living here.

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You can see your neighbours and they can see you. Get some new PJs and some big plants or suffer the consequences!

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Yes and usually very speedily and efficiently, apart from one, which we have been waiting on almost a year.

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Hi There,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review.

We’re delighted to hear that you’re really enjoying living at Deptford Foundry. The transport links are fantastic aren’t they!

Regards,
Danielle

Simple Design with nice living conditions.

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Review Date Nov 2021

The local area is quite rural, it’s a 10 minute walk to New Cross main road where most restaurants and convenience stores are located. Also a 7 minutr walk to the nearest train station and as a student who goes to Goldsmiths it is perfectly located near my uni.

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The design if the development is quite modern but also boring. It looks like any other development in London, without any heart or passion behind the architecture. That said, it is still very well finished, well isolated as the train passes by very close (cannot be heard with closed windows) and very enjoyable to live here as many families and dogs inhabit the development. It is quiet as it is a private area without cars passing through which also allows you to freely walk outside or let your kids play in the “front yard”.

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I was very suprised how tight of a community the development is.

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I have not raised an issue yet however I keep seeing my neighbours being upset with the management.

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Hi There,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review.

We’re glad to hear that you are satisfied with the finish of the development at Deptford Foundry and that you are enjoying the convenience of living in Deptford, with the wide variety of quirky cafe’s, restaurants and bars located minutes away from your front door.

We are also delighted to hear you speak about the welcoming community at Deptford Foundry; it really is a fantastic place to live.

Regards,
Danielle

Communication non-existent

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Review Date Nov 2021

Great location for travel, shops nearby and fairly quiet. A friendly group of people who live in the development also.

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Where to begin. Great building, but issues with balcony since I moved in…. 2 1/2 years ago. Was told recently that it wasn’t installed correctly in the first place.
Now is denial to my Managing Agent that anyone actually came and did work or checked the balcony. Despite providing a name of the individual who came and checked. Now have a balcony that needs new flooring.

No prior notice to arriving to do work, turn up and hope you’re in. Only a handful of phone calls, but that has stopped recently.
Do your research before purchasing; get a second opinion on things if possible.

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How poor the communication and customer experience would be.

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Very slow, taken way longer than it needed and often ignored several times.

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