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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Fusion apartments

Review Date Jan 2021

It is very close to new cross and Greenwich.

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The design of the development is great, it is contemporary and in keeping with its railway setting. The facilities on site such as the coffee shop are excellent and we are close to large food shops. The building is very well maintained and the concierge is brilliant.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

We cannot think of anything we wish we had known beforehand.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

More cycle storage on site would be an added bonus and built in microwaves would be good

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4
Value
4
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Deptford Foundry a great place to be in London!

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Verified Resident
Review Date Jan 2021

I love living in the area, been here 8 years. Deptford nearby is packed with nice small private restaurants, cages and bars, especially around the arches near the train station. Greenwich is 15 min walk and it is such a beautiful part of London with a massive park. If you need as well to buy your groceries there are plenty of options including a large Sainsbury near new cross gate station.

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Deptford Foundry have really done something very special in here. They have built a beautiful small community. It is managed well and having a concierge on site who are very helpful is also a good plus.

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snagging list, do your own.

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Bicycles and motorbikes on the lane. They dont respect the dismount sign and they pass by speeding. It is need a u-chicane or anything similar to deter them and avoid any potential health hazard or accident!

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Review Date Nov 2020

Great area with tons of charm, convenience and an ever expanding option of eateries. Diverse and bustling with all the colleges around.

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So glad I found UNCLE New Cross and am loving my apartment! Having moved from abroad I was bombarded and hassled by shoddy realty companies and fairly irritated and stressed. When I walked into the office and met Caroline and Paco, I was instantly at ease by their authenticity and helpfulness. No hassling, no endless texts and emails – just real people making real human connections. Having them around is super. They are always on top of any questions and concerns or just available for a neighborly chat. …And the location is perfect.

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There is a handy Facebook page for the tenants to communicate, give away or request items or generally look after each other.

What is the best feature of your home:

One of the best feature’s is the communal aspect of the building.

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First Time Buyer – Deptford Foundry

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Verified Resident
Review Date Nov 2020

The development has great transport links (New Cross, New Cross Gate, Deptford and Deptford Bridge stations). In addition, a range of chain and independent supermarkets, shops, cafes and restaurants of all cuisines and tastes.

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The apartments are well designed and would appeal to many people – the design is smart, tasteful and full of class while also modern. The grounds on the development are also well laid out and attractive.

The facilities are also good – the concierge, refuse and bin store, coffee shop and retail businesses on the development.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Arrange to move in on a weekday or a Saturday so that concierge can lower the barriers to allow the removal van to park outside the building.

What is the best feature of your home:

The fitted kitchen, flooring, bath and showeroom specifications are great. The balcony too is well designed and adds to the aesthetic of the building.

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Manager Response

Hi James,

Thank you for your wonderful review. It is great to hear all the things you like about Deptford Foundry.

There are a lots of things to do around the area and the transports links are great for getting around and into the city!

Kind Regards
Natalie

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