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.

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.

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!

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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Review Date Jul 2020

Great and close connection to central London, plenty of shops around

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I like the design and layout of our flat. It is spacious and has a modern feel to it. The building area is kept clean and it is well maintained. The management keeps in touch with the tenants regarding different events relating to the building or area.

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It sometimes get noisy around the house due to a close high street and clubs and pubs nearby.

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

I would choose better sealing windows and normal ring bells at the door

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UNCLE New Cross – Living The Dream!

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Review Date Jul 2020

This development is perfectly located! You are only a short walk from both New Cross and New Cross Gate stations, with quick links to central London. It is located on a quite street with a brilliant vegan cafe serving the local community and a beautiful park is located right behind the building. There are so many lovely cafes, restaurants and pubs located on New Cross high street, parallel to this development as well as in Deptford, only a short walk away.

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The flats are beautifully designed with modern interiors and clean finishes. The kitchen and bathrooms are fitted with sleek, modern designs and are much larger than what you would typically expect in an SE postcode with such good travel connections! The building has many facilities that benefit residents, such as locked bike rooms, round-the-clock security, parking, communal rooftop space, weekly cleaning services for all communal spaces, parcel collection and much, much more. Property management live on site which is possibly the best part of living here – they are friendly, supportive and constantly going the extra mile to provide for their residents. If there’s ever an issue in any of the flats, they are honestly just an email away!

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I wish I knew how valuable the relationship we have built with the property management would be. At first, I thought the building was priced quite high but having live-in management who will do almost anything to ensure you are well looked after is priceless!!

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

This wouldn’t be feasible to fix, but it would be nice if the building had a few more high-spec amenities given the cost of rent, for example a gym on site, or shared social spaces.

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Amazing place to live

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Review Date Jul 2020

New Cross is a vibrant area with Lots of young people and independent pubs and cafes. Great transport links to central London. A very busy main road runs through the high street which can be noisy and congested.

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Love everything about the building, the modern, minimal design, the balcony and the kitchen is so modern with everything we need. The cafe downstairs is amazing and the management staff go above and beyond to help us with anything we need.

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Our apartment is on the first floor next to the road and can be noisy at night especially in summer when we have the windows open.

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The only thing would be a rain shower in the bathroom and more built in storage

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Great area and modern development

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Review Date Jul 2020

The area is full of great cafes and is very well connected. Unfortunately, there aren’t many shopping complexes but the connections are good so you can easily get to department stores.

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The development is well maintained, well designed and has excellent building management. The decor is modern, tasteful and easy to maintain yourself. The only downside is that not all homes have an intercom, I believe this costs more, so sometimes you have to go downstairs to buzz in guests.

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I wish I had known that it would be this great, I would’ve moved sooner!

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The best feature of the home is the rooftop garden. It’s a great communal space for all the tenants to enjoy.

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