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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Good building poorly managed

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Review Date Jun 2022

Walking distance to green spaces / parks as well as Thames Pathway.
There are cycle ways cutting through the neighborhood making it easy to get to central London and the City.

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The buildings have been constructed at a good standard. However, there were obvious flaws – such as weak magnetic locks that have allowed to break-ins every now an then.

The building management isn’t any good. Management charges are high and the services provided are subpar.

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The bicycle storage rooms aren’t safe. There have been many break-ins and thefts.

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Responses, when any, are not great – usually in a passive-aggressive tone.

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Great area and fantastic development

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Review Date Jun 2022

Love living in Deptford Foundry; the experience is great. The area is an underrated spot in zone 2 with great transport links to central and east London. So much development is happening, it feels like an exciting place to live.

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The design of the development is beautiful and it makes a huge difference to your quality of life. The interior common areas are like a hotel and the flats are well designed for efficiency. Its a clean and friendly development and a fun place to call home.

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I wish I had known more about the home buying process before starting the process.

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They are quick to respond and I’ve personally had very little issues with them.

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Beautiful apartments in great location near Greenwich centre.

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Review Date May 2022

The apartments are very near the centre of Greenwich, so with just a short walk one can reach many cafes and restaurants. There are also lots of open spaces with the Cutty Sark being very near, the Royal Navy College and of course Greenwich park (all within 5-12 min walk). Transport links are good with two DLR stations nearby and a bus stop right outside the block. The main street is fairly busy with traffic but not too noisy. Parking is not easy and unfortunately the area behind the building can be extremely dirty with lots of litter everywhere. If you only walk towards Greenwich though you can avoid this completely. Also, shops are a bit touristy but Lewisham is easy to get to for more “everyday” type shopping. One thing I really miss is a good farmers market.

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The building, the apartments and the facilities are beautifully designed with a modern feel and lovely furniture. There are several useful amenities like car hire on location (via an app), very reasonably priced extra storage, gorgeous communal areas and more. Some amenities (like the guest apartment which can be rented for visitors, or parking spaces) are very sought after so require booking well in advance. When little things go wrong in the apartment (such as leaks or minor technical issues) the handymen are brilliant, fixing everything quickly and efficiently! Only thing that couldn’t be fixed was the weak shower pressure in one of the bathrooms. The residents team is helpful and approachable, and there is someone around 24/7 (either residents staff or security) which is great. The building is very safe. As a pet owner I wish other pet-owning residents were more thoughtful/respectful in terms of lead rules etc, but this is not really the fault of management.

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There are very many pets in the building, which is great (I have two) but this requires a bit of effort and management if you have a nervous/anxious dog. In all other aspects this is a fantastic place to live. The for-hire roof-top dining rooms/kitchens/bbqs are a fabulous idea and offer a brilliant way to entertain guests without the headache of having lots of people in your home!

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We haven’t had any major problems but anything small that has occurred (leaks, minor issue with heating etc) have been dealt with quickly and efficiently by the in-house team.

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A great start!

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Review Date May 2022

Great area with a selection of supermarkets and shops to choose from. Traffic can be noisy at times.

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The development is modern and well kept, with beautiful design and really nice amenities. The exterior of the building could be improved, as well as the general tidiness of the green areas around. The views are amazing and the floor area is very cozy.

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I wish I had known there is a concrete deposit opposite the building.

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The resident’s team is very responsive and has fixed any issue in a day or so.

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