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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Top Rated Developments in Deptford

New Flats 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 flats in Deptford

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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The managment company has ruined this otherwise great building. Steer clear!

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Oct 2020

While Greenwich is a lovely place with fantastic heritage, this building is really in Deptford which is very run-down and full of shady characters. The nearby campus, full of students surely doesn’t mind, but quite often people spill over from Deptford.

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– Beautiful views as long as you’re north facing and above the 6th floor.
– Front of house is super friendly and nice.
– External facade falling apart
– Super noisy all the time – steps from upper neighbours clearly audible, traffic from the road (especially buses opassing over bridge) is loud
– If someone is listening to music on a sound system the base reverbarates across several floors

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– Super noisy all the time – steps from upper neighbours clearly audible, traffic from the road (especially buses opassing over bridge) is loud

What is the best feature of your home:

The best feature must be the internal design and the views (as long as you’re facing north)!

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and bringing this to our attention.

We’re sorry to hear you are disappointed with your living experience with us. We would like to discuss this further, alongside the issues you have raised.

Please email us on marketing@essentialliving.co.uk

Great location, great flat

Review Date Oct 2020

Greenwich is a lovely area with loads of history and culture. The park is close by which is great for a stroll. There are plenty of bars and restaurants along with a fantastic food market. Greenwich isn’t known for it’s shopping so be prepared to travel for food (apart from Waitrose) and larger stores.
As it is a popular tourist area and also home to a university, Greenwich does get busy especially when the sun comes out.
Transport links are pretty good with regular trains to London Bridge and the DLR runs to Canary Wharf and Bank. These are all within a short walk of Union Wharf.
The area is terrible for parking and driving so avoid bringing a car.

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I’ve lived in Union Wharf for just over a year now and have thoroughly enjoyed my time spent here. The flat I live in is spacious, modern and comfortable. There are an array of fantastic amenities such as a gym, roof terrace, pool table and indoor communal space. The residents team are absolutely fantastic. Very friendly and helpful. Queries and issues are resolved really quickly so you are never inconvenienced for an extended period of time. The location is great with easy access to transport links, historical Greenwich and an array of bars and restaurants.
There are a few issues that cannot be ignored, many symptomatic of a new building. In the start there were issues with the hot water not working but thankfully that hasn’t happened for a while. There has been scaffolding around both buildings since winter when the high winds damaged some of the brickwork. There was also a building wide power issue that affected flats for a few days and damaged many appliances.
Lastly as I sit here writing this review listening to the dulcet tones of the cement works, it would be wrong not to mention the noise. The other side of Deptford creek is a cement works that operates 24 hours a day. It is extremely loud especially at night. If you live in a flat facing the creek, keep the windows closed.

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I wish I knew there was a cement works across the road.

What is the best feature of your home:

Not the specific flat (which is very nice) but having the residents team is a absolute godsend.

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Review Date Oct 2020

Area is good, close to transport, quick links to London bridge and canary wharf. Variety of bars and cafes. Only problem is that no grocery shop nearby.

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Clearly concierge is missing. Otherwise it is quite secure, nice design and outlook. Materials used are of good quality,
The property is Close to Greenwich Station and Deptford station. Walking distance from Cutty Sark , Greenwich town center.

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Council tax amounts would be good to know. As well as costs of heating and hot water in average.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Emegy is good. Repairs are a bit slow that it could be necessary

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Review Date Oct 2020

The area has great transport links to central London and a real community vibe. Lots of local good valur restaurants on the high street. It would be great to have a supermarket closer to thr development.

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Aesthetically the development is awesome. Very clean and well thought out. I really appreciate the wide open balcony spaces which are quite unique. Internally the finishings are great quality. The outside areas look great, although I would have preferred more green areas. I’ve no had loads of interaction with the management company but everything I’ve seen has been done well.

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Just how to work the appliances such as the intercom…. I bought as a resale.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Yes, when I was buying the placr, they were very easy to communicate with.

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