Is Deptford made for you? Our guide of the area

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Soldier of his majesty marching on the Mall

Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Deptford is an area on the south bank of the River Thames in southeast London, in the Royal Borough of Greenwich and London Borough of Lewisham. It is named after a ford of the River Ravensbourne. From the mid 16th century to the late 19th it was home to Deptford Dockyard, the first of the Royal Dockyards. This was a major shipbuilding dock and attracted Peter the Great to come and study shipbuilding. Deptford and the docks are associated with the knighting of Sir Francis Drake by Queen Elizabeth I aboard the Golden Hind, the legend of Sir Walter Raleigh laying down his cape for Elizabeth, Captain James Cook’s third voyage aboard HMS Resolution, and the mysterious apparent murder of Christopher Marlowe in a house along Deptford Strand. “

In Deptford, what are some things we love?

What makes the heart of Deptford? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs, gym that exist in Deptford to help you decide to move in there.

Museums & Galleries in the region

The vitality of a community stems from its residents who live, work, and engage with one another. Exploring an area through art offers a fresh perspective. If you’re considering relocating to Deptford, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. They offer delightful weekend activities and contribute to the vibrant atmosphere of the region.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Cutty Sark King William Walk, London N/A N/A
Deptford Pearls Mural Giffin Street, London 5 2
Encompass by sculptor Michael speller Greenwich Market, London N/A N/A

Are there any good pubs in Deptford?

As Londoners at Cozee, we cherish our weekly visits to the local pub. Why not embrace the same in your new living space? We’ve diligently tested and reviewed all the pubs in Deptford – well, not literally, but we wish we had! Here’s our list of the finest pubs in Deptford.

Pub name Name Address Description
Brookmill 65 Cranbrook Road Deptford SE8 4EJ Spacious Victorian corner pub which reopened under new management in 2016, sister pub of the Great North Wood in West Norwood. Much of the original exterior survives but the interior has been modernised and now has a more contemporary feel with a bare-board floor throughout and half exposed brick – half wooden panelled walls. Large windows look out on the world. Has an outdoor area and upstairs function room. Has an open view kitchen and a nice touch is that daily printed menus show the session and date. Simpler bar snacks are available 12-9 daily. Five handpumps serve a changing selection of real ales with a major emphasis on local south London brews.
Dog & Bell 116 Prince Street Deptford SE8 3JD An oasis in an area that has become something of a pub graveyard as the loss of local waterside industry killed off passing trade. A pub of this name has occupied this back street near the Thames for several hundred years, surviving now on its reputation for real ale, excellent food and events such as its celebrated annual Pickle Festival. Five or more cask beers with a varied selection of interesting guest ales always available. One or more box ciders are usually also available. Parents with young children should beware of the steps where the floor is split level. Folk music on Wednesday evenings and quiz night on Sunday. Long-standing owners Charlie & Eileen retired in December 2016 and the pub is now run by their tenant. In autumn 2022 the pub extended into the former ground floor flat next door. 15 handpumps in three banks, each of 5. There is also an extensive range of Belgian bottled beers available. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2020 & 2021. Local CAMRA branch Lewisham District Pub of the Year 2023.
Duke 125 Creek Road Deptford SE8 3BU A friendly and cosy pub, on a corner site, with a good sized open bar area and also a small roof terrace. In addition to the house beer brewed by Marston’s, there are two other changing guest beers often sourced from local independent breweries. Jazz band performs on the first Sunday afternoon of each month and other occasional live bands hosted. Quiz held on Sunday evenings. Is a sister pub of the Crown in east Greenwich and the Dolphin in Sydenham.
Jam Circus 120-122 Deptford High Street Deptford SE8 4NS Originally opened by Antic in June 2014 as the Job Centre, reflecting a former use of the premises, the pub was renamed as part of a 2023 refurbishment. Inside there is a surprisingly large rectangular open space with the bar on the left hand side and a mix of seating and tables. The styling is perhaps best described as industrial shabby chic with a bare concrete floor and exposed heating ducts and pipework. Toilets are up a steepish flight of stairs. Music is often playing. A open-view kitchen offers a range of mainly burgers and light bites, plus roasts on Sunday. There is outdoor seating available in an enclosed yard to the rear.
Villages Brewery Taproom Units 21-22 Resolution Way Deptford SE8 4NT Brewery established in late 2016 by brothers Archie & Louis Village. The brothers sold the business in summer 2022 and it is now a sister company of Backyard and Grasshopper breweries. Has a core range of three beers – pale ale, IPA and session IPA – currently only available in keg and can, complemented by frequent special brews and collaborations. In 2022 the taproom started offering a cask beer on handpump. Card payment only here, cash not accepted.

In Deptford, is there a lot of green space?

One of London’s best features is its many green spaces. See if Deptford offers space for strolls or picnics.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
DIYHELP4U 20 Stowage, London N/A N/A
Charlotte Turner Gardens 5 Carrick Mews, London 4.3 53
Little Butterfly Daycare Nursery Breakfast & After School Club The Akwaaba Centre, Grinling Place, London 5 3
Rebekah’s Restoration Ltd Artistic Spaces, Paynes Wharf, 25 Wharf Street, London 5 58
St Alfege Park Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich 4.5 135
church street yard Deptford, London N/A N/A
Gilbert Park 64 McMillan Street, London N/A N/A
Ferranti Park Creekside, London 3.8 25
Twinkle Park 4 Wharf Street, London 4.2 159
The Master Shipwright’s House | The Shipwright The Master Shipwrights House, Watergate Street, London 4.2 53
Margaret McMillan Park 54 Glenville Grove, London 4 175
Evelyn Dog Fenced Park 2 Clyde Street, London 4 61
Evelyn Green Deptford, London 5 1
Evelyn’s Mulberry London N/A N/A
Sayes Court Park Sayes Court Park, 145 Grove Street, London 4.2 66
Blaster lookout / bandstand 14 Pointers Close, London N/A N/A
Royal Naval Place Allotments Royal Naval Place, London 4 1
Catherine Grove Green Space 16 Catherine Grove, London 5 1
Life sustainable gardens Stop U, Near, Exeter Way, London 5 1
Folkestone gardens 51 Rolt Street, London N/A N/A

Supermarkets in Deptford

Grocery shopping is another important activity you will do if you move into the area of Deptford. In the below table, we go over the nearby supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s so you know what the area has to offer for your food shop.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Sainsbury’s Local 291 Cambridge Heath Road, London 2.7 75
Price Cutter Bethnal Green 37 Roman Road, London 1 4
Roman Grocers Bethnal Green 109 Roman Road, Bethnal Green, London 3.7 7
SimplyFresh Bethnal Green 201-203 Roman Road, Globe Town, London 4.4 323
Mama Nasha | Eastern European shop 276 Cambridge Heath Road, Cambridge Heath, London 4.7 228
Londis 112-116 Lauriston Road, London 2.4 61
Nisa Local Bonner Road 2 Bonner Road, Bethnal Green, London 3.9 83
Tesco Express 452 Hackney Road, Bethnal Green, London 3.1 78
Iceland 446 Bethnal Green Road, London 3.9 633
Top Vouchers Code | Discount Voucher Codes Kemp House, London 5 2
Tj’s Local off-license 209 Roman Road, London 4.4 7
Tfx International Food Centre – Bethnal Green 124-128 Roman Road, Bethnal Green, London 4.3 79
FISH and Meat Bazar 85 Roman Road, Globe Town, London 5 1
ANGEL MINI MARKET LTD 23 Roman Road, Bethnal Green, London N/A N/A
City Supermarket London 389 Cambridge Heath Road, London 4.5 8
Ali’s Food Centre 497-499 Cambridge Heath Road, Cambridge Heath, London 4.6 58
Bridge Supermarket Cambridge Heath Road, London N/A N/A
Best Food Centre Old Ford 417 Roman Road, Old Ford, London 4.4 103
Victoria Supermarket 239 Victoria Park Road, London 3.8 28
Elegant Food Market 430a Hackney Road, London 4.8 18

Gyms and leisure centre in the area of Deptford

More at-home work means more gym-goers. Major chains make staying active in Deptford easy.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
PureGym London Greenwich 48, 80 Greenwich High Road, London 4.3 457
Iyengar Yoga Institute South London 470 New Cross Road, London 4.3 20
Wavelengths Leisure Centre Giffin Street, London 4.3 786
The Commando Temple 16 Resolution Way, London 4.3 153
kettlebell training london Units 14, 15, 16, 17 Resolution Way, London 4.3 N/A
Body In Sync Pilates & Yoga Unit 202 2nd Floor, 25 Wharf Street, London 4.3 2
JH Lifetime Care 44 Warwickshire Path, London 4.3 2
PureGym London Greenwich Movement 6, Off Lovibond Lane, Norman Road, London 4.3 193
D.Leigh Systems Novotel, 185 Greenwich High Road, London 4.3 1
Greenwich Training 3, Wren House, London 4.3 109
Yoga Therapy London Riverway House, 260 Westferry Road, London 4.3 10
Hoopblast Ltd The Moonshot Centre, New Cross, London 4.3 N/A
Double Jab ABC Within the Moonshot Centre Moonshot Centre, Angus Street, London 4.3 82
Meridian Fitness – Gym & Spa 38 Creek Road, London 4.3 196
Body Orchestra 18-23 Greenwich Market, Durnford Street, London 4.3 N/A
Reformer Studio 225 225 Greenwich High Road, London 4.3 27
Yoga-and-Balance 29 Tarves Way, London 4.3 N/A
MoreYoga Atrium Heights, GREENWICH, Creekside, Copperas Street, London 4.3 54
Go Commando 17 Resolution Way, London 4.3 2
London Kettlebell Class 16 Resolution Way, London 4.3 N/A

The types of restaurants

The below table gives you a good idea of what kind of options there are for eating out. In Deptford, you may find things like Italian, Chinese or even Indian takeouts. Take a look below if you are visiting or want to move here if eating out is a big deal for you.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Premier Inn London Greenwich hotel 43-81 Greenwich High Road, London 4.3 1444
The Ship 290 Westferry Road, London 4.3 424
Innkeeper’s Collection Greenwich The Mitre, Greenwich, 292 Greenwich High Road, London 4.3 297
Amersham Arms 388 New Cross Road, London 4.3 936
North Pole Bar and Grill 131 Greenwich High Road, London 4.3 899
The Duke 125 Creek Road, London 4.3 500
Belushi’s Greenwich 189 Greenwich High Road, London 4.3 876
Davy’s Wine Vaults – Greenwich 161 Greenwich High Road, London 4.3 567
Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) 45 Greenwich Church Street, London 4.3 700
Manze’s Deptford 204 Deptford High Street, London 4.3 216
Royal Albert 460 New Cross Road, London 4.3 1049
Bianco43 Greenwich 43 Greenwich Church Street, London 4.3 891
Champagne+Fromage – Greenwich 34 Greenwich Church Street, London 4.3 361
Pizza Express 4-6 Greenwich Church Street, London 4.3 997
Marcella 165A Deptford High Street, London 4.3 574
Jam Circus 120-122 Deptford High Street, London 4.3 722
Deptford Market Yard Deptford Market Yard, London 4.3 1370
Lomond Coffee Arch 7, Deptford Market Yard, Deptford High Street, London 4.3 362
SALT Deptford Unit 2, St Paul’s House, 3 Market Yard, London 4.3 874
M and D Japanese Deptford 117 Deptford High Street, London 4.3 362

The things you might need in Deptford

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Deptford name before moving in the neighbourhood.

Tube & Train stations nearby the area of Deptford

Most prefer transit within a 10-15 minute walk and if there aren’t public connections nearby then this could be something that takes down the price of property or can even deter people from moving in to Deptford entirely. Here is a table below so you can see where these connections are for yourself.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Greenwich Lambard House, Greenwich High Road, London 4.4 98
Deptford Deptford High Street, London 4.1 69
New Cross New Cross station, Greater, off Amersham Vale, New Cross Road, London 4 49

What schools are in the area of Deptford?

Having a nearby school is ideal when relocating. Below is a list of schools located within Deptford

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Rachel McMillan Nursery School and Children’s Centre McMillan Street, London 4.7 13
Start the Dance Albury Street, London 5 189
Kush Academy 190-196 Deptford High Street, London N/A N/A
Little Butterfly Daycare Nursery Breakfast & After School Club The Akwaaba Centre, Grinling Place, London 5 3
Tidemill Academy 11 Giffin Street, London 4.3 15
Invicta Primary School Trevithick Street, London 4.7 3
Deptford Tutors Tuition Centre – Lewisham – Greenwich Deptford Lounge, 9 Giffin Street, London 5 61
Strong Tower Day Nursery 26 Admiralty Close, London 4.3 4
Transcendental Meditation Greenwich – The Meditation Trust Greenwich Natural Heath Centre, Royal Hill, London 5 8
Chairbears day nursery Chairbears Day Nursery, 9-12 Deptford Broadway, London 4.5 24
Boundless Sky Tai Chi James Wolfe Primary School, Randall Place, London 5 6
London School of Information Technology astra house, 23-25 Arklow Road, London N/A N/A
GUITAR LESSONS West London Music Tutors Saint John’s Lodge, Harton Street, London N/A N/A
Niomi O’Rourke Voice & Piano Tuition 2 Alpha Road, London N/A N/A
Kumon Maths & English St Marks Centre, 22 Greenwich South Street, London 5 14
Hoopblast Ltd The Moonshot Centre, New Cross, London N/A N/A
UIC ENGLISH 265 Greenwich High Road, London 5 2
Rehoboth Childcare 44 Alverton Street, London 5 7
LEYF – Playhouse Nursery & Pre-School Moonshot Centre, Angus Street, London 4.5 6
Smart Teenies Tarves Way, London 5 4

Hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in the area of Deptford

Deptford has 10 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Deptford Market Health Centre 50 Giffin Street, London N/A N/A
South Street Medical Centre 71A Greenwich South Street, London 3.3 67
The London Centre for NaPro Technology 71A Greenwich South Street, London N/A N/A
Deptford Surgery 502-504 New Cross Road, London 4.1 242
wee wee world Unversity of Greenwich, Creek Road, London 5 2
Kingfisher Medical Centre 3 Staunton Street, London 4.1 189
The Centre of Osteopathy & Sports Medicine | Sports Massage, Osteopathy, Shockwave Therapy and Dry Needling/Acupuncture Unit 8, Hopyard Studios, 7 Lovibond Lane, London 4.9 88
Medical Centres Group 23 Tarves Way, London N/A N/A
Medico 4bg, 17 Stanley Street, London N/A N/A
Dr A Arfeen – South Street Medical Centre 71A Greenwich South Street, London N/A N/A

Post offices in and around the area of Deptford

Looking for convenient parcel handling? Having a nearby post office is the optimal solution. Beyond standard postal services, the post offices in Deptford can be found by checking out the table below.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
New Cross Post Office 500 New Cross Road, London 4.4 154
Greenwich Post Office Greenwich post office, 21 Burney Street, London 3.9 147
Post box 208 Deptford High Street, London 5 1
Camberwell New Rd Shipping Labels Deptford, 2 Cremer House, Deptford Church Street Crossfield Estate, London 0 0
Postbox Haddo St 5 Thornham Street, London 0 0
Evelyn Street Post Office 301 Evelyn Street, London 4.2 254
Post Box 191 Greenwich High Road, London 5 1
West Ferry Road Post Office 367, 369 Westferry Road, London 3.1 76
Post box 4-6 Greenwich Church Street, London 5 1
Postbox 27 Burney Street, London 0 0

What to do in Deptford

Deptford is full of life and things to do. We suggest looking at Timeout for their weekly Deptford event listings to find local activities. Here’s a convenient link to see their upcoming happenings. Having a good grasp of what’s in Deptford and where helps get situated when moving. Our map compiles property price points and other details from this article to outline what’s available in Deptford.

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Familiar with Deptford? We value your opinion

It would be great to hear what you think about Deptford. Especially if you live there or have lived there in the past. Your opinion could really help as other people moving in could read this article and I’d also helps us understand you. So, we’d love your opinion of Deptford below. Please leave some feedback if you have a moment

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You are not 100% sure that you want to move in Deptford? Check out our other guides about some nearby areas. You might find your next neighbourhood. The following tables shows the nearby areas within a 3.5km radius.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Crofton Park See the guide here
Western Ladywell See the guide here
Ladywell See the guide here
Lewisham See the guide here
Brockley See the guide here
Nunhead See the guide here
Blackheath See the guide here
Peckham See the guide here
New Cross Gate See the guide here
New Cross See the guide here
Maze Hill See the guide here
Westcombe Park See the guide here
Evelyn See the guide here
Greenwich Peninsula See the guide here
Denham See the guide here
Bermondsey See the guide here
Greenwich See the guide here
Surrey Quays See the guide here
Rotherhithe See the guide here
Cubitt Town See the guide here
Wapping See the guide here
Canary Wharf See the guide here
Blackwall See the guide here
Limehouse See the guide here
Crofton Park See the guide here
Western Ladywell See the guide here
Ladywell See the guide here
Lewisham See the guide here
Brockley See the guide here
Nunhead See the guide here
Blackheath See the guide here
Peckham See the guide here
New Cross Gate See the guide here
New Cross See the guide here
Maze Hill See the guide here
Westcombe Park See the guide here
Evelyn See the guide here
Greenwich Peninsula See the guide here
Denham See the guide here
Bermondsey See the guide here
Greenwich See the guide here
Surrey Quays See the guide here
Rotherhithe See the guide here

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