Deptford Area Guide
Originally playing host to the Royal Navy Dockyard, Deptford went into a sad decline around the late 19th century as the commercial docks fell into disarray and World War II bombs destroyed the area.
The implementation of the council regeneration plan in the early 21st century has enabled Deptford to take the title of a thriving community maintaining its rich history and heritage. Today, Deptford is synonymous with lively, bustling, creative and up-and-coming, as the area rose in the eyes of the public and is nowadays ranked alongside the likes of Shoreditch, Dalston and Hoxton.
Deptford has the balance of ‘on trend’ with proud south east roots in perfect harmony. In amongst the changing landscape of new homes and development, the market which acts as the centre of Deptford has not changed. Lively and eclectic marketers trade there seven days a week.
Travelling to London Bridge from Deptford takes only 8 minutes and London Canon Street in only 10 minutes. Deptford Bridge is also a stop on the DLR with services to Canary Wharf in 16 minutes.
To eat, Deptford has an array of choice available. You can get traditional pie and mash from A J Goddard, watch a gig and have some pub grub at the Birds Nest or mix amongst Deptford’s young and trendy at Wunderlust and sample BBQ and street food in a converted double decker bus.
There are some great schools in the area, Deptford Green School, St Joseph's R C Primary School, and Deptford Park Primary Schoolare just a few of the popular schools in the area.
Deptford properties are as mixed as the area itself, 1960’s tower blocks stand next to Victorian terraces and cottages but dominating the skyline are some impressive new developments around Greenwich Quay near the border with Greenwich and along the river bank.
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