Fantastically close to the River Thames and historic Greenwich’s beautiful parks
"New Cross is as arty and cultural as Shoreditch and Soho, but with a strong South London identity..."Chris Venter
"There's such a buzz around Goldsmiths University..12 minutes to Charing Cross, easy road connections to Essex and property that provides excellent value..."Chris Venter
"Hop on a train from New Cross Gate Station direct to Shoreditch and stations close to the City and Canary Wharf."Divyesh Bhanderi
Where do Deptford locals go?
Award-winning, bustling market selling seasonal produce and delicious street food.
Submitted by Stephen
Masthouse Terrace Pier River Bus
An alternative commute into town or just a pure pleasure cruise, experience a reliable service with an onboard bar and coffee shop.
Submitted by Dominic
The Old Fire Station
Definitely a place to check out! The food is Mexican and you can always find an array of weird and wonderful cocktails.
Submitted by Giles
Tai Won Mein
The craziest Chinese serving the BIGGEST plates of food one has ever seen!
Submitted by Tom
Peyton and Byrne
Delicious cakes, good quality coffee and freshly baked bread to take away - all in welcoming surroundings with trendy décor.
Submitted by Marta
The Gipsy Moth
An after work pint after a tough day in The Wharf? The Gypsy Moth pub is a favourite mooring. With riverside vistas and historical importance, Greenwich is best enjoyed with a pint of Meantime.
Submitted by Paul
Mediterranean food in the heart of Greenwich along bustling Greenwich Church Street. A wide and varied menu of dishes and cuisines and a great place for all the family.
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The Greenwich Vintage Market
Some great unusual finds here and it's open every day of the week!
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Tourists flock from all over the world to see the Cutty Sark. You can get up close to the clipper and visit the museum of her history.
Submitted by Martha
Greenwich Foot Tunnel
One of the last remaining historic parts of Canary Wharf, the tunnels were built under the Thames to connect Greenwich and London Docklands.
Submitted by Giles
A busy market with delicious food stalls and unusual gifts. Something for everyone!
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Al Pancino at The Spread Eagle
Amazing food and service. The best Italian food in Greenwich.
Submitted by Nicholas
Head here for the best breakfast in Greenwich! A great local family-run business...
Submitted by Vicci
Why do you find Deptford a great place to live?
"It feels safe, people have lived here for years so it's a nice community! With local businesses and nice spots to walk to with great green areas."
What do you like about Deptford?
Did you know?
"At 201 Deptford High Street, Peter Hahn, a baker was caught with his invisible ink letter writing equipment after one of his spy letters was intercepted. This in turn lead the police to capture a German spy called Muller. British Intelligence continued supplying information through this route whilst invoicing the Germans for the pleasure."
Child-friendly activities near Deptford
Lewisham ArthouseLewisham Arthouse
Taught by Alison Day and exerienced tutor and art practitioner This ten week course in fine art practices introduces young people to 2D drawing and painting skills. Sessions include use of pencil/charcoal, chalks, watercolour, collage, looking at well-known art movements and artists, particularly focusing on contemporary exhibitions. Participants must provide own basic sketch book/pape and practitioner. Participants must provide paper/sketchbook and basic drawing equipment. Website
Breastfeeding SupportWaldron Health Centre
Come along to the breastfeeding cafe for a friendly welcome and refreshments as well as support and information to help you breastfeed your baby. Website
Kleine Piraten German Baby & Toddler GroupRachel McMillan Nursery School & Children's Centre
We are a playgroup for children from German families. We now exist for over 4 years. We play, sing, read - of course all in German. Parents can meet with other German-speaking families in the area over tea or coffee. Registration is not required and participation is free. Timings : Monday 15:00 - 16:30. Usually also open during half term. Website
Breastfeeding SupportQuaggy Children's Centre
Come along to the breastfeeding cafe for a friendly welcome and refreshments as well as support and information to help you breastfeed your baby.
David Stinson Holiday SchoolsSt Edmunds School,
May Half Term: Alice in Funkyland - The 'Hip' Tale A more modernised adaptation of 'Alice in Wonderland', that is more cool and trendy for our very cool kids. Summer Week 1: Fame The Musical - Street Style A children's version of Fame The Musical that incorporates street dance rather than technical jazz dance and ballet. Everybody loves a bit of Fame! Summer Week 2: X Factor The Musical A musical comedy based on the highs and lows of The X Factor. You'll experience talent as well as... well... not so much talent! Summer Week 3: Follow The Yellow Brick Road An adaptation of 'The Wizard of Oz' where scarecrows meet tin men and where lions fear witches and wizards. A pure comedy that will get you laughing. Summer Week 4: Ollie & Annie The Musical A cleverly adaptation and mash up of 'Annie The Musical' and 'Oliver The Musical'. Ollie and Annie become friends and help each other succeed. Website
Mala Cherga Theatre Contemporary dance Classes for 3-8 year oldsSt Mark's Church Centre
Mala CHERGA Theatre (Little Carriage Theatre) is a dance, movement and physical theatre company that incorporates different art forms and collaborates with artists from different disciplines to create work which inspires, evokes, stirs and creates sense of wonder. The company is concerned with combining different art forms and practices to communicate ideas and experiences on many different levels whilst challenging our imagination, accepted norms and/or existing forms of theatre. Website
Deptford is an area on the south bank of the River Thames in south-east London. It is named after a ford of the River Ravensbourne, and from the mid 16th century to the late 19th was home to Deptford Dockyard, the first of the Royal Dockyards. There are several green spaces in the area, the largest being Brookmill Park, Deptford Park, Ferranti Park, Pepys Park and Sayes Court Park.
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Why not explore some other local areas:
- New Cross
- Isle Of Dogs
- South Bermondsey
- Canary Wharf
- North Greenwich
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