Deptford is located in the borough of Lewisham in South East London. The landscape of this area has changed a lot over the past 20 years and has now become a real hub for creatives. Deptford High Street was even voted one of the world’s coolest streets in a Time Out article. Peabody New Homes highlights 5 reasons to look for your forever home in Deptford.

1. Deptford provides an easy commute into central London

Zone 2 is easy to commute, well located, and well-connected Even though Deptford has no tube station, it is an incredibly well-connected neighbourhood thanks to the DLR, fast trains, the overground and many buses.

Located in Zone 2, Deptford station is just a 4-minute walk away, offering direct services to London Bridge and Farringdon in just 7 and 18 minutes respectively. Providing further options for commuters, Deptford Bridge DLR is a 7-minute walk away and provides direct services to Canary Wharf in as little as 12 minutes. Alternatively, for those looking to explore the capital at a more leisurely pace, Thames Clipper services run from Greenwich and Greenland Surrey Quays piers.

2. Deptford offers affordable housing

You would think that such a lively and well-connected area would be out of reach for first time buyers with lower budgets. The good news is that this neighbourhood actually tends to be on the more affordable side. It ranks 10th cheapest out of the 33 London boroughs.

Peabody New Homes currently has a range of Shared Ownership homes in Lewisham. You can take your first step on your property ladder with a small deposit. Discover more about our Frankham Walk development, located 4 minutes from Deptford station.

Double bedroom in a home at Frankham Walk

Homes are available through Shared Ownership in Deptford, such as our Frankham Walk development

3. Deptford supports cyclists and nature lovers

The south-east London borough is a great place to live if you want to lead a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Different cycle routes go through the area, which makes it very easy for residents to get to central London and other areas on their bikes. You can get to Bank in 25 minutes when cycling from Deptford High Street. If you love being outdoors, you can enjoy the many gorgeous green spaces, perfect for a morning run or an evening stroll. Ferranti Park connects to the Waterway Link, an attractive 8-mile walking and cycling route through Catford, Lewisham, and Deptford. A little further afield, Greenwich Park offers spectacular views across the River Thames. Covering 73 hectares, Greenwich Park is home to a variety of flower, rose, and herb gardens, as well as a recently refurbished café. You can also explore Deptford Creek and experience its great biodiversity. It is home to over 300 different species of wildflower, perfect for the botanic fiends.

4. Deptford fosters an artistic and creative hub

Market, restaurants, shops, and high street Connoisseurs of culture will be spoilt for choice at Frankham Walk. Showcasing the flourishing creative heart of Deptford, the area is home to many local galleries, including Deptford Does Art and No Format Gallery. For live performances, The Albany hosts various events throughout the year, whilst the Laban Theatre specialises in promoting music and dance. Filled with an impressive collection of museums including the Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory, Greenwich is just over a mile away.

5. Deptford is home to Deptford Market Yard

Reflecting Deptford’s diverse community, Deptford Market Yard is a collection of independent shops and eateries. Providing a new lease of life for the 1960s railway arches, the market is just a 3-minute stroll from Frankham Walk. Providing further variety, Deptford and the surrounding areas host many regular fresh food markets, stocking everything from fruit and vegetables to artisanal cheeses. For evenings out with friends, there is an extensive selection of bars and restaurants nearby, including Little Nan’s Bar with its 90 signature cocktails and SALT Deptford with its regularly changing craft beers.

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