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Deptford

Once known only as the area in which celebrated Elizabethan poet Christopher Marlowe met his premature end, and the site of the notorious, and possibly unnecessary, ‘slum’ clearances of the 1960s, modern-day Deptford has shrugged off its unsavoury past and is now thriving.

Estate Agents & letting Agents in Deptford, SE8

At Franklyn James we believe in no half measures, we are transparent in how we do business, committed to achieving your goals, and we take pride in every element of our work. If you’re thinking of selling, letting, or using property management across the Deptford area, let us be frank, you need Franklyn James.

Stretching from Lewisham to Greenwich, Deptford combines beautiful parks with ornamental gardens, picturesque walks and a nature reserve with contrasting architecture. The soaring tower blocks of the 1960s are interspersed with contemporary new homes, lending the area an eclectic feel. Described as ‘a boisterous concoction of blue-collar aesthetics and intermittent hipsterism’ in 2009 by The New York Times, Deptford has a strong sense of identity, whilst hints at its dockyard past are still evident throughout the town. Spanning two Royal Boroughs, and located only five miles from Central London, it’s no wonder young professionals are making it their home.

Fulfilling your lifestyle dreams…

Deptford’s quirky charm filters through its streets, and nowhere more so than on Deptford High Street, where you will find a mixture of cafés, pop-up shops and of course the renowned flea market. London’s pie and mash shops have been a staple fixture in East London since the 19th century; Manze’s was established in 1902 and serves traditional pie and mash with eels. Just off the high street and underneath the platforms of Deptford Railway Station, you will find the Jamaican bar-kitchen Buster Mantis; not only can you enjoy their delicious punch and jerk, but it also hosts regular art exhibitions, screenings and events.

 

Deptford Cinema is run by the community, for the community. A fascinating programme of films includes cult movies, Hollywood blockbusters and even films by local filmmakers. The performing arts centre, The Albany, hosts a diverse programme of shows including dance, drama and family fun. Central to their work is the involvement of local people, through participation and partnerships.

The numerous local parks are great places to enjoy an outdoor run or engage in other outdoor activities. The local leisure centre is Wavelengths, which boasts a cycling studio, group exercise studios, health suite, swimming pools and a café.

Getting around

From Deptford High Street you can board buses 53, 177, 225, 453 and N89. By DLR it takes less than 15 minutes from Deptford Bridge to Heron Quays, which is then only a few minutes’ walk to Canary Wharf (Zone 2). Deptford train station runs regular trains to London Cannon Street, Dartford, Crayford and Barnehurst.

Families will love

How about looking for creatures whilst walking through a wild river? Located in Deptford Creek, Creekside Discovery Centre offers families a fantastic range of indoor and outdoor activities.

Finding good schools is naturally of great importance, and Grinling Gibbons Primary School, Lucas Vale Primary School and Addey and Stanhope secondary school are all good local schools. To discover properties within the catchment area, contact Franklyn James, sales and letting agents Deptford.

Local amenities around Deptford

  • London Velo bike cafe bar
  • Little Nan's bar
  • The Job Centre bar
  • The Birds Nest pub
  • Deptford Market
  • The Albany theatre
  • Laban Theatre
  • Deptford Cinema

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BlackheathDeptford estate & letting agents - testimonial

" We are very grateful for service provided by Mark and Phil from Blackheath office. With our property being unusually large for the area, it was a challenging task to rent it out, but Franklyn James found us tenants in less than 2 months (and that was over Christmas!) Mark was also very patient and reasonable in negotiating the details of the financial let-only arrangement. "

Dr Sasha MitrofanovJune, 2017

BlackheathDeptford estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Kate from Franklyn James was excellent to work with. This being our first home, she supported us throughout the process and kept us updated regularly. I would wholeheartedly recommend Kate & Franklyn James, friendly, caring, considerate and professional. "

The FédiasJune, 2017

BlackheathDeptford estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Franklyn James was both my letting agent and estate agent when I decided to sell the flat. Mark Kimber and Philip Dockerill have provided absolutely outstanding services to me, I can honestly say there is no better agent than Franklyn James in London! Mark found a buyer for my property sale really quickly and helped chase all relevant parties throughout the whole process. I have now successfully exchanged contracts and could not have done it without his hard work. If I ever purchase or sell property again in the future, I would not hesitate to go for Franklyn James. Thank you Mark and Phil! "

Ms GuoMay, 2017

BlackheathDeptford estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Mark was very helpful since the beginning. He showed good will and was always available when we had doubts. He was also helpful with the reference process. "

LucianaApril, 2017

BlackheathDeptford estate & letting agents - testimonial

" We used Franklyn James to sell our house. We dealt with Phil Dockerill & Stephanie Dang. Both polite helpful , and
Nothing was ever too much bother . They kept us updated regularly through the sales process. Communication was excellent. "

Gerry & CharlesMarch, 2017

BlackheathDeptford estate & letting agents - testimonial

" I placed my flat for sale with Franklyn James, in a difficult market - and from the beginning the staff were friendly, professional , knowledgeable and beyond helpful. Before I had even signed up with them, Philip Dockerill helped me find tradesmen to do some repairs to the flat, and he was unfailingly good natured and adaptable when my timings for the valuation visit went awry. Sophia and Stephanie were patient and supportive throughout. This is a rare thing – an estate agency with integrity! I would absolutely trust them to put a client's interests first – which is not the case with other agents I have encountered! I can't thank them all enough. "

A.KMarch, 2017

BlackheathDeptford estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Highly professional, excellent communication throughout the whole process of selling my property and have no hesitation in recommending the services of Franklyn James. "

RachelFebruary, 2017