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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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DocklandsDeptford estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Grace Pascall is a true asset to the team at Franklyn James. Incredibly hard and smart working individual. Always super helpful and courteous. I would highly recommend the whole team at Franklyn James. "

DocklandsDeptford estate & letting agents - testimonial

" My wife and I have been assisted by George; he has been very kind and helpful and managed to find a property matching what we were looking for and very quickly.

He has also been very available and arrange us a last minute viewing outside of his normal working hours.

We definitely recommend him! "

Lorenzo Manzoni

DocklandsDeptford estate & letting agents - testimonial

" We had the pleasure to work with George Ward from Franklyn James and we recommend him one hundred percent. George was extremely professional and helped us find and win the apartment that we were gunning for. He also was very patient with our endless number of queries and always answered them promptly with a smile. "

Malik Siddharth