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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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LimehouseDeptford estate & letting agents - testimonial

" David was a pleasure to deal with. He was open and honest throughout the purchase process and managed expectations well. I'd be happy to sell with him when the time comes to move on. "

MarkMay, 2018

DocklandsDeptford estate & letting agents - testimonial

" He was always available, kind and professional! I will suggest the agent, Nicholas he did a great job for us! "

MarcelloMay, 2018

LimehouseDeptford estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Great service for very friendly staff throughout the initial process. Lee was very helpful in negotiating between the landlord and us (tenant) and offered good advice. Was very responsive throughout the agreement process. After sign-on, Hilary was our property manager who has been very helpful with any queries and issues we had, being also very responsive (even responding during late evening and weekend queries).
Could not ask for better service! "

Pam & JasonMay, 2018

LimehouseDeptford estate & letting agents - testimonial

" It has been a complete pleasure renting our property from Franklyn James and Dovile. Dovile is always quick to reply to any queries we have and is extremely helpful. She is very open and honest so provides all the information you need to know about a property. The whole experience of renting was stress free with her help. "

EmilyMay, 2018

DocklandsDeptford estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Stephanie helped me to buy my first property in London. She is always available to take my call and its good that she can speak Chinese and put me in touch with Chinese speaking solicitor. "

ASMay 2018

DocklandsDeptford estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Stephanie was always very professional and committed. Always available to help and kept me update throughout the entire process. I highly recommend her. "

TiagoMay, 2018

Deptford estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Mark did a great job of arranging our viewing, showing us the property and answering all of our follow-up questions. Mark was very quick to respond to email, which was greatly appreciated. "

JoshApril, 2018

DocklandsDeptford estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Nicholas has been effective and very helpful in helping me and my friend find an apartment. So far everything is going great! "

LaurenApril, 2018

DocklandsDeptford estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Efficient, reasonable, friendly and professional- couldn't ask for more!!! Nicholas went above and beyond to assist. Highly recommend :)
Nicholas has been excellent in dealing with email queries - very responsive, diligent and was extremely helpful checking the progress of the property letting process/ stage 5 stars! "

DomApril, 2018

DocklandsDeptford estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Antony helped in searching an apartment in Isle of dogs. His attitude is good and gives prompt response, very decent, very dedicated to work and always on time. "

NidhiApril, 2018