Forged in Deptford
A place where people from all walks of life converge
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Forged in Deptford
A place where people from all walks of life converge

Welcome to Deptford

Deptford is a place where people from all walks of life converge and form a community that takes immense pride in its slice of south-east London.


Here, there’s always something going on, whether its exploring a raft of pop-up restaurants, galleries and markets or just taking a stroll around the many parks and green spaces.


The area has several high-quality schools, as well as the renowned Goldsmiths, University of London.
Once a year, the Deptford X Contemporary Arts Festival attracts art lovers from all over, helping to establish the area as an emerging creative hotbed for London.

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MINUTES BY TRAIN TO LONDON BRIDGE
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MINUTES BY TRAIN TO SHOREDITCH
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MINUTES BY TRAIN TO KINGS CROSS
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BY TRAIN TO CANNON STREET
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MINUTES BY TRAIN TO LONDON BRIDGE
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MINUTES BY TRAIN TO SHOREDITCH
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MINUTES BY TRAIN TO KINGS CROSS
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BY TRAIN TO CANNON STREET

Deptford always has something going on.

PATRICK HENRY

DEPTFORD X FESTIVAL DIRECTOR 

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Local Amenities

For the Foodies

For food and drink lovers, Deptford has a wealth of options. Beer enthusiasts are catered for by Brockley Brewery – an independent, community-focused brewery that makes its ales available in a three to four-mile radius only. In the same vein, Cooper’s Bakehouse specialises in premium ingredients and traditional craft baking methods, delivering its bread by bicycle and trailer.

You’ll also find an abundance of traditional pie and mash shops, a converted double-decker bus moon- lighting as a pizzeria and an initiative that’s finding spaces for new chefs specialising in regional cuisines.

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Eating & Drinking

For food and drink lovers Deptford has a wealth of options. Beer enthusiasts are catered for by Brockley Brewery – an independent, community-focused brewery that makes its ales available in a three to four-mile radius only. In the same vein, Cooper’s Bakehouse specialises in premium ingredients and traditional craft baking methods, delivering its bread by bicycle and trailer.

You’ll also find an abundance of traditional pie and mash shops, a converted double-decker bus moon- lighting as a pizzeria and an initiative that’s finding spaces for new chefs specialising in regional cuisines.

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Arts & Culture

Since 1998, Deptford has been home to the annual Deptford X Contemporary Arts festival. Inspired by the cultural heritage and creative talent within the area, the festival is famous for its wide range of art – from builders dancing on rooftops to schoolchildren’s creations showcased on hoardings.

With Goldsmiths nearby, Deptford has a thriving, creative community of musicians, artists and fashion designers. Local galleries, studios, record shops and venues all lend their support, helping to make the area one of London’s cultural centres.

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Schools & Education

From nurseries, primary and secondary schools, to sixth form colleges and universities, options for education
in the area are plentiful.

In particular, there’s Goldsmiths, University of London with its world-leading degrees in the arts and humanities; Trinity Laban, the UK’s only conservatoire of music and contemporary dance and the University of Greenwich, located
in the majestic grounds of the Old Royal Naval College.

As for Deptford’s primary, secondary and further education schools, several have earned an ‘Outstanding grade’ from Ofsted.

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Local Heroes

Brockley Brewery

Brockley Brewery in Brockley has exceeded the expectations of the seven friends who set up the company in 2013. The friends who all live locally to Deptford had the idea to create a business to bring the local community together. They set up shop in a disused builder’s workshop on Harcourt Road and began to brew beer from the best malt, hops and yeast available. Three years on and Brockley Brewery has four popular beers it sells direct to customers, which are stocked at a selection of local restaurants and bars. 

Head brewer, Joe Ringwood is a born and bred South-East Londoner: “Brockley Brewery is about local beer for local people. Brewed with love in SE4, the beer is available only in a three to four mile radius. It’s very important for us to be a pillar in the community. It’s a lovely place for people to come by and have a drink and a chat.”

Joe’s background is in teaching and he has brought these skills into the brewery, setting up the Brockley Brewing School. This is a one day course that teaches foundation level brewing skills for beginners. Brockley Brewery also donates all the spent grain and hops to the local Brockley allotment so they can use it to grown their fruit and vegetables.

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