Flanked by Greenwich and New Cross in southeast London, Deptford is a Thames-side neighborhood famous for its rich maritime history — Henry VIII founded a royal dockyard here in 1513.
Fashionable, if still a little rough around the edges, the SE8 enclave seems to have been “up and coming” for ever. Has it finally come up?
Part of Lewisham — London Borough of Culture 2022 — Deptford is chock-full of creative spaces and independently run bars and restaurants, and has regular markets selling every fruit and vegetable under the sun and a vibrant arts and music scene.
The area deteriorated after heavy bombing during the Second World War and the closure of the dockyards, however, over the past couple of decades a