London Area Guides
Deptford Area Guide
Our area guide to Deptford gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include SE8
The extension of the DLR to Deptford Bridge should provide the area with a much welcome boost. A good area for bargain hunters with a wealth of ex-council housing providing good value for money.
Property Types & Architecture
Deptford still has its rough edges and much of the skyline is dominated by unforgiving 1960's tower blocks, yet new low rise housing projects are making a difference and roads of Victorian terraces and cottages can still be found around the St. John's conservation area.
There are also some impressive new developments around Greenwich Quay near the border with Greenwich. New apartment blocks stretching some way along the river bank and town houses set back from the river.
Shopping & Entertainment
Deptford High Street is the main shopping area and also has a market. Lewisham and Surrey Quays are the nearest indoor shopping malls.
There is a selection of pubs and restaurants.
Parks & Commons
The is Deptford park and Pepys Park which has some formal gardens.
Who lives here?
Local families and first time buyers seeking value for money. The area is also popular with students.
Guide to Deptford transport links
The DLR has brought connectivity with the Jubilee line at Canary Wharf. Travel time into London is probably about twenty to twenty five minutes. There is also a rail service in London Bridge from Deptford station with a travel time of 12 minutes.
- Elverson Road (Zone 2, Zone 3)
Deptford Local Authorities
Deptford is is represented by Greenwich Council, Lewisham Counci. which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
Deptford Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 2 councils covering the Deptford area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Schools in Deptford & Exam Results
Schools in Deptford fall under the Lewisham Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Deptford by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Deptford
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