Deptford and St Johns


Located approximately 6 miles from central London, Deptford boasts a long and illustrious history. Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh both set sail on their most famous voyages from “Deep Ford” as it was then known. The playwright Christopher Marlowe was murdered here and is buried in an unmarked grave in the churchyard of St. Nicholas .There are a number of  designated conservation areas, including the St Johns, Brookmill and Hatcham Park Conservation areas.

"I love it here! Great transport, lots to see and do, an eclectic mix of people and just a short walk to Greenwich."

Mrs Roper St Johns

Going Out

You should check out the Dog and Bell located close to the site of the Royal Shipyards. It’s an old fashioned pub with a great range of beers (Budvar, Fuller’s and lots of Belgian ones). The cosy fire and comforting food is just what you need in winter.

The Big Red Bus is a unique pizza and pasta restaurant in a refurbished London bus! They also have regular film and comedy nights.

Traditionalists will love Manzes pie and mash shop, a long standing institution in Deptford High Street offering fresh pies with lashings of liquor.

On Lewisham Way you can find Meze Mangal an award-winning Turkish restaurant. It has a fantastic open BBQ and offers great value for money.


Most of the area’s amenities are found along Deptford High Street with an eclectic mix of new and old shops, cafes and, restaurants.

Deptford market is popular with locals and visitors. It sells a wide variety of goods including fresh fish, fruit and vegetables, multi-cultural food, haberdashery, clothing, shoes and fashion items, fabric, curtains and household items.

‘Wellbeloved’ is a well-loved butcher’s selling traceable English meat and known for its exceedingly good pies.


Brookmill Park (with green flag status) is an under-estimated gem of a park. Ravensbourne River runs through it creating a fabulous habitat for local wildlife including kingfishers and herons. There’s also a growing bat population.

Hilly Fields is also within easy reach where there’s a children’s playground, cafe, enclosed picnic area, cricket pitch, and three tennis courts. There’s also a regular farmers’ market and it plays host to various events throughout the year


They include:

Primary Schools
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
Tidemill Primary School
Lewisham Bridge Primary School
Ashmead Primary School
Lucas Vale Primary School
Myatt Garden Primary School

Secondary Schools
Addey and Stanhope School
George Green’s School
Prendergast Hilly Fields School
Deptford Green School

Please click on the link below for all the latest Ofsted reports.

Transport Links

Deptford station:
6-8 mins to London Bridge
10-12 mins to Cannon Street

St Johns station:
6-8 mins to London Bridge
10-12 mins to Cannon Street

Deptford Bridge DLR: 14 mins into Canary Wharf.
Elverson Rd DLR: 10mins to Canary Wharf

London Overground:

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