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Is Deptford a nice place to live?

By: Samer DibUpdated: January 04, 2021

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Is the area family-friendly? Because Deptford's not a Victorian suburb, there aren't streets and streets of terraced houses. There are some towards Deptford Park, and over at St John's, but the High Street is a Bugaboo-free zone (for now). Local primary schools are good.

So, what is Deptford famous for?

Deptford is best known as being home to Deptford Dockyard from the mid 16th century to the late 19th. It was the first of the Royal Dockyards and became a major shipping dock, where many famous names in history spent their time, including Peter The Great, ruler of the Russian Empire from 1682, who studied shipbuilding.

Beside above, where in London is Deptford?

Deptford /ˈd?tf?d/ is an area of south-east London, England. It is on the south bank of the River Thames, and within the London Borough of Lewisham. It is named after a ford of the River Ravensbourne. From the mid 16th century to the late 19th it was home to Deptford Dockyard, the first of the Royal Dockyards.

How has Deptford Creek been used in the past?

Deptford Creek has a long history of fishing, shipbuilding and dockyards. Trades and industries from chemical works to tidal mills and slaughterhouses have all used its banks. London's first passenger railway crosses it and Bazelgette's famous sewage pumping station is alongside it.

What is the most dangerous part of London?

The West End area of Westminster has the highest rate in the country with 35.5 violent knife crimes per 10,000 residents. Haringey, Islington, Hackney, Camden and Brent also feature highly. Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said tackling knife crime in London remained her "number one priority".

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Is Deptford up and coming?

Deptford has forever been 'up and coming' and although there's always been plenty to love about the area, it's never quite been one of London's hotspots. Deptford Market Yard is probably ground zero for the new face of Deptford, a pedestrianised square of cafes and restaurants that surround the station.

Why is New Cross called New Cross?

Until the creation of the London County Council in 1889, the area was a part of the counties of Kent and Surrey. New Cross is believed to have taken its name from a coaching house originally known as the Golden Cross, which stood close to the current New Cross House pub.

How safe is Lewisham?

Lewisham is pretty middle of the road for crime when compared to the rest of London. A total of 9,278 of these recorded crimes were violent offences - that's around 4,000 less than Westminster where a total of 13,473 violent crimes were recorded for the same period.

Why is Deptford called Deptford?

The name Deptford — anciently written Depeford meaning "deep ford" — is derived from the place where the road from London to Dover, the ancient Watling Street (now the A2), crosses the River Ravensbourne at the site of what became Deptford Bridge at Deptford Broadway.

What zone is Deptford?

The station is located between Greenwich and Elverson Road stations, and is on the boundary of Travelcard Zone 2 and 3. It is sited in the Royal Borough of Greenwich and is very close to the boundary with the London Borough of Lewisham.

Is new cross safe?

New Cross is an urban area, but it's safe enough if you don't take stupid risks. Don't feed the natives after midnight. It's called Cross because everyone's really angry.

Which borough is Deptford in?

London Borough of Lewisham

What is Deptford?

Deptford /ˈd?tf?d/ is an area of south-east London, England. It is on the south bank of the River Thames, and within the London Borough of Lewisham. It is named after a ford of the River Ravensbourne. From the mid 16th century to the late 19th it was home to Deptford Dockyard, the first of the Royal Dockyards.