London area of SE8 guide

What to do and where to stay in London's SE8 neighbourhood

Home to Britain's largest Buddhist community, SE8's Deptford has been touted as "the new Shoreditch" by estate agents owing to its trendy arts and music scene and up-and-coming affordable property. Features include the Albany Theatre, the Laban Dance Centre, the local market and the Deptford Project, while St Paul's, Deptford, is one of the finest Baroque churches in the country. Named after a ford of the River Ravensbourne, Deptford used to be a major shipbuilding centre but the area experienced economic decline in the 20th century with the closing of the docks, and the damage caused by the bombing during World War II. The Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe was killed during an alleged drunken brawl in Deptford in 1593. It's worth noting that on the pillars of the gates of St Nicholas Church in Deptford are two skulls and crossbones. These inspired parishioner Captain Henry Morgan, the renowned privateer, to use them as his ensign, and soon pirates the world over duly followed suit.

See our recommended nearby SE8 Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

SE8 Hotels

in or near SE8
DoubleTree by Hilton London - Greenwich
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
Catherine Grove, SE10
Housed in a former police section house, the DoubleTree by Hilton London - Greenwich offers contemporary accommodation while retaining the building's historic 1940s charm. The tranquil ... More
Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
South Quay, E14
Perched on the waterfront, just 15 minutes from London's City Airport, the Hilton London Canary Wharf combines convenience with comfort. Stroll across the hotel's private bridge ... More
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Docklands Riverside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
265 Rotherhithe Street, SE16
The only hotel in London with its own pier, the DoubleTree by Hilton London Docklands Riverside offers views across London's iconic River Thames. Taking inspiration from ... More

SE8 Entertainment

in or near SE8
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The Albany
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Douglas Way, SE8, London SE8
Originally established in 1894 as the Deptford Fund, The Albany has a long history of entertaining within the Deptford community. But it was in the early ... More
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Bonnie Bird Theatre @ Laban
London > Entertainment > Theatres
30 Creekside, SE8, London SE8
The Bonnie Bird Theatre is the Laban centre's chic modern performance space. Designed by Tate Modern architects, Herzog & de Meuron, the Laban building is a ... More
The Old Police Station
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
114-116 Amersham Vale, New Cross, SE8, London SE14
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SE8 Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near SE8
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Paynes and Borthwick Wharf
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
15 Borthwick Street, SE8, London SE8
Two wharves, Paynes, built in 1860, and Borthwick, built in 1934, both mostly demolished in 2004, have been incorporated into a 120 million riverside development. The ... More
The Shipwright's Palace
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Watergate, Deptford, SE8, London SE8
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Deptford Adventure Playground
London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
New King Street Deptford, SE8, London SE8
Kids can dangle off monkey bars, scramble up nets and fly on rope swings at this fun-packed adventure playground. It is safe, secure and recommended for ... More

SE8 Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's SE8
Evelyn Street Launderette
London > Shopping > Cleaning and Repairs
305 Evelyn Street, SE8, London SE8
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Bucks Furniture Warehouse
London > Shopping > House and Garden
125 Evelyn Street, SE8, London SE8
Furniture... More
Gallop Workshop
London > Shopping > House and Garden
198 Depford High Street, SE8, London SE8
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SE8 Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near SE8 London?
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The Deptford Project Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
121-123 Deptford High Street, SE8, London SE8
For once, you won't care that this train carriage isn't going anywhere. Pitched on Deptford High Street, the disused 1960s South East Train carriage has been ... More
A J Goddard
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
203 Deptford High Street, SE8, London SE8
Pie & Mash... More
Manze's
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
204 Deptford High Street, SE8, London SE8
Pie & Mash ... More

SE8 Pubs

The best pubs in or near London SE8.
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Wibbley Wobbley
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Greenland Dock, off Rope Street, SE8, London SE16
Cute, unpretentious bar housed on a boat docked in the Thames. A world away from the bustling, brash mainstream bars, pubs and clubs of central London, is ... More
Dog & Bell
London > Nightlife > Pubs
116 Prince Street, SE8, London SE8
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Farragos
London > Nightlife > Pubs
74 McMillan Street, SE8, London SE8
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SE8 Leisure

SE8 gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Dog & Bell
London > Leisure > Games
116 Prince Street, SE8, London SE8
Billiards ... More
Surrey Docks Watersports Centre
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Greenland Dock, Rope Street, SE8, London SE16
Watersports for Children ... More
Surrey Docks Watersports Centre
London > Leisure > Activities
Rope Street, off Plough Way, Greenland Dock, Rotherhithe, SE8, London SE16
The family-friendly Surrey Docks Watersports Centre offers an extensive year-round watersports programme including kayaking, sailing, powerboating, rowing and windsurfing. The centre is also home to Tideway, ... More

SE8 Education

in or near SE8
Maritime Greenwich College
London > Education > Adult Education
155-157 Deptford High Street, SE8, London SE8
Independent college offering higher education and training... More

SE8 Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near SE8.
The Albany
London > Business > Venue Hire
Douglas Way, Deptford, SE8, London SE8
Originally established in 1894 as the Deptford Fund, The Albany has a long history of entertaining within the Deptford community. But it was in the early ... More
 
 
 
 
 
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