Deptford is a vibrant, creative, diverse and fast-changing destination. The Albany has been part of the community since 1894 and we pride ourselves on being a local landmark. Come on a Wednesday, Friday or Saturday and you’ll find us at the heart of Deptford market which has been a part of the high street for centuries (you can also pick up a bargain or two).
‘In recent years Deptford and its southern extension, New Cross… have been experiencing something of a renaissance with the advent of music studios and shops, art galleries, the celebrated Laban dance institute and other cultural centres and creative outlets.’
‘A boisterous concoction of blue-collar aesthetics and intermittent hipsterism... (with) the most heady of urban ingredients: an edge.'
New York Times
Deptford High Street
See what else is going on in and around Deptford by visiting Deptford High Street - a great way to browse our local shops, bars and restaurants.
5 things you probably didn’t know about Deptford:
Rumour has it that Christopher Marlowe is buried somewhere in the grounds of St Nicolas Church.
Sir Francis Drake was knighted by Queen Elizabeth I aboard the Golden Hind in Deptford Docks.
The skull and crossbones on the gates of St Nicholas Church are thought to have been the inspiration for Captain Morgan’s pirate flag.
In the late 1970s, members of rock groups Squeeze and Dire Straits lived in Deptford on the Crossfield Estate.
In 2009, The New York Times stamped its seal of approval on ‘hip’ Deptford with an article for its travel section. Read it here.