Autumn in Deptford

Experience Autumn in Deptford

With the days getting shorter and the air getting crisper, it’s time to make the most of the day with your loved ones in Deptford this Autumn. We’ve put together a selection of the best places to experience the cosiness of comfort food followed by a peaceful walk in the area.

Local Walks

Easily accessed from Evelyn Street, Deptford Park is ideal for an Autumn stroll and offers a little bit of escapism from the busy city streets. There’s plenty of trees offering you a brilliant display of red, orange and yellow leaves and you might even catch a football match on your travels. If you want something for the little ones to do, they can enjoy some time in the park’s playground, or they could go on a good old-fashioned conker hunt to really get into the Autumn spirit.

Here in Deptford we're also very lucky to be just a hop, skip and a jump away from The Thames. If you fancy a longer walk this Autumn, head along the Thames Path which spans for 17.5km along Deptford. The path is a whopping 128km all up!

The Albany Theatre

This autumn the Albany Theatre are providing a season full of live music, cabaret, digital, theatre and family shows. The arts centre based in the heart of Deptford exists to ‘inspire, develop and support creativity for the benefit of our community’ and has been part of the community for 125 years. They provide entertainment for all ages, meaning there’s something for everyone, whatever your age or interest may be!

The community focused venue has various activities for adults and kids, making it a great hotspot for some quality family time. One of the many five-star reviews described the theatre as “one of the best children’s theatre experiences my family and I had in London! Great, large and well cared building, offering excellent production for children and adults”. As well as providing great productions, the venue has facilities such as a café and bar where you can grab a warm beverage or a light bite to eat before enjoying one of the performances.

To book tickets for the Albany Theatre head here.

The Dog and Bell Pub 

You can find this wonderful little pub on Prince Street and it offers delicious food and real ale with indoor and outdoor seating. Its traditional look gives it its charm and the staff make you feel welcome as soon as you walk in the door. Most importantly, they couldn’t forget about our beloved dogs, which is why they welcome our four-legged friends in for a cosy evening too! 

Sunday is a fun day at the pub, they serve a warm roast from 12:30 PM, followed by live music from 3pm and a quiz night from 8pm. You can support the local business by bringing friends and family for a cosy evening. Don’t forget the pub quiz is £2 entry, you won’t want to miss out.

If you would like to know more about The Dog and Bell Pub, you can check out their Facebook page and ask them any questions you may have.

Deptford Market

If you can’t quite decide what to do at the end of week, how about browsing the famous Deptford Market? The market opens on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and sits between Deptford High Street and Douglas Way. On the High Street, you can get hold of anything from fresh fruit and vegetables and fish, to fashion and decorative items for the home. On Douglas Way, you can find lots of vintage treasures and new goods too for a reasonable price. 

The Deptford Market flower stall is open on Fridays and Saturdays where you can grab a bunch of flowers to brighten up your home and get into that autumnal mood. They sell a range of both indoor and outdoor plants so you can even spend the weekend freshening up the garden!

A couple of other markets nearby are the Meantime market in Greenwich and the Farmers’ market in Blackheath, they are open for visiting every Sunday. Just like Deptford Market, they have stalls selling fresh produce, flowers and lots of other treasures.

The Old Royal Naval College

Explore the historic grounds of The Old Royal Naval college (ORNC) in Greenwich this Autumn. If you’re planning your visit, make sure to explore all of the experiences that the grounds have to offer. Perhaps a film & TV tour at the weekend? Fun fact, the ORNC has been a setting for major scenes in films and tv programmes including the Crown and Les Misérables! On the tour you will be guided through 60 years of filming both on the riverside grounds and the painted hall and chapel.

For all the history and art lovers, you should defiantly book the ‘500 years of history’ and painted tour with one of their expert guides. You will get to hear all about the history and architecture of the site, from it’s early years as a Tudor Place. Tickets are discounted to £5 an adult and free for children when you visit on the first Sunday of the month, plus, if you’re resident of the Royal Borough of Greenwich enjoy discounts in the shop and café (make sure to bring valid proof of address).

As we’re leading up to Halloween time the site is holding some spooky events- A ghoulish ghost tour, spooky supper and chilling cocktails. With plenty of haunted happenings and spooky sightings, the Old Royal Naval College is sure to give you a fright this Halloween. To make your experience even better, come along in a frightening costume as a prize will be awarded to the scariest go-er. 

For more details pop to their website.

The Greenhouse Deptford Coffee Shop

Whether it’s an espresso or a fresh and healthy meal you’re after, you can find it at The Greenhouse Deptford. Introducing new coffee blends every season, it’s sure to give you something new and exciting to try that will keep you warm as the nights begin to draw in. Their food caters to all with meals for vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters and you just have to look around you to see art from local artists decorating the walls and shutters – showing you just how talented Deptford is!

You can find out more about The Greenhouse Deptford by visiting their website.

We hope you can spend time in Deptford this Autumn. Let us know if you try out some of our suggestions or if you can recommend anywhere yourself, tag us on Instagram at @deptfordlandingslondon