Deptford’s Hidden Gems

Whether you’re brand new to Deptford or a loyal local, there’s plenty to discover to get your cultural fix.

Deptford Cinema


A not-for-profit community cinema built through the efforts of local residents, Deptford Cinema is perfect for broadening your horizons.
This neighbourhood cinema is programmed entirely by volunteers, so you’re sure to catch a more varied selection of films than at your local multiplex. Browse the what’s on section and choose from sci-fi classics, mockumentaries or international films. What’s more, the space is often used for other artistic endeavours such as life-drawing classes or comedy clubs, so there’s no excuse not to visit. 
If you’re a film buff, they’re always looking for willing helpers – get in touch if you want to make more friends in the area.

39 Deptford Broadway SE8 4PQ

Deptford Cinema website

Little Nan’s


Winner of Best Quirky London Bars & Pubs in TimeOut 2020, you can’t miss this Deptford staple. Situated next to Deptford High Street station, this family business has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Grandson Tristan set up Little Nan’s in memory of his own nan, using a homely kitsch style to make friends, family and customers feel at home.
Enjoy signature cocktails in teapots, karaoke nights, pub quizzes, movie nights and more in this unique setting.
Ideal for: Cocktails, fun nights out, weekend adventures.

Arches 13-15, Deptford Market Yard, SE8 4BX

See what's on the menu at Little Nan's here.

The Albany Theatre, Deptford


A hub for artists, creative communities and artistic enterprises, The Albany Theatre has a space for everyone.
Dating back to 1899, this historic venue sits in the heart of Deptford. It was rebuilt in 1982 after being destroyed by a fire and is now a thriving performing arts centre. The programme spoils you for choice, offering 24 theatre companies in residence alongside music, comedy, spoken word and dance. You can also hire space for business or social use – perfect for bringing a bit of drama to your next party!

Douglas Way SE8 4AG

What's on at The Albany Theatre.

The Winemakers Club


Nestled in the vaulted arches, this is one for the bucket list. During the day the vaults serve as a warehouse, tasting room and shop where customers can buy wines from around the world. At night, the cosy space is transformed into the perfect place for a candlelit date, pairing wine with delicious sides such as duck rillette on toast, raclette cheese toastie, or the classic charcuterie plate.
The Winemakers Club also hosts a wine-tasting event every month, choosing a different region of the world to sample from.

209 Deptford High Street

Find out more about The Winemakers Club here.

Master Shipwright’s House


The Master Shipwright’s House and Office is one of the last remaining parts of the Royal Dockyard founded by Henry VIII. Opening in 1513, the King's Yard was one of the most important shipbuilding yards in the world before closing the gates in 1869.
Lovingly and painstakingly restored in recent years, the historic site is normally closed to the public, but keep an eye on the London Open House Weekend programme to see if this historic site is featured once again.

Watergate St, Deptford, London, SE8 2JF

View the Open House listing for the Master Shipwright's House.