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Tales and reviews of Deptford from the blogosphere
 Helping to find your way around Deptford
Deptford made Time Out’s list of ‘Places To Be in 2017’ as well as being hailed a ‘hyperlocal hot spot’ by the Evening Standard.

If you’re looking to get out of the West End and get a real slice of London life, or you fancy a Sunday stroll somewhere a bit different, we’ve collected some blogs for you to read before you head our way.

The Deserter

A blog by Andrew Grumbridge and Vincent Raison, mainly published from.. erm… pubs! Their guide to London south of the river aims to help you get more out of life by doing less. Take a journey through the real Deptford, on this rip-roaring tour of SE8, featuring brilliant, independent and sometimes quirky places you need to include if you’re planning a visit.


Deptford Dame

Yes, Deptford has its very own Dame and her blog is mix of reviews and views about the ever-changing neighbourhood. Here you’ll find very, very honest opinions on SE8’s various food and event happenings, as well as posts on local development and planning proposals. We’ll start you off with a review of DMY’s Dirty Apron from last year: 



South London Art Map

Not so much a blog, but a guide to the art scene in Deptford and other towns around South East London. Each month they feature selected exhibitions in a different hub of South London. Participating galleries are encouraged to open late on the last Friday of every month for #SLAMFriday. Head to this page for Deptford’s offering.



South London Blog

All things South London by a collection of bloggers who’ve lived this side of the river for years. They’re also official bloggers for Time Out. What better excuse for a gang of great writers to go explore, eat and party their way around SE8 and beyond. This post was created after the opening of IYA Studio last year.



South London Club

This blog accompanies the South London Club Card, a local membership scheme to help support the best independent businesses in the area. Their mission is to save all who live, work and play in South London money. Championing local, independent businesses, here’s their guide to the best drinking spots in Deptford.


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