Places to ShopWith a traditional flea market, bustling high street and a string of independent outlets, shopping in Deptford is a unique retail experience. Forget the big high street names – here you’ll fall in love with one-of-a-kind homewares and delis that pride themselves on the very best in local produce.
If you love uncovering that special, vintage treasure, you’ll love browsing the market. And for a more leisurely shopping experience, head to the restored railway arch outlets at Market Yard for an inviting mix of independent shops where you can recharge your batteries with a coffee.
With everything from clothing, food and household items, you can shop local in Deptford and your wallet – and food miles – will thank you for it.
For a change of scenery, nearby Greenwich makes for a great day of shopping. With a range of independent stores and a handful of high street boutiques, you’re sure to find that special something to take home.
Deptford Market, DeptfordThere’s so much to be found right on your doorstep in Deptford, and the traditional flea market epitomises everything that’s great and unique about this corner of south-east London. Run by enthusiastic locals, for locals, you can rummage and barter to your heart’s content to unearth that hidden gem. It’s open on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9am-5.30pm, selling everything from vintage clothing, fabrics and accessories to trinkets, homewares, fruit and vegetables and street food.
Douglas Way, Deptford High Street SE8 3PQ
Deptford High Street, DeptfordIt may only be a quarter of a mile long, but it packs in so much. It boasts a buzzing street market, the redeveloped Market Yard, a library, a church, restaurants, cafes and shops. It’s not your typical British high street – and that’s what makes it so special. If shopping local is your thing, you’ll love it as you can pick up all your basics alongside some quirky extras.
Deptford High Street SE8 3PR
Market Yard, DeptfordIn the market for some stylish new sneakers? Perhaps you’re planning a quiet night in with friends and want to stock up on some tasty Spanish wine and tapas? Then look no further than Market Yard, where you’ll find a dedicated space for independent shops, cafés and restaurants. The 14 former railway arches offer an alternative shopping experience, just perfect if you’re looking for something a little bit different. And as it’s located next door to Deptford Station, you can call in on your way home from work for a spot of retail therapy or just a well-deserved drink.
Nr Deptford High Street, SE8 3PQ
Aladdin’s Cave, DeptfordIf you’re wanting to add some eccentricity to your new urban abode, look no further than this salvage shop, which is located on the site of the former Lewisham Road station. Described by Drew Pritchard of TV programme Salvage Hunters as ‘a little snapshot of real old London’, it’s an experience just to pay it a visit, even if you walk away empty handed. With treasures ranging from reclaimed floorboards to chandeliers and tiled fireplaces to chintzy fine china sets, it’s a must visit. Chairs are a focal point of the shop, with a vast number lining the entrance and, inside, you’ll find them suspended from the ceiling.
72 Loampit Hill SE13 7SX
Meet Bernard, GreenwichThis fashion-forward clothing store opened in 2005, selling on-trend menswear from a range of original brands including Carharrt, Norse Projects, Fred Perry, Obey, Stussy, Penfield and more. The independent shop has widened its clothing mix and now offers an enticing range of women’s clothing too, from brands including Paul Smith, Fabienne Chapot and Ganni. It’s just the place if you’re looking for some super-cool style staples or an investment piece – and don’t fancy making the trip into central London.
23 Nelson Road, Greenwich SE10 9JB
Win & RubyLooking for a unique gift for that special someone? Or maybe you’re on the hunt for some trendy new homewares to match your stylish apartment? This cool lifestyle store is located in the first arch at Deptford Market Yard, and promotes designers from the local area and further afield.
Make time for a good browse and you’ll find an eclectic mix of carefully selected stock including statement jewellery, funky kitchen items, sweet-smelling candles, quirky cards, chic ceramics and much more.