Stamp Duty Spotlight: Deptford and Greenwich
In the second series of our Stamp Duty spotlight we’ve dived into two vibrant and popular neighbourhoods south of the river: Deptford and Greenwich. Our property experts give their opinion on the area's cultural highlights, the types of properties you can buy and how to capitalise on the Stamp Duty holiday.
From the Royal Greenwich Park to Deptford Market Yard, South East London is a popular destination for those searching for their perfect home. From the surplus of historical attractions to the vast open green space, it’s clear why the South East postcode is attractive to young professionals, families and those looking to add to their property portfolio.
Looking to buy in Deptford?
Deptford is home to first-time buyers, families and students alike. As one of South East London's arty quarters, whilst being conveniently connected for commuters, it is an enviable place to call home for young buyers and families looking for their new home in Zone 2. Deptford station (National Rail), Deptford Bridge (Docklands Light Railway) and New Cross (Overground) provide perfect links to the City and beyond to discover more of London’s history, art and cultural hotspots.
Join locals in a host of pubs and restaurants throughout this South East London neighbourhood, from late-night cocktails at Stockton to a selection of craft beers at The Dog and Bell. Rich in industrial history, it's easy to see how the area as influenced new homes in name and architect, such as the Deptford Foundry What’s more, the Grade II listed railway carriage ramp forms as part of the vibrant Deptford Market Yard.
The wealth of green spaces is another reason to add Deptford to your London property search. Enjoy riverside walks or a post walk run along Deptford Creek and Charlotte Turner Gardens.
“Deptford is a place where people from all walks of life converge and form a community that takes immense pride in its slice of South East London. Whether it’s exploring the galleries and markets or just taking a stroll around the many parks and green spaces. New build development in Deptford boasts an affordable London price point and many developments feature Help to Buy. If you are quick the recent Government Stamp Duty relief will apply until 31st March 2021.”
Holly Stock – Director, Help to Buy
Looking to buy in Greenwich?
The Royal Borough of Greenwich is an exciting place to live. Greenwich itself is a UNESCO World Heritage site with a rich naval history which attracts a plethora of tourists throughout the year. From the Cutty Sark, the National Maritime Museum and the Old Royal Naval College you can easily explore London’s past and ties to the sea.
Greenwich is a perfect place to call home for those who crave access to nature, something which has proved vital during lockdown. From the deer enclosure inside the Royal Greenwich Park to mudlarking alongside the banks of the River Thames. The Greenwich Foot Tunnel provides residents with an environmentally friendly route to work, along with the Docklands Light Railway and National Rail stations for a quicker commute.
Traditionally Greenwich is viewed as a place for families with plenty of Georgian and Victorian townhouses which dot the roads adjacent to the park and throughout the town centre. However, the recent surge in modern-riverside apartments has attracted young professionals into the area at the iconic O2 Arena (formally the Millennium Dome) and within Greenwich town centre. The riverside is now home to a variety of restaurants and bars which has accelerated price growth within the area.
“Greenwich truly is an outstanding and unique place to call home as it has something for every preference and every price band. The fascinating history of the area not only attracts tourists but also Hollywood directors as blockbusters are often filmed at the Old Royal Naval College which means rubbing shoulders with celebrities over Sunday Lunch is a frequent occurrence. The Royal Observatory at the top of Greenwich Park allows you step onto the Meridian line, where time is measured from. Where else in the world can you do that?
We have seen a surplus of homes coming to the market with buyers taking advantage of the Stamp Duty saving. The area also has a wealth of homes available on the Help to Buy scheme which helps to get locals and young professionals onto the property ladder quicker than before.”
Graham Lawes Greenwich Sales Director
Discover the properties we have for sale below and find out how much you can save on the new Stamp Duty savings by using our Stamp Duty calculator here.