St Johns

St Johns

St Johns benefits from a beautiful location in a designated conservation area with the historic namesake church at its heart.

  • Conservation
  • Historic
  • 17.154k

    Population Density

  • £439053k

    Property Price (Avg.)

  • £1,189

    Rental Price (Avg.)

Average semi-detached price£803,750
Average terraced price£705,791
Average flat price£383,121
Average rental price£1,189
Travel zone2
Surrounding neighbourhoods


This south-east London neighbourhood benefits from an extensive range of gorgeous, well-preserved period homes, as well as great transport connections to the city centre. Located in zone 2, St Johns rail station has excellent transport links to London Bridge and Cannon Street, while Elverson Road DLR station allows quick journeys to Canary Wharf and London Docklands. There are also services towards south-east London and Kent, together enhancing the area's desirability - particularly for young professionals and couples planning to buy their first home and start a family.

St Johns - Overview

Interesting Facts

  • The stunning Palladian Grade II Stone House was built in 1773 by architect George Gibson.
  • St John's Church was built in 1855 by well-known architect Philip Charles Hardwick. In addition to its Sunday service, it's a popular venue for weddings.
  • St John's Society was formed in 1998 to improve, promote and safeguard the area. It organises events well-loved by locals, such as the annual picnic in the park.
  • A beloved Victorian pub, just a few minutes from the station, the Brookmill dates back to 1854, when it was known as the Cranbrook pub. Today it offers an inviting, three-storey space and beer garden to relax and socialise over a tasty mix of British dishes and vegan options.
St Johns - Overview


St John's Medical Centre is located on Loampit Hill, a few minutes walk from the train station. The surgery offers GP Extended Access, which allows patients across Lewisham to book appointments with physicians beyond regular office hours. The nearest hospital is University Hospital Lewisham, about 20 minutes by bus from St Johns station.


Things to do

Deptford and St Johns share the same SE8 postcode - but Deptford has particularly felt the signs of rapid gentrification. The changes, in their majority, have been positive - with culture providing a major driver.

With programmes that inspire and empower young people, as well as workshops, events and fundraisers - including the running festival The Big Half - the inclusive Blueprint for all trust has a huge impact on the community.

The multifaceted Albany theatre has been around for over a century and hosts theatre, music and poetry events, among others, while the impressive Laban Theatre on Creekside is a renowned centre for dance and performance. The Deptford Market Yard gathers an exciting selection of independent shops and restaurants - alongside a thrilling variety of international food options in the wider area. Deptford Lounge houses a popular café and a public library, while Wavelengths Leisure Centre is a meeting point for fitness fans of all ages.

Located near Deptford Bridge DLR station, the Broadway Fields, previously known as Deptford Municipal Playing Fields, was opened in 1932. It offers great accessibility from the station with paths on both sides of the river.

The nearby Friendly Gardens, which are looked after by the community and include a dog exercise area, provide another serene green space for residents - and their pets.

Part of the Brookmill Conservation Area, Brookmill Park is frequented by locals who enjoy walks along River Ravensbourne, the park's refurbished lake, ornamental garden and nature reserve. It is a great place for friends or family to enjoy a picnic on a sunny day.

St Johns - Attractions


There are no new developments in the immediate area, but Lewisham Gateway by Muse Developments, right by Lewisham rail and DLR stations, is hailed as one of the largest regeneration schemes in the South East.

Next to Deptford Park, Deptford Landings - formerly The Timberyard - is an extensive new housing development set to transform this part of London with 1000 modern homes, a new park and various additional facilities.

St Johns - Development


Education in the area

St Johns offers three primary schools: Lucas Vale, Ashmead Primary School and St Stephen's Church of England School. Addey & Stanhope, located on New Cross Road, is a mixed secondary school close to St Johns. Finally, Lewisham College specialises in work-focused courses and apprenticeships for teens and adults looking to further their education and expand their skill set.


Places of worship

The area is home to one of south-east London's most historic churches, St John's, on St John's Vale. The parish is led by Rev. Chris Hanning, and it is held highly within the community.

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