Sanxia Renjia, 36 Deptford Broadway

Given the fairly abject state of Chinese food options locally, I thought this review of Deptford's Sichuan and Hubei cuisine specialist, Sanxia Renjia, worth sharing with you, just as Monkeyboy shared it with me.The Observer's Jay Rayner describes it as "an arse-kicking, cheek-slapping, thigh-spanking, gloriously ring-burning Sichuan restaurant." He continues:Sanxia is on a different mission. Yes, ...

Feral Horses in Deptford Market Yard

Feral Horses is a new art investment company, which allows everyday schlubs to take a punt with relatively small amounts of money.We are still working but things are starting to get serious ahah :) pic.twitter.com/PJL9mY3apr— Feral Horses (@FeralHorses) November 29, 2017The London-based fintech firm picks up-and-coming artists and allows its customers to buy and trade ...

Future sound of Deptford

Deptford bar Buster Mantis has launched a new regular Wednesday night 'exploration of Afrofuturism in sound' called Steam Down. Check it out:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show, November 24

The New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival team writes:Calling all Rocky virgins and committed fans: The campest of cult classics is coming to church.The screening will take place in the gorgeously gothic atmosphere of St Nicholas Church, Deptford.An adventure of love, hate, seduction and garter-belts follows. Will our young love-birds survive with their integrity ...

Gin and Beer, Deptford

Gin and Beer is the new neighbour for Buster Mantis, underneath the arches on Resolution Way. As the name suggests, Gin and Beer is what they sell. Don't embarrass yourself by asking for something else, unless it's a mocktail.Happily, within that limited palette, they manage to conjure enormous variety, thanks to their ambitious cocktail menu. ...

Deptford Esquire, 29 Deptford High Street

Pakistani pop-up, Deptford Esquire is now open. A collaboration between two of our finest local businesses, Masala Wala and Little Nan's, it will be serving craft beer, Pakistani curries, cocktails and small plates every Friday and Saturday till Christmas 5-11pm.We are Open!! Deptford Esquire is at 5pm at number 29 Deptford High Street! . . ...

Mouse Tail, Deptford

Another local archway-dwelling venue, Mouse Tail is the newish coffee shop underneath Deptford Station (Archway 3).A cosier version of Peckham's Blackbird Bakery, its chocolate-block walls cocoon customers in a woozy half-light - you will need the coffee just to stay awake.

Cycle Superhighway consultation for Greenwich and Deptford

In a reminder that they do more than just protect cab drivers at the public's expense, TfL has launched a public consultation about its proposed new cycle superhighway from Creek Road in Greenwich to Tower Bridge.The scheme would include stretches of two-way segregated cycle track on Tooley Street, Jamaica Road, Evelyn Street and Creek Road, ...

Coming soon: Deptford Esquire

We are popping up on #Deptford High Street from 20th Oct - December, spoiling you with #CraftBeer & #Curry with Small Plates & Cocktails! x pic.twitter.com/UaNUSoumFe— deptfordesquire (@deptfordesquire) September 24, 2017Deptford Esquire is a pop-up Pakistani restaurant and micropub, running from October to December. No details yet, but follow them for news.

Stretching: The Truth

Fences across South London, including these ones on Brookmill Road in Deptford, enjoyed a past life as medical stretchers during World War II.A new campaign group, called the Stretcher Railing Society, is trying to raise awareness of their historical significance before they are ripped up by developers.Wow- never knew these existed! Here they are on ...