Will you love Poplar? Our local guide

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Poplar is a district in East London, England, now part of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Five miles (8 km) east of Charing Cross, it is part of the East End. “

In Poplar, what are some things we love?

What makes the heart of Poplar? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs, gym that exist in Poplar to help you decide to move in there.

The types of restaurants

Poplar has a range of different places to eat. From Chinese, Indian or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and if you are a foodie you will surely find what you are looking for here.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Papa Johns Pizza Docklands, 255-257 East India Dock Road, London 4.3 267
Ayannas London 2 Yabsley Street, London 4.3 349
Il Bianco UNIT 1, 2 Biscayne Avenue NEW PROVIDENCE WHARF, London 4.3 517
The Madina Grill 263 East India Dock Road, London 4.3 526
Shamim’s Perfect Fried Chicken 241 East India Dock Road, London 4.3 368
巴山蜀水-Super Three 207 East India Dock Road, London 4.3 440
Poplar Spice Indian Takeaway 201 East India Dock Road, London 4.3 240
Perfect Fried Chicken Poplar 197 East India Dock Road, London 4.3 222
Kasey’s Chicken 2 59 Poplar High Street, London 4.3 81
The Curry Hut 10, Arcade Market, London 4.3 37
Eastenders Pie & Mash 171 East India Dock Road, London 4.3 346
Franco Manca Unit CR35, 1 Crossrail Place, London 4.3 1229
Chai Ki 1 Crossrail Place, London 4.3 1445
Everyman Canary Wharf Crossrail Place, London 4.3 989
Ippudo Canary Wharf Unit CR 28, 1 Crossrail Place, London 4.3 1236
Pizza Hut Delivery 195a East India Dock Road, London 4.3 351
Billingsgate Seafood Training School Billingsgate Market, Trafalgar Way, London 4.3 22
Sticks’n’Sushi – Canary Wharf 1 Crossrail Place, London 4.3 1481
The Breakfast Club Canary Wharf 1 Crossrail Place, London 4.3 1866
Top Hat Pizza 237 East India Dock Road, London 4.3 174

Museums & Galleries in the region

The vitality of a community stems from its residents who live, work, and engage with one another. Exploring an area through art offers a fresh perspective. If you’re considering relocating to Poplar, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. They offer delightful weekend activities and contribute to the vibrant atmosphere of the region.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Lansbury Micro Museum 6AQ, 27 Market Square, London 3.5 4

Pubs in the area

As Londoners, we love our local pubs. Poplar has great ones to become your new regular spot. Consider these if visiting or moving to the area of Poplar.

Pub name Name Address Description
Henry Addington 22-28 Mackenzie Walk Canary Wharf E14 4PH One of M&B’s Nicholson pubs, named after the Prime Minister (1801-4) who allowed the original Canary Wharf docks to be built. Located in a dockside unit of one of the huge modern office blocks. Spacious, with a long bar, plenty of comfortable seating, waiter service in a raised and railed area behind to the left. Very popular at lunchtimes and after work.
Ledger Building 4 Hertsmere Road Canary Wharf E14 4AL Wetherspoons in former docks administration building and converted late June 2000. The building dates from 1800 this pub stands at the northwest corner of the former Import Dock. It takes its name from the building’s original use, to house the ledgers of the West India Docks. A large single bar serves the standard Wetherspoon’s range with five rotating guests ales, featuring London breweries. Three further rooms give the pub plenty of space and pictures of the area’s history adorn the walls. The smoking area is in front of the pub.
Ferry House 26 Ferry Street Isle of Dogs E14 3DT Pleasant, small one bar pub (but has several rooms) that is few minutes walk from DLR Island Gardens Station. This building dates from 1722, although there was a pub on this site previously when a ferry ran between here and Greenwich. Reopened in spring 2016 after more than a year’s gap between tenants. Refurbished with bright orange and white paintwork, but not much changed otherwise. Fairly small, with a separate room to the right, and a sunken walled patio at the back. Food was introduced January 2020 from a developing menu.
George 114 Glengall Grove Isle of Dogs E14 3ND Dating from 1864, this former Watney’s pub is now managed by Hippo Inns. It has a rich history linked to the docks and the local community. The present early 1930s building consists of three distinct bars, each with its own special character, plus a large conservatory / restaurant along with an award winning patio garden. Between the public bar with 4 handpumps and the saloon also with 4 handpumps is a snug area called Ma Baker’s Bar, named after a regular, and probably at one time an off-licence facility. The walls are adorned with many pictures of local dock scenes and characters, all in a very welcoming ambience. An excellent choice of food is available with vegetarians catered for. There is a weekly quiz on Mondays
Gun 27 Coldharbour Isle of Dogs E14 9NS Pub with Lord Nelson associations which reopened as a gastropub, with a warren of rooms, after having been closed and boarded up after a fire. Run by the ETM Group for 12 years until sold to Fuller’s in summer 2016. A terrace at the back has views of the River Thames. The 4 handpumps are located in the front bar off the street. The pub occasionally closes for weddings and other special events – check pub website for details.
Parlour Park Pavilion, 40 Canada Square Isle of Dogs E14 5AB Large bar and restaurant opened October 2009. Mixture of seating and lighting, grey decor, separate restaurant area with open-to-view kitchen. Outdoor eating/drinking area.
Sports Bar & Grill 1 Crossrail Place Isle of Dogs E14 5AR Modern sports themed pub that opened in May 2015.
Waterman Arms 1 Glenaffric Avenue Isle of Dogs E14 3BW A Grade II listed building decorated in nautical style. Five minutes walk from Island Gardens DLR Station. Restaurant. Refurbished during first 3 months of 2020 and reopened in August 2020 as pub and boutique hotel.
Craft Beer Co. 576 Commercial Road Limehouse E14 7JD The ever expanding Craft Beer Co acquired this former Charrington’s house on the once bustling Commercial Road in 2016. A simple makeover and spruce up of the interior has ushered in the usual Craft Beer Co pleasant and inoffensive neutral decor featuring some authentic original pub mirrors from Charrington’s, Bass and Worthington adorning a stripped back bare brick wall. Some original iron columns remain along with a recently uncovered original mosaic bearing the legend “Railway Tavern”. The bar, bar back, toilets, ceiling, floor and windows are all relatively new work but the pub interior is smart and clean and very welcoming. 6 hand pumps are joined by 21 keg taps and a very impressive range of bottled beers including German and Belgian offerings from world famous breweries. The cask and keg lineup changes regularly but you can be certain of a decent range spanning the spectrum from uber pales to dark stouts and a lot in between. A very welcome addition to the E14 pubscape.
Grapes 76 Narrow Street Limehouse E14 8BP Very nice riverside pub with views of the Thames. Two downstairs rooms and one upstairs, both rear rooms have an outside terrace overlooking the river. Grade II Listed Building with frosted glass windows that you can imagine go back in time, hence a reminder painted sign dated 1949 in the bar is on show. There has been a pub here for nearly 500 years. It makes a (barely disguised) appearance in “Our Mutual Friend” – Charles Dickens (whose portrait is on the wall) knew the area well. Gandalf’s staff stands behind the bar, donated by local resident and a leaseholder of the pub, Sir Ian McKellan but Under 18’s are not allowed. Now Greene King (Spirit) , ex-Taylor Walker..

Parks and green spaces in Poplar

Big green spaces cover the UK and London. However, it may be hard to work out just how much green space there is by just looking at a map. Here is a table below that shows you the green space of Poplar in more detail.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Langdon Park 33 Bright Street, London 4.2 348
Millennium Green 181 B125, Aberfeldy Village, London 4.5 2
Nilufer Danis Studio 143, Elektron Tower, Blackwall Way, London 5 2
Crossrail Place Roof Garden Crossrail Place, London 4.6 3483
Jolly’s Green Joshua Street, London 4.1 77
All Saints Churchyard 12A Mountague Place, London 4.6 13
Leven Road Green 2 Abbott Road, Aberfeldy Village, London 5 2
Newby Place Dog Park 14 Newby Place, London N/A N/A
Braithwaite Park 68 Blair Street, Aberfeldy Village, London 4.5 4
Storey House Green 17 Cottage Street, London N/A N/A
R-Urban Poplar Brion Place, London 4.6 18
Poplar Recreation Ground 5 Hale Street, London 4.3 423
Duff Street Dog Park 37 Duff Street, London N/A N/A
Aberfeldy Village Open Space Lighterman Poiint, New Village Avenue, 3, Aberfeldy Village, London N/A N/A
Alton Street Open Space Alton Street, London 4.6 5
Giraud Street Corner 69 Giraud Street, London 5 1
Lanrick Road Open Space 23 Lanrick Road, Leamouth, London N/A N/A
George Lansbury Garden 20 Grundy Street, London 3 1
Stoneyard Lane Gardens Poplar, London 5 2
Lansbury Garden 9 Ellesmere Street, London N/A N/A

Gyms in Poplar

More at-home work means more gym-goers. Major chains make staying active in Poplar easy.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Pomwayoflife Michigan Building, 99 Blackwall Way, London 4.3 13
Parkour Generations London Import Building, Parkour Generations London REPUBLIC GO3, 2 Clove Crescent, London 4.3 90
Poplar Baths Leisure Centre and Gym 170 East India Dock Road, London 4.3 630
Énergie Fitness Bow Unit A1, 75 Violet Road, Bow, London 4.3 236
Outside The Box 16 Ida Street, London 4.3 N/A
Strikers Boxing 101, Tellicherry Court, Aberfeldy Street, Aberfeldy Village, London 4.3 71
Body Boxing 40 Aberfeldy Street, Greater, Aberfeldy Village, London 4.3 N/A
PureGym London East India Dock Import Building, Republic, 2 Clove Crescent, London 4.3 299
Kalos Sthenos Republic GO3 Import Building, 2 Clove Crescent, London 4.3 23
Abbott Road Outdoor Gym 146 Leven Road, Aberfeldy Village, London 4.3 N/A
F45 Blackwall East India, 2 Clove Crescent, London 4.3 95
MoreYoga Unit 3, 10 Blackwall Way, Arniston Way, London 4.3 37
FUSHENG EXTREME 72 Kerbey Street, London 4.3 N/A
Poplar Boys and Girls Youth Club and Amateur Boxing Club 78 Grundy Street, London 4.3 10
CrossFit 1864 B05, POPLAR BUSINESS PARK, B05 POPLAR BUSINESS PARK, 10 Preston’s Road, London 4.3 70
Steel Warriors outdoor gym Unnamed Road, 33 Bright Street, London 4.3 22
24 hour Gym 5 Fairmont Avenue, London 4.3 N/A
Bartlett Park Outdoor Gym Broomfield Street (Stop A, London 4.3 2
Sweat By BXR Next to Everyman Cinema, Unit 46, Minus Level, 2 Crossrail Place, London 4.3 63
Barry’s London Canary Wharf Level -2 (Unit 48, 1 Crossrail Place, London 4.3 73

Are there a lot of supermarkets in Poplar?

Out of all the other services in Poplar, supermarkets are arguably some of the most important. Take a look at the table below that tells you where the nearest supermarkets are so you can do your shppping conveniently. It would be a shame to move somewhere new and not realise some of your favourite stores aren’t nearby in Poplar.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Sainsbury’s Local 261 Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon 3.8 44
Tesco Esso Express 100-102 Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon 3.4 55
Tesco Esso Express 23-41 Shirley Road, Croydon 3.2 26
Freshco 243-245 Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon 4.4 225
PFC Addiscombe 278-280 Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon 4.5 173
Tesco Express 47 Woodside Green, London N/A N/A
Premier 55-57 Woodside Green, London 4.2 22
Costcutter Croydon – Long Lane Post Office, 1 Long Lane, Croydon 3 5

What to do in the area of Poplar

There are always activities happening in lively Poplar. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their Poplar page to make finding local happenings easier. Getting to know a new area is easier with an overview of offerings and locations. Our map pulls together property price info and other details from this article to give you a Poplar snapshot.

In Poplar, what things may you need?

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Poplar name before moving in the neighbourhood.

Schools around Poplar

Having a nearby school is a plus when moving. Below are schools located by Poplar. This table is especially important to pay attention to if you are trying to find a place for your child to learn in the next few years.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Langdon Park School Bright Street, London 3.8 13
St Francis Family Centre School House, Wade’s Place, London 5 3
Citizen’s Advice 4 Vesey Path, London 5 1
Spotlight Langdon Park, 30 Hay Currie Street, London 4.8 11
Bright Horizons East India Dock Day Nursery 3 Newport Avenue, London 4.8 8
Little St Matthias Preschool 113 Poplar High Street, London 5 1
The Study Spot 18-19 Morris Road, London 4.3 9
Our Lady & St Joseph Catholic Primary School Wade’s Place, London 3.9 14
Ukulology Lime House Cut, 46 Morris Road, London N/A N/A
Iqra Preschool 74 & 78 Gough Walk, London 4 1
Bygrove Primary School Bygrove Street, London 4.2 13
Culloden Primary Academy Dee Street, London 2.9 16
Manorfield Primary School Wyvis Street, London 4.3 30
St Saviour’s Primary School, Poplar Chrisp Street, London 4 2
Mayflower Primary School Upper North Street, London 4.3 16
Lansbury Lawrence Primary School Cordelia Street, London 3.6 11
Woolmore Primary School 37 Woolmore Street, London 3.9 19
Poplar Play Centre 111 Poplar High Street, London 5 2
Hidayyah Trust 260 Poplar High Street, Blackwall, London 3.6 8
Universita Poplar, London N/A N/A

The number of hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in Poplar

Poplar has 3 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Bupa Health and Dental Centre Canary Wharf (Crossrail Place) 1 Crossrail Place Level Zero,Retail Mall Unit 20, London 3.9 124
The Natural Remedy Clinic unit 21, poplar works, 384 Abbott Road, London 5 64
Freedom Clinics 34 North Colonnade, London 4.9 674

Post offices in and around the area of Poplar

Looking for convenient parcel handling? Having a nearby post office is the optimal solution. Beyond standard postal services, the post offices in Poplar can be found by checking out the table below.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Poplar Post Office 22 Market Square, London 3.8 325
Churchill Place Post Office Unit 4, 2 Churchill Place, London 3.5 108
Postbox 257-259, 257-263, 257 Poplar High Street, London 5 1
Goodway Gardens Priority Post Box – Royal Mail 2 Goodway Gardens, Aberfeldy Village, London 4 1
Amazon Locker – catalino Clove Crescent, London 0 0
Post Shop Plus 173 East India Dock Road, London 5 37
Postbox – Churchill Place 2 Churchill Place, London 0 0

Tube & Train stations in and around Poplar

Most prefer transit within a 10-15 minute walk and if there aren’t public connections nearby then this could be something that takes down the price of property or can even deter people from moving in to Poplar entirely. Here is a table below so you can see where these connections are for yourself.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Canary Wharf Canada Square, London 4.6 85

Other nearby neighbourhoods

Comment below your thoughts about Poplar

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You are not 100% sure that you want to move in Poplar? Check out our other guides about some nearby areas. You might find your next neighbourhood. The following tables shows the nearby areas within a 3.5km radius.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Evelyn See the guide here
Greenwich Peninsula See the guide here
Denham See the guide here
Greenwich See the guide here
Surrey Quays See the guide here
Rotherhithe See the guide here
Cubitt Town See the guide here
Wapping See the guide here
Canary Wharf See the guide here
Blackwall See the guide here
Custom House See the guide here
Limehouse See the guide here
Shadwell See the guide here
Canning Town See the guide here
Stepney See the guide here
Mile End See the guide here
Mill End See the guide here
Plaistow See the guide here
Three Mills See the guide here
Bromley-by-Bow See the guide here
Bethnal Green See the guide here
Bow See the guide here
Old Ford See the guide here
Victoria Park See the guide here
West Ham See the guide here
Stratford See the guide here
Evelyn See the guide here
Greenwich Peninsula See the guide here
Denham See the guide here
Greenwich See the guide here
Surrey Quays See the guide here
Rotherhithe See the guide here
Cubitt Town See the guide here
Wapping See the guide here
Canary Wharf See the guide here
Blackwall See the guide here
Custom House See the guide here
Limehouse See the guide here
Shadwell See the guide here
Canning Town See the guide here
Stepney See the guide here
Mile End See the guide here
Mill End See the guide here
Plaistow See the guide here
Three Mills See the guide here

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