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A neighborhood on the rise with an enviable commute to London's main business hubs.
Studio / 1 BR
52% Complete
1,400
2 Bedrooms
69% Complete
1,881
3 Bedrooms
84% Complete
2,286
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete
2,709

Good For
  • Professionals
  • Students

 

What's around
  • 20 Shops
  • 14 Fitness options
  • 35 Restaurants
  • 1 Grocery stores/markets
  • 0 Banks
  • 17 Nightlife options

 


PUBLIC TRANSITExcellent

WALKABILITYGood
Safety

Poplar has a high violent crime rate and an above average property crime rate for London.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Poplar LIKE?

Located in East London, Poplar is one of those neighborhoods that is perennially being "improved" by the grand schemes of politicians looking to make a name. This has been a traditionally working class community, home to the dock workers who serviced the ships loading and unloading nearby.

That being said, Poplar is very slowly gentrifying. Most of the housing here are former council estates, which are affordable. But the latest development projects have built high end apartments and condos. 

This has attracted professionals working in Canary Wharf of the City. There's also a big population of students since Tower Hamlets College has its largest campus here. And a start-up workspace has brought web and technology companies and their employees.

There are a few solid restaurants and pubs here and charming Chrisp Street Market has stalls selling homewares, produce, and clothing. There’s also a fantastic library that has weekly events for adults and children.

Poplar is well connected to the rest of the city via the Blackwall Tunnel and a train station.

Poplar is bordered on the north by Bow, on the east by Leamouth, on the south by Blackwall, and on the west by Limehouse.

 

Commute:
The City: 5.3 miles / 25-45 minutes by car / 30 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by bike
Canary Wharf: 2 miles / 5-15 minutes by car / 15 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by foot / 10 minutes by bike
Southwark: 5.4 miles / 20-40 minutes by car / 35 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by bike
Westminster: 7.5 miles / 30-60 minutes by car / 45 minutes by transit
Shoreditch: 5.8 miles / 20-40 minutes by car / 45 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by bike

Poplar London Neighborhood Photo

 

Local Flavor   Poplar LOCAL schools

1-6 YEARS
Bygrove Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
1-6 YEARS
Cayley Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
1-6 YEARS
Cubitt Town Infants' School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
1-6 YEARS
Cubitt Town Junior School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
1-6 YEARS
Cyril Jackson Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community

 

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