What we do
Situated in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Poplar in the east of London, is a mainly residential area. The housing here is mainly terraced housing and council estates, making it typical of a city in this way. It is in the postcode district E14 and nearby places include areas such as Stratford, Barking, Southwark and Holloway. Postcode districts surrounding Poplar include E15, IG11, SE16 and N7. Poplar has a few notable buildings that were left behind from wartime bombings, but has also had modern buildings added, bringing Poplar’s past and present together. For example, there is now a new church which was built in 2012 on the site, where a church was bombed during air raids. This church houses many sculptures and is open to the public to look around, bringing people into Poplar. The area is serviced by both the tube and docklands light railway, making it easily accessible to the public who want to visit this historic area. There are plenty of famous people who were born in Poplar, including Harry Redknapp, Jennifer Worth, the author of ‘Call The Midwife’and the social reformer Will Crooks MP.