PostCode District E14
Borough London Borough of Tower Hamlets
OS Grid Reference

Poplar is an area in the East London, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It is about 5.5 miles (8.9 km) east of Charing Cross. It lies to the immediate north of Canary Wharf , south of Bromley-by-Bow and Bow and east of Limehouse and Bow Common and west of Canning Town.

Poplar is the administrative headquarters of Tower Hamlets, and is most famous for its roots in the football club, West Ham United F.C., founded in 1885 as the Thames Ironworks F.C and as the location of the Poplar Rates Rebellion.

Poplar is the location of Chrisp Street Market, Lansbury Estate, the Balfron Tower, Spratt's Complex and Bartlett Park.

History[edit | edit source]

Historically a hamlet in the parish of Stepney, Middlesex, in 1817 Poplar became a civil parish. In 1855 the Poplar District of the Metropolis was formed, which also included Bromley and Bow. The district became the Metropolitan Borough of Poplar in 1900 which was abolished in 1965.

Transport[edit | edit source]

London Buses routes 15, 108, 115, 309, D3, D6, D7, D8 and N15, N550 and N551 all run in Poplar.

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