Historically rough around the edges, Poplar is finally starting to get the TLC it deserves. As gentrification takes hold, buyers and renters are discovering the charms of this neglected East End district, a Zone 2 spot neighboured by Canary Wharf. Read on to discover developments that are rated the best places to live in Poplar. In addition, read reviews from residents who own or rent in Poplar.
Good: Plenty of green spaces nearby, great walking/running/cycling routes. Dog-friendly. Not too far from the city centre. There’s a great bakery nearby (great bread, coffee, and breakfast/lunch)
Bad: other than bus, transport links are a bit far away
Please review your development:
Recently built, in a good condition. Very well insulated. We rarely have to turn the heating on throughout the winter.
It has good/fast internet although occasionally I find it slightly unreliable for online gaming (you probably could pay to upgrade the connection and it would probably be reliable then).
There’s a decent gym which has frequent users but is usually not too packed. (The gym is shared between multiple buildings).
The bike garage is silly because it is downstairs and you can’t get a key to the garage door unless you have a car. So you either take the fire stairs or the lift (which you are not allowed to do with a bike but I won’t blame you).
Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:
Enjoy the initial management while you can. Yikes.
How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:
Poorly. First problems are ignored. After several escalations someone comes to fix the problem but they aren’t allowed to purchase any parts they need to fix so they will come several times (each time taking several emails to actually materialise). Eventually, if we don’t give up, they finally manage to buy the right part and do the proper fix but meanwhile we have wasted several weeks with non fixes.