Poplar

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.

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Very Good

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Best places to live in Poplar

HomeViews Top Rated Development ranking takes into account the Star Rating and HomeViews Transparency Rating of every development in the area

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Getting to and from Poplar

Poplar station is on the DLR; offering commuters fast and frequent services to the likes of Canning Town, Bank and Stratford. The Blackwall Tunnel, meanwhile, offers drivers easy access to and from London. And soon, Crossrail will arrive, improving the transport links further. 

What’s it like?

A largely residential area, most of Poplar was destroyed in World War II, but the developers have moved in and the area is getting more than just a new lick of paint.

Aberfeldy New Village is a work-in-progress neighbourhood from EcoWorld and Poplar Harca – a mix of studios and apartments surrounded by green spaces, with top facilities.

“I moved into Aberfeldy new village complex a month ago and I am very happy with my flat. The flat is light, airy and spacious. General look and finish of the flat is good too. The complex itself is green and spacious. Concierge, gym, media room are all good facilities and are well-maintained.” – Prajwal, verified resident at Aberfeldy New Village

Build to Rent development Fizzy Poplar offers a superb view of the Canary Wharf skyline, welcomes pets and is close to the famous Chrisp Street Market… This development has been rated one of the best places to live in Poplar.

“Best experience ever! High quality build, friendly and very helpful staff, pet friendly and at an amazing location!” – B Sabeva, verified resident at Fizzy Poplar

“This is the second Fizzy building we’ve lived in. I can safely say we wouldn’t want to live anywhere else, thanks to the incredible quality of service and living standard afforded to us. Our property manager, Tia, is fantastic. She is always so helpful and friendly.” – Flynn B, verified resident at Fizzy Poplar

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More than 500 new homes have been created at New Festival Quarter, a contemporary scheme with its own shops and community centre, plus a lovely rooftop terrace.

“My experience with this development has been wonderful, I couldn’t have any more positive words to say about it. Area is very quiet which I like and the tube station is very close which enables me to travel to anywhere I like.” – A M, verified resident at New Festival Quarter

Fairview New Homes’ Pheonix is a popular Poplar development close to Langdon Park DLR station. Close by is Equinox, a Bellway Homes development with views over Langdon Park, and another Bellway property, Lansbury Square.

“It’s got a great design to it and it’s safe for the children but I wish that there was a GP near the area. I like the building management here, really liked the service from the landlord. Overall lovely experience here.” – Helger, verified resident at Pheonix

“Great concierge, clean and fantastic location by the river and dlr station. Minutes to Greenwich. 25 mins walk to Canary Wharf.” – Jelly300, verified resident at Equinox

“I’ve been living here 2 years now, I’ve bought the place and have had no regrets since. The apartment is the perfect size for me since I’m a single resident. My bedroom is very spacious and so is the living room. The building management are always responding to me on time and even better the concierge, they’re friendly and we all get along. My neighbours are all professionals and never disturb us either. I find everything relatively close to me, like the station and Tesco/co-op is only 6 minutes’ walk!” – Julie, verified resident at Lansbury Square

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Things to see and do in Poplar

Poplar’s most famous resident is Chrisp Street Market – not just a market, but actually the heart of the district, encompassing 80 stalls, a selection of shops, a few pubs, and a clock tower that presides over it all.

Poplar High Street and East India Dock Road provide the biggest concentration of shops and restaurants, and you’ll find some fabulous independents here that have been in families for generations. Poplar has a good sprinkling of proper pie and mash shops (this is the East End, after all), traditional boozers tucked down side streets, and contemporary gastropubs on the river.

Lacing through Poplar’s urban estates are two waterways; the Limehouse Cut and the River Lea, providing peaceful walks away from the busy centre. Green spaces, meanwhile, come in the form of Barlett Park, Langdon Park and Poplar Recreation Ground.

You can find out more about living in the area by reading reviews from residents. Click on the developments below to find out more about residents’ experiences and also, to discover the best places to live and rent in Poplar. Moreover, If there’s a property that you can’t see on HomeViews, you can add a new listing and leave your review here.

Reviews in Poplar

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Don’t even think about it!

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jan 2021

Don’t even plan to move here! We were one of the first tenants five years ago, when this complex was a nice pleasant place to leave. But in the last one year(especially few months) it’s a horror. In the middle of December none of us (tenants in this buildings) had hot water/heating for over 2 weeks. Rubbish not collected most of the times. This cute little Green park /play ground for kids now used by junkies and street kids smoking weed in the middle of the day. At the moment tenants have no water in our flats for over 5 days now (no bath/ no cleaning/ no washing laundry) . None of the times sufficient resolution was made by the estate management (Rendnall&Rittner).

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Your estate management team is highly unprofessional and the development is rubbish. Council flats have better quality. We lived here for over 5 years because we loved the location and flat was cozy. But now we feel very disappointed in a middle of winter and pandemic we have no access for water, can’t even flush the toilette. And the estate team have no emergency plan or resolution for this situation?

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

If I know that we will not have access for basic things for weeks : water, heating I would never move here

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

FIX THE WATER SYTEM, you can’t sell flats with no running water
Resolve rubbish collection
Make your security team work for their money, stop letting junkies use the public area

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Very nice area

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Dec 2020

The service developed really well in general. it is Very clean and very safe

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The complex itself is green and well spaced.

There is a Concierge, gym and everything is in good facilities and are well-maintained. The concierge is very friendly and welcoming. They always help with the necessary things such as keeping us informed.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

More shops and cafes around the area would have been better in my opinion

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

They are always there to sort things out whether it is heating system issues or anything.

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Well managed property

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Dec 2020

Things I like are transport links, flat size, concierge service and staff, water fountain and green space.

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I have been living here since 2014. Its really nice here. In the summer you can go to the park and enjoy the fresh air. The concierge is very friendly and they try to help out however bad experience with the property management. They always help out with any issues faced.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

I wish there were more parking lots and more transport.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

They are always helpful with looking into the problems with hot water or any sort.

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The Perfect Rental Solution in East London

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Dec 2020

Fizzy Poplar is located in a secure, quiet, family and pets friendly living area. The entrance of the building is conveniently facing the beautiful Bartlett park, where you can walk your dog safely in specially allocated dog training area, have a great cup of in-house roasted coffee at E5 cafe(pets friendly) while your children play in the newly build and quite sophisticated play area, or join the fitness club for a run or exercise at the outdoors gym(also located in the park)!!! Speaking of fitness Fizzy provides access to the lovely residents indoors gym for free, which is always maintained clean and neat! The area has several local shops, dry cleaners and hairdressers in less than 5 mins walk!! Not to mention the close proximity to Canary Wharf and DLR Westferry Station which offer many other shop and entertainment opportunities and a hot link to Bank, Tower Gateway, and Stratford!

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Fizzy Poplar is modernly designed inside and out! With brilliant ceiling to floor french windows, integrated kitchen with dishwasher, oven, fridge and freezer! The balcony is spacious and is perfect for spending the warm summer evenings, chilling with a glass of Prosecco with your family!

Another great feature is the reception! The concept of Bob who looks after the day-to-day facility maintenance and promptly resolves any facility/apartment issues is a rare gem in renting, but Fizzy has it all and it’s top notch!

24/7 new festival quarter reception is also available to ensure your mail is delivered safely in any time of the day!

Residents gym is my favourite part! It is always clean and neat and has a wide variety of equipment!

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Everything was communicated in before rental agreement was signed! For the past 3.5 years there were no negative surprises!

What is the best feature of your home:

There are actually several: the secure underground carpark is marvellous, the residents garden is a great feature too, and the community is also awesome!

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Manager Response

Thank you so much for leaving us this review! Your review has got us really excited about Summer and proseccos outside again!

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