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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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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Review Date Dec 2021

Worst property management experience after living in London for a decade

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The building itself is fine, a bit old and run down in parts but overall okay. The location is good and the park nearby is nice. The rent is just overpriced and fizzy advertise a level of service that in reality they just don’t provide. You don’t have an attentive friendly Bob there to help you- you’re lucky to get a response to any calls or emails. Unpleasant staff who obviously don’t care about the tenants

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No support from Fizzy whatsoever
Don’t expect anyone to be on site

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Slowly, if at all. Had to send multiple emails and leave multiple voice messages before getting a response, and usually the response contained no actual answer or helpful info

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Hi Ash, we are of course disappointed about your review and hear of your experience at Poplar, this is not we want for any resident at Fizzy. Unfortunately we have had some staffing challenges, and our flexi BOBS have stepped in to support. We hope this has now been resolved. If you need anything further, please contact the team at hello@fizzyliving.com All the best and Happy Christmas – Fizzy Management

Building is good.

Review Date Oct 2021

E14 IS GREAT PLACE, YOU GET PLENTY OF SHOPS AROUNG AND VERY CLOSE TO THE STATIONS. PEOPLE AROUND HERE IS QUIET CALM AND KIND.

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Building is good. People living inside the building is civilized and friendly. However in my areas the DRL is very close. So it might be little bit noisy at night when Train pass by. In general, the place was good and tidy. My apartment designing is very casual.

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My landlord had provided necessary equipment for me, so that is good becuase i don’t need to buy it. Save alot of time.

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My building management team is very kind and useful. They help us out how to find the place, how to register different bills and stuffs.

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Nice place to live

Review Date Oct 2021

Good environment, nice building, quiet and safe place to live

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Prompt reply of the property management
Pet friendly is a good idea for me
Home design is comfortable and easily to place furniture
Residence Gym is the most important part of my life
If The number of the lift will be increased , it will be better.

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I don’t think what I can tell you before you move in. Just take your suitcases, and then you can live

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

Sometimes will be fast, but sometimes not.
I hope it will improve

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Good location, property starting to get a bit tired

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Review Date Oct 2021

Easy links to the city via the DLR and Canary Wharf by foot.
On street parking is very limited by permits on weekday, permits that you cannot apply for due to the building having a car park.
Access to the canals and local parks are good, with Limehouse Cut just across the park.

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Building is on the older side of the Fizzy portfolio and is starting to show its age. Communal space a bit tired and damage take a long time to be resolved.
Properties are pet friendly, but there is a charge involved, make sure you are aware of the surcharges. To access the gym, you need to speak to the whole developments concierge to get access, this can be frustrating.
The broadband which is included has been fantastic, no issues with the internet access which having to work from home for so long now is a great relief.
There was a break in to the bike store, security has now been reinforced.

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Investigate all surcharges, parking, pets, etc.

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In the flats repairs are awkward due to the age and parts now being discontinued. The maintenance team who do their best get frustrated at these points as they can’t complete the job.

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