Metropolitan Borough of Poplar

Poplar was a local government district in London. It was formed as a district of the Metropolis in 1855 and became a metropolitan borough in the County of London in 1900.

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Metropolitan Borough of Poplar

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Poplar was a local government district in London. It was formed as a district of the Metropolis in 1855 and became a metropolitan borough in the County of London in 1900.

Poplar Town Hall stood in Bow Road and was designed by Culpin & Son in 1937. It is now a listed building.

In 1921, the Borough Council led by George Lansbury, and the Poor Law Union were engaged in a dispute with the London County Council over poor law rates. The Borough wished to pay out of work people more than usually permitted and get wealthier West End boroughs to contribute. Several councillors were imprisoned briefly in relation to this.

In 1951 Poplar was chosen to be the site of the ’Exhibition of Live Architecture’. The East End had been heavily bombed and its reconstruction was showcased by the new Lansbury Estate.


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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Canary Wharf Canary Wharf is a large business development on the Isle of Dogs, centred on the old West India Docks.
Museum of London Docklands The Museum of London Docklands, based in an 1802 warehouse, tells the history of London’s River Thames and the growth of the Docklands.
St Matthias Old Church St Matthias Old Church is the modern name given to the Poplar Chapel built by the East India Company in 1654.
The Railway Tavern The Railway Tavern was generally known as Charlie Brown’s.
Tower Hamlets College Tower Hamlets College is a large further education and a constituent college of New City College.
West India Quay West India Quay is a leisure complex on the Isle of Dogs.

NEARBY STREETS
1 Cabot Square 1 Cabot Square (also known as the Credit Suisse building) is a 21 floor office building occupied by Credit Suisse in the Canary Wharf development.
1 West India Quay, E14 1 West India Quay is a skyscraper designed by HOK in the Docklands area which was completed in 2004.
Adams Place, E14 Adams Place is a road in the E14 postcode area
Bank Street, E14 Bank Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Bellmouth Passage, E14 Bellmouth Passage is a road in the E14 postcode area
Bellmouth Promenade West, E14 Bellmouth Promenade West is a road in the E14 postcode area
Bellmouth Walk, E14 Bellmouth Walk is a road in the E14 postcode area
Billingsgate Market, E14 Billingsgate Market is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Cabot Place East, E14 Cabot Place East is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Cabot Place West, E14 Cabot Place West is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Cabot Place, E14 Cabot Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Cabot Square, E14 Cabot Square is one of the central squares of the Canary Wharf Development.
Canada Place, E14 Canada Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Canada Square, E14 Canada Square is a public square at Canary Wharf.
Canary Wharf Pier, E14 Canary Wharf Pier is a road in the E14 postcode area
Canary Wharf, E14 Canary Wharf is a location rather than a road but one which has addresses assigned to it.
Cannon Drive, E14 Cannon Drive is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Cannon Workshops, E14 Cannon Workshops is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Cartier Circle, E14 Cartier Circle is a road in the E14 postcode area
Castor Lane, E14 Castor Lane is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Castor Street, E14 Castor Street existed between the 1810s and 1960s.
Chancellor Passage, E14 Chancellor Passage is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Chancellor Psg, E14 Chancellor Psg is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Chandlers Mews, E14 Chandlers Mews is a road in the E14 postcode area
Churchill Place, E14 Churchill Place is a road in the E14 postcode area
Colombus Courtyard, E14 Colombus Courtyard is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Colonnade, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Columbus Courtyard, E14 Columbus Courtyard is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Cooks Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Cottage Street, E14 Cottage Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Crossrail Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Crossrail Walk, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Dingle Gardens, E14 Dingle Gardens is a road in the E14 postcode area
Discovery House, E14 Residential block
Dolphin Lane, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Dormers Court Ind Estate, E14 Dormers Court Ind Estate is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
East India Dock Road Tunnel, E14 East India Dock Road Tunnel is a road in the E14 postcode area
East Quay, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Finchs Court Mews, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Finchs Court, E14 Finchs Court is a road in the E14 postcode area
Fishermans Place, W4 Fishermans Place is a road in the W4 postcode area
Fishermans Walk, E14 Fishermans Walk is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Garford Street, E14 Garford Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Greenland Passage, E14 Greenland Passage is a road in the E14 postcode area
Harbour Quay, E14 Harbour Quay is an Isle of Dogs development.
Harbour Way, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Harrow Lane, E14 Harrow Lane is a road in the E14 postcode area
Heron Quay, E14 Heron Quay is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Heron Quays, E14 Heron Quays is a road in the E14 postcode area
Hertsmere Road, E14 Hertsmere Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Horizon Building, E14 The Horizon Building
Jessop Square Heron Quay, E14 Jessop Square Heron Quay is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Jessops Square, E14 Jessops Square is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Jubilee Park, E14 Jubilee Park is a road in the E14 postcode area
Jubilee Place, E14 Jubilee Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Landmark Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Mackenzie Walk, E14 Mackenzie Walk is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Mackrow Walk, E14 Mackrow Walk is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Maclenzie Walk, E14 Maclenzie Walk is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Ming Street, E14 Ming Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Montgomery Square, E14 Montgomery Square is a road in the E14 postcode area
Montgomery Street, E14 Montgomery Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Mountague Place, E14 This is a street in the E14 postcode area
Myers Walk, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
N Colonnade, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Nash Court, E14 Nash Court is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
North Colonnade, E14 North Colonnade is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
North Quay Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Office 39, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Office 40, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Ontario Way, E14 Ontario Way is a road in the E14 postcode area
Park Pavilion, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Park Place, E14 Park Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Park Row, E14 Park Row is a road in the E14 postcode area
Pennyfields, E14 Pennyfields is the western extension of Poplar High Street.
Poplar High Street, E14 Until the late nineteenth century Poplar High Street was the district’s principal street.
Premiere Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Quayside House, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Reuters Plaza, E14 Reuters Plaza is a road in the E14 postcode area
Salter Street, E14 Salter Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Scott Russell Place, E14 Scott Russell Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Simpson’s Road, E14 Simpson’s Road is a road in the E14 postcode area
Smythe Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
South Colonnade, E14 South Colonnade is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
South West India Dock Entrance, E14 South West India Dock Entrance is a road in the E14 postcode area
Stoneyard Lane, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Storehouse Mews, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
The South Colonnade, E14 The South Colonnade is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
The Warehouse, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Third Space 16-19 Canada Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Trafalgar Way, E14 Trafalgar Way is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Unit 1/2 Churchill Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Upper Bank Street, E14 Upper Bank Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Wades Place, E14 Wades Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
West India Avenue, E14 West India Avenue is a road in the E14 postcode area
West India Dock Road, E14 West India Dock Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
West Wintergarden, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Westferry Circus, E14 Westferry Circus is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Woodstock Terrace, E14 Woodstock Terrace is a road in the E14 postcode area
Wren Landing, E14 Wren Landing is a road in the E14 postcode area


Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf is a large business development on the Isle of Dogs, centred on the old West India Docks.

Canary Wharf was the site of cargo warehouses that served the docks based in London E14, taking its name from sea trade with the Canary Islands. The docks were, as recently as 1961, the busiest in the world but fell into declie after containerisation.

The project to revitalise eight square miles of derelict London docks began in 1981 with the establishment of the London Docklands Development Corporation. At first, redevelopment was focused on light industrial schemes and Canary Wharf’s largest occupier was Limehouse Studios, a TV production company.

In 1984, Michael von Clem, head of the investment bank Credit Suisse First Boston, was visiting the Docklands looking for a site for a client’s food processing plant and noticed that there was empty land. Thinking of relocating City of London offices, von Clem contacted his opposite number at Morgan Stanley who said that a large scheme with critical mass would be necessary. It was also agreed that a new Tube line would be required to make the scheme viable.

Canadian developer Olympia and York bought the project idea. Critically, Olympia and York agreed to meet 50% of the proposed cost of an extension to the Jubilee Line. Construction of Canary Wharf began in 1988 with phase one completed in 1992.

The property market collapsed in the early 1990s. Tenant demand evaporated and the Jubilee Line work had not started as Olympia & York collapsed. The scheme went into administration. For a while it seemed that Canary Wharf would be a white elephant, accessible only by the Docklands Light Railway.

In December 1995, an international consortium backed by the former owners of Olympia & York bought the scheme. At this time its working population was around 13 000 and over half the office space was empty. Probably the critical event in the recovery of Canary Wharf was the much-delayed start of work on the Jubilee Line, which the government wanted ready for the Millennium celebrations. From this point, potential tenants began to see Canary Wharf as a alternative to traditional office locations. The remaining phases were completed and new phases were built.

Canary Wharf is now very successful with tenants including major banks and news media firms. Jubilee Place opened as a shopping mall in 2004.

The immediate impact of Canary Wharf was to raise land values in the surrounding area.

Canary Wharf is now connected to central London via the Canary Wharf DLR station, opened in 1991, and the extension of the Jubilee Line to Canary Wharf tube station, opened in 2000. A river boat service from Canary Waterside connects Canary Wharf to the City of London and Greenwich.


LOCAL PHOTOS
1 Cabot Square
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Poplar, 1910.
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Pennyfields, Poplar (around 1900)
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