Poplar Union was built!
Poplar Union is a fully-fledged arts & community centre which was purpose built to showcase and nurture the untapped creativity of Poplar. We provide a communal, social and creative space accessible to all.
We moved in!
A team of creative folk were brought together to run Poplar Union and we opened our doors in January 2017.
Our Arts Programme…
Committed to supporting the local community through art, culture and wellbeing, we offer a diverse programme of events, including family activities, performances in comedy, spoken word, music, dance and theatre, health and wellbeing classes and much more – all contributing to creating a real destination for the community.
Moo Canoes joined us!
Moo Canoes were created in 2012 to help make London’s waterways more fun for everyone. They moved into Poplar Union’s Boat Store in May 2017, where they now run their waterside activities including Stand-Up Paddle-boarding (SUP). Along with offering adventures on the water, they work alongside Thames 21 and The Canal & River Trust to use their fleet to enhance and protect the waterways, such as organising monthly litterpicks. Find out more here.
e5 Roasthouse moved in!
Poplar Union is now home to e5 Roasthouse, the new coffee roastery and café, run by the folks behind e5 Bakehouse. As well as roasting their own coffee onsite, the café is open everyday (9am-5pm), serving freshly made food and beverages.
Bartlett Park and the Limehouse Cut
Situated between the Limehouse Cut and Bartlett Park, Poplar Union is looking forward to the upcoming renovation of the park and canal. London Borough of Tower Hamlets are working closely with Levitt Bernstein to redesign Bartlett Park and the canal side to make it a friendlier more accessible space for the local community. Work began in late 2019 and should be finished in early 2020. For more information about these developments, please visit the Tower Hamlet’s website.