Our brand new community centre next to Bartlett Park and the Limehouse Cut, Poplar Union, is now open!

Poplar Union is the new Arts & Events Venue in London’s East End. Situated between the Limehouse Cut and Bartlett Park, it is the perfect communal, social and creative venue, accessible to all.

They are committed to supporting the local community through art, culture and wellbeing and, through their diverse programme of events, aim to increase social and economic prosperity in Poplar.

They offer a diverse programme, including children’s entertainment, waterside activities, health classes and live performances in music, theatre and comedy – all contributing to creating a real destination for the community.

The Library space next to the café provides a serene work area and meeting place, overlooking the beautiful view of Canary Wharf. There is free WiFi – the fastest in the area – so pop in with your laptop and enjoy! 

E5 Roasthouse

Poplar Union is now the home to e5 Roasthouse, the new coffee roastery and café. As well as roasting their own coffee onside, they serve organic breakfast and lunches inspired by flavours from the Mediterranean and Levant regions, including wraps and sandwiches, fresh salads, meze plates and flatbreads. Opening Tues-Sun 8am-6pm (closed Mondays) with an evening offer coming soon.

Moo Canoes

Moo Canoes has just moved in and are running their regular waterside programme from the Poplar Union Boathouse. See the website for more details on how to get involved in their monthly litterpicks and paddle boarding sessions.

For more details on their programme and ways you can get involved, visit their website

Explore the current programme 


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Phone: 020 3039 3333

Email: info@poplarunion.com

Office Opening Times: 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday

Venue Opening Times (from March): 8am – 11pm, Monday to Saturday, 9am – 9pm Sunday

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