Poplar Union | East London Arts Venue

The creative heart & soul of Poplar: enriching lives and inspiring the community

Who we are

Poplar Union is a vibrant arts and community space based in Tower Hamlets since 2017.

What we do and how we do it

Committed to supporting the local community through art, culture and wellbeing, we offer a diverse programme of events, including live music, theatre, comedy and dance, family activities, health and wellbeing classes, community workshops and festivals, and much more. We strive to enhance physical and social prosperity through creativity to unite and celebrate the lives in east London.

Find out more:

Our Seasonal Arts Programme

Hires & events

Artist development & support

Community engagement


We love hearing from you! If you have any questions, suggestions or feedback, please do get in touch by email or phone:

Phone: 020 3039 3333
Email: info@poplarunion.com


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Support our charity

Poplar Union is the trading name of LARG (Lincoln Area Regeneration Group) which aims to bring cultural, social and environmental prosperity to communities living and working within Tower Hamlets. Find out more about LARG here.

How to find us

Poplar Union is situated between the Limehouse Cut and Bartlett Park. London Borough of Tower Hamlets have worked 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. The children’s play area is now complete, alongside the outdoor gym, dog park, sensory gardens and canal access.

Our onsite partners

Poplar Bakehouse

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Poplar Bakehouse (formerly known as e5 Roasthouse) run the onsite café. They serve breakfast and lunch everyday, freshly made baked goods and have recently opened a grocery shop where you can pick up locally produced fruit and veg. Find out more here.

Moo Canoes

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Moo Canoes operates from our Boatstore, having easy access to the Limehouse Cut Canal for their paddle-boarding sessions, community litter-picks, and canoeing. Find out more here.

You can find out about our other partners & supporters here.