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Poplar, London

Poplar is a place in London, England in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

St Matthais Old Church is located on Poplar High Street, opposite Tower Hamlets College. It is next to Poplar Town Hall, Poplar Bowls Club and Poplar recreation Ground. There is a sports centre built on the site of Poplar Workhouse. Will Crooks was born in this workhouse and the Council estate opposite is named after him.

Poplar was the site, in 1921, of the Poplar Rates Rebellion, led by George Lansbury. As part of the Festival of Britain, a new estate was built to the north of the East India Dock Road and named after George Lansbury. This estate includes Chrisp Street Market, which was greatly comendated by Lewis Mumford.

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