Poplar is a young professional area (average age 29). As it includes most of the Isle of Dogs and Canary Wharf expect many serious people in suits.
Fall in love with Crisp Street Market which sells the East End favourite 'Pine and Mash'. Alternatively, Billingsgate Fish Market is the UK's largest wholesale fish market, based at Trafalgar Way.
The Prospect of Whitby pub, that sits along the shore of the Thames in Poplar, dates back to around 1520 and used to have a dark reputation with smugglers and sailors alike.
Young, rich and modern, Poplar is becoming more popular with bankers and financial workers but it still retains a large amount of working-class honestly and charm.