1870 map: the metropolitan borough in green
is an area of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets
. It includes the docklands area, surrounded by a large bend in the River Thames, called the Isle of Dogs
. From 1900 to 1965 it was part of the Metropolitan Borough of Poplar, which also included Bromley (referred to as Bromley-By-Bow to distinguish it from Bromley
in South-East London) and Bow.
In 1985 The East London and Essex Gay Youth Helpline set up a Young Gay Women and Men group (under 26) that met at the King George IV pub in Ida Street, Poplar, London E 14.
In 2008 the Docklands Museum hosted "Outside Edge", an exhibition about London's black LGBT community.