St John's Estate

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Alice Shepherd House

St John's Estate is a housing scheme in Cubitt Town on the Isle of Dogs, just southeast of Canary Wharf. Centred on the triangle formed by Manchester Road, East Ferry Road and Glengall Grove, it was developed by Poplar Borough Council after the Second World War.[1] It is served by Crossharbour DLR station to which it is adjacent.

John Betjeman described it as "one of the best new housing estates I have seen since the war, comparable with Lansbury, intimately proportioned, cheerful and airy yet London-like"[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Public Housing in Poplar: The 1940s to the early 1990s accessed 14 September 2009
  2. ^ Betjeman's London, (1988) p 178

Coordinates: 51°29′48″N 0°0′41″W / 51.49667°N 0.01139°W / 51.49667; -0.01139