God’s Own Junkyard, Walthamstow

God’s Own Junkyard, Walthamstow

What ya gonna do with all that junk? Put it in a big ol’ warehouse with wall to ceiling neon signs, obviously.

God’s Own Junkyard has been on my ‘to visit’ list for so damn long. I live a short bus ride from Walthamstow, and have to wonder why I hadn’t visited before this weekend. Some of my favourite bloggers and Time Out magazine alike have raved about it, and a few people were actually pretty shocked I hadn’t visited yet. Clearly I definitely seem like the kind of person to be all about the neon (maybe because I totally am).

Finally, on a drizzly Saturday afternoon, we hopped on the Victoria line from King’s Cross to actually go and check the place out.

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I stepped through the doors, and instantly squealed ‘THIS IS THE COOLEST PLACE EVER’. Because I decided I basically want to live there.

The junkyard began with Chris Bracey, who sadly passed away in 2014. He was known as ‘The Neon Man’, creating iconic, neon art pieces both from scratch and from salvage. God’s Own Junkyard is filled with all kinds of new, old and vintage neon signage and props, from fairgrounds, circuses, movie sets and more.

The result? It basically feels like Vegas and the Moulin Rouge rolled up into one amazing little space. Bright, colourful and creative, the signs span from small letters to giant signs that hang from the ceiling. Everywhere you look, explosions of colour and all kinds of odd props.

As well as all the amazing signs to delve into, at the weekend you can sit down with a coffee in the amazingly named ‘Rolling Scones’ cafe.

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I feel like I don’t need to say much more, because a) Just look at the pictures, and b) You totally need to visit for yourself. It’s quite a way out of the city centre to make a special visit, but if you’re exploring Walthamstow (which I totally recommend), it’s an awesome way to spend a little time gawping at ALL THE COLOURS. I totally fell in love with the place, and think you might do too.

Gods Own Junkyard
Ravenswood Industrial Estate, Shernhall Street, E17 9HQ
godsownjunkyard.co.uk

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  • I LOVE the look of this place, even more so now I’m beginning to realise it’s not just a temporary exhibition! That’s my itinerary sorted when I’m down in London in May, then 😉

    Lis / last year’s girl x

    • Yes! Definitely visit, such a fun place!

  • It looks AMAZING! Do you have to pay to visit it?xx

    Lucy x | lucy-cole.co.uk

    • Nope – it’s totally free!

  • I REALLY want to head here – it looks amazing and totally the kind of place I’d love to go and visit x

  • I’ve been meaning to visit this place for so long!
    Definitely going to go next time I’m in London 🙂

    Dani x

  • Frances Kayleigh

    I’ve been wanting to go here for so long !! It’s the distance out of central London that I think is delaying me though! You got some amazing shots xx

    franceskayleigh.com

    • Yeah that’s the problem isn’t it! Luckily living quite near means I can definitely go here more often…

  • Yasmin Rebecca

    Oh God this is amazing!! I can’t believe the cafe is called Rolling Scones too, it’s literally perfect! If I found myself down south anytime soon I’ll be scoping this out for sure! Amazing pictures x

    Y x The Sweet Seven Five

  • It’s such an amazing place isn’t it?! I was super lucky and it wasn’t busy when I went but I really want to go back, explore more and try the food there x

  • What a place to visit! 🙂

  • I have wanted to visit this place since I saw it used in a photo shoot last year! Looks amazing. Can you just turn up? Or do you have to book? Tell me all the things!

    Lx

    • You can just turn up! It’s free to go in, and the cafe there is great to chill out in and enjoy all the pretty things! 🙂

  • I’ve seen photos of this place everywhere recently, it looks amazing! I definitely need to visit x

    Always, Alice – Huge New Year Giveaway!

  • Hannah Latoya Bond

    This looks amazing, i love all the colors, it’s really nice and bright

  • Oh wow, this place is really amazing. The sheer amount of neon that they have is insane. I just love that the name of the cafe is Rolling Scones, that is quite clever! I would love to visit this place sometime x

  • oh wow this place looks and sounds amazing so pretty and full of bright and funky items must be amazing to be able to see it all there together

  • Oh my gosh, this place looks amazing!!

  • Baby Isabella

    So envious! God’s Own Junkyard has been on our bucket list for ages, ever since it was featured in a Vogue Fashion shoot! Photos look fab!

  • OK – so we are going here, I’ve heard about it but not seen it before

  • Oh wow what an amazing place, I love neon lights and all things bright, I will have
    to take a visit one day

  • Jodie Whitham

    I like seeing things that are just that little bit different. Think I’d love going to see this x

  • Beautyqueenuk

    I love reading posts about this place, it looks just amazing and is definitely something I want to visit x

  • Juliet Evans

    I need to go here. I love neon

  • this is the coolest place ever! i love the look of these i its definitely instagrammable XD

  • It’s on my list of things to do for the year! x

  • It is literally the coolest place ever I would love to go to God’s own Junkyard! Its a paradise for bloggers.

  • I love everyone’s post on this place coz it’s so damn beautiful! I need more neon signs about sausages in my day to day, just to get me through XD x

    • OMG me too. Imagine waking up to that every day 😀

  • Melanie Edjourian

    Oh wow I love all those neon lights. Bet my girls would be fascinated by them. It must be a pretty amazing site.

  • omg! I wish this was in LA! I want all the signs so much!

  • Look at all those lights. Such an incredible place.

  • Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    I’ve seen this place on another blog, it looks awesome!

  • Isn’t it such a cool place? My boyfriend lives in Walthamstow so we checked this out a few months back. The lights are so beautiful aren’t they?!

    Hannatalks