This post has been a little bit overdue as I finally made my trip to God’s Junk Yard last month but I’ve only just had the chance to write up something about the beautiful neon jungle. I’d seen loads of photos of the place dotted around blogger’s Instagrams and have been intrigued for absolute ages but being located in Walthamstow in an industrial estate it wasn’t the quickest, easiest, or nicest place to go. But a few of my friends’ actually live in Walthamstow so prior to dinner we headed over there and it was well worth the wait.
Whenever you see photos you’d think that the area was dark and the neon lights are all that light it up, in actual fact it’s completely lit and the second you walk in it is quite overwhelming with neon staring you in the face. There are signs absolutely everywhere and I am so intrigued about how the collection began.
The collection belongs to Chris Bracey who has been a neon man for around 37 years and this is where God’s Own Junkyard comes from. The signs range from new items, salvaged signs, vintage used signs, movie props and so much more. There is absolute masses to see in the small area and it was a bit like being in Las Vegas where your eyes are drawn one way, and then another and you find yourself just staring around you.
There’s a nice looking cafe located inside although sadly we didn’t end up eating here but now I know how to get here (about a 10-15 minute walk from Walthamstow Central station) I’m definitely going to head back and check out the food.