Neon Paradise At God’s Own Junkyard

gods own junkyard

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.

gods own junkyard

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.

gods own junkyard

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.

gods own junkyard

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.

Have you ever been to God’s Own Junkyard?
December 10, 2016
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27 Comments

  • Reply Dino's Beauty Diary

    Wow, this place looks amazing! Definitely going to have to add it to my list of places to visit. I imagine it being so overwhelming at first, not knowing where to look – after a while though it must be so good to go through each sign 🙂 xo

    Emma-Louise | Dino’s Beauty

    December 11, 2016 at 4:13 pm
  • Reply Nikki Hamilton

    I have never been but this place looks amazing! I am going to add this to my list of places to visit next time I am in London!

    December 11, 2016 at 5:26 pm
  • Reply Jodie Whitham

    I have never been and not somewhere I’d think to go if I’m honest! But these are incredible and very creative. Did it make you want to start collecting? x

    December 11, 2016 at 6:07 pm
  • Reply Ana De Jesus

    I haven’t been before but I am a lover of anything art and neon and God’s Own Junkyard has been cropping up on my friends timelines for a while! Time to check it out!

    December 11, 2016 at 6:13 pm
  • Reply Jo Wiggins

    I love neon signs, I have one on my lounge and people always comment on it. I’d love to go here x

    December 11, 2016 at 6:55 pm
  • Reply clairecly

    I’ve not heard of Gods Junk Yard but I would love to pay it a visit:)

    December 11, 2016 at 8:16 pm
  • Reply Beautyqueenuk

    I havent been but it is on my list of places to get to one day, it looks incredible x

    December 11, 2016 at 9:05 pm
  • Reply Anosa

    I have not been yet but I too have seen many Instagrams filled with them. Glad you finally went I can not wait to go myself

    December 11, 2016 at 11:08 pm
  • Reply Lisa Lambert (mumdadplus4)

    Not been but wow I love all the neon lights it’s just reminded me of vegas happy times

    December 12, 2016 at 10:50 am
  • Reply Milly

    I can’t believe I still haven’t been here, especially as I live quite near! It looks awesome!

    December 12, 2016 at 10:53 am
  • Reply Melissa Zia

    O wow what an amazing place! I love neon lights they look so fun and bright, I need to visit here one day

    December 12, 2016 at 12:09 pm
  • Reply Emma Matthews

    I need to visit! Constantly see it pop up on Instagram and the place looks amazing!

    Emma |

    December 12, 2016 at 6:30 pm
  • Reply Shannon Ritchie

    I love quirky places like that! I have never visited but I need too!

    December 12, 2016 at 10:34 pm
  • Reply Francesca Nelson

    I’ve heard of this place looks awesome for photos, if I went I eould have to eat too otherwise I’d feel a bit dissapointed just seeing lights and not doing anything else but you got some awesome shots!

    December 13, 2016 at 12:55 pm
  • Reply Rachel Nicole

    Amazing photos! I want to go here so bad but always forget when I’m in London – Next time! xo

    http://rachelnicole.co.uk/

    December 13, 2016 at 11:58 pm
  • Reply Ayesha Farhad

    OH WOW! I am putting this on my bucket list! I have been trying to get my hands on a neon sign that i am love with and I can’t seem to find it anywhere!

    December 14, 2016 at 4:38 pm
  • Reply beautykinguk

    I have never been here but have in the last month so numerous rave reviews so it definitely sounds like it is a must visit.

    December 14, 2016 at 11:13 pm
  • Reply john adams

    Wow, that is impressive. Never heard of this place but next time I am that far East I may have to call in! Great pictures too.

    December 16, 2016 at 6:20 am
  • Reply corporatedad

    OMG that’s like Vegas on speed! Looks amazing. Was there a humming noise from the lights, can imagine it would create a really cool atmosphere. Reminds me of places in the Northern Quarter here in Manchester. Awesome find!

    December 16, 2016 at 10:33 am
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      I couldn’t notice any humming from them no. It’s also so odd because it’s bright in there but when you take images it looks like the normal lights are off

      December 16, 2016 at 3:37 pm
      • Reply corporatedad

        What was your aperture? I guess the light is just so bright

        December 16, 2016 at 3:49 pm
        • Reply Rhian Westbury

          These were actually taken from my phone as I didn’t have my camera on me! x

          December 16, 2016 at 4:38 pm
  • Reply Sarah Bear =]

    This looks SO cool! What a fantastic and different place to visit! I bet it was a bit overwhelming though! It would be for me!

    December 16, 2016 at 8:51 pm
  • Reply Hannah Latoya Bond

    This looks awesome. I love anything neon, it looks amazing x

    December 16, 2016 at 8:52 pm
  • Reply Jazmin Williams

    This looks incredible! I love a bit of neon. I’ve never been but there was a shop called Phillip Saunders which did lots of neon and retro stuff as well as other stuff, I loved visiting.

    December 17, 2016 at 7:24 am
  • Reply mummyandthechunks

    This looks so cool I actually hadn’t seen or heard about it until I saw your post!

    December 18, 2016 at 9:56 pm
  • Reply Leah Shafik

    Wow – what an exciting place! I have never seen anything like it before – to be fair most of instagram is full of makeup so haven’t seen it on my feed. I too would be interested in finding out how it started…I also wonder how much it costs to light them up! (mainly as I am geek!) x

    December 19, 2016 at 10:34 am
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