God's Own Junkyard

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Upper Walthamstow

God's Own Junkyard showcases neon artist Chris Bracey's personal collection of work in a salvage yard in Walthamstow. It contains everything from his signage for Soho sex clubs in the '60s to his work for the movie industry, including pieces that were used in 'Captain America', 'Eyes Wide Shut', 'Byzantium' and more. Sandwiched in between all of this, you'll find his artwork, some of which have been exhibited in his gallery shows, and others that were specially commissioned by other artists and clients.

The Junkyard is currently open to visitors 1030am-4pm, every Friday and Saturday. Entry is free.

Venue name: God's Own Junkyard
Contact:
Address: Unit 12, Ravenswood Industrial Estate
Walthamstow
London
E17 9HQ

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Angharad B
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If you're a fan of humming along to K-West's "All of the liiiiiiights", then Chris Bracey'a neon warehouse is your wet dream. Packed with wondrous works of art, there's an Instagram opportunity around every corner (if you're douchey like that, I most certainly am). The Rolling Scones cafe is also a delight, I love to swing by for a BLT sarnie on a Saturday morning! I'm yet to follow it up with a beverage from the dodgy looking gin palace next door though...

Naomi
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Upon leaving Walthamstow Central station, we followed some rather dodgy directions (it's a really cute walk though, an adorable pub on the way too!) which led us to the industrial estate which houses this neon light wonder. The door is just open, anybody can wander in and have a look around at this crazy ensemble of neon lights, props, fairground lights, random objects and giant disco balls - plus there's a cafe-come-bar in the corner inside here too selling everything from a number of independent ales to beans on toast. You will never see anything like this again, it is a truly truly unique experience and the kind of place with so much around you to look at that you could easily spend a good few hours wondering around! 

Ben R

This place is amazing. You can walk around it for hours and you'll keep seeing something new and different. The glowing neon, giant mirror balls and statues are all incredible and you might even recognise a piece of neon from a Hollywood film. It's a must visit in Walthamstow and since moving to it's new home at Ravenswood Industrial Estate it now also homes the Rolling Scones Cafe (or pop across the industrial estate to Wildcard Brewery for a beer!) I went with the idea of buying a piece of neon for my house and that idea quickly disappeared when enquiring about prices! Everyone I've ever taken along loves it. Go see it!

writtenbyfitton

I have never seen anything like this before!  God's Own Junkyard will blow your mind, I swear.  The late, great Chris Bracey worked with neon for over four decades, and filled a Walthamstow warehouse with neon artworks, circus signs and larger-than-life film props - it's truly spectacular and needs to be seen to be believed.  


Arlene madayag

Very interesting piece of article, looking forward to visiting The yard this w/end. Looking for some ideas for my daughters room And this has given me some very good ideas so far!