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.
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Unit 12, Ravenswood Industrial Estate
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Downward dog and lotus under the warm glow of neon lights at this vinyasa yoga class in God’s Own Junkyard - a Walthamstow salvage yard showcasing neon artist Chris Bracey's personal collection of work. There’s also tea and cake available after class...Classes and workshops Saturday January 28 2017
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God's Own Junkyard is a neon fairytale hidden gem in the heart of Walthamstow. If you love magic then this is the place to go. You can do a few laps round the place and never have enough! They also have a café within the store which means you never have to leave (except at closing!)
I've got to choose between Vestry House, Rose & Crown & GOJ. This is tough! I'll go for GOJ for exciting and quirky and new, and be grateful that the others are still around, too.
One of the best places to visit in the whole of London never mind E17, the sharp intake of breath by first time visitors is proof of that. Like being inside a frozen firework display, and then you can pop around the corner to the Wild card brewery for a pint of Queen of Diamonds.
A veritable Aladdin's cave. One could marvel for hours at the wonderfully creative neon work. You feel like you are on a film set and you can also take tea there or just relax in the sunshine (when the sun shines)
Love it! A great attraction, lovely cafe, good team. They have a pleasant habit of playing The Beatles' 'White Album' too, which can only be in its favour.
The go to place when friends and family are in town. Never fail to see something new and different every time we visit.
This place is amazing. For those who like all things quirky, magical, bright and a little saucy at times, this is the place to go. Even if you only visit it once, it has to be done! Great little café inside too.
Everyone should visit this place at least once in their life. It's like entering a wonderland and it's magical, and if it's all too much and you need a sit down they now have a cafe too so you can gaze with longing at beautiful, funny and sometimes rude lights!
It doesn't matter where you live, this temple of neon really is worth the trek across town to Walthamstow for.
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!
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.
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!