God's Own Junkyard
Time Out says
Unit 12, Ravenswood Industrial Estate
|Transport:||Tube: Walthamstow Central/Wood St rail|
|Opening hours:||Fri-Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 11am-6pm|
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One of the few free places to visit in London that you would be crazy to miss. I absolutely love this place, it has a strangely calming atmosphere amongst the sea of neon lights! Always being updated, I've been several times and always find something new. Highly recommend if you have friends or family coming to visit, there really isn't anywhere else like it in the country - anyone I've taken is always impressed, creative or not! There's also a few great rustic warehouse/bars next door - Mother's Ruin Gin Palace make all their own gins, I'd recommend the gin tasting menu! Couple of bars serving different beers next door too. For somewhere a bit off the beaten track you can have a great afternoon here!
So it was a while ago since I had been to this little attraction, but it was one of the first to pop up and cause a stir, as well as being the start of the hipster revolution in the stow. Tucked away in a little corner of Walthamstow, this place is a wonder and if you get dizzy looking at all of the lights this wonder is also a cafe. Or if you fancy something a bit stronger pop next door to mothers ruin, a cozy little gin joint.
After googling ‘Quirky things to do in London’ this was one of the top on the list so my friend and I decided to try it out – and we are so glad we did! Located around the back of an old industrial estate its far away hidden from everyday life, adding to its wonderful weirdness. Walking into the property was literally like walking into a rainbow of colour and light, we didn’t know where to look first! Literally every wall and surface is crammed with hundreds of neon signs and installations, and then there were even more covering the ceiling. We walked around for about an hour just mesmerised by the bright lights and signs, we then sat down for a coffee at the lovely little onsite café to take it all in. The owner was happy for us to take pictures and explore his wonderful work creations. A fantastic place to visit!
A trek to get to, but so worth it.
It's fun to get lost in and makes for a 10/10 instagram. There's a quaint cafe in the back of this warehouse with light drinks and eats.
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.
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.