LONDON | God’s Own Junkyard is located in an industrial estate in Walthamstow, far from the tourist attractions of Zone 1, but those who venture out to visit are rewarded with a sensory stimulation unlike anything else in the capital.
Walking into God’s Own Junkyard is like stepping into Las Vegas meets Blade Runner on steroids. Every surface of the family run warehouse space is covered in neon and bathed in light. The factory has produced neon for all kinds of clientele over the years, from Soho sex shops in the 1960s to Hollywood film sets and celebrities like Lady Gaga, the Beckhams, Jamie Oliver and Kate Moss. There’s neon here that’s been in Captain America, Eyes Wide Shut,Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Tim Burton’s Batman just to name a few. You can’t help but smile and be awed as you walk through the space and admire all that’s on display.
Sadly, founder Chris Bracey passed away after a battle with prostate cancer in 2014, and today God’s Own Junkyard is run by his wife Linda and sons Marcus and Matt. When visiting, make sure to stop pass the fantastic Wild Card Brewery and Mother’s Ruin Gin Palace, which are located in the same industrial estate.
God’s Own Junkyard
Unit 12, Ravenswood Industrial Estate
London E17 9HQ
Telephone: 020 8521 8066