If you’re looking for something quirky and unique to do this weekend, then check out Gods Own Junkyard for an enlightening experience…
If you read my blog, then you’ll know that I like to find things to do that are a little different. Whether it’s seeking out some crazy golf courses or checking out rooftop activities, I like to visit new places and do new things.
My boyfriend lives in Walthamstow, so we usually venture further into London to find something to do at the weekend. But on a quick google search last weekend, I found God’s Own Junkyard.
God’s Own Junkyard is a lock-up packed full with neon lights, light decorations and neon art. Chris Bracey, who has been the Neon man for 37 years, has created iconic artpieces for many people, and has a cult following in London and Los Angeles. The art is made from salvaged signs, old movie props, retro displays and circus lighting – just to name a few.
Chris has made, installed and collected signs that have appeared in many films behind big stars, including Eyes Wide Shut featuring Tom Cruise, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory featuring Johnny Depp and Batman featuring Jack Nicholson. Once films are done and dusted, the set is discarded – including the beautiful hand made neon art. So, Chris has managed to collect and salvage old neon signs, architectural advertising and quirky art over the years, and has created God’s Own Junkyard, where they can live and never die!
J and I walked around for about 10-15 minutes and admired all the light and art. It’s such a feel good place, the colours are so beautiful and cast pretty shadows on the warehouse walls. There’s a lovely little cafe in there too, so I definitely want to pop back to try out the home made cake!
I took over 50 photos here, (in the space of 10 minutes!) so it’s hard to narrow down my favourites. If you ever find yourself in East London and want something to do for an hour or so, then God’s Own Junkyard is the place to go!