In my ongoing attempt to cross off everything on my London to-do list I ventured to God’s Own Junkyard. Number #46 of 2,559 of Tripadvisor’s things to do in London.
This neon heaven is in Walthamstow, just a 30-minute Overground ride from London Liverpool Street Station. If you exit at Wood Street Station, it’s less than a 10 minute walk to the venue.
God’s Own Junkyard is a collection of neon signs (and now LED signs) by Electro Signs, a family-owned business that makes custom signs as well as sells them. The signs you see are for sale – and for rent if you ever want to showcase one in your house.
The space is compact but as it’s covered from top to bottom with neon signs, giant disco balls and vintage sculptures you won’t be bored for even a second.
I really liked just sitting at the different spots and taking them all in. It was fun spotting the signs from a bookstore on Brewer Street and signs that were in a bunch of movies.
Do note that yes you can take pictures at God’s Own Junkyard, but only with your phone. DSR cameras are now allowed.
In addition to signs, signs and signs there is also a cafe where you can enjoy a drink and tasty bite surrounded by neon signs or outside near a mini waterfall in the garden.
Entry is free and you can visit God’s Own Junkyard at Unit 12, Ravenswood Industrial Estate, Shernhall St, London E17 9HQ.
If you wanna grab a nearby coffee in the area, Coffee Boxx on Wood Street is the place to head for their perfect house blend, while one of my fave Mexican restaurants, Homies on Donkeys is also close by.