A Visit To… God’s Own Junkyard, Walthamstow | Chris Bracey Review

The electricity bill would make you faint.

God's Own Junkyard, Chris Bracey, London

That’s not my initial thought standing in God’s Own Junkyard of course.

That’s of pure amazement. But that’s nothing new. I’m a huge fan of Chris Bracey’s neon lights having seen them previously at the Love and Liquid Fire exhibiton in The Southbank Centre and Lights of Soho.

Maybe I was a moth in a past life? Drawn to the bright lights, which there were many. I didn’t expect there to be this many in a random warehouse in Walthamstow.

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I absolutely loved taking photos, trying to work out the best settings of bright lights and dark background. I’m still getting used to my Sony a5000 but it did a pretty good job!

God’s Own Junkyard is more than just a rainy day activity in London (although a great one at that). Once you’ve finished thinking about where you’re going to put all those neon lights in your house (yup they’re for sale), give your eyes a break and grab a tea and cake (or two if you’re a greedy so and so like me) at the Rolling Scones cafe (love a punned cafe name).

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“Just one tea?”

I didn’t have the heart to tell her both cakes were for me…

They have this really pretty beach hut outside (tranquil even when peeing it down).

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Which lights would look perfect in your house? Tell me in the comments section below.

God’s Own Junkyard opening times

Friday – 11am to 9pm

Saturday – 11am to 9pm

Sunday – 11am to 6pm

The nearest tube station is Walthamstow

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