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A trip to God’s Own Junkyard, Walthamstow

God's Own Junkyard, Walthamstow

This year we started a family bucket list – a list of things we want to try and do or visit. Time goes so quickly that we thought this would help us focus on making some happy memories as a family. With a clear day we decided to tick off a trip to God’s Own Junkyard, Walthamstow.

A trip to God’s Own Junkyard, Walthamstow

God’s Own Junkyard is a really quirky place, a funky art store/cafe and bar featuring colourful neon and lightbulb signs and other eclectic pieces. Apparently not only is it home to the oldest signmakers in London, it also houses the largest stock of vintage neons and signs in Europe.

We parked on nearby Summit Road and walked through the cut through to reach the warehouse. It’s pretty unassuming until you get inside.

God's Own Junkyard, Walthamstow

Inside is a riot of a neon wonderland, the walls and floors are crowded with vintage neons and signs of all shapes and sizes. It’s a real mix of vintage signs and new.

God's Own Junkyard, Walthamstow

Is it suitable for kids? Well we took our 10 and 11 year old on our trip to God’s Own Junkyard, Walthamstow and they really enjoyed it. There was so much to see, everywhere you looked was a colourful neon sign. Some of the vintage signs needed a bit of explaining to the kids.

God's Own Junkyard, Walthamstow

Many of the signs can be rented and I could easily imagine them popping up in an episode of Life on Mars!


Where is God’s Own Junkyard? It can be found at Unit 12, Ravenswood Industrial Estate, Shernhall St, London E17 9HQ

Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday but check before visiting

There is a Cafe/Bar

There’s a toilet

There’s even a small gift shop where you can buy postcards

Best to arrive by public transport or park on nearby Summit Road and walk through the cut through


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    Monday Happy Things {Week 380} -
    January 24, 2022 at 7:22 am

    […] the weekend we went over to Walthamstow to visit God’s Own Junkyard which has been on our list for ages. It’s an amazing emporium of vintage and modern neon […]

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    Rhian Westbury
    January 24, 2022 at 11:32 am

    I visited here a few years ago and it was such a cool place to go around. I’d love to go back again, and eat in the cafe there x

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    January 24, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    I love the idea of a family bucket list. This place looks so cool, I’ll have to go and check it out myself. Thanks for sharing about it.

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