Earlier this summer when the sun started shining we grabbed our bikes and headed out to Walthamstow. What is there might you ask?! Well first of all it is quite a nice new area to explore including a very pleasant cycle along the canal, but second of all is to visit God’s Own Junkyard.
GOJ is a sort of modern day museum of neon memorabilia, originally started by late Chris Bracey it has now become so popural it even got it’s own cafe in Soho.
The neon yard in Walthamstow even comes with its own funky cafe called the Rolling Scones (love the pun there). And despite not being so big in square space it has some of the largest collection of neon signs in the UK. According to this article by the Guardian GOJ has sold neon work to Grayson Perry, Jamie Oliver, the Beckhams, Kate Moss and Lady Gaga and the signs were feared in films such as Batman and Eyes Wide Shut.
It is probably the brightest museum I had ever been to. Me and my camera had a blast! Next we went on to have a couple of pints of ales at the Wild Card Brewery bar next door, which also happened to be delightful