The bright lights of God’s Own Junkyard, Beak Street

This weekend has been all about starting the festive month in style (or in a festive jumper!). I’ve had so much fun that I thought I’d take a festive-breather and share some bright lights with a difference – God’s Own Junkyard. A collection of neon signs gathered or created by Chris Bracey that have popped up in Soho’s Beak Street for anyone to browse or buy (if you have a few grand to spare).

I’m a bit of a magpie when it comes to pretty lights so when I spotted this exhibition in Stylist magazine and then The Frugality I had to check it out.

I was in the area this weekend so I took the opportunity to pop in. It’s quite difficult to miss it …

Chris clearly has an eye for a good bright light collecting signs from films like Eyes Wide Shut, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Batman as well as salvaging old neon signs and giving them a new lease of life. Popular amongst celebrities and fashion houses, you’ll find them in Vogue and homes of the wealthy. It’s well worth seeing them for yourself.

Picturing which one you’d buy if you had the cash and where it would go in your [imaginary] mansion.


This one was my favourite…

I got a little mesmerised by the flashing lights.

What do you think? Would you put one in your mansion?

The exhibition ends on 6 January and you can find it at Circus of Soho 47 Beak Street London W1F 9SE.

1 Comment

  1. December 3, 2012 / 8:11 am

    This looks brilliant. I work in the area so will head up one lunchtime soon to check it out.