Discover the Electric City exhibition
With its stunning interiors, shimmering glass, wrought iron structures and airy cobbled walkways, the City of London’s iconic Leadenhall Market featured as a film location for wizard-world shopping street Diagon Alley in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, as well as many other movies including Tomb Raider, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and more.
From Wednesday 26th May until the end of July, lights, neon and a great deal of action will come in to play at this Victorian covered market. Leadenhall Market will collaborate with Gods Own Junkyard on an immersive technicolour production involving multiple units and
Electric City will allow Gods Own Junkyard to display some of the key pieces to chart their own place within movie history.
While their legacy was established by Dick Bracey in 1953, producing neon for cinemas, casinos, nightclubs and fairgrounds, their journey in film started with Bladerunner. Later while up a ladder installing a piece of neon in Soho, Gods Own Junkyard’s founder, the late neon artist Chris Bracey had a chance encounter with the art director of Mona Lisa who wanted to film scenes in a sleazy strip club. This led to many more commissions and four decades of producing neon, sets and signs for films, many of which they still have today.
Electric City is an opportunity to spotlight some of these iconic signs, a way of reflecting on Gods Own Junkyard's cinematic history, in addition to their much-discussed Soho nostalgia.
Electric City is part of an exciting programme of events and activities to celebrate the reopening of
Leadenhall Market’s 35 boutique retailers, bars, restaurants and cafes.
Click on 'Explore' to discover the Electric City exhibition via the spaces it occupies, or browse the pieces available to purchase.