This website tells the story of Britain's famous red telephone box. There are profiles of the different telephone boxes, a timeline, facts and figures and photographs, along with profiles of Britain's other street kiosks, including police boxes and motoring organisation boxes.
Parliament Square in London, is a popular location for tourists. More often that not, along with the historic buildings lining the square including the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, tourists will pause to have their pictures taken standing alongside or inside one of the red telephone boxes.
The Telephone Box has become an icon of British design, alongside the black taxi and the Routemaster bus. It is part of this nation's heritage and identity. However, from a peak of over 70,000 in the 1980s, today there only 11,000 red telephone kiosks surviving in public service.
Giles Gilbert Scott
The K2 kiosk was Britain's first red Telephone Box. It was the winning design from a 1924 competition to find the design for a national kiosk. Designed by British architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, the K2 was introduced in 1926 and over the next nine years some 1,700 examples were installed mostly in London. The design of the K2 features many influences of classical architecture. Just over 200 examples... Read more »