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About London
London Index
Getting to London
Facts about London
The Queen's Guards
Royal London
Buildings and landmarks
The People
London Transport
Essential information
Shops and Markets
What to see
(important street)
Annual Events
London Police
Food and Drink
Open Spaces
Districts / Areas
History of London
River Thames
Hidden London
Arm Chair Travel
British life and culture - England, Scotland and Wales
Telephone Boxes of London

The Red Telephone Kiosk (telephone box)

The red telephone kiosk was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott at the request of the Post Office in 1924. (Gilbert Scott also designed Waterloo Bridge and Battersea Power Station.)

image: Two different telephone boxes

Two different telephone boxes are seen in London.

K2 Telephone Kiosk

The first telephone kiosk was known as the K2 - the K stands for "kiosk".

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Too expensive for national use, the K2 was produced exclusively for the London area.

image: Close up og the top of K2
The royal emblem of the crown was made by pierecing holes through the top facia.
This acted as a ventilator.

All K2 kiosks now on the street are preserved as Listed buildings.

K6 Telephone Kiosk

Designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George the Fifth in 1935 the K6 kiosk was the first to be installed across the country. The K6 is smaller than the K2

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image: Close up of the top of K6

Modern Telephone Kiosks

Black Telephone Boxes (kiosks)

A K6 design used by one of the new telecoms operators. (Red telephone boxes are owned and run by British Telecon)

image: black telephone boximage; Black telephone boxes

Internet Telehone Boxes (kiosks)

BT introduced KXPlus in the late 1990's. It has a domed roof.

image: internet telehone box

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