Telephone box

kiosk for a public telephone designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

A telephone box or phone booth is a public kiosk enclosing a payphone. It is usually an item of street furniture, though some may be inside a building.

Two red telephone boxes

United Kingdom telephone boxes were designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and were common in the UK, Malta and Gibraltar. The colour red was chosen to make them easy to spot. Because of the growth of mobile phones, telephone boxes are steadily being removed.[1]

A Post box in a telephone box in Warrington, Cheshire, England.
K2 red telephone boxes behind Enzo Plazzotta's bronze, "Young Dancer", on Broad Street, Covent Garden, London

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  1. "Service level - BT Payphones".

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