The red phone box is symbolistic of the UK and is greatly intertwined with its history and image. The most representative form of this product is the K6 phone box designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1935.

Red was chosen as a colour since it is visually striking and draws attention to them. Whilst not loved by everyone they have become a design icon that can be seen dotted all over London. Whilst there are a few outside London that have been recovered most fell into disrepair or were replaced by modern BT varieties which don’t have the same appeal. The image of this icon draws all nationalities to them, evidenced by the many people stood having their photos taken with them!

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