Warning! This post will contain lot of pictures 🙂
BT and ChildLine have decided to celebrate a British icon: the phone box! There are about 85 redesigned phone boxes around London these days!
Today I decided to go after some of them and this was not only a good exercise since I walked all around London but also a nice way to discover new spots which will require further explorations 🙂
My loooong walk started from Tower Hill Tube Station and near the Tower of London I found my first phone box..
I took some other pictures around there, will save them for another post 😉 Anyway, I crossed Tower Bridge and went down along the Thames on the other side… There I found other two boxes, but I think I missed a third one…
From there I walked toward London Bridge and then went into London Borough Market, where I found this colourful phone box
After that it was the turn of this Love, Life phone box, located in front of the Tate Modern Museum..
From there I had to do a diversione, because the bank of the river was closed for works around Blackfriars.. so had to take other streets, got a bit lost but at the end I found the way to South Bank and Embankment… no phone boxes there but lot of life as usual! I love that part of the city…
At Embankment Victoria I found another box, blue this time..
Then headed towards Trafalgar Square where I found the reproduction of the Big Ben, a Monster and a phone box with a plant inside!!
I kept walking and between Leicester Square and Covent Garden I found a wild phone box… A giraffe broke the roof of the phone box to eat some leaves…. (this is one of my favourites so far)
In Covent Garden there were quite a lot of them…. I like the one with butterflies…
From Covent Garden I went back to Leicester Square and then to Piccadilly where I spotted these two, even though I think they’re not the only two in that location…
My last destination for today’s walk was Soho where I found other 4 phone boxes… but there again, I think there should be more around that area!
It was a nice walk, maybe a bit long to do all in one day but I had fun! It would be nice to find all of them but is time & energy consuming so I don’t know if am gonna make it!! What is your favourite one?
For the names of the artists and more information click here
- Artistic Phone Boxes (brilliant-london.com)
- BT Artbox: Red telephone boxes with a twist (jobs4creativesblog.com)
- BT Artboxes, Spotted by Where The Art Is (girlwiththetravellingshoes.wordpress.com)
- Hanging on the Telephone (mirrormirror.typepad.com)
- London’s BT Art Boxes (littlelondonobservationist.wordpress.com)
- Artfully Redesigned Phone Booths – The BT ArtBox Project Re-Imagines the Traditional Telephone Box (TrendHunter.com) (trendhunter.com)
- Ever Wanted Your Very Own Iconic Big Red Phone Box? (gizmodo.co.uk)