The telephone box, a handy device used by many folk in a time before we’d all became mobile zombies, but have you ever wanted to know the history behind this iconic British symbol?…of course you have, don’t lie.

Now you can and without having to pick up a book.

The London Telephone box tour walks you through historical London landmarks and architecture, while imparting knowledge of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s award winning design.

Is the phone box you see today the same as that from 100 years ago, was it ever a different colour?

Answers to these questions and more will be yours during this informative excursion. Starting in the courtyard of The Royal Academy of Arts, and finishing by The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, you’ll also get the opportunity to see the highlights of the West End from a walkers perspective.

So get those hiking boots on (you won’t actually be hiking, but the boots are comfortable) and your cameras out as this is a tour you won’t want to miss!

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The Time: The next tour date is Saturday 11th October 2014, from 2pm – 4pm.

The Place: The group will meet in the Burlington House (The Royal Academy of Arts) courtyard, unless otherwise stated.

Tickets: Cost £8, or £6.50 concession, and can be bought here.

More info & Contact: Go to either phoneboxproject.tumblr.com or www.eventbrite.co.uk for more details and future dates, email: telephoneboxtour@gmail.com


  • Images used from phoneboxproject.tumblr.com & standard.co.uk
  • Info used from phoneboxproject.tumblr.com 


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