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8 London Curious Phone Booths

Ever thought you could get a coffee, salad or even a book to read out of a phone booth? Here’s where to find London’s most amazing phone booths!

Superman uses phone booths to change, Doctor Who uses a phone booth cover to travel through time and space. Let’s see what else Londoners use them for, now that public telephones are very unpopular!

Out of Order by David Mach

This amazing art installation was unveiled all the way back in 1989! Upon seeing it, I really thought this would’ve been at least 10-15 years younger, but certainly not 28 years old. Okay, it was actually renovated in 2001, but still, this is such a dashing and creative idea. It took my breath away!

Find it at Kingston Upon Thames, nearest station is Kingston Railway.

Kape Barako Coffee Shop Phone Booth

If you’re in the mood for some delicious coffee, visit this curious phone booth in London! ​Umar and Alona (who met on the bus!) turned the signature London phone booth into a coffee shop. Cold and rainy weather doesn’t bother them, and you can order many types of delicious coffee <3

Find them at Hampstead High Street at the Hampstead tube station. Follow their unique phone booth on Instagram and Facebook too!

Spier’s Salads Phone Booth

If you’re in the mood for a very quick and very healthy bite, head over to Bloomsbury Square and get a salad prepared in a phone booth.

Find this phone booth right at the heart of London – next to Saint James’ Park tube stationΒ and make sure to visit before 3pm!

Lewisham Micro Library

Here it is – London’s smallest library! “It’s not what you get, it’s what you leave behind” says the inscription inside. You can freely take, replace and leave books, but the best part is probably the people you might meet hanging around there during the weekends. The best part is that each time you go, there will surely be new literary universes for you to explore!

Find it at the corner of Loampit Hill and Tyrwhitt Road at the nearby St John’s railway station.

ATM Phone Booth

There are a few phone booths in London that have been turned into ATMs, you just need to look hard enough! I found this (by chance) one afternoon at Sloane Square and I was fascinated. So next time you’re looking for an ATM in London, make sure you take a quick look around the phone booths themselves.

WiFi Phone Booths

Walking around London, you’ll see more and more of these WiFi phone booths popping up, especially in the center (and around Trafalgar Square). Londoners are definitely embracing the new era and bringing tourists happiness <3

TARDIS Phone Booth

As a huge Doctor Who fan, this is definitely one of my favorite phone booths in London! If you’re not hooked up on the famous BBC TV show yet, now is a great time to start. TARDIS is short of Time And Relative Dimension In Space and is basically, the Doctor’s spaceship which he uses to travel around through time and space. Okay, I know it sounds a bit weird, but trust me, once you’re hooked, there’s no coming back <3

Find this curious phone booth right outside of Earl’s Court tube station!

Phone Booth in Mayfield Lavender Farm

My friend and fellow blogger Curious Pavel found this amazing booth in the lavender fields! If you go there in June, you’ll be able to see the lavender blooming and take some amazing photographs. Check out his video and his channel:


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  1. Pavel

    Thank you do the feature πŸ™
    Next time you can get a picture there as well so you can add it to your gallery here 😍

    January 15, 2018 Reply
    • Rosie Kerrigan

      Hehe I just need to get to London at the right time this year! :)) Thank you too!

      January 20, 2018
    • Pavel


      January 20, 2018
  2. Christina

    Rosie! I am OBSESSED with this post. It literally speaks to my soul as an England-obsessed quirky person lol. I’ve already been to the TARDIS but none of the others. How cute is that library?! This isn’t in London but I read once there’s a secret bar/speakeasy in New York where the entrance is hidden inside a hot dog shop, and you have to go inside this red phone booth (within the hot dog place), dial a special number and tell them your reservation, then the wall opens and you get to go inside this secret bar. It is my life goal to go there lol.

    January 27, 2018 Reply
    • Rosie Kerrigan

      OH. MY. GOD. I am opening up SkyScanner to look at tickets to NY, this would honestly make my year!!!!! I can’t imagine how cool that must be. We should TOTALLY plan to go there together (not kidding) πŸ˜€ And I am so so glad you’ve enjoyed my post so much, THANK YOU! You’re awesome!! <3

      January 27, 2018
  3. Maike

    That is so cool. I am in London so often but I never saw one of these amazing phone boxes. I will definitely check out some of them next time! Thanks for sharing.

    January 27, 2018 Reply
    • Rosie Kerrigan

      Hehe you really should!! I really enjoyed “hunting” all of them (that Micro Library was a bit hard to find!), but I just had to see them all myself πŸ™‚ Thank you!

      January 27, 2018
  4. Cristina

    OMG OBSESSED! This looks so cool! Especially the library one is adorable! I have to see those in real life next time I go to London! Thanks for sharing!

    January 27, 2018 Reply
    • Rosie Kerrigan

      Hehe thank you so much, Cristina!! So glad you’ve enjoyed my post πŸ™‚

      January 28, 2018
  5. Agness of eTramping

    Wow! These phone booths are so exceptional and I would love to see all of them, Rosie! Thanks for the practical guide!

    February 14, 2018 Reply
    • Rosie Kerrigan

      Thank you so much, Agness!! I’m really glad you’ve enjoyed them πŸ™‚ It was like a scavenger hunt for me to find them all hehe!

      February 15, 2018

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