Five K2 telephone kiosks, Broad Court, London WC2, England Image by M0tty via Wikimedia

UK’s iconic first red public telephone box listed

Heritage Minister Helen Whately has announced that the prototype for the UK’s first red public telephone box has been upgraded to Grade II* in recognition of its iconic design status. Created in 1924 by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (1880 – 1960), the prototype K2 (Kiosk No.2) telephone box formed the basis of the design of future telephone boxes across the country. 

Heritage Minister Helen Whately: “The red telephone box is an internationally famous British icon and I am delighted that we are able to protect the first of its kind.”

Read the full press release here.

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