I visited the Sir John Soane’s Museum in London recently and was reminded of why this blog exists in the first place:
The Dining Room & Library: On the pier against the west wall is placed a model of the tomb built for Mrs Soane in the burial ground of St Giles in the Fields (now St Pancras Gardens) after her death in 1815. The tomb was the inspiration for the iconic red telephone box designed in the 1920s.
Source: 2013. Sir John Soane’s Museum: a short guide. Sir John Soane’s Museum: London, p 4.
This is a wonderful museum and I can’t believe I have lived in London for almost 20 years and never visited before!
The Lego store in Leicester Square (‘i’ newspaper 26/12/16):
“Street corner telephone parlour”
Bender’s description of a phone box in the year 2000 (Futurama).
This was a recent episode from ‘Arrow’ set in the USA. So why is there a classic UK red phone box in the background?
From ‘The Code’ season 2. A classic shot of the Queensland landscape…
and a classic movie – ‘The Apartment’.
BT may be removing phone boxes in some parts of the UK but they are installing new ones in others parts. Today, in Bloomsbury, central London, I walked past a very new building belonging to the University of London. It looks like fancy student accommodation. The foyer is bright and shiny and in the centre, standing proud, is a gleaming red phone box: