As cheesy as it may sound, a picture of the traditional red telephone box should be on everyone’s must-have photo list whether you are visiting or residing in London. It is not only a British cultural icon; it is also fun to snap those common photos in and around the red phone booth. Without further ado, here are the best places in London to get the perfect shot of these iconic red telephone boxes.
Smithfield Meat Market
Smithfield Meat Market is a beautiful Grade II listed market building with six red phone boxes under its iron roof. It houses two phone box designs, Kiosk No. 2 and Kiosk No. 6, and displays these red boxes against its cool-toned Victorian structural truss. This location is visually striking with its time capsule effect.
Board Court, Covent Garden
Five in a row! Board Court has these red phone boxes lined up against a Georgian façade. The Young Dancer statue nearby also offers creative opportunities to capture the phone booth
Parliament Square, Westminster
It presents a great opportunity to snap the red phone box with the equally symbolic Big Ben Tower as the backdrop. Or, if you want other angles, Westminster Abbey is there as well. Routemasters and black cabs also drive by frequently. There are plenty of opportunities to take those interesting London-ish photos here at the Parliament Square.
Byng Place, Bloomsbury
Located at Byng Place, these phone boxes stand in front of a Grade I listed Neo-Gothic church in a triangular plaza space. Here, it captures a periodic difference in English design element emphasis simply with a click of a button.