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English Red Telephone Boxes Gifts And Souvenirs

Updated on September 15, 2014

English Red Phone Booths

The traditional British red telephone box is a classic sight on the streets of the country. Everybody recognises the red phone box and so it lends itself perfectly to souvenirs and gifts. Whether it's a memory of a trip you've made or a hope for a trip you want to make, try any of the items below with the iconic red phone booth design.

Image: Phone boxes, Royal Courts of Justice, London, England - EU33 DWA0003 - David Wall - 6x6 Quilt Square

Red Phone Booths, Buses And Pillar Boxes - Sights of England

What most says "England" to you?

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Red Phone Box By Houses Of Parliament - And a red London bus

Routemaster bus and red phone booth, Westminster
Routemaster bus and red phone booth, Westminster

A London bus and a red phone booth near The Palace of Westminster (the Houses Of Parliament),

Image by Jon Bennett [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Red Phone Booth Decals And Posters

Most of these come in a range of sizes and prices so check the one that suits you.

Red Phone Box Phone Cases

Stand out from the crowd and protect your phone with a bright red phone box case.

The company that makes the iPhone case below does a range of styles for all popular phones: click the link and explore for more.

Red Phone Box Gifts

Small gifts to suit budgets, stocking fillers, everyday presents. From silver cufflinks to craft items, something for everybody.

Hats, T-Shirts And Sweatshirts

Get the red phone booth design on a variety of clothing items for men, women and children.

Have You Been To England?

Have you visited England?

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Visiting England

If you're thinking of a trip to England then have a look at the official Visit England site.

You can research accommodation on Trip Advisor. They also have details of flights and restaurants, with some useful customer ratings and reviews.

A good site that can show you last minute bargains is LastMinute.com.

If you're going to London, make sure you don't spend a fortune on cabs and taxis by using the deals on Transport For London.

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What's your favourite English city or area?

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      Tony Payne 2 years ago from Southampton, UK

      We love Stratford Upon Avon, spent a lovely long weekend there last September.

      I lived in London for 15 years, and although there is so much to see there, so much has also changed, I don't really have much desire to go back, but I do love the small villages and beautiful countryside that England has to offer.

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      julieannbrady 2 years ago

      Gosh, haven't made it to England yet ... would love to get London a spin ... I've actually been on a red double-decker tour bus - but in NYC. Hopefully, I will get a chance to travel to Scotland soon with my mom and then mosey on down the road to London!

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      Tony Payne 2 years ago from Southampton, UK

      It's nice to see that a lot of places are now retaining their older style telephone boxes. The newer ones look terrible, and even worse when vandalised! Of course most people have no need for them these days as they use mobile phones, but they are still quintessentially British.

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 3 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      If I do have the chance to travel again, I certainly will not miss England!

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      EMangl 4 years ago

      from the view places i saw, brighton

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      Meganhere 4 years ago

      I love the Cotswolds. But London is special to me.

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      LoriBeninger 4 years ago

      Each shire has cities with such unique personalities...it is too hard to decide! I admit to a soft spot for Stratford-on-Avon and Henley-on-Thames. Lovely.

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      worldwidesouven 4 years ago

      I love London

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have so many favourite English cities and am so lucky to be living in one of the most historic and beautiful :)

      Those red telephone boxes remind me of my childhood, when there were very few phones in houses and the red telephone box in the middle of the village used to take old pennies and it was very well used.

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      BestRatedStuff 4 years ago

      Used to have them where I grew up to, sad when they were taken down :) Love seeing the few left when I get to London. A lens full of nostalgia, loved the trip down memory lane.

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      Lisa Auch 4 years ago from Scotland

      So funny, we used to arrange our Saturday nights out, via our Red Telephone boxes, calling each other in different villages and arranging what bus to get on! oh how FB has changed the world! I do love the traditional red boxes though!

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      Just the photos of the Thames.

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      Congratulations! I am glad to read this lens! Blessed :)

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      Paul 4 years ago from Liverpool, England

      @SandraWilson LM: Still some of the old ones around,though many have gone

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      SandraWilson LM 4 years ago

      Had no idea they still had phones boxes these days.

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      getmoreinfo 4 years ago

      These English Red Phone Booths are really great I love them, nice selection of photos too.

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      Loraine Brummer 4 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      Congratulations!! I don't know how long it's been since I've seen a outside phone booth. Just in the movies, I guess.

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      moonlitta 4 years ago

      Never been there, but hopefully I will:) Congratulations, this is a really fun lens!

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      julieannbrady 4 years ago

      Oh, I would say London ... until I get to visit and find another favourite city. Would love to retire in the countryside someday.

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      KatyCrystal 4 years ago

      London, Buckingam Palace and London Tower

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      TheCandle LM 4 years ago

      I can't help but think of the Harry Potter movies when I see the red telephone boxes. Nice lens. Thanks.

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      Brandi 4 years ago from Maryland

      I guess I can technically say I was in England, although I never left the airport. :) Hoping to get there someday for a nice, lengthy visit. I love the red phone booth iPhone covers...brilliant! Congrats on your Imminent accolades and your Purple Star...well deserved! :)

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      ManipledMutineer 4 years ago

      London is a firm favourite, but Edinburgh, Manchester, Newcastle, etc., all have things going for them, not to mention the ancient cathedral cities...

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      MissMalaprop 4 years ago

      I spent a month in London in 2004 but also got to visit some other towns around England. I also really enjoyed Brighton and Bath!

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      I love Brighton, Seaford and Eastborne. Nice little towns in the south of England. Thanks for a fun lens

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      Vikki 4 years ago from US

      I haven't visited, but II find it all very intriguing really. Congrats on your ticket! Beautifully done.

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      Elyn MacInnis 4 years ago from Shanghai, China

      I guess London - because I have friends there. Love the telephone booths!

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      aquarian_insight 4 years ago

      My favourite city is London - because I was born and brought up in this great city! If you ever visit Kingston in Surrey, which is where I went to uni, there is an art installation by David Mach of a row of telephone boxes that are toppled over.

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      Expat Mamasita 4 years ago from Slovakia

      What a gorgeous selection of english red telephone boxes, and congratulations on your raffle ticket.

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      Titia Geertman 4 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

      Hé, I thought I'd left a comment here. Well anyway I love your red telephone boxes and I came back to say congrats on your raffle ticket in the imminent. Well done and well deserved.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Love the lens, would like to particpate on your Facebook page too but doesn't look as though you are accepting new people.

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      Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

      These are marvelous. I love the red phone boxes.

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      flycatcherrr 4 years ago

      I lived in Yorkshire for a time, back in the dark ages, and sometimes think of visiting again to see if the moors are still there. Great walking.

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      BeyondRoses 4 years ago

      I've never thought about visiting England, but If I did, it would be someplace near the sea.

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      InnovativeToys 4 years ago

      I'd like to get outside London and see Oxford, Stonehenge, the Lake District, Cornwall, but there's so much to see in London, that it's a tough choice!

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      poppy mercer 4 years ago from London

      As I live in town, my choice is always the country. My current favourite is a really pretty vilage by the sea called Eype in Dorset. Wonderful deep water for swimming, beautiful cliffs for walking, and very quiet.

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      Richard 4 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      So many places I would like to visit, but I think the top of my list would be the Cotswolds.

      We still have a few of the old red phone boxes around this area. One, only a few hundred yards away.

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      jolou 4 years ago

      I'd like to see the Lake District, Cornwall and Devon.

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      seegreen 4 years ago

      I have been past that red phone booth by parliament that you have a photo of. My husband wanted to take a photo of the family crammed in it but none of the family wanted to do that. I felt bad for him, but still, posing for photos like that isn't my style. And yes, I am sure it is EXACTLY the same one!

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      Paul 4 years ago from Liverpool, England

      @Titia: You might like the Wye valley: http://www.wyevalleyaonb.org.uk/

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      Titia Geertman 4 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

      Never been to England, but if I should go, I would prefer a bit of a rough country side with lovely old cottages, I don't like cities that much, though they can be beautiful too. Loved your red London mailboxes. Blessed.

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      Lou165 4 years ago from Australia

      I grew up in Dorset and want to take my daughter back one day to visit Dorset and Devon, but I also want to explore Northern England as I never didn't get further north than Oxford when I lived there! Of course we can't go back without showing her some of the sights of London and she wants to go to Windsor Castle to see Queen Mary's Dollshouse as I've talked about that to her a few times over the years :)

      Love your page there's something quintessentially English about the poppy red telephone boxes.

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      Paul 4 years ago from Liverpool, England

      @GonnaFly: Sadly, many of them have disappeared, though some tourist areas have had the good sense to slap preservation orders on them.

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      Jeanette 4 years ago from Australia

      I've never been to England, so I can't say which is my favourite area.

      I was wondering though how many of these phone boxes are left. Most of ours seem to have disappeared with the increase of mobile phones.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Do I really have to choose? I want so badly to visit the country because I'm in love with everything English, so I can't choose one city. The only way I'll ever be able to go is by ship, and I haven't saved enough pennies for that yet. Maybe someday..... I love these red telephone booths, and nobody can see them without thinking of England. Wonderful lens, thoroughly enjoyed. Blessed

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      Carol Fisher 4 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      I can remember red phone boxes from when I was a child. In those distant days we had old pennies (before decimalisation) and you had to put in 2 pennies to make a call from the box. If it wasn't answered, you pressed button B to get your money back. Lots of people forgot and I and every other child of my generation, I think, never passed a red phone box without going in to press button B. Sometimes I'd get lucky and it would give me 2 pennies.

      Sorry, that hasn't answered your question. I'm not sure I can choose a favourite city - maybe London where I lived for a long time, perhaps Bath near where I live now. York is lovely too and I like the vibrancy of Manchester. It's no good, at this rate I could name every city in England. They all have their attractions.

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      Ann 4 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      there is a red telephone box at the bottom of the steps leading up to my house - in the 5 years I've been here, I've never seen it used. There are very few working ones left now - great lens

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      employmentresources 4 years ago

      I'd love to visit Cardiff where they make several of my favorite tv shows. (Like Doctor Who with a BLUE phone box) :)