The UK’s iconic red phone boxes are slowly being decommissioned, but many are finding a new lease of life as alternative locations for a variety of enterprises — from libraries to nightclubs!
Ring the changes: phone boxes new lease of life as other things
The UK’s classic phone red box is an enduring icon of British design, held in even higher regard by the British public than the double-decker bus and the Union Flag. However, in today’s cell phone era, these phone boxes now have little practical use. Rather than allowing them to disappear from the landscape altogether, some enterprising Brits have adopted disused phone boxes and turned them into a variety of enterprises, including coffee shops, bars, art galleries, and more.