London calling: Spot the red telephone box

With all eyes on London there’s never been a better time to celebrate that very British design icon, the red telephone box.

Remember the painted elephant parade and the giant Easter eggs that appeared everywhere from Trafalgar Square to the Southbank? Well now replica telephone boxes have been given a new, stylish lease of life and temporarily installed around London.

More than 80 creative talents, including fashion designers Giles Deacon, Zandra Rhodes and Julien Macdonald, milliner Philip Tracey and architect Zaha Hadid have been involved in transforming the full-size, fibre-glass telephone kiosks into works of art. The public exhibition marks the 25th anniversary of ChildLine and the pieces can be found in various locations around London until the 16th July.


We’ve tracked down the Giles box around the corner from ELLE HQ on Carnaby Street. Have you spotted any yet? Tweet us your pics or let us know @ELLEuk

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