British red telephone booth near dry stone walls

Adopt a Kiosk

Turning old phone boxes into new community treasures.
British red telephone booth near dry stone walls

Adopt a Kiosk

Turning old phone boxes into new community treasures.

A new lease of life

A new lease of life

For just £1, more than 5,000 communities have turned our iconic red phone boxes into something that brings more value and enjoyment to local people - from libraries, to food banks, and defibrillators.

  • Step 1

    If you’re interested in adopting a kiosk, email us telling us which kiosk you want to adopt.
  • Step 2

    We’ll review your request and come back to you with kiosk availability, contracts and next steps.
  • Step 3

    After you’ve agreed and paid your £1, we’ll disconnect the phone and leave you in charge.
  • Step 1

    If you’re interested in adopting a kiosk, email us telling us which kiosk you want to adopt.
  • Step 2

    We’ll review your request and come back to you with kiosk availability, contracts and next steps.
  • Step 3

    After you’ve agreed and paid your £1, we’ll disconnect the phone and leave you in charge.

Who can adopt?

  • Recognised local authority (e.g. District or Borough Council)
  • Parish, Community or Town Council (or equivalent)
  • Registered charity
  • Private landowner with one of our phone boxes on their land

We can’t allow private individuals to adopt kiosks unless they own the land the kiosk is on. But our supplier X2 Connect does sell them to interested parties. For further information please contact X2 Connect.

Success stories

Book exchange

"We wanted to add the book exchange as the mobile library only visits briefly once a month. At Christmas we installed lights on the green for the first time, powered from the phone box, and we also installed a sound system with carols and songs written about the village during the Covid lockdown.”

Jeremy James, Chairman of Church Lawford Parish Council

Reassuring

"It’s a fact that no-one really uses payphones anymore, but they look quite iconic, especially in rural areas like ours, so we wanted to retain it from a heritage perspective. Thankfully, the defibrillator has never had to be used but it’s reassuring to know it’s there in case we ever need it in an emergency.” 

Brian Whitehead, Vice Chairman Patrick Brompton Parish Council

British phone box in field amid daffodils

Download our brochure

Find out how thousands of people have used the Adopt a Kiosk scheme to improve their communities and how you could do the same.
British phone box in field amid daffodils

Download our brochure

Find out how thousands of people have used the Adopt a Kiosk scheme to improve their communities and how you could do the same.
British phone box in field amid daffodils

Download our brochure

Find out how thousands of people have used the Adopt a Kiosk scheme to improve their communities and how you could do the same.
British phone box in field amid daffodils

Download our brochure

Find out how thousands of people have used the Adopt a Kiosk scheme to improve their communities and how you could do the same.

Own a piece of British history

If you’d like to buy a classic red phone box for your business – or your garden – get in touch with our partners at X2Connect.

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