Umar Khalid stands outside the converted red telephone box from where he runs a coffee shop in Hampstead Heath, north London. Photo: AFP

Britain’s red phone boxes get a radical repurposing as mobile phones render them obsolete

Often abandoned and vandalised, some of the phone boxes are getting a makeover and finding new uses – as a tiny cafe, a stylish hat shop, as heart defibrillator points. When it comes to finding new uses, the sky’s the limit

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Umar Khalid stands outside the converted red telephone box from where he runs a coffee shop in Hampstead Heath, north London. Photo: AFP
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