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Tuesday 15 February 2011

+442077344784, China Town, Gerrad Street, ADJ Telephone Exchange, W1D 6JH

Shot in the heart of London's Chinatown. Was taken in early morning and you can see the restaurants receiving their deliveries, along with the Chinese community members coming by to collect their Chinese language newspapers. This box has stood for time even though the once famous London Chinese phone boxes (with Chinese design) have been removed as they were deemed offensive to Chinese people. I've managed to obtain a picture of the old Chinese phone booth from this exact same location. You can see it below. Also the building this box stands up to, is the local telephone exchange. One last thing, this is not the original china town. The original china town was located in the Limehouse area of East London, where they came as part of a global sailing community (I will try to get a payphone of that area featured here sometime soon).