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Unicorn Kiosks are the acknowledged experts when it comes to the restoration of red telephone boxes and cast iron street furniture.

We supplied the landmarks that you see in Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, The Tower of London, the Olympic Park and across the UK.

We have carried out restorations for British Telecom, The Corporation of London and English Heritage.

We are the choice for BT Heritage, The National Postal Museum and The National Kiosk Collection.

We supply and help Councils and private collectors throughout the world.

You can even see our work on the Design Classics stamp from the Royal Mail.

Only Unicorn can offer you this standard of experience.

  Chairman's Choice  
We were delighted to provide a fully restored kiosk for the retirement of BT ( British Telecom ) Chairman Sir Christopher Bland.

The Jubilee kiosk was unveiled at BT Headquarters in London. After the ceremony we installed it in his garden.

  A landmark idea !


Many local authorities across the country have taken up BT's offer to adopt their local kiosk. Among the groups are the residents of Ambridge in Borsetshire, home for Radio 4's The Archers.

Many will keep their payphones, whilst others have become art galleries, information centres and swap libraries.Some have been fitted with heart defibrillators. Either way the feeling is strong to keep these loved landmarks.

We have helped many local groups with free restoration advice. Please feel free to contact me with any question. Digital images are also very helpful in assessing a kiosk.

Contact Tony Inglis 020 8651 2436 or email


  Magic Box  
  In the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix the Ministry of Magic is the most important institution for wizards in the country.

It is located in the London underground. Entry is via a London telephone box.

We worked with designers from Warner Brothers, to provide a K2 kiosk.

We have provided kiosks for many films and tv productions. You can see one in the heart of the village in Emmerdale.

  A kiosk and a half!

K6 Telephone kiosks
  You can see an unusual piece of our work at the Yoo development at the old Telephone Exchange building in Maida Vale.

We welded two K6 boxes together to make a twelve foot giant telephone box.

This striking landmark is dressed with an unique Jubilee interior fitted on Italian marble and purple velvet drapes!

These unusual fittings reflect those inside the converted building created by top designer Philippe Starck.

  Kiosk corner  
We have written a series of articles for the Telecommunications Heritage Journal. They advise on what factors to consider when buying and restoring your telephone kiosk. As ever, we are happy to advise for free and as a supplier to BT we have all the spares that you will need.

1.Buying your kiosk
3.Dressing your kiosk

  Red and Green  

Most of our customers will place their telephone box in their garden. And good positioning goes a long way to showing your kiosk at its best.

Slightly hidden so as to be a surprise to visitors and against a background of deep green foliage always works well.

Our telephone kiosks have been used at Hampton Court and Chelsea Flower Shows. Our work have been used as centre pieces in Gold Medal winning gardens, as water features and smothered with flowers and foliage. This year's Hampton Court Show saw the Edible Bus Stop designers use our pieces in their Riot of Colour garden.

We also provided the centre pieces for the British themed garden for the people of Lille. Fittingly it is titled the "Rain Garden".

  Buyers beware!  
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and Unicorn Kiosks seem to be the one to copy. Other sites have popped up offering kiosks that have plagiarised our own. Unfortunately they are pretty shabby versions. I take calls from many collectors who have been let down by these firms. Needless to say all content and images on this site are the property of Unicorn Kiosk Restorations and cannot be reproduced without permission.

My advice is to look out for "experts" where the only contact is a mobile phone, or sites that offer no examples, prices or previous work. We are always available for advice free of charge.

Contact Tony Inglis 020 8651 2436 or e mail

  Back in Order  
Unicorn restored the famous "Tumbling Telephones" sculpture in Kingston upon Thames. The sculpture is a line of twelve telephone kiosks leaning against one another. I can reveal however that there are steel supports inside the kiosks.

The sculpture by David Mach is properly called "Out of Order" and had suffered from vandalism. We stripped the paint back to the bare metal and welded any breaks. After reinforcing the structure we painted, fitted new handles and telephone signs.

The sculpture was officially unveiled by the Mayor of Kingston.

  A selection of satisfied customers