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The Red Phone Boxes in United Kingdom now turned into red mini offices.

Many of United Kingdom’s miraculous, attractive and red phone boxes owned by the company named as POD WORKS have turned them into mini offices that can be hired for short stints.

This famous British red phone box was designed as part of a competition in 1924. It is now instantly recognized around the world. But with smartphones rendering their service obsolete, a number of other noble ways have emerged to preserve this piece of history.

British Telecom BT red phone box near Brockenhurst


For the past few years it was being used as a place for only making telephone calls, but the attractive red phone boxes are now enjoying a change of sorts. The red phone boxes and the phones in them have been rendered virtually obsolete by the smartphone. But a few of the quick-thinking entrepreneurs have stepped-in to make use of the tiny spaces. One of them, a New York based co-working company BAR WORKS, has turned United Kingdom’s iconic and marvelous red phone boxes into fully functioning mini offices.

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Pod Works is now offering renovated versions of the classic red boxes. It is fitted out with everything you need in a mini office. A WiFi, charging sockets, printer, scanner, heater and, of course a phone. “They’re aimed for those entrepreneurs and people who are always on the move and needs a convenient, affordable and private place to work,” the company says.

Red phone box
Red phone box


“Why sit in a noisy, public coffee shop when you can sit in one of our secure Pods and truly focus on your work ?”. The micro offices are aimed at travelling business people.  People who might be tired of working from a cafe or looking for a bit of peace while working. The company is creating a network of these mini offices around United Kingdom by starting from London.


It also offers yearly memberships for just over $430 (£250), for access to any phone box office. Buying a monthly or yearly membership also gives users access to the company’s virtual assistant. This can help with office duties such as drafting letters, researching and responding to emails.




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