Historic Greenwich red phone box on market for £57,000

Phone kiosk in Cutty Sark Gardens
The phone box is right next to the Cutty Sark

Budding entrepreneurs who fancy their luck at dialling up a profit can buy a historic phone box in the heart of Greenwich at auction later this month.

The kiosk in Cutty Sark Gardens is on the market with a guide price of £57,500, with online auctioneer BidX1.com calling it an “iconic piece of British heritage located next to the Cutty Sark”.

After BT decommissioned the kiosk, planning permission was given in 2018 to turn it into an ice cream shop, although it is currently being used for advertising.

Cutty Sark Gardens phone kiosk
The kiosk is being used for advertising

The kiosk, which is also next to the Old Royal Naval College and Greenwich Pier, has mains electricity and generates £4,320 in rent each year, BidX1.com says.

Other old phone boxes in Greenwich, outside the Mitre pub, have played host to a coffee shop and mobile phone repair booth in recent years.

The K6 phone box was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott – the architect behind Battersea and Bankside power stations – in 1935 to celebrate King George V’s silver jubilee. It is listed by Historic England.

The auction will take place at BidX1.com on December 16.

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