Red Alert: London Bus, Telephone Box and Post Box

Paint the town RED!

I guess that saying is applicable when you are in London. You can spot something ‘red’ in almost every corner. They say that it has something to do with its ‘bloody’ history, but i am not so sure about that.

Some of the popular icons in London are the London Buses, Telephone Box and Post Box – All painted RED!

The Old London Bus and London Taxi

LONDON BUSES – I am not so sure if there is a town in other European countries that are all Red, but the London Bus is one of the most featured Icons of this unique city. During my stay, I saw the old and new version – The 1963 Routemaster and the 2005 Alexander ALX400. I was able to ride the new version only.

What I like about commuting in London via bus is that it is not as toxic as in other countries. I always have my Oyster card with me that I can reload every other day. Using the Oyster card is much cheaper compared to when you pay your fare in the bus.

Riding in a London Red Bus is also safe since there are CCTV cameras. There are designated bus stops to avoid much hassle especially on rush hours.

London Telephone Box – Take a peak at the photos posted inside LOL

London Telephone Box – Since almost everyone in London have their mobile phones with them when they go out, the London Telephone Box is rarely used. It is interesting though that you can also check your email in some of it. I don’t recommend minors to go inside the booths just because partyline numbers with sexy pictures of girls are posted all over. I wouldn’t be surprised if the song ‘Bootie Call’ by All Saints years ago was inspired by it. Bring it on, bring it, bring it on nah!

London Post Box

London Post Box According to a reliable source, the London Post Box is the first one to be painted red sometime in the 18th century. Usually, the Post Boxes from England are categorized into two: Stamped and Franked Mail. The Royal Mail service picks up the mail three times a day –  Early Morning, After Lunch and Late Afternoon. It is safe to drop your mails here πŸ˜€

London is such an interesting city. I am planning to make more entries related to the interesting pictures I took during my stay there. On my next trip, I am compiling a list of hotels in London that are unique enough to blog about. That would be cool, right? πŸ™‚

11 Comments

  1. parang gusto ko din sumakay dun sa double-decker red bus at ikutin ang kagandahan ng London πŸ™‚

    March 15, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Tama πŸ˜€ Lagi akong nasa taas lalo na kapag malayo-layo ang pupuntahan πŸ˜€

      March 15, 2011
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  2. carla said:

    envy much πŸ™‚ i’ve always wanted to go inside that red telephone box and board the red double decker. thanks for sharing. great post πŸ™‚

    March 15, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Hi Carla! You will too one day πŸ˜€ thank you for dropping by πŸ™‚

      March 16, 2011
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  3. Meynard said:

    Hello ate Mica. The London Telephone box was used in the Harry Potter movie series as an elevator. ^_^ share lang.

    March 16, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Wow. didn’t know that πŸ˜€ I’m not a huge Harry Potter fan pero interesting fact yan. Sa Kings Cross platform lang alam ko na HPlandmark hehe

      March 16, 2011
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      • Meynard said:

        WOW naman! HEHE. ikaw na! Buti na lang nakasakay na ko ng double deck na bus dito sa QC nung bata pa ko. Kaso hindi umaandar. xD

        March 16, 2011
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        • Senyorita said:

          Hehehehe makakasakay ka rin soon πŸ˜‰

          March 17, 2011
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  4. Ed said:

    wala bang nagtangkang mag Superman at nagbihis sa telephone booth? haha

    March 20, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Wala akong natiyempuhan eh :))

      March 20, 2011
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