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Britain's iconic red phone booths find their second calling

Thousands of the dormant phone boxes around the country have been repurposed as micro locations for businesses

Kape Barako's Mr Khalid (above) had to scour the Internet to find refrigeration, shelving and espresso equipment that would fit inside the phone box.

Lovefone's Mr Kerr (right), with chief technology officer Alex Perjescu, plans to open seven smartphone-repair shops in phone boxes nationwide.

Mr Spier (above) built a pod inside the booth in the Holborn neighbourhood of central London to sell hearty salads.


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