Life-Sized British Phone Booths Invading Boston

Filed in Local Events by on September 22, 2009 0 Comments

VisitBritain, the national tourist office for England, Scotland and Wales, and Virgin Atlantic Airways, one of the world’s leading long-haul airlines, are bringing a piece of Britain to the streets of Boston with their “Get More Britain” campaign tomorrow Wednesday (Sept 23rd). Stop by at Boylston Plaza by the Prudential Center (800 Boylston Street) between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm for a chance to win a trip to London.

How to Win?

It’s simple. Find the ringing red phone boxes at the plaza (and 3 other locations in the Boston area – see below) and complete a simple British trivia quiz: 1. Enter a phone booth 2. Answer the phone 3. Provide your contact information to the caller 4. Answer a question. Remember, the question does not need to be answered correctly to enter the “Britain Calling” sweepstakes. Commuters who dare to pick up the phones will have a chance to win a deluxe trip for two to London on Virgin Atlantic. So keep an eye out for the 9 life-sized British phone booths on Wednesday!

Consider yourself warned.British Phone Booth

Additional British Phone Booth Locations:

North Station, 126 Causeway Street, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Harvard Square Station, 1400 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Back Bay Station, 100 Huntington Ave, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Here’s what in store for the lucky winner:

  • A five (5) night stay , at the luxury London hotel – Royal Lancaster, includes daily breakfast buffet and round-trip ground transportation from Heathrow Airport to hotel.
  • Two (2) Economy round-trip tickets on Virgin Atlantic Airways.
  • One (1) $500 American Express® Gift Card

A little phone shy? Don’t worry, Fiona Doherty,Virgin Atlantic spokesperson, mentioned there will be a cast of modern and traditional British characters (Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth I, a Beefeater, a British Bobby, a Queen’s Guard and more) that will help with the quiz. She also added, “We’ll have Virgin Atlantic cabin crew on hand to help serve traditional British ‘grub’ and a Union Jack clad DJ playing British beats from all decades”

The “Britain Calling” sweepstakes winner will be picked on Sept 28th (Monday).

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