GoogaMooga wrote:trans-chigley express wrote:GoogaMooga wrote:
But still very much associated with London, wouldn't you say?
No. A British icon for sure, but never specific to London. Certainly not by UK residents.
From the poll I'd go for the bus, it's what springs to mind immediately for so many people I know when they think of London. That Big Ben and Tower Bridge.
But the red phone booth, like the Bobby's helmet, is a universal icon known to people all over the world, many of whom may not know much about the UK outside of London. You go to souvenir shops in London and I think you'll see representations of both on sale.
There's a faux British pub in Half Moon Bay, called Cameron's that displays both. Half Moon Bay is a coastal town, obviously, about 25 miles south of San Francisco. They are known for a big pumpkin festival they hold around this time each year.
They serve the most excruciatingly bad pasties the world has ever seen (or tasted).