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Using Telephones in London


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London Telephones - Introduction
London Telephone Box, Taxis and Double Decker Bus
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I am English and every time I go to the US I forget about the 'secret 1' that has to be added before dialing outside your area. In London we don't have 'secret' numbers but you may still be baffled by all the codes.

BT Directory Enquiries is: 118 500 or you can search online.

What's the number for International Directory Enquiries from the UK?

If you need assistance, you can speak to the UK Operator on 100.

In an emergency, dial 999.

Click next to find out about Recognizing London Telephone Numbers.

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