Welcome to our website Special Postbox where we record all of the special postboxes from around the UK that Royal Mail installs, including the London 2012 Olympic gold postboxes.
For the London 2012, Royal Mail painted 110 of its iconic and much-loved red post boxes gold to celebrate every Team GB and ParalympicsGB gold medal won during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. At the time, Royal Mail announced that the post boxes will remain permanently gold to mark the achievements of the athletes and the historic Games. See our 2012 gold postboxes page for more info about them
What’s more, periodically Royal Mail decorate other postboxes to celebrate various events, such as the Golf Open, various sporting events, and other postboxes of importance such as the Charles Dickens postbox, all of which are recorded on the map.