How to play Hello Lamp Post


Pick an object

Look out for an item of street furniture with a serial code on it.


Say hello

Send a message in this format: Hello object #code e.g. “Hello postbox #360431” to


Keep talking

You’ll soon get a reply.

Answer the object’s questions and learn what other people have to say.

After your first conversation, keep playing

Hunt down as many objects as you can, or return to same objects again for more in-depth conversation.

Created by PAN Studio

Presented by British Council

In partnership with Art Council Tokyo

Originally developed for
Watershed’s Playable City Award 2013