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History of Foxtons

Founded in 1981, Foxtons started life as a two-person agency in Notting Hill. Over the years we are proud to have become London's leading estate agent.

Key stages of Foxtons

1981 Foxtons was founded in Notting Hill Gate, London, as a two-person estate agency determined to make its mark on the local property scene by doing things differently.
1982 Foxtons' revolutionary 0% commission offer was launched together with much longer opening hours: 9am to 9pm!
1983 Foxtons opens its second office, in Fulham Broadway.
1986 South KensingtonFollowing the success of Fulham and Notting Hill, Foxtons opens an office in South Kensington.
1991 1991 marks a change in branding for Foxtons with the introduction of the first roundel logo design.
1992 ChiswickContinuing its expansion into West London, Foxtons opens an office in Chiswick.
1994 BatterseaFoxtons opens a large office in Battersea, South London.
1995 PutneyFoxtons produces a dedicated lettings magazine for Londoners and opens its sixth office in Putney.
1996 St John's WoodHampstead1996 sees Foxtons move into North London with offices in St John's Wood and Hampstead.
1997 Park LaneislingtonThe flag-ship Park Lane office is opened to serve Central London and a new office is also opened in Islington.
1998 Foxtons rebrands in the late 90s.
2001 In early 2001 Foxtons opened its state-of-the-art headquarters in Chiswick, West London. At Foxtons HQ, hundreds of business professionals provide a vital support service enabling our front offices to focus on what they do best: selling and letting property.

2001 also sees the first branded Foxtons Minis zipping around the capital, prompting many imitations.
2002 EalingBalhamThe first café-style offices are launched in Ealing, Richmond, Balham and Wimbledon marking a turning point in the estate agency industry.

In addition the Hot Rod Mini was launched.
2003 MiniIn 2003 the Urban Graffiti Mini was unleashed on London.
2004 Sloane SquareMuswell HillFurther café-style offices are opened in Sloane Square, Muswell Hill and Shoreditch during 2004.

In addition the Hippy Mini was launched.
2005 MiniThe 2005 Camo Mini was inspired by contemporary London street fashion.

Foxtons.co.uk is awarded many high profile awards, recognising innovation, quality and ease of use.
2006 Canary WharfGuildfordIn July Foxtons opened a new office in the business heart of Docklands at 20 Canada Square in Canary Wharf. Further offices opened in Kingston, Guildford and Woking marking the start of an expansion into Surrey.

2006 also saw the Punk Mini hit the streets of London.
2007 DulwichPinnerFoxtons open offices in Dulwich and Pinner, bringing the total number of offices to 23. Both offices launch with Foxtons' trademark 0% commission offer.

Foxtons.co.uk wins more prestigious awards, including best estate agency website in the UK.
2008 CamdenSpace MiniFoxtons opens a new office in Camden and relaunches their successful website, scooping more awards in the process.

Space Mini was launched!
2009 Fly searchWebsite awardsFoxtons creates an innovative, animated 3D property search which lets you 'fly' between properties, adds Google Street View to properties on Foxtons.co.uk and wins more prestigious awards.
2010 North Finchley X-ray mini In early 2010 Foxtons launched its new 'X-ray Mini' which was created in collaboration with one of the UK's most exciting contemporary artists, Nick Veasey. New offices were also opened in North Finchley, Temple Fortune, Streatham, Willesden Green and Clerkenwell.
2011 Blackheath office Marylebone office The opening of new offices continued into 2011 with Blackheath, Marylebone and Stratford.

Foxtons awarded Best Lettings Agency of the Year at the prestigious Sunday Times Property Awards.
2012 Blackheath office The opening of new offices continued into 2012 with London Bridge, Crouch End, Pimlico & Westminster, Earlsfield and Shepherds Bush.

Foxtons launched a new service which introduces the ability for landlords and tenants to conduct their rental deals completely over the web.
2013 Brixton office Barnet office The opening of new offices continued into 2013 with Brixton, Barnet, Enfield, Hackney, West End, Twickenham and Crystal Palace.

Foxtons also had a successful IPO in September.
2014 Brixton officeFoxtons Mini 2014 Early 2014 saw the launch of our iconic 'Anniversary Edition' Mini design, plus new offices in Beckenham, Greenwich, Earls Court, Harrow, Stoke Newington, Tooting & Wapping.

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