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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

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.

1981

Foxtons' revolutionary 0% commission offer was launched together with much longer opening hours: 9am to 9pm!

1982

Foxtons opens its second office, in Fulham Broadway

1983

South KensingtonFollowing the success of Fulham and Notting Hill, Foxtons opens an office in South Kensington

1986

1991 marks a change in branding for Foxtons with the introduction of the first roundel logo design.

1991

ChiswickContinuing its expansion into West London, Foxtons opens an office in Chiswick.

1992

BatterseaFoxtons opens a large office in Battersea, South London.

1994

PutneyFoxtons produces a dedicated lettings magazine for Londoners and opens its sixth office in Putney.

1995

St John's WoodHampstead1996 sees Foxtons move into North London with offices in St John's Wood and Hampstead.

1996

Park LaneislingtonThe flag-ship Park Lane office is opened to serve Central London and a new office is also opened in Islington.

1997

Foxtons rebrands in the late 90s.

1998

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.

2001

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.

2002

MiniIn 2003 the Urban Graffiti Mini was unleashed on London.

2003

Sloane SquareMuswell HillFurther café-style offices are opened in Sloane Square, Muswell Hill and Shoreditch during 2004.

In addition the Hippy Mini was launched.

2004

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.

2005

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.

2006

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.

2007

CamdenSpace MiniFoxtons opens a new office in Camden and relaunches their successful website, scooping more awards in the process.

Space Mini was launched!

2008

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.

2009

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.

2010

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.

2011

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.

2012

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.

2013

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.

2014

Bromley officeRuislip office Early 2015 saw the launch of new offices in Barnes, Walthamstow, West Hampstead, Ruislip and Bromley. Later in the year we opened offices in Surbiton and Croydon.

2015

Loughton officeSutton office Early 2016 saw the launch of new offices in Loughton, Sutton, New Malden, Fulham Bishops Park, Maida Vale, Peckham & Vauxhall.

2016

Wembley officeWood Green office Early 2017 saw the launch of new offices in Wembley and Wood Green.

2017

My Foxtons Revolutionising the rental industry, My Foxtons is upgraded to offer tenants and landlords the option of setting up their new tenancies online, vastly speeding up the rental process.

2018

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