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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.


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


Foxtons opens its second office, in Fulham Broadway


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


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


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


BatterseaFoxtons opens a large office in Battersea, South London.


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


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


Foxtons rebrands in the late 90s.


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.


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.


MiniIn 2003 the Urban Graffiti Mini was unleashed on London.


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

In addition the Hippy Mini was launched.


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.


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.


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.


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

Space Mini was launched!


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.


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.


Blackheath office Marylebone and Mayfair 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.


Blackheath office The opening of new offices continued into 2012 with London Bridge, Crouch End, Pimlico & Westminster, Earlsfield and Shepherd's Bush & Brook Green.

Foxtons launched a new service which introduces the ability for landlords and tenants to conduct their rental deals completely over the web.


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.


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.


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.


Women at Foxtons network logoWomen at Foxtons network established


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


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


LGBTQ+ at Foxtons network logoLGBTQ+ at Foxtons network established and attend first Pride In London parade


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.


EV100 logoOur first electric vehicle pledge, we became a member of EV100


Afro Foxtons network logoAfro Foxtons network established


Asia Pacific team launchedAsia Pacific team launched


London Stone logoOur first acquisition, two-branch London Stone becomes part of Foxtons


Career Ready logoOur new partnership with Career Ready is launched to increase social mobility for young people in the communities we work


Foxtons Private Office logoFirst time answering the phone as Foxtons Private Office


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