Leading estate agent Hamptons International has launched its own branded taxis in celebration of its 150th birthday. Hitting the streets of London, the fleet comes in three colours, blue, gold and white, and includes the birthday strap line “Moving Together Since 1869”. Throughout the year, the taxis will be making guest appearances at a number of company events, including the two annual Country Roadshows, the Chelsea Flower Show, and Open Garden Squares Weekend.
London taxis have long been synonymous with the capital and are the oldest form of licensed cab in the world. There are about 21,000 black cabs on the streets of London and a cab driver is expected to know over 25,000 roads, 20,000 landmarks and memorise 320 routes within a six mile radius of Charing Cross. The Hamptons International branded taxis form part of the businesses wider celebrations to mark its 150 years in estate agency. So far this year Hamptons International has pledged to give each member of staff their birthday off, as well as sell or let the 150th property of the year for free.
Lesley Cairns, Managing Director of Hamptons International says: “We couldn’t be happier with our branded taxis and look forward to seeing them in action around the capital. London’s black cabs are part of our capital’s great heritage and with a history of 150 years in the property industry Hamptons International are very proud to promote our big anniversary year on the iconic London cab, recognised worldwide.”
In this birthday year Hamptons International is launching “Project Planet” which aims to look at ways the business can make a positive contribution to our planet. To be in line with these objectives Hamptons will calculate and offset all carbon emissions produced by the branded taxis. Images of the taxis will be across Hamptons International social media channels with the hashtags #movingtogether and #Hamptons150.