Tinman London’s guide to the best barbers in London includes some of the sharpest places for you to get a shape up, short back and sides or a classic wet shave.
Whether you seek a quick visit or some serious work, our list comes courtesy of countless recommendations and longstanding reputation.
Pankhurst’s barbershop recently moved from Savile Row to new premises on Newburgh Street, just behind Carnaby Street. Offering cut-throat shaves in bentley chairs and a Johnnie Walker lounge – this gentmanly spot proves that Pankhurst is a serious contender for being the best in the West. Oh, and their grooming range ain’t half bad either. Available via Mr Porter.
10 Newburgh Street, London W1F 7RN
Murdock now has seven outlets (Soho, Shoreditch, Spitalfields, 2 x Covent Garden, Liberty and Sloane Street), offering traditional barbering services, wet shaves, haircuts and a shoe shine service. Be sure to check out the website before your visit, Murdock sell lots of good gear – including a classic range of luxury shave products and some suave colognes.
Outlets in Soho, Shoreditch, Spitalfields, Covent Garden, Liberty and Sloane Street
Gentleman’s Tonic mixes traditional barbershop features with updated touches. Sit back, relax and get the job done while you watch the sport on one of LCD screens in front of you. A reliable safe haven for men in need of a shave of cut.
31a Bruton Place, Mayfair, London, W1J 6NN
The Barber at Alfred Dunhill provides one of the best cutthroat wet shaves in London, alongside smart haircuts for the contemporary gentleman. Tradition is fused with modern touches. With a personalised regime for each customer, the Barber at Bourdon House is a quintisential British barber experience. There is also a spa on the premises at the Georgian mansion.
2 Davies St, London, W1K 3DJ
Pall Mall Barbers
Pall Mall Barbers look and feel is traditional to say the very least. Its modest interiors and mid-level pricing make for a unfussy barbershop experience. Aside from shaving services, Pall Mall Barbers also offers 1-hour shaving lessons. Locations include Bishopsgate, Trafalgar Square, Westminster & Fitzrovia.
27 Whitcomb Street, London, WC2H 7EP