Hobbs Barbers

Health and beauty , Spas South Bank
  • 3 out of 5 stars
(14 user reviews)
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Ellie Ross
Nestled in between the stalls of Borough Market and under the London Bridge railway tracks, Hobbs has all the charm of an old-school barbershop, with a few hip twists. A mishmash of ’70s tat cover the walls – Bowie posters, antlers, violins, and saucy seaside postcards in golden frames – and Union Jack flags dangle from the ceiling, semi-ironically. It’s no-nonsense here, just cheap-and-cheerful cuts and beard trims, with no appointment necessarily. But sharply-dressed barbers Ian and Wayne will give you a neat, stylish, precision cut, complete with cutthroat-razor finish and plenty of cheeky banter. The train station-style waiting room, in a separate wood-panelled room, is particularly nice touch, where you can read a back-catalogue of Empire magazines or simply watch foodies wander about the bustling market.
Venue name: Hobbs Barbers
Address: 6 Beadale Street
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 9.30am-6pm; Thu-Fri 9.30am-6.30pm; Sun 9.30am-5pm
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Average User Rating

3 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:6
  • 4 star:1
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:1
  • 1 star:6
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Celeste M

Really don't understand all these bad reviews, my experience was very far from it!! I took my boyfriend here after hearing recommendations from friends. The lady that greeted us was very friendly and chatty, considering she was very busy. We never felt rushed and she did an excellent and thorough cut and i'm so happy with the results.


Gus L

Not great - in fact, very poor! First the barber was ramming the trimmer up my forehead with so much pressure, I left with a headache and bulging eyes! He then spent more time dancing around me and posturing to those outside than cutting my hair! At the end of the haircut, and without any prior warning or checking with me first, he started short-trimming my natural, Scandinavian style beard, into some sort of Boyz II Men, R&B cut. I was horrified but he'd already cut down one side by the time I could respond - he then started saying "beards are all about angles and neatness"... I left the barbers looking like some-sort of Craig David tribute/support act. AVOID if you have a beard and you pay attention to your appearance!

Mike C

Visited here for the first time a couple of weeks back, and as great as the conversation was, I felt the job was very rushed. The result was an uneven haircut, that was nothing special. It took 20 minutes for them to do my hair, which would've been impressive had they actually done it with some care and attention. I'd recommend this place for a quick lunch time tidy up, but for a fresh new cut, I'd look elsewhere.

Ronnie G

This info is so out of date. It's £19 for a cut now and a very poor cut at that! I had to ask for a neck shave at the end...never before in a barbers have I had to. I felt it was a mad rush to get finished and get the next guy in. Once home and had a closer look it is very choppy and not neat. I will stick with my local barber at £9 who gives a proper cut and deserves the tips.

Star rating? Had to give 1 to enable a comment but it deserves 0! Even the decor is boring and dirty now.

John H

I've been going to Hobbs for a few years now and I always get great service. Ian is a great guy and always getsthe cut spot on.

Andrew S

Didn't use a cut-throat razor, on request said they stopped using them. Barber rude, answered phone during cut and appeared to have some sort of gastric reflux with smelly burps passing my way on 4 different occasions. NEVER RETURNING!


I wouldn't recommend this place at all. It's rushed and my hair is different lengths. Waste of money as I'll be going to have it evened up somewhere else!


Great quirky barbers, ledge hair cut good price would highly recommend it!!!


Made a special trip across London for a beard trim on a Sunday at 12. Not open. Waste of time.


Brilliant haircut! Music decor service excellent, had my haircut by Ian (request him)


Friendly barbers, quick service, and great results - my wife now won't let me get my hair cut anywhere else!


Just got my hair cut here for the first time today, without doubt the best cut I've had in a very long time. Friendly atmosphere, good music & decor.