Murdock's artfully over-scrubbed interiors, full of flock wallpaper, vintage shop fittings and retro-packaged products, belies the small London chain's real age. Its first barbershop, in Shoreditch, opened in 2006, and still perfectly delivers the sort of centuries-old faux-heritage that is often copied but never bettered. With a full grooming package, from wet shaves, manicures and in-chair treatments to simple cuts and clever restyles, the décor may be old but consistent, high quality service is relaxed and contemporary. Accessories, manly gifts, art books and a generous edit of lotions and unguents, including Murdock's own branded cologne (from Black Tea to Vetiver) are all available at the brand's four London locations.
Other branches: Shoreditch, Covent Garden and Liberty