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Hobbs Barbers

Health and beauty, Spas Borough Market
4 out of 5 stars
(28user reviews)
Hobbs Barber
Ellie Ross

Time Out says

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.



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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Users say (28)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3.7 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:17
  • 4 star:1
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:1
  • 1 star:8
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Fantastic haircut and service. Lovely staff and great atmosphere in a unique location. I always recommend this place!

I am as a customer! A man. I went there two times! Two times with the same hair cuter(man). I'm a Chinese young student who wants to try get some old school haircut of UK style maybe? Just like the timeout said on Ad. The first I went there, after he done my haircut, he asked 22£. I said ok and paid. I was thinking: really? It should be less, and I saw the man before me only paid 15£. But I did not say anything. Maybe because I used the hair gel? I gave him 22£, and left. The second time, same person cut my hair, and after he finish, this time I did not use anything! And I asked him how much? He said: 25£ please. I actually asked him three times, just trying to make sure! THIS IS NOT JUST ABOUT MONEY! It's about the TRUST, REPUTATION,SERVICE. I believe he does this not because he find I'm a Chinese young student who is easy to lie. He may have his reason. I have two more questions: how does this barber shop on the top4 of London UK? Do you really think a shop such like that with the lie and cheat on customer could represent the Great UK?


I went here as I couldn't get to my normal Babers and just wanted a tidy up. Customer service wasn't great. I then specifically asked the lady not to cut too high and just completely ignored my request, rounding my head off from the back.

Next time I visited my Babers he commented on how much she had screwed my hair up.

Unless you're an old guy who doesn't really care about his hair I strongly suggest you this place.

Awful job and higher price than expected - 20£ for a dry cut, not 14! Got my haircut done in roughly 5 minutes, in fact when I got home I realized that  it was terribly done and some parts were shorter than others.  The only positive thing is the shop per se, but I spent 20 pound spent for a terrible terrible job and I will need to go to a barber - a good one this time - to fix the mess very soon.

Not too bad, nice people, nice little shop, good haircuts for decent prices, will certainly be returning to Hobbs.

So nice to have a local barbers where you can get to know the person who's cutting your hair.

Don't understand all the people giving bad reviews! This is a truly unique barbers, where you feel like you know the people who work there as a close friend.

Couldn't be happier, a good friend of mine recommended this place to me a few years back, I was a tad sceptical about changing my barbers, the kind staff made me feel very welcome. Since then, I haven't even considered changing barbers! Would recommend to anyone in the Borough Market, or even if you have access to travel to this place, do it!!

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.


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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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