London's best barbers

Got a face that's fuzzing or a mop in need of buzzing? Here's where to get the best haircuts and wet shaves in London

Research has shown that we trust our barber more than a priest or the police. It probably comes down to the fact those wielding the scissors know that if they get it wrong there’ll be hell toupée, ahem. Plus you really have to be able to trust a man holding a sharp weapon near your neck. To cut a long one short, if you’re after a lemon squash (wash) and a Sandy Lyle (style) to pair with a new suit or just for a freshen up, this selection of the ten best barbers in London are head and shoulders above the rest.
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Health and beauty, Barbers
Ruffians
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With countless awards under its belt, you can bank on more than just a bog standard snip at Ruffians. The Edinburgh export is now on its third London location, the most recent opened in Shoreditch in October 2016, manned by talented hair experts ranging from an ex-butler to a former social worker and even a part-time cage fighter. We’ll let you guess who is who.
Haircuts from £50
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Gents of London
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Established in 2014, this high-quality Islington inclusion combines an old school barbershop feel with contemporary cuts. Staff are cool as cucumbers but super friendly and, most importantly, really know their stuff. Gents of London also stock their own range of products which we've used and liked. No hard sell, either. Recommended.
Haircuts from £28
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Ted's Grooming Room
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Bid (temporary) adieu to your mop at one of Ted Baker’s 11 Grooming Room spots across London and leave feeling sharper than sharp. The lifestyle brand offers a range of classic Turkish barbering treatments with an added ‘Ted’ twist. Plus, with cuts from just £28.50, the experience won’t shave too much off your wallet either.
Haircuts from £28.50
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Manifesto
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After the coolest cut in Clerkenwell? Take yourself and your tresses to Manifesto. The new razor-sharp outpost on Leather Lane is a metropolitan mix of Instagram-baiting interiors, speakeasy-inspired reception-cum-workspace and grooming packages with names like ‘The Dandy’, which include a glass of whisky.
Haircuts from £30
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A modern man’s grooming salon offering the ultimate premium male grooming experience. A place for men to take a break from their busy lives.

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Jack the Clipper
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Jack the Clipper might be the home of cut-throat craftsmanship, but the ancient techniques employed by its demon barbers also extend to using fire to get rid of hair. Thankfully your locks (and your loaf) are in safe hands: the suave saloon was established in 1996 by London's first and biggest family of Turkish hairdressers.
Haircuts from £26
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Truefitt & Hill
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Check in for a chop at this gentleman’s parlour and if you’re lucky you'll get a history lesson to go with it. Founded in 1805, Truefitt & Hill is officially the oldest barber shop anywhere in the world. As well as grooming everyday men for greatness for more than 200 years, the firm’s master barbers have tamed royal manes for nine generations.
Haircuts from £45
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Joe & Co
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With a celebrity client list that includes James Bay, Dermot O’Leary and Jamie Dornan, you’re guaranteed a barnet that’s more Brad Pitt than Boris Johnson at this Soho snipper. Headed up by Joe Mills and an army of hand-picked staff, Joe and Co offers style and technical expertise in an informal and unfussy way.
Haircuts from £30
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Carter and Bond
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Get a trim in a time machine at Notting Hill’s Carter and Bond. Set over two floors, the space is packed with vintage furniture and retro skateboards, with music played on cassette (yes cassette!) Plus, the men’s hair specialists are trained to serve a range of coffees from London-based roasters, Workshop. Barbers + baristas = barberistas?
Haircuts from £35
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Huckle the Barber
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Lamb’s Conduit Street has been transformed into a sophisticated hub for stylish men in recent years and now the road is home to the second outpost of Huckle the Barber. This independent spot promises to keep customers lubricated with top-notch craft ales on tap, and is also planning to launch its own range of products in 2017.
Haircuts from £45
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No gimmicks, independent male grooming of the highest quality with no pretence. Two shops to choose from: Shoreditch and Holborn.

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Pall Mall Barbers
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There’s a lot more to be had than a quick short back and sides at Pall Mall Barbers. One of the oldest and most respected barber shops in the UK, the current line-up of coiffuring confidants boasts more than 350 years’ experience in the art of male grooming between them.
Haircuts from £17
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The Nomad Barbershop
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Miguel Guiterrez is not your average barber. Ten years after starting his career, the Liverpudlian embarked on an epic 12-month journey around the world to perfect his cutting craft. After spawning the immensely popular Nomad Barber YouTube channel, Guiterrez returned to London to set up his own barbershop just off Brick Lane in the heart of the East End.
Haircuts from £32
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Blo Bar
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A beauty salon in Chiswick with an edge. Here you'll be able to get a wash, cut and blow dry, as well as a mani and pedi, waxing, spray tan, make-over, threading and much more. And for parents with young children there's a colourful, fun-filled onsite creche. You can also order in from the area's local restaurants and have a browse on one of the salon's tablets while you're having your treatment.
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We deliver a luxury experience guaranteed to invigorate and relax you, even if you come with a child or baby in tow!

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