F Flittner

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F Flittner
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In business since 1904, Flittner seems not to have noticed that the twenty-first-century has begun. Hidden behind beautifully frosted doors (marked ‘saloon’) is a simple, handsome room, done up with an array of classic barber’s furniture that’s older than your gran. Within these hushed yet welcoming confines, up to six black coat-clad barbers deliver straightforward haircuts (dry cuts £16-£17.50, wet cuts £23-£26) and shaves with skill and dignity.


Venue name: F Flittner
Address: 86 Moorgate
Opening hours: Open 8am-6pm Mon-Wed, Fri; 8am-6.30pm Thur
Transport: Tube: Moorgate tube/rail
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had a short back and sides, pretty well done no complaints, a bit expensive but location is very central 

Not recommended, it looks like a shop that stands for quality and old values of service, but this is in mho not the case. Had a hot towel and wet shave for a whole GBP of 23. A few minor cuts, a few more then necessary but ok, but after the shave still a good number of hair. I pay good money for good serve, but this was not.

I have been going to F Flittner for more than 5 years now and have always received a courteous and efficient service. Their pricing is hard to beat and this remains an absolute gem in the City in terms of its "old-school" styling and no-nonsense approach. I would recommend it to anyone!

Have been getting my hair cut here for about the last 3-4 mths; the older guy who cuts my hair is fast, efficient with the minimum of fuss. I pay £18 and it's money well spent - have previously paid twice that to get the same haircut in the east end (didn't star rate prev. comment)

Was given a warm welcome and picked up a pot of Taylor's shaving cream for a good price. I'll be back to see what else they have to offer before long.

Why oh why did I not read the previous comment before embarking on my own trip to F Flittner?! I only went there for a wet shave so I was pretty comfortable the barber would have been well practiced. I'm now sitting at my desk at work with half my face covered in red blotches and several small cuts. When I said that I was not happy, the 'barber' stated that the problem was my sensitive skin and that the dots of blood covering the complementary tissue were not blood after all. The chap didn't quite have the guile to ask for payment but managed to tell me to clear off (words to that effect) under his breath as I left. There was certainly no skill and dignity shown by my barber. A thoroughly awful place.

The barber was impolite, didn't seem to listen to what I was saying and rushed through the whole thing like he wanted to just get rid of me. It's probably the worst haircut I've ever had.