There are a huge number of barbers all across London, some good, some bad, some plain ugly but there are some real standouts.
Here are my 5 top barbers I’d recommend regularly for people in and visiting London.
Johnny’s Chop Shop
Johnny’s Chop Shop has two barbers in London. The first just off Carnaby Street on Marshall Street and the other based inside Topman at Oxford Circus. Johnny’s Chop Shop is your modern barbers with a real classic branding and influence throughout their shops. For a haircut it is very reasonably priced at £26 and a buzzcut from just £15. They have their own line of Johnny’s Chop Shop hair products which I’ve tried and tested, plus with their insta famous barbers, it’s your go to in London for the latest on-trend styles.
READ THE REVIEW: Johnnys Chop Shop Review
Fish in Soho is a barbering institution. Having been open for over 20 years on D’Arblay Street, in what used to be an old sex shop, the barber shop is split over two floors and has a lot of retro charm. You might be more familiar with Fish from their Fish hair products, but at the Fish salon this was one of the best mid fade haircuts I have had. Fish hair cuts start from £40 and it is definitely a venue you would want to visit.
READ THE REVIEW: Fish Soho Barber Review
One of London’s newer barber chains is Ruffians and their unique barber shops are popping up across London at a rapid rate. Founder Andrew Cannon created Ruffians when he wanted to develop a barber shop that was all about the experience and offer a variety of gentlemen grooming services that include all the shaves and beard trims you might require, alongside a serious selection of coffees and alcoholic drinks Ruffians is in the upper-mid priced barbers, with a haircut coming in at £50.
READ THE REVIEW: Ruffians Covent Garden Review
Gentlemen’s Tonic in Bruton Place Mayfair is a gentleman’s retreat and not quite your traditional barber shop. The interior is composed of wood and leather with high-tech music consoles and LCD screens in each of the private haircutting stations. It’s luxurious setting and spacious private booths really do make it an experience as much as just a hair cut. Gentlemen’s Tonic is on the higher end of the price range and if you are looking for an hour’s escape, why not book in for a haircut and throw in one of their treatments too.
READ THE REVIEW: Gentlemens Tonic Review
Huckle The Barber
Huckle The Barber is based on Old Street and my preferred location on Lamb’s Conduit Street near Holborn. Huckle The Barber has some great barbers, specialising in classic barbering to the new up and coming barbering techniques. Huckle always has great beers and spirits on offer and even have themed nights for it’s customers. Huckle offers the full barbering service and I have always enjoyed my visits here. A shampoo and haircut is £45.