10 Of The Best Barbers In London

10 Of The Best Barbers In London


Barbers are back open and they need your support. Whether you’re in the market for a post-lockdown treat or a simple shape-up on a budget, here are ten of the capital’s finest.


Best For: Overall Experience

Why We Rate It: Championing old-world craftsmanship and traditional Turkish technique, Adam Grooming Atelier is a stylish one-stop shop for all your grooming needs. At branches across the capital, plus a new place within Harrods, visitors can expect a slick operation, whether they go for a classic cut, head and neck massage, or simple beard trim. The expert team has all the advice you need, while someone will ensure you’re completely relaxed with a drink in hand. Head to the Harrods branch and you can unwind with a freshly brewed Turkish coffee, an old fashioned or a Japanese whisky on the rocks from the in-house bar.
Prices start from £25.

Visit AdamGroomingAtelier.com


Best For: The Works

Why We Rate It: Step into Ruffians and you know you’re in good hands. The award-winning grooming company has four locations across London, plus a place in Edinburgh. Settle down in the chair with a beer, cocktail or coffee, before talking through the treatments on offer in a proper consultation. A beard tidy will leave you looking a little sharper, while the full restyle is the ultimate post-lockdown treat. Ruffians’ own products are worth trying too – the Argan Beard Oil is an SLMan favourite.

Prices start from £18.

Visit Ruffians.co.uk

Adam Grooming Atelier


Best For: Quality Products

Why We Rate It: At locations in King’s Cross and Holborn, Manifesto is all about the detail. It calls only on top-notch products – think Davines, Le Labo, Haeckels and Tom Daxon. Expect precise haircuts and grooming services from barbers at the top of their game. Enjoy a traditional wet shave or treat yourself to ‘The Rehab’: a haircut, a traditional wet shave or beard trim, a head massage and treatment of choice, all delivered with a glass of fresh juice.

Prices start from £25.

Visit Man-ifesto.com


Best For: Afro/Textured Hair

Why We Rate It: A favourite of Stormzy, Reggie Yates and Anthony Joshua, this one’s ideal for men with afro or textured hair. Frontman Mark Maciver has over 20 years’ experience and is renowned for his precision cuts. As one of the most affordable options on this list, a shape-up will set you back £12 while the ‘SliderCuts Supreme’ (for the freshest trim) is just £40. Scroll through its Instagram to see what you can expect.

Prices start from £12.

Visit SliderCuts.com


Joe & Co


Best For: Sharp Haircuts

Why We Rate It: Celebrity men's hairstylist Joe Mills is one of the best is the business. His Soho branch has temporarily moved to 7 Green’s Court, but you can still expect the same great service. The team can handle haircuts, wet shaves and beard trims, as well as maintenance treatments when you just need a quick touch-up. There’s free wine, beer or coffee with every appointment.

Prices start from £17.

Visit JoeAndCo.net


Best For: Old-School Precision

Why We Rate It: On Great Suffolk Street in Southwark, Cutters Yard is the stylish old-school establishment to have on your radar. Ideal for a quick trim or post-work treatment, the team use Aveda Men products in each service, from cut-throat shaves to beard trims. Signature facials draw on products from Lab Series and Clinique. If you’re after a serious skin fade, Cutters Yard is the place to go. Check out the package deals too – these expert barbers can achieve close to beard perfection.

Prices start from £15.

Visit CuttersYard.com

Cutters Yard


Best For: A Treat

Why We Rate It: A trip to this traditional Italian barbershop feels like a luxury affair. In the Men’s Designer Street Room in Selfridges, the Barbiere has quickly established itself as one of the go-to places in the capital. You can enjoy a range of experiences from a quick-yet-relaxing Express Shave to eyebrow shaping and skin-enhancing face peels, all of which use the brand’s luxury products. All while the marble flooring and suave leather chairs make you feel like you’re in an upmarket corner of Italy.

Prices on request.

Visit AcquaDiParma.com


Best For: Relaxing Treatments

Why We Rate It: Mühle makes some of the best shaving tools on the market and its barbershop is also nothing short of excellent. On Newburgh Street in Soho, visitors can browse the shop before heading downstairs for treatments including beard sculpts, haircuts and express facials. There are six services to choose from, with each one done incredibly well. This one gets extra points for the signature fluffy hot towels.

Prices start from £20.

Visit Muehle-Shaving.co.uk

Huckle The Barber


Best For: Affordable Options

Why We Rate It: With locations in Soho, Covent Garden and Shoreditch, Murdock London was made for the modern gentleman who wants a sharp cut while sipping on a quality whisky. The extensive treatment list has everything you need, including classic haircuts, and beard and moustache trims. Visitors can take in the suave interiors – think cool art and installations of Murdock products – while finishing off a session with a quick manicure.

Prices start from £15.

Visit MurdockLondon.com


Best For: Hassle-Free Haircuts

Why We Rate It: Huckle The Barber has branches in Shoreditch and on Lamb’s Conduit Street. Whichever one you enter, you’ll feel as though you’ve just walked into a New York establishment. Known for their five-star haircuts, every member of both teams has expert knowledge to guide you to the right treatment. The feel here is laidback and easy as visitors can relax and enjoy the treatments alongside some expertly curated playlists. Be sure to check out the Huckle The Barber grooming line too.

Prices start from £18.

Visit HuckleTheBarber.com


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