The Best Barbers In London
The Best Barbers In London

The Best Barbers In London


Find the right barber and it can be a relationship that lasts a lifetime. No more awkward patter. No more doubts about what you’ll be walking out the door with. Whether you’re looking for a regular trim or are considering a full restyle, here’s where you’ll find the capital’s best snippers…


Kings Cross

The newest addition to Joe Mills’ empire, this concept salon channels the celebrity stylist’s years of experience to make it a great destination for men’s cuts. Prices are set by each barber according to the time and skill dedicated to each appointment, so you’ll feel you’re getting a bespoke service just for you. The in-house haircare range, which includes the excellent Grooming Spray, ensures you’ll get the right finishing touch too.


Huckle the Barber

The easy-going atmosphere at its Old Street and Lamb’s Conduit Street salons makes a trip to Huckle the Barber more of a pleasure than a chore. As well as offering the usual cutting services, facials and beard grooming options, it does scalp treatments that should not be missed for the relaxation levels alone. Founder Chris Ward hand-picks only the most talented trimmers, so you can count on every one of Huckle’s stylists.


The Barber

Alfred Dunhill

Attention to detail is the name of the game here. When you book an appointment, whether it’s a classic or clipper cut, you’ll get a full consultation then first-class service throughout. Given its ties with the heritage fashion house, the salon feels resolutely British, so if you’re looking for a traditional gentleman’s experience, this is the place. Grooming products are supplied by DR Harris, the oldest pharmacy in London.


ADAM Grooming Atelier


For a traditional tidy-up in elevated surrounds, look no further than this charming spot within the city’s most famous department store. Alongside precision cuts, beard reshapes and wet shaves, you can opt for express tidy-up treatments such as the Kick Start as well as signature facials and waxing. In case you don’t feel indulged enough, Turkish coffee, beer and Japanese whisky straight from Harrod’s legendary collection are all complimentary.



A stalwart in West Ealing for decades, F4Fade now has an outpost in Fulham. Delivering traditional quality barbering for Afro, European and Asian hair, its skilled team can take on anything from fade outs to French crops and flat tops. It’s not just local Londoners who are fans – the team has been called on by Dolce & Gabbana, Nicki Minaj and Machine Gun Kelly. Ginuwine has even been spotted ducking in for a tidy up.


OS Lifestyle

OS Lifestyle opened ten years ago with the vision of becoming the first carbon-neutral barber in the UK. At locations in Chelsea and Hackney Wick (and Brighton), founders Joseph and George have stayed true to their original commitment: as well as serving up world-class cuts, they participate in reforestation schemes and partnerships with likeminded lifestyle brands such as Evo and Malin + Goetz. They’ve even created their own sustainable shampoo bar for use in the shops.


Ned’s Barbershop

The Ned

With deep green barber chairs, patterned tiles and mahogany panelling, Ned’s Barbershop accurately bills itself as a modern take on a speakeasy. The vibe might be intimate, but the list of treatments on offer is extensive, including everything from a back and sides or restyle to a moustache trim and facial hair threading. For a refresh before an evening out, try the shampoo and style option.



Just one visit to Brixton’s lauded RXB barbershop should keep you coming back. Forget the laid-back environment, free WiFi and cold drinks, and friendly stylists – what really sets this South London institution apart is its dedication to quality cuts, brilliant blending and superb styling. Too time-pressed to book an appointment online? WhatsApp the team instead.



Cool, calm and understated, Manifesto is all about the detail. Expect precise haircuts and grooming services from barbers at the top of their game, all using quality products – think Le Labo, Davines and Tom Daxon. Enjoy a traditional wet shave or treat yourself to ‘The Dandy’, an indulgent 90-minute treatment that includes a beard trim, haircut, hair treatment, head massage and a glass of whisky. 




Founded a decade ago in Edinburgh’s West End, Ruffians quickly became known for its friendly service, stylish interiors and creative barbering skills. The following year, it moved down south and opened a flagship salon in Covent Garden, and has since opened in Marylebone, Shoreditch and within Liberty. The focus here is on high-quality cuts, beard trims and cut-throat shaves.




On a side street off Upper Street, this one is fast becoming a favourite of those in the know. Founded by two of the capital’s top stylists, you’re in good hands, whether you’re booking in for a cut, beard tidy or speedy back and sides. There’s a focus on sustainability – it only uses organic products and plants a tree for every treatment it delivers – and prices are relatively affordable.



Acqua Di Parma


A trip to this traditional Italian barbershop feels like a luxury affair. In the Men’s Designer Street Room in Selfridges, the Barbiere has 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.



With locations in Soho, Covent Garden and Shoreditch, Murdock is made for the modern gentleman. Each barber has been handpicked by the Murdock team, meaning you’re always in good hands, and each has their own style. Whether you have 15 minutes or an hour, there’s a treatment to suit – book in for the speedy Style & Go to leave you feeling your best ahead of a date or interview, or indulge in an hour-long treatment for top-to-toe grooming.

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GEO. F. Trumper

GEO. F. Trumper's roots date back to the mid-19th century and its interior maintains all of that old-school, barbershop charm, with a relaxing smell of sandalwood as you step inside. Whether you're after a wet shave, a cut, beard reshape or something more modern, its skilled set of stylists are professional and quick. Cuts start from £41, which is pretty reasonable compared to others in this area.


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