Known for the infamous demon barber of Fleet Street, Sweeney Todd, the City of London has been associated with the world of men’s grooming for decades.
Nowadays, thanks to the City of London’s best barbers, you’ll leave in one piece and sharper than ever.
Looking for a quick tidy, or something to get you noticed? The Square Mile has countless hair-raising groomers dotted around the area, all catering for your individual needs.
We’ve scoured the area and trimmed it down to five of the best barbers in the City of London for you to peruse. Snip snip.
Huckle The Barber
You’ll find the independent barber shop on both Old Street and Lambs Conduit Street. The modern and stylish barbers prides itself on traditional services in a cool, laid back environment. Expect a relaxed vibe, music, drinks on tap and an experienced hairdresser at your disposal.
340 Old Street EC1V 9DS
ADAM Grooming Atelier
Inspired by the barber shops of Istanbul and their craft, ADAM’s offer an extremely top-of-the-range personalised experience. Following the Turkish and Roman traditions, you can choose from a wide range of services, including massages post-cut. You can find your nearest ADAM’s near Monument station.
37 Eastcheap EC3M 1DT
The East End location in Shoreditch is brimming with energy. The stylish and unique interior is inspired by the building’s former life as an abattoir – think exposed brick and existing architecture. The award-winning team are very welcoming to their salon, which blurs the lines between a coffee shop and barbers. A cool place to sip on an espresso while getting your fade touched up.
46-48 Rivington Street EC2A 3QP
Ted’s Grooming Room
The brainchild of Ted Baker London, Ted’s Grooming Room is a high-end location to get a haircut. Another traditional nod to Turkish barbering, treatments include cut-throat shaves rounded off with ear flaming. Finish off each session with a hot-towel treatment and massage. The perfect place if you’re looking for a pamper.
31 Theobalds Road, Holborn WC1X 8SP
Pall Mall Barbers Bishopsgate
One of the oldest barbers in London and one the City of London’s best barbers, the chain has now migrated across the pond to New York. Start every session with a consultation to help your barber deliver the perfect service for you, whether that’s a luxury wet shave or a simple beard styling. What’s more, you can take home some of the salon’s own products to keep your trim in shape between appointments.
123 Houndsditch EC3A 7BU
Jack The Clipper
Dredge up a better named barber’s – we’ll wait. This expertly titled shop draws inspiration from one of the capital’s most infamous figures, but you’ll be pleased to know the cuts here are much cleaner than that of London’s Ripper. Retro-cum-industrial vibes capture the personality of the place, and there’s no doubt you’ll be checking yourself out in the glass fronted skyscrapers as soon as you make your exit.
47 Bow Lane EC4M 9DL
Turkish barbers have a rich history in London, and Pascha Barbers brings all the tricks of the trade to the City of London streets. Pitched at Throgmorton Street close to the Gherkin, expect the full gamut of skin fades and straight razor shaves alongside treatments like brow threading and face masks to help you glow. Go on, you know you’re worth it.
27 Throgmorton Street EC2N 2AN
Okay, you can probably guess that the barber’s set inside one of the City’s top private member’s club is, well, a cut above. Expectably regal with a speak-east riff on it’s decor, this gentleman’s retreat offers traditional wet shaves, cuts, facials, and all manner of grooming options to make sure you are looking spic and span ahead of drinks or dinner at one of The Ned’s exceptional bars or restaurants.
27 Poultry EC2R 8AJ
Main picture: Ruffians Barbers