CW Address Book: The best barbers in London
Face the day with the first-class shave, style, and grooming places in the capital
Acqua di Parma Barbiere at Selfridges, 400 Oxford St, London W1A 1ABTraditional Italian Shave, £45
The Italian brand's first UK-based barber shop has just opened in Selfridges, offering luxury shaving treatments, facials, and haircuts, along with the brand's iconic grooming products. Housed on the first floor of the department store, the walnut-walled and sunny yellow space is the epitome of shaving experiences, with the master barbers offering eyebrow tweaks, full blade razor shaves, beard tidy and haircuts. Plus stylish art books and a Fiat 500 top off the Italiano experience. You’ll undoubtedly leave primped and preened and ready to face the day.
Pankhurst, 10 Newburgh Street, London W1F 7RNClassic Wet Shave from £55
More of a gentleman’s club than a barber shop – this is the go-to place for CEO and London’s opinion formers. Why? Because Brent and his team offer precision cuts (on no other than a Bentley motor leather chair) while you talk business or just relax and have a tipple in the Johnny Walker whiskey lounge.
Huckle the Barber, 55 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1N 3NBLuxury Wet Shave from £48
Each member of the team has over 5 years of barbering experience and has been handpicked by Huckle Founder, Chris Ward. So sit back and relax in one of the best barbers chairs in London. They’ll offer a brilliant hair cut, shave, beard trim and facial all in stylish contemporary surroundings, with a personal playlist, and tipple of your choice – yes gents there is free craft beer.
Johnny’s Chop Shop, 33 Marshall Street, London W1F 7ETWet Shave, £26
A fun retro salon that fuses no-fuss shave, cuts and grooming with Americana attitude – and all without a heart-attack inducing price tag. Expect on-trend cuts, and a decent wet shave using their hard-working product range.
Truefitt, 71 St James Street, London SW1A 1PHTraditional Hot Towel Wet Shave, £50
Catering to the exacting standards of London's gentry, since 1805, Truefitt has been the ultimate grooming destination and they are holders of a Royal Warrant to H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh. The Traditional Hot Towel Wet Shave includes a half hour of pampering and consists of hot towels, shaving with a cutthroat razor, a choice of shaving cream, cologne, and aftershave balm scents, ending with an invigorating post shave moisturise. Plus there’s also an array of grooming services from beard trims to hair colouring and all come with a complimentary shoe shine.