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The Vintage Guide To London | December 18, 2017

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Three traditional London barbers

Three traditional London barbers

While London has plenty of new and cool barber shops offering a premium service and old school razor cuts, there are still some traditional shops that have been going for over a hundred years. Here are three traditional barbers that have been around for well over a century.

Geo F Trumper
This barber has been open for business since 1875, and now runs two shops, one on Curzon Street, Mayfair and the other on Duke of York Street, St James’s.

The Curzon branch (pictured above) remains distinctly Victorian complete with mahogany paneled private cubicles. You can choose from a wide range of treatments from wet shaves to facials and the shop stocks a huge variety of shaving equipment as well as their own range of grooming products such as soaps, gels and tonics.

pall mall barbers

Pall Mall Barbers
Based in Trafalgar Square and Fitzrovia, Pall Mall Barbers has been around since 1896. Decked out with oak panels and ceramic basins, this barber still feels traditional while its excellent staff know how to work anything from old school shaves to cutting edge facial hair sculpting (yes, that is a thing).

F flittner

F Flittner
Nothing seems to have changed here since Flittner opened its doors in 1904. As traditional as the Edwardian enterior are the barbering services on offer, no-nonsense hair cuts (think short back and sides) and classic wet shaves.