Truefitt & Hill Gentlemen's


Truefitt & Hill is the world’s oldest barbershop, founded in 1805 in the heart of London’s fashionable Mayfair.

Today, located on St James Street, the company has had the honour of serving the Monarchs of Great Britain during nine consecutive reigns, which extend over the last 200 years.

Mentioned by Charles Dickens and W. Thackeray in their novels, Truefitt & Hill enjoy the unique privilege to claim the title of Britain’s, Europe’s and the world’s oldest, yet still established, gentlemen’s barbershop, as authenticated by the “Guinness Book of World Records”.

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Truefitt & Hill Gentlemen's

71 St. James's Street
St. James's
+44 20 7493 8496
Yelp Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 9 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Truefitt & Hill Gentlemen's

4.0 out of 5 13 August 2016
by Steven P.

Maybe it's just London but for the price, haircut, and shave I do feel it was expensive 90 GBP. I do think the staff is polite and they did take me even though they only had an hour before closing. Another up side is the atmosphere, the barber shop feels authentic and makes you feel as if you've traveled back to the 1920's for a haircut.more

5.0 out of 5 18 May 2016
by Mistuh H.

This company was certified by Guinness as the oldest barber shoppe in the world, they have a Royal Charter and for good reason. Their products are top notch. I straight razor shave and they have incredible shaving creams. The lather is so rich and full it gives you an amazing shave. I ordered the Trafalgar and the Sandalwood and they are aromatic, gentle on your face and give a rich lather....more

5.0 out of 5 4 April 2013
by Jamie E.

Been coming for here for over a year, and still impressed with the level of service. I always ask for Julie. She is a first rate barber, with great attention to detail. Great value for money.more

5.0 out of 5 14 November 2009
by John H.

Why Get a Straight Razor Shave at Truefitt & Hill? This place occupies the position of one of the leading men's barber shops in the World, perhaps one of the oldest - and it is well deserved

It's relaxing. The straight razor shave is the facial for manly men. The experience is definitely a treat. There's nothing like a hot towel on your face or the manly fragrance of shaving cream to sap the...more

5.0 out of 5 28 December 2008
by experiate

A visit to London by a Gentleman is not complete without visiting truefitt and Hill for a traditional barber shop experience.

Badger brush and curthroat combine to give you the best shaving experience ever.more

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