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”.
Venue Details & Map
Truefitt & Hill Gentlemen's
71 St. James's StreetLondonSW1A 1PH
- +44 20 7493 8496
Top 5 reviews of Truefitt & Hill Gentlemen's
Having never treated myself to a cut throat shave, I thought I would treat myself the next time I was in London. Obviously there are many shops to choose from. However, having read the reviews I decided to give these fine folks a try.
Although this is an expensive luxury, it was worth every penny. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable experience at the hands of an expert.
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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
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
Another fantastic men's grooming store not to be missed. Very friendly staff and knowledgeable about the product line they sell. A favorite shaving cream of mine is the "1805" brand and Grafton street. Also very convenient if you would like to test the aroma of these fine products! more
I was surprised I had not written a review for this place but it's the original men's grooming shop, and continues to maintain a royal commission. They'll give you a great haircut but they also have unique and useful grooming products for sale, and you'll almost feel like you're in a hotel, from when you book your appointment to when you leave. Classy, confidential, and courteous. more