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    • Qype User chrisg…
    • London
    • 22 friends
    • 119 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    26/4/2011

    I got fed up of paying loads for a haircut that I was never happy with at a local branch of a certain haircutting chain in London. And so I did what anyone in my situation would do, and searched the internet.

    Somehow I happened upon this place and decided to give it a go. I've had my hair cut by 4 different people here - Spartacus (amazing name!) was the first, and thanks to him I've kept coming back. The last 3 times I've had it done by Ben, and he's very good as well. I like the ethos of Pall Mall, you can talk to them beforehand, and they'll give you their honest and expert opinion. The conversation while they're working their magic isn't forced like some places, and they'll also give you tips on styling to give you the look you want once they're finished, and recommend the best product for the job. I've bought some Matt Mudd (which is one of their own brands) like a previous reviewer, on Ben's recommendation, and honestly it's the best hair product I've ever used. I've never had a bad haircut here, and I'll put money on this staying true for the future. Worth every penny, and every star!

  • 1.0 star rating
    7/7/2014

    First and last time for me, I had a really bad experience with Amanda. Most probably she's usually much better and nicer, or maybe everyone else there is, I don't know. But today I left with the worst haircut I've had in years and a bad feeling about the place.

    I hadn't had a haircut for a couple of months, which I told her right at the start. I gave really quite simple instructions, which nobody else has ever had a problem with (really quite short around the sides and the back, but still covered, and longer on top).
    She didn't cut it as short as I wanted, and when it became apparent she was finished I said I definitely wanted it quite a bit shorter. Then all of a sudden she became very bitchy, saying that if I'd wanted it cut after two months I should really have booked a restyle appointment (£40), because now I'd only booked half an hour and she didn't have the time. (As it happens, I had to wait 20 minutes upon arriving for my appointment because she was still busy with someone else. Probably not her fault, maybe the last guy came in late or something, but definitely all the more reason to be extra friendly to me.)
    She did cut my hair a bit more but she was obviously rushing it and in a bad mood about it, all the while saying how my instructions hadn't been clear and how I'd booked the wrong type of appointment. Absolute nonsense, I've received far better half-hour haircuts, after three or four months, for less than half of what I payed here.

    As I said, most people seem to have positive things to say, so maybe my experience was a fluke. Nonetheless, I won't be coming back, and I suggest you avoid Amanda just to be safe.

  • 4.0 star rating
    13/3/2009
    First to Review

    This is a great wee place tucked away on Whitcomb Street (about 30 seconds walk from Leicester Square). I've had my hair cut here four or five times now and it's great, plus not too expensive compared to some of the other more central places (bonus!).

    The staff are always really friendly and professional and you can request a specific person if you fancy - I usually just take pot luck and have never been disappointed.

    You can book appointments by phone or online, but if you fancy nipping round it's worth just calling to check as they can get busy... that said they're usually pretty flexible and accommodating when possible. A wet cut is £18.50, clippers and dry cut are around £13 pounds. There's a lot worse places to go when you've got a high barnet!

    • Qype User cafer…
    • London
    • 1 friend
    • 13 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    18/1/2011

    Had my hair cut by stef a while back. Really professional cut with a consultation at the beginning where you felt like the barber knew what he was talking about - a rarity these days.

    Had to try other barbers closer to work since, but having got nothing near what I did back at the pal mal barbers, I'll be taking time out to make the trip over in future.

    • Qype User PaulGa…
    • London
    • 21 friends
    • 70 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    28/2/2011

    First time I went here I had my hair cut by Adrian. He done a fantastic job. Been a regular since and they always do a fantastic job no matter who cuts my hair.

    Easily one of, if not, the best barbers in London.

  • 5.0 star rating
    26/8/2009

    Been in once and was very satisfied.  Pall Mall is a great place to go for a scissor cut, not too expensive for the West End of London.  Got my cut from Adrian, pretty funny guy, and very dedicated to his craft.  This is one of those places you can come in, sit down, read a paper and relax for a few minutes while waiting for your barber.  Friendly atmosphere.  Website has the background info of the barbers to look over before booking an appointment.  Only regret is not being able to afford the wet shave, they're expensive, but I'll save up for a treat one of these days.

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Specialties

The best mix of old school service and razor sharp haircuts...

Morgan Rees, Editor-In-Chief, Men's Health Magazine
Pall Mall Barbers is one of the finest independent barber shops in London, offering traditional barber services including wet shaving.

For more than 100 years, barbers at 27 Whitcomb Street have provided discerning men with the finest in haircutting and wet shaving services and grooming products. Our stylists give customers the opportunity to look and feel their best at competitive prices.

Style is looking good, looking sharp. It is your personal image, your manner of doing things. It can be read in the impression you make on walking into a business meeting or a party or even the local gym. In terms of simple psychology, a good haircut is the apotheosis of style, indicating high self-esteem and self-respect.

History

Established in 1896.

Pall Mall Barbers are located on an historic site at 27 Whitcomb Street WC2, a narrow street that extends from Pall Mall to Leicester Square at Coventry Street. The street developed out of an ancient highway known as Colman Hedge Lane, which ran from Tyburn Road (now Oxford Street) in the north to the Old Royal Mews, or stables, which stood near the bottom of the lane until they were burned down in 1534. It is now the site of the National Gallery.

Colman Hedge Close, a field of six acres on the west side of Colman Hedge Lane, was owned by Edward Wardour, who gave his name to the northern end of the lane, while the southern end was named after William Whitcomb, a brewer who began building on the west side of the street in the 1670s. The block numbered 27-31, which includes Pall Mall Barbers, dates from this time.

In the same period, Leicester Square was laid out in the fields fronting Leicester House, home of the Earl of Leicester.

Meet the Business Owner

Pall Mall Barbers B.
Pall Mall Barbers B. Business Owner

Pall Mall Barbers is one of the finest independent barber shops in London, offering traditional barber services including wet shaving.

For more than 100 years, barbers at 27 Whitcomb Street have provided discerning men with the finest in haircutting and wet shaving services and grooming products. Our stylists give customers the opportunity to look and feel their best at competitive prices.

Style is looking good, looking sharp. It is your personal image, your manner of doing things. It can be read in the impression you make on walking into a business meeting or a party or even the local gym. In terms of simple psychology, a good haircut is the apotheosis of style, indicating high self-esteem and self-respect.