Where to go for the best razor-shave in London

When it comes to a gentleman’s grooming routine, there are very few things that are as important as a preened face. For the traditional, city-working man, a clean shaven face is imperative to the daily routine. However, those that are time constrained often rush this process, using old, blunt or cheap razor to achieve a shave that screams butcher rather than barber. Another aspect to gentleman’s grooming is the luxury of a relaxing, all-consuming treatment. In the modern world of spas, facials and massages, men can often feel alienated, and a classic razor shave at a high-quality barber is the pinnacle of men’s luxury experiences, not to mention the fantastic results you’ll notice afterwards too.

A regular razor shave is essential to all modern gentlemen, and London has some of the best barbers in the world. So head out, get a classic razor shave, and enjoy the world of spectacular men’s grooming.

Dolce & Gabbana Barbershop, Mayfair

The barbershop in Dolce & Gabbana’s New Bond Street store remains a mystery to most. Hidden away, out of sight, it is a true gentleman’s grooming destination. We visited the barbershop for a consuming razor shave – read the review here.

D&G Barber The Gentleman's Journal

For more information visit dolcegabbana.com

The Spa and Barber at Alfred Dunhill, Mayfair

Nothing says quintessential Britishness like Alfred Dunhill, so where better to get a razor cut than at Dunhill’s flagship store, Bourdon House. Not only will the expert barbers give you a phenomenal shave, but it will happen in the most stunning location. Be sure to try it out.

Dunhill Barber The Gentleman's Journal

For more information visit dunhill.com

Murdock London, Covent Garden

Murdock London is far becoming a household name in the London men’s grooming scene. With locations all over London, an exclusive range of self-made products, and some of the finest barbers in the country, Murdock is a must visit barbershop.

Murdock Barber The Gentleman's Journal

For more information visit murdocklondon.com

Ruffians Barber, Covent Garden

Ruffians is the barbershop to visit for the contemporary, street-style savvy gentleman. Taking a more playful approach to the razor cut process, every single barber is a world-leading expert. Having won numerous awards, and featured in many of the top publications is the world, you’d be mad not to try them out.

Ruffians Barber The Gentleman's Journal

For more information visit ruffians.co.uk

The Refinery, Knightsbridge

And finally, for the gentleman who is looking for a true immersive experience, from facials and massages to hair cuts and razor shaves, The Refinery may well be for you. A home away from home, the spa-style atmosphere is the ultimate destination for pure relaxation.

The Refinery Barber The Gentleman's Journal

For more information visit the-refinery.com

Hugh Francis Anderson

Hugh Francis Anderson

Features Editor. Follow him on Twitter: @hugh_f_anderson

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