The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.90

Time for the chop! Unlikely I’ll be able to go to this place though. Truefitt & Hill is the oldest barbershop in the world, as certified by Guinness Book of World Records in April 2000. Truefitt was established in 1805 by William Francis Truefitt, who styled himself as hairdresser to the British Royal Court and the firm received their first Royal Warrant from King George III.

Famous clients include the British Royal Family, Members of visiting Royal Households, business leaders, Members of Parliament, Frank Sinatra, Winston Churchill, Charles Dickens, John Wayne, Various Ambassadors and the diplomatic service and visiting dignitaries. Today, Truefitt & Hill holds a Royal Warrant by appointment to the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh


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