Monday 5 March 2007

Angelo's Gents Hairdressers, Portsmouth Street, Holborn

No bookings needed at this old-style barber shop, which rarely has a queue, even at lunchtimes. Swift and basic hair-cuts are dispensed mostly by taciturn women from eastern Europe using a mixture of clippers, scissors and cut-throat razors. High-volume Capital Radio or BBC Radio London preferred to conversation. Not the best place to go for advice on a new style, but good value for central London at £12.50 for a dry cut.