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At our Barbers near Bethnal Green.

When that time comes to find a new barbershop and you go to Google and search barbers near Bethnal Green, you will see our fine establishment pop up amongst the thick of it. Book in on our online booking system and stroll through our doors at your time of appointment. You will be greeted with a warm welcome and a choice of hot drinks that we have in our arsenal.

Strapped In.

As our existing clients will tell you music is a very big part of our Strap and Scraper culture. So when we find a new band or artist we particularly enjoy we get them straight on our Spotify barbershop playlist. So today we will be writing the praises of the Tipsy Scholars. These Australian chaps were over our neck of the woods at the back end of last year for a U.K. tour and we had the pleasure of meeting, greeting and dishing out our signature Strap and Scraper haircuts for the boys. Once we heard their tunes we were hooked! If you have some time on your hands today check out their stuff!!

The Tipsy Scholars.

The folk sounding band have a very laid back style but an extremely passionate and meaningful way with lyrics and we have to say the combination of the two works a treat. Just an overall great vibe and good energy coming from the guys. Our particular favourite tracks include Run From the Rampage and Modern Anxiety. Check them out! We cant wait to hear more from the Tipsy Scholars.

Here’s some shots of the boys when they came and got #StrappedIn, rocking their fresh trims. Two different types of styles here, one with a longer clipper guard and a sweep over across whilst the other more of a skin fade with texture and height on top.

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All the best for the future gents and we’ll see you when we come down under!

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Inside Strap and Scraper London

What’s new at Strap and Scraper London Barbershop

Since we opened our barbershop doors on Cheshire street (Just off Brick Lane) just under one year ago, we have built up our brand priding ourselves on our quality of work. Our ethos has always been a simple one listen to clients and work with them to achieve a better result rather then the get what your given approach. Consultations have been the foundation in helping us achieve our fantastic reputation and is something we always make sure we get right. Our last addition to the Scrap Book was a while back and during that time we have found a lot more of a our favourites:

(In no particular order)

Coffee spots

Hair cuts

Beards

Boozers.

Where Else?

If you read our Shoreditch Hotspots post you would have seen some of our favourite places within close proximity of our barbershop. However we have cut a little more, styled a little more and explored a little more since then. It is safe to say we have found some new East London gems. We have added Holy Shot to our selection of coffee shops. Located on Bethnal Green Road it does fantastic coffee with plenty of options and the pastries are pretty damn good too.

We have had a huge variation of cuts and beards to style and shape. If you follow our Instagram you’ll know all about that. We have been getting a lot of textured short cropped cuts as of late and we are loving it.

As far as boozers go. We spend some of our time in our local, The Carpenters Arms. We did attend the Craft Beer Rising festival which took place at the Truman Brewery from the 22nd-24th of February.  A great event with craft beer from all over the U.K. and amazing street food to keep the party going.

As you can see we have had some busy months. Our Youtube channel kicks off this month and our Academy courses begin in April so it’s only going to get busier. Stay tuned to hear more about our updates.

Sincerely, your local Shoreditch barbers.

#StrappedIn

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The Music #StrappedIn

At Strap and Scraper we are always on the look out for great tunes to add to our collection. Our forever evolving playlist is always on the hunt for new bands and artists for our Spotify. Lucky for us being located in Brick Lane there is always an event or gig right around the corner for us to check out new music, new beer and good times. When you walk through our doors for one of our fine sprucing sessions you will hear the likes of Tom Grennan, Raleigh Ritchie, Maverick Sabre, Jordan Max, Tom Walker  The Sha La La’s and plenty old school soul and R’n’B.

Our New Music Finds

Over the past month or two we found music that may not necessarily be new, but it is new to us and  ever since we have thrown them onto our playlist we always get asked ‘Who is this,’ or ‘Can you play that song again so I can shazam it.’ 😀

Our new additions:

Violets, especially their tune When The Lights Go Down if you don’t know check it out!

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 Jelani Blackman and one of our favourites of his has to be Submarine. Have a listen.

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Dermot KennedyMoments Passed 

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There are plenty more so just check out our playlist here and have a browse and listen for yourself.

Upcoming Music Gig at The George Tavern on Commercial Road.

So Saturday the 18th of November a good client and friend of our barbershop is running an event at the George Tavern on Commercial road. Live music,  soul tunes, indie tunes, good beer and a great little boozer. Not to mention one of our playlist faves the Sha La La’s are performing! This event just screams Strap and Scraper London so we will most certainly be attending this one! Located just around the corner from us at Brick Lane we can swing by after a full day of Sprucing up the fine people of London.

If our style of music sounds right up your street, swing by this Saturday. Tickets only costing 5 pounds AND you can purchase on the night. Seems like a steal!

If you have any recomendations for our playlist please do let us know.  If you are an artist with with a style that matches our Strap and Scraper London barbershop track list we would also love to hear from you. Just drop us an e-mail which you will find on our contact page of our website.

 

 

 

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Our Shoreditch Hot Spots

Time on your hands after your hair cut?

A common question we receive here at our Shoreditch barbershop, Strap and Scraper London, is

where is a good place to go after my trim?

As good as it is in our fine establishment, you need somewhere to show off your great haircut once it’s complete, right?

 

Where To Go in Shoreditch?

So here’s our small list of eatteries, coffee shops, public houses and anything else thats a good hang out spot in Brick Lane and Shoreditch.

Coffee shops

Lets start with our coffee shops as we have previously brushed up on this before.  We said that Square Mile and All Press are to coffee, what we are to barbering……..DAMN GOOD.  You have Bell Boi right by Brick Lane and the Ace Hotel smack bang in the middle of Shoreditch selling this fine espresso coffee. Be sure to check them out!

Our newest addition to the coffee gang though is Cross Town. They are located on Brick Lane and it isn’t just the coffee we are big fans of, it’s the doughnuts too! Just wait until you see the flavours.

Pubs

A couple Pubs/Bars we find ourselves in after a fine day of sprucing up Shoreditch with London’s finest cuts are Big Chill, not much of a hidden gem. It’s likely that anyone who’s been to Shoreditch knows about this place BUT it’s never too mobbed during the week and we like the beverages and the odd game of table football. We also regularly head into the Carpenters Arms which can be found on our very own Cheshire Street. This fine little boozer does it all. Great beers, great food and even a roast on Sundays.

Food

Our pick of the bunch for food has to begin with our tasty vegan treats down in Boxpark Shoreditch. Vegan doner kebabs and vegan Turkish pizzas by What The Pitta is a lunch time favourite. A meal and a drink at Smoke Stak always goes down well, located close to Brick Lane, we highly recommend this one!

Hang Out

We occasionally like to step into the Magic Roundabout in Old Street station. A great hang out spot and place to bring friends. If you don’t already know then get yourself and some pals down there.  Lastly, we have Strap and Scraper London barbershop of course! I mean a hair cut, a shave, a beard sculpt, a coffee, a beer and some damn good conversations and tunes. We got it all 😉 Plus, you just won’t have the same enjoyable experience visiting these places if you don’t start your venture without a stroll through our barbershop doors.

If you try out any of our recommendations please let us know next time you are in or feel free to drop us a line!

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Who Are We?

Welcome to Strap and Scraper London barbershop.

A Victorian themed London barbershop and vintage male grooming hub in the heart of Shoreditch/Brick Lane. We have been open just under 2 months now and familiarised ourselves with the street and area. We couldn’t be happier! The diverse streets of Shoreditch have given us a wide range of haircuts and beards coming through the door.

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So who are we?

We are a traditional London barbershop offering haircuts, beard grooming, cut throat razor shaves and skin treatments. When you walk through our doors you will receive the Strap and Scraper London treatment. Great tunes from our playlist, coffees and beers and the finest cuts in London all blend together for a damn good time and allow you to escape from the bustling environment the city can dish out.

Get to know!

Our playlist is just as diverse as the cuts coming through the door. Ranging from old age soul and Motown to a bit of Indie. We are HUGE fans of up and coming acts especially if they are from the U.K. We are always up for exploring new music for our playlist so any recommendations do let us know! A couple of new artists we like that are already on our playlist: Tom Grennan especially his tune Sweet Hallelujah, Jelani Blackman and his track Submarine. We have plenty more but those are the pick for this month.

We are also big on our coffee at Strap and Scraper London. Located in Shoreditch where you are spoilt for choice for cool coffee shops, you end up becoming some what of a coffee connoisseur. Here are a couple of espresso brands we like to drink when venturing on our lunch breaks or days off up town: All Press Coffee is a favourite and lucky for us there are a couple of neighbouring shops on Brick Lane roasting up these bad boys. We also love sipping a cup of Square Mile Coffee, Again this fine tasting espresso is not too far from us and in and around the Shoreditch area.

Check us out!

So now that we have introduced ourselves please check out our Youtube video for a further insight into Strap and Scraper London Barbershop and a bit about our history! Whilst you are there please comment, like and share! #Rhymes #StrappedIn.

 

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