London in the summertime is a totally different beast to London at any other stage of the year. The atmosphere is more vibrant, the beer tastes a bit colder, the food tastes a bit nicer and people just feel a little bit better. Strolling along the London Southbank in the summertime is one of the capitals best things to do. You get to see all the amazing sights London has to offer (Parliament, Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, the London Eye, Tower Bridge to name a few), as well as sample a hugely diverse range of food and drink being offered at the pubs and food markets along the route. During the next few weeks there’s also the added bonus of the Underbelly Festival, which is a fusion of music, comedy, food, drink, circus and burlesque acts and family events for the kids. Gents of London Barbershop can’t think of many more things that you’d want in a day out.
A fusion of Udderbelly and London Wonderland, the Underbelly Festival is now nine years old. The comedy is provided by the renowned ‘The Comedy Store’ no less, and acts featuring this year feature pub landlord Al Murray (who is a big favourite with the Gents of London Barbershop crew), Jason Byrne and Stephen K Amos. The drinks are provided by one of London’s largest outdoor bars while the food is street food run by two Michelin star chefs. What better way to enjoy the days and nights. Just 15mins from our location on Amwell Street in Islington, why not pop in and freshen up before your visit to the Underbelly Festival at Gents of London Barbershop. Opening times are 8am Tues/Thurs, 9am Sat and 10 am Sun/Mon/Weds/Fri.