Open Barbers are delighted to announce that we are moving to a new location from 1st November 2015 for up to 3 months. Our new temporary venue will be the former 40 year old barbershop Finishing Touch, located at 147 Kennington Lane, London, SE11 4HQ.
Our salon will operate some new opening hours listed below, and will continue to offer a community space for clients and visitors. Our social space will nestle in the Finishing Touch shop front, which sells literature and artwork including published works by some of Open Barbers’ existing clients.
Finishing Touch is a ‘pop-up’ bookshop (Luminous Books), gallery and project space based in the old barbershop. It is a collaborative project between Louisa Bailey and Joyce Cronin and will host the Open Barbers salon. Finishing Touch will programme a series of events, screenings, exhibitions and performances, inviting artists to work in the spirit of the ‘salon’ and all of its definitions – as a site for hair and beauty, as a gathering to share and exchange knowledge and as an exhibition space.
Open Barbers will continue to offer 75 appointments, 7 days a week with Felix, Greygory and Richard working a slightly new timetable which can be booked using our usual booking bug system through our website.
Mon – Tue: 2-9pm, Wed – Thur: 12-5pm, Fri: 12-7pm, Sat: 10am-7pm, Sun: 12-7pm
The entrance to 147 Kennington Lane is accessible by step or temporary ramp. The step is 15cm / 6in high and the front doors are 110cm / 3ft 8in wide. The space is level access inside throughout. There is a level access toilet that is not wheelchair accessible. There is 1 disabled access parking space directly outside the shop. More information on transport links is available on our website: www.openbarbers.co.uk. Open Barbers are prioritising wheelchair accessible entrance and the installation of accessible toilet facilities as part of the search for a permanent location.
After nearly 2 years subletting a room at the back of Chaps and Dames salon, Finsbury Park, Open Barbers are ready to move a new venue to expand their business in size and ambition. This pop-up location provides Open Barbers with a dynamic stepping stone until we move into more permanent premises in 2016. For further updates on Open Barbers’ long term location follow us on social media sites or check our website: www.openbarbers.co.uk
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