Qbic’s Whitechapel location just so happens to be where Jack the Ripper did his murdering. So having a Turkish cut throat barber shop called Jack the Clipper up the road is just, well, natural? It’s a nice bit of wordplay, but it also efficiently knocks off a fun touristy staple for any visitor to the East End with getting a trim. Lots of people go on the Ripper tour, but few get the experience with a sharp blade at their throats.
It’s also a perfect place to walk over to from Qbic if your head resembles a wild unholy mop, or if you’re planning a night on the town and just want an ultra clean hot towel shave.
For the works get the Royal Ripper – a wash, cut, style and shave, along with a face mask treatment and hot towel massage.
4 Toynbee Street, E1 7NE More info.