LISTEN: Bearded London meets the Handlebar Club

I don’t usually make a habit of entirely reblogging stuff I write for other sites, but this was something special: an evening with the Handlebar Club, owners of the most magnificent moustaches known to man! Best research trip EVER.

This was an original post for Bearded London ( – there’s a lot of really great stuff on there at the moment, so make sure you take a look. Enjoy.

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The Handlebar Club is an international society for men with moustaches. On the first Friday of every month, members of the club meet up to drink, chat and flaunt their fabulous facial furniture at the Windsor Castle pub near Edgeware Road.

Bearded London went along to the club’s March meeting to find out more about their history, membership, and most importantly – their mo’tivation.

Check out our interviews with key club members, and scroll down to view a slideshow of images from the event.

Steve Parsons, secretary of London's Handlebar Club

“The first meeting was on April Fool’s Day 1947 – so that gives you an idea of how seriously we take ourselves.”

Steve Parsons, secretary of the Handlebar Club, reveals the history of the world’s oldest moustache society

Jonathan van Helbert of the Handlebar Club - Bearded London

“There are various categories in moustaches, but the English category is the most prized – and I’m the British champion.”

Handlebar Club member and Jonathan van Helbert talks…

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About Christina Kenny

Christina Kenny is a music journalist based in London.
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