I have long given up on barbershop shaves although you might well have the experience of a lifetime if you get one in either of the shops in Jermyn Street. I have found, and so have many others here, that if you are proficient with a DE you are already experiencing an excellent shave. I wouldn't expect a barber, who doesn't know your face, to give you a shave that surpasses my own anymore.
As far as Col. Conk is concerned, I don't think it's sold in the UK at all but I'm happy to be proved wrong as it will allow me to get some!
[SIZE="1"]Ah... You can't beat the cold steel and the badger. All this electrical rubbish, little wheels spinning around all over the place for callow youths and peach fluff, Not for a man's beard. Razor blades for men! I think we'll have this on number 9. If you're going to have a shave have a close one!
Tony Hancock, The Bedsitter, 1961.[/SIZE]