Welcome to The Journal

A place to note our travels, share our musings, hot new tips and the most recent must-see, do, go-to places to have caught our imagination; the very best of London and further afield. Welcome to the world of Bon Vivant.

The Best Spas in London

Handpicked

For a day spa massage, facial, full body treatment or a relaxing day all about you, read our guide to…

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The Best Brunch in London

Handpicked

From fry-ups to baked goods, fantastic coffee, gluten-free options and free-flowing Champagne, read our guide to the brunch in London….

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Mallorca Travel Guide – Mallorca’s Best Hotels and Restaurants

Hotels

With the warm weather and beautiful landscape, Mallorca has always been a top holiday destination. Read our guide to the…

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The Best Restaurants in Covent Garden

Handpicked

One of London’s biggest tourist areas has transformed its food and drink offering – read our guide to the best…

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Antidote Wine Bar and Restaurant

Restaurants

With a wine bar on the ground floor with a list of organic and biodynamic wines and restaurant on the…

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Oldroyd Restaurant – Tom Oldroyd Opens in Islington

New Openings

We visit the cute Oldroyd restaurant in Angel and fall in love with the food.

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The Month Ahead – New Restaurants and Events – July 2015

Events

A Champagne and Chips pop-up, free Champagne top-ups at 34, Wine & Music at Terroirs and a new Argentinian restaurant…

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Social Wine and Tapas – Jason Atherton in Marylebone

Bars & Clubs

Jason Atherton’s latest restaurant is Social Wine and Tapas in Marylebone.

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Barry’s Bootcamp London – High-Intensity, Fun Training in Cool Surroundings

Spas

For high intensity interval training, try Barry’s Bootcamp London.

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Wimbledon Restaurants: Where to Eat, Drink and Celebrate the Tennis

Restaurants

Read our guide to the best Wimbledon restaurants and bars.

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The Raffles Istanbul – Hotels and Restaurants in Istanbul

Hotels

We visit some of the best new luxury hotels in Istanbul, namely the Raffles Istanbul, the St Regis and Soho…

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Gondwana Game Reserve, South Africa

Hotels

Situated 20 minutes inland from Mossel Bay at the start of South Africa’s famous Garden Route, Gondwana Game Reserve is…

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Boschendal Wine Farm

Hotels

Only a 30-minute drive from Cape Town, South Africa’s stunning wine region is centred around the towns of Stellenbosch and…

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Ellerman House, Cape Town

Hotels

Once the stately home of Sir John and Lady Ellerman, this Relais & Chateaux property is one of the finest…

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