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 massage, facial, full body treatment or a relaxing day all about you, visit one of the best spas…

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The Best Luxury Hotels in London

Handpicked

London is one of the greatest cities in the world, with fantastic luxury hotels to match its reputation – read…

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The Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Shanghai

Hotels

Qin Xie visits the Portman Ritz-Carlton in Shanghai.

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The Best New London Hotels – 2014

Hotels

Read on for our guide to the best new London hotels of 2014. Contact our travel experts now to book…

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Koffmann’s at The Berkeley

Restaurants

We visit Koffmann’s restaurant at The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge.

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The Month Ahead – January 2015

New Openings

Read our guide to new restaurants that are opening in January 2015 or that opened at the end of 2014…

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Shutters on the Beach, Los Angeles

Hotels

Vilma visits Shutters on the Beach and some other hotspots in Los Angeles, California

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Lough Eske Castle, Donegal

Hotels

Sophie visits Lough Eske Castle in Donegal.

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Kouzu – Japanese Restaurant in Belgravia

New Openings

We visit Kouzu, a new Japanese restaurant in Belgravia

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The Best New London Restaurants – 2014

Handpicked

Bon Vivant’s guide to the best new London restaurants of 2014.

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Sixtyone Restaurant

Restaurants

Frances visits Sixtyone Restaurant in Marylebone.

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The Cavendish Marylebone

New Openings

Vilma visits the new culinary hotspot that is Marylebone to try The Cavendish.

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Luxury Hotels Near London – The Perfect Weekend Escape

Hotels

Emyr Thomas offers a selection of the best luxury hotels near London, within 2 hours by train or car from…

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Water Meadow Cottage, Blenheim Park

Travel

Frances Cottrell visits Water Meadow Cottage in Blenheim Park.

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