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 Afternoon Tea in London

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Afternoon tea is a distinctly British tradition and there’s nowhere better to indulge than in one of London’s grand luxury…

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New Restaurant Openings and News – July 2016

New Openings

This month is all about adding a sibling with BAO, Picture and Rok Smokehouse all opening second sites. The Counter…

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Amalfi Coast Travel Guide – Amalfi, Ravello and Capri

Hotels

The Amalfi coast and its dramatic mountains dropping a thousand feet into the blue sea, epitomise a classic Mediterranean holiday.

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New Restaurant Openings and News – June 2016

New Openings

A new Peruvian restaurant in Chelsea, The Ivy Cafe opens two new restaurants, Richard Corrigan boards the British Pullman and…

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The Best Restaurants in Notting Hill

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From a Michelin starred temple of gastronomy to a buzzy Pan-Asian restaurant and more casual pizza and burger favourites, read…

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New Restaurant Openings and News – May 2016

New Openings

Cherry blossom at Sake no Hana, a new restaurant from Tom Sellers, Morito goes (further) east and a new venue…

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London Private Members’ Clubs with Hotel Rooms

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For something a little different on the London hotel scene, consider checking into one of these members’ clubs with hotel…

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New Restaurant Openings and News – April 2016

New Openings

A new restaurant from Soho House on Shaftesbury Avenue, dinner and opera at The Ritz, a Peruvian collaboration and a…

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The Best Restaurants in Shoreditch

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From Michelin stars to tasting-menu-only restaurants to tapas bars and rooftop grills, read our guide to the best restaurants in…

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The Four Seasons Mexico, D.F. – Hotel Review

Hotels

We visit the Four Seasons Mexico City and love every minute of the experience at the hotel and the vibrant…

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New Restaurant Openings and News – March 2016

New Openings

Jason Atherton opens in Clerkenwell, Mark Hix collaborates with Damien Hirst, an American diner in Soho and a new all-day…

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Koba London – Korean Food in Fitzrovia

New Openings

We visit Koba London, a Korean restaurant in Fitzrovia.

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The Best Sunday Roast in London

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Roast beef or lamb? Rare or medium rare? Extra gravy?

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