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 Afternoon Tea in London

Handpicked

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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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 Gallery at Sketch Restaurant Review

Restaurants

Having been open for over ten years, Sketch is, visually, one of the most enticing restaurants in London.

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Global Gastronomy Charity Gala – Action Against Hunger

Events

We’re delighted to bring you news of Action Against Hunger’s annual Global Gastronomy charity gala on Wednesday 29 October at…

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Yauatcha Restaurant Review – Celebrating 10 Years

Restaurants

I can’t think of many places in London I’d rather visit for dim sum than Yauatcha in Soho. Launched in…

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Daphne’s Restaurant Review

Restaurants

Sophie McLean visits Daphne’s restaurant in Chelsea for a taste of la dolce vita.

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Florence Travel Guide

Travel

Florence is a vibrant and dynamic city steeped in history and art – it’s an ideal place to visit to…

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On The Roof With Q – Restaurant on the Roof at Selfridges

Events

If the very notion of department store dining sinks your heart with visions of indifferent food, joyless interiors and a…

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The Month Ahead – September 2014

New Openings

Welcome to our summary of the new openings and events to have on your radar for the month ahead. From…

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Brasserie Gustave Restaurant Review

New Openings

We visit Brasserie Gustave, a new Parisian bistro in Chelsea offering an authentic French experience in London.

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Lima Floral Street – Peruvian Delights in Covent Garden

New Openings

This is a guest post from one of my favourite food bloggers, Dominic Rowntree from Samphire and Salsify – visit…

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Four Seasons Canary Wharf

Hotels

Fiona visits the Four Seasons hotel in Canary Wharf for dinner and checks-in for the night.

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Summer Pop-Ups in London

Bars & Clubs

Whether you want to dine while suspended 100 feet in the air above Canary Wharf, drink cocktails in a garden…

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MODE – Restaurant, Bar and Club in Notting Hill

Bars & Clubs

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that Notting Hill must be in want of a decent place to go out…

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