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

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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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The Month Ahead – September 2015

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A Michelin stared restaurant from Paris, a new Italian restaurant in Marylebone, a new venue for Dirty Bones and Wright…

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The Mark Hotel New York – Hotel Review

Hotels

In a city full of luxury hotels, it takes something special to stand out – The Mark hotel in New…

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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 Tuesday 22 September at…

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The Best Hotels in the South of France

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From gorgeous chateaux to beach side hotspots and historical hotels, read Bon Vivant Travel‘s guide to the best hotels in…

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The Month Ahead – New Restaurants and Events – August 2015

New Openings

Dining 25 metres above Tower Bridge, cabaret week at Bellamy’s, dinner and opera at The Ritz and an Italian food…

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Sticks ’n’ Sushi Canary Wharf

New Openings

Canary Wharf’s growing restaurant scene continues apace with the recent opening of the Danish owned Japanese restaurant, Sticks ’n’ Sushi…

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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

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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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