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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The Best Indian Restaurants in London

Handpicked

London has some of the best Indian restaurants in the world. From Bombay-style cafés and street food to Michelin-starred fine…

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New Restaurant Openings and News – February 2016

New Openings

From a wine bar in Chelsea to a Chinese new year menu at Hutong to a few high profile openings…

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The Best Hotels in New York

Handpicked

In a city full of world class hotels, it takes something special to stand out. From Upper East Side classics…

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The Best Specialised Fitness Classes in London

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London is in the middle of a fitness trend where people are trading in their gym memberships in favour of…

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New Year Resolutions – For a Prosperous 2016

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The New Year normally brings about a case of the January blues and the dreaded (and generally unsustainable) New Year…

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Napa Valley Guide: The Best Hotels, Restaurants and Vineyards

Travel

Read our guide to the best hotels, restaurants and vineyards in California’s prime wine area: Napa Valley.

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Bon Vivant’s Best Bits of 2015

Handpicked

We like to keep our readers informed and up to date with London’s latest happenings, but we also like to…

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POPdown at The Vaults

Events

We visit POPdown at The Vaults, a pop-up dining experience from Cuisson.

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The Best New Restaurants in London – 2015

Handpicked

From a hot new Mayfair restaurant with multi-million pound works of art on the walls and ceilings to a super…

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Ice Skating in London – Our Pick of the Christmas Ice Skating Rinks

Events

As the holiday season draws near, there is no shortage of festive activities to enjoy in the Capital. London has…

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New Restaurant Openings and News – December 2015

New Openings

Another new addition to The Ivy family, Christmas carols at Bibendum, a second ramen site for Kanada-Ya and more –…

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Gravetye Manor Hotel Review

Hotels

For a weekend escape from London, visit Gravetye Manor and its stunning gardens in Sussex.

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