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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Union Street Cafe – Gordon Ramsay in Southwark

Bars & Clubs

Vilma Darling visits Union Street Cafe, Gordon Ramsay Group’s Italian restaurant in Southwark.

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Bistrot Bruno Loubet – A Modern French Bistrot in Clerkenwell

Restaurants

We visit Bistrot Bruno Loubet, a modern French classic in Clerkenwell.

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The World’s End Market, Chelsea

New Openings

Sophie visits The World’s End Market on King’s Road in Chelsea.

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Pachamama Restaurant – Peruvian with British Hints

Bars & Clubs

We visit Pachamama, a Peruvian restaurant with British influences in Marylebone.

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The Month Ahead – New Restaurant Openings – February 2015

New Openings

From a European brasserie in Spitalfields to an east Asian BBQ and a new restaurant inside an auction house, read…

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Moti Mahal Restaurant Review

Restaurants

Vilma Darling visits Moti Mahal in Covent garden, one of London’s finest Indian restaurants.

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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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