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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Kouzu – Japanese Restaurant in Belgravia

New Openings

We visit Kouzu, a new Japanese restaurant in Belgravia

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The Best New London Restaurants – 2014

Handpicked

Bon Vivant’s guide to the best new London restaurants of 2014.

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Sixtyone Restaurant

Restaurants

Frances visits Sixtyone Restaurant in Marylebone.

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The Cavendish Marylebone

New Openings

Vilma visits the new culinary hotspot that is Marylebone to try The Cavendish.

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Luxury Hotels Near London – The Perfect Weekend Escape

Hotels

Emyr Thomas offers a selection of the best luxury hotels near London, within 2 hours by train or car from…

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Water Meadow Cottage, Blenheim Park

Travel

Frances Cottrell visits Water Meadow Cottage in Blenheim Park.

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Canvas by Michael Riemenschneider

New Openings

Sophie McLean visits Canvas by Michael Riemenschneider for a surprise tasting menu in Chelsea.

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Celgenics Couture Facial at COMO Shambhala Urban Escape

Spas

We visit the COMO Shambhala Urban Escape at The Metropolitan Hotel on Park Lane to try the Celgenics Couture Facial.

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MARCUS Restaurant – Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley

Restaurants

We visit MARCUS at The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge to try the new autumn menu.

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Nozomi Restaurant Review – New Menu and New Look in Knightsbridge

Restaurants

Vilma Darling visits Nozomi, a Japanese restaurant in Knightsbridge that has recently relaunched with a new look and menu.

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Hotel Finca Cortesin – A Stunning Hotel in Southern Spain

Hotels

We check out the gorgeous Hotel Finca Cortesin in Estepona.

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Puente Romano Beach Resort, Marbella

Hotels

We visit Puente Romano Beach Resort Marbella.

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