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

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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New Restaurant Openings and News – May 2016

New Openings

Cherry blossom at Sake no Hana, a new restaurant from Tom Sellers, Morito goes (further) east and a new venue…

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London Private Members’ Clubs with Hotel Rooms

Handpicked

For something a little different on the London hotel scene, consider checking into one of these members’ clubs with hotel…

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New Restaurant Openings and News – April 2016

New Openings

A new restaurant from Soho House on Shaftesbury Avenue, dinner and opera at The Ritz, a Peruvian collaboration and a…

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The Best Restaurants in Shoreditch

Handpicked

From Michelin stars to tasting-menu-only restaurants to tapas bars and rooftop grills, read our guide to the best restaurants in…

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The Four Seasons Mexico, D.F. – Hotel Review

Hotels

We visit the Four Seasons Mexico City and love every minute of the experience at the hotel and the vibrant…

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New Restaurant Openings and News – March 2016

New Openings

Jason Atherton opens in Clerkenwell, Mark Hix collaborates with Damien Hirst, an American diner in Soho and a new all-day…

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Koba London – Korean Food in Fitzrovia

New Openings

We visit Koba London, a Korean restaurant in Fitzrovia.

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The Best Sunday Roast in London

Handpicked

Roast beef or lamb? Rare or medium rare? Extra gravy?

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The Best Luxury Hotels on the Riviera Maya, Mexico

Travel

With a 10 hour direct flight from London, the Riviera Maya in Mexico is an excellent choice for the luxury…

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45 Jermyn St – Restaurant Review

New Openings

An excellent new addition to St James’s, we visit the glamorous 45 Jermyn St.

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The Most Romantic Restaurants in London

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For a special occasion, anniversary or simply to treat the one you love, visit one of the most romantic restaurants…

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The Best Indian Restaurants in London

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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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