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 Brunch in London

Handpicked

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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Group Dining - The Best Private Dining Rooms in London

Handpicked

If you’re looking for the best private dining rooms in London, read on for expert tips on where to book…

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The Bulgari Spa London

Spas

We visit The Bulgari Spa in London for a day of treatments: personal training session, a massage based on traditional…

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Bruern Cottages, The Cotswolds

Hotels

What could be more idyllic than spending a weekend in a quaint cottage in front of an open fire in…

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The Best Restaurants in The City of London

Handpicked

From sky-high dining at Duck & Waffle, Sushisamba and City Social to a meaty feast at Pitt Cue, read our…

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Six Senses Douro Valley

Hotels

The Six Senses Douro Valley is gorgeous in every way.

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The Yeatman Hotel Porto, & The Vintage House Douro Valley

Hotels

We recently visited The Yeatman hotel in Porto and its sister hotel in the Douro Valley, The Vintage House Hotel.

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New Luxury Hotels Opening in 2017

Hotels

As 2016 comes to an end, it’s time to start thinking of our travel plans for the year ahead.

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Bon Vivant’s Best Restaurant and Travel Guides of 2016

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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The Best New Restaurants in London – 2016

Handpicked

Elystan Street, Clipstone, Aquavit, The Barbary and Smokestak – these are some of the best new restaurants in London for…

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The Best Christmas Markets in Europe

Handpicked

Get into the festive feeling this winter with a visit to one of the many Christmas markets in Europe –…

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New Restaurant Openings and News – December 2016

New Openings

A new taqueria from The Hart Brothers, Shake Shack opens in Leicester Square, another Ivy Brasserie (this time in Soho)…

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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.

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The UK Michelin Guide 2017

Restaurants

The results of the UK Michelin Guide 2017 were announced on Monday 3 October. Whatever your thoughts on the Michelin…

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