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

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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

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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 Best Christmas Markets in Europe

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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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New Restaurant Openings and News – October 2016

New Openings

A new Michelin-starred chef at The Square in Mayfair, Dickie’s bar opens at Corrigan’s, new Italian restaurants in Covent Garden…

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Welcome to Miami – New Hotels in Miami, Florida

Hotels

Miami, with its all-year warm climate, has rarely had trouble attracting travellers in search of sun, but the Miami hotel…

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New Restaurant Openings and News – September 2016

New Openings

A new Mayfair restaurant from Michelin-starred chef Shaun Rankin,  Phil Howard opens in Chelsea, Quo Vadis is reborn, Bentley’s celebrates…

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The River Lee hotel, Cork

Hotels

For a weekend getaway to Cork, stay at the modern The River Lee hotel.

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New Restaurant Openings and News – August 2016

New Openings

A new restaurant within a restaurant in Clerkenwell, siblings for Fitzrovia’s Portland and Soho’s Blanchette and a new Turkish restaurant…

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The Best Restaurants in Marylebone

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Marylebone has thrived as a restaurant destination over recent years. Old favourites like The Providores and Locanda Locatelli have been…

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The Best Restaurants in Clerkenwell

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Having lived in Clerkenwell for 10 years, read my guide to the best restaurants in Clerkenwell.

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Jade Mountain at Anse Chastanet, Saint Lucia

Hotels

Whether you are looking for romance, rejuvenation or adventure, St Lucia is the perfect destination offering a natural landscape of palm-fringed beaches,…

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