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

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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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DUM Biryani London

New Openings

We visit DUM Biryani, a new Indian restaurant in Soho.

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Mayakoba – Riviera Maya, Mexico

Travel

With a 10 hour direct flight from London, the Riviera Maya in Mexico is an excellent choice if you are…

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New Restaurant Openings and News – May 2017

New Openings

A new Foxlow in Soho, a second outpost of Japanese restaurant Dinings in Knightsbridge, Duck & Waffle’s new casual offspring…

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The Casina – Luxury Villa in Tuscany

Travel

We visit The Casina, a beautiful luxury villa near Siena in Tuscany.

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The Best Parks in London – Open Spaces To Enjoy The Summer

Handpicked

From some of the greats to hidden gems, here is our pick of the best open spaces, gardens, and best…

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New Restaurant Openings and News – April 2017

New Openings

A new Sunday menu at Helene Darroze, Ollie Dabbous opens in Covent Garden, a new tapas bar for Jose Pizarro…

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The Best Wine Shops in London

Handpicked

Read our guide to our favourite wine shops and wine merchants in London.

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New Restaurant Openings and News – March 2017

New Openings

Claude Bosi at Bibendum, Soho’s Blacklock opens in The City and a new Taiwanese restaurant from the team behind BAO.

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Luca Restaurant, Clerkenwell

New Openings

We visit Clerkenwell’s latest hotspot, Italian restaurant Luca.

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The Lowell Hotel, New York

Hotels

We sit in front of the fire in our suite at The Lowell, a grand dame hotel on the Upper…

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New Restaurant Openings and News – February 2017

New Openings

A new bar from Ralph Lauren in Mayfair, a 3 Michelin-starred chef from France opening at the new Four Seasons…

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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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