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.

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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 Wine Shops in London

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Read our guide to our favourite wine shops and wine merchants in London, which has been updated to include information…

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Six Senses Douro Valley

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The Six Senses Douro Valley is gorgeous in every way.

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Hotel Finca Cortesin – A Stunning Hotel in Southern Spain

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We check out the gorgeous Hotel Finca Cortesin in Casares, less than an hour from Malaga airport.

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Luxury Hotels Near London – The Perfect Weekend Escape

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Read our guide to the best luxury hotels near London, within 2 hours by train or car, including Coworth Park…

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Silversands Grenada

Hotels

Silversands is a stunning contemporary hotel in Grenada, ideal for couples looking for a romantic, understated holiday in modern, sleek…

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The Best Restaurants in Sydney

Restaurants

From fine dining with incredible views at Quay to woodfired dishes at Firedoor, Levantine food at Nour and the iconic…

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The Best Hotels in Sydney

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With droughts, bush fires and floods, Australia has had a pretty tough of late but the country is very much…

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New Restaurant Openings and News – January / February 2020

Bars & Clubs

Hoppers opens in King’s Cross, Dominique Ansel opens in Covent Garden, Portuguese restaurant Bar Douro opens in The City and…

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New Restaurant Openings and News – November 2019

New Openings

A Michelin starred chef opens on the 10th floor of The Standard hotel in King’s Cross and Joel Robuchon’s legacy…

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Matesti Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Hotels

Set on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river, on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, Matesti Victoria Falls is…

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Singita Lebombo Lodge, Kruger National Park

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Singita Lebombo is truly a world-class hotel – stunning design and exquisite food combine with friendly service and genuine hospitality…

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The Saxon Hotel, South Africa

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Drawing up to the Saxon hotel is an experience itself, set amongst beautifully manicured lawns and landscaped gardens, the road…

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