Phileas French

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Phileas French

Phileas French

Travel Writer | Exploring every country in the world, one adventure at a time

The Peacock at Rowsley, one of The Great Inns of Britain

The Peacock at RowlseyOne of many pleasures during the Great Inns of Britain event was witnessing the passion and commitment that the hoteliers have towards their properties and guest experiences. Perhaps none more so than Jenni and Ian of  The Peacock at Rowsley, an utterly charming, hard-working, and delivery-focused couple. Those qualities have enabled them to build ...
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Theakstons of Masham with The Great Inns of Britain

One of several activities that this fascinating group of people have experienced today is the Theakston's Brewery Tour, in the lovely town of Masham in the Yorkshire Dales. The tour started with a privileged and personal account of the Theakston history from Simon Theakston, the great great grandson of the founder of the brewery, set up here in 18...
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The Great Inns of Britain Event

There’s a really significant event taking place next weekend which I’m very proud to be part of. Owners and representatives of some of Europe’s most stunning historic hotels are going to receive a compelling taste of traditional British hospitality when they visit Yorkshire for a meeting of the Historic Hotels of Europe. The event is hosted by The ...
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Travel Culture Magazine: The Museum of London

Travel Culture Magazine, founded by the very charismatic and funny Jeff Zanini, is a publication that I am especially proud and happy to say that I have written a number of pieces for. As soon as I took my family for a visit to the newly revamped Museum of London, which has undergone an extensive and very successful refurbishment and, dare I say it...
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The Camden Arts Centre

Camden Arts Centre 001I love Camden Arts Centre. It's perfect for one of the UK's very many rainy or grim weather days, and the children really love it too. I wrote a piece raving about it for Travel Culture Magazine. I'd be very interested to know what you think.
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Pluckley: Still Haunting for Britain

Pluckley CryptPluckley Given that our children love ghosts and cryptozoology and we live in a nation that seems to pride itself on frantic paranormal activity, every now and then I go and check such phenomena out for myself. Pluckley has received a paranormal downgrade in recent years. In 1989 it was granted the title of most haunted village in England by t...
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Only in Hampstead...

Paparazzi signThere is a ridiculous sign outside the changing room of a gym in Swiss Cottage. It says "No Paparazzi! No snapping with camera phones in our changing rooms please" I'd like to know who exactly feels under threat of pap shots in the toilet. Made me laugh.
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Kiss the Sky Bar

I posted this review on View London, just because this bar is such a great little place. Kiss the Sky Bar Hampstead is surprisingly low on great drinking venues that welcome small children. Kiss The Sky Bar is a lovely cafe bar which has recently opened on Pond Street and may redress the balance slightly. It has highchairs and crayons and colourin...
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