Phileas French

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Phileas French

Phileas French

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

Iconic London Markets: Camden

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Camden Market is London’s number one tourist attraction. Despite this, there are plenty of times to go to avoid the major crush and have a chilled out time browsing, particularly mornings between Monday and Wednesday. One excellent website I’ve been partnering with, pockethighstreet , cherry-picked a great itinerary of Camden boutiques to visit rec...
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Iconic London Markets: Brixton

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I’ve been a huge fan of Brixton ever since I was lucky enough to live in or around there (Camberwell, Loughborough Junction…just off Coldharbour Lane) for five years in the late 1990s. When I went back to visit Brixton Market recently, I was astonished by the changes, particularly in the labyrinth-like Arcades area. Brixton Market has always been a...
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Titanic Apartments, Belfast

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We had never tried airbnb before, but we were so lucky the first time that we tried it because we stayed at Trevor's amazing apartment in the Titanic Quarter in Belfast. The apartment was really beautiful, with two big bedrooms, very large windows, and a nice kitchen and two posh bathrooms. There were nice shops nearby and we had our own space to p...
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The Giant's Causeway, Ireland

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We had an incredible trip to Ireland recently - me, my Mummy, one of my godfathers, David Taylor, and Electra. We stayed in Belfast but one day we drove to the Giant's Causeway. I had seen some pictures of it online but there was no way I could imagine how amazing it actually was! We drove for about an hour and a half through really green countrysi...
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The Chelsea Flower Show 2015

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This isn't one of my typical travel articles, more of an opportunity to unite some photographs  from this annual flora fest by using a bit of text. Ridiculously, I had never been to Chelsea Flower Show before, so I was very excited when I managed to get some tickets for Jonathan and I to go. Foolishly, I'd imagined the crowds might have abated by 5...
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A Short Stay in West Kensington with FG Properties

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Last week I had the pleasure, along with Jonathan (my husband) of sampling the offering of FG Properties , who provide what they rightly call a "fully curated service for guests" in a small suite of luxury central London apartments. Ours was a top floor two bedroom flat in a period property about two minutes' walk from West Kensington Station. For ...
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Where to Stay in the Faroe Islands

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A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of a wonderful stay hosted by Jens Kristian Davidsen and Passepartout Homes at one of his apartments in the Faroe Islands. The three bedroom, two bathroom duplex apartment is pretty much ideally situated. It's in Tórshavn , one of the world's smallest and prettiest capital cities. That’s not all, though. Th...
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So simple, so useful...The Vector Cupholder

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With my lifestyle, always on the road, I keep a nigh-on fanatical look-out for any gadgets or techno shortcuts to make my life easier. Courtesy of its charismatic inventor, Cliff Thier , one such item has appeared in my life recently, the Vector Cupholder. It's really lightweight, but durable. It's got a great little turn and click mechanism to sec...
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Out on the Water: Two Unique Faroe Islands Boat Trips

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In the charming downtown harbour area of the Faroese capital, Tórshavn, I picked up a fantastic speed boat which transported me across the high seas, run by local adventure tours experts RIB62 . RIB62 offers a wide variety of adventures but the one I chose departed from Tórshavn on a clear, bright afternoon. Before we got started we were issued wit...
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ALMOST THERE!

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