Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Paris : Gifts, Travel, Romance & lot more


Celebrate Valentine's Day in Paris RatedApartments Guide for lovers

A weekend getaway to Paris is the ideal choice for couples who are planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the most romantic and magical setting possible. To freeze that special moment with your special someone, visit Paris as the city is laced with built-in romance everywhere from world-class restaurants, poetic parks and gardens to exhibits and shows. The city naturally exudes romance and Valentine’s Day is your change to take it to the next level.

Here are our suggestions to make your Valentine’s Day unforgettable:

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The City of Light is filled with lots of world-class romantic restaurants, whereas finding a restaurant with the perfect combination of scrumptious food and cosy ambience is never difficult. You’ll love the way the restaurants are decorated with emphasize on soft lighting and live music, tables adorned with flowers and candles with grand background setting. Make sure to reserve a table ahead to avoid last minute rush.

Enjoy stunning panoramic views of Paris

Paris offers innumerable great spots for romantic panoramic views and some of them are even free. Imagine sweeping and dramatic views from the famous Eiffel Tower before enjoying a romantic dinner or head to the famous Sacre-Coeur in Montmartre which offers wonderful views from outside the church but also from its very top. The Centre Georges Pompidou has a rooftop terrace and restaurant with stunning views of Paris’ main landmarks.

Take a boat tour

On this special day what can be more romantic than taking a boat ride together on the Seine River. You’ll absolutely love to float on the Seine in a lazy cruise boat, and Paris boat tours are a lovely way to explore the city in a picturesque light. Some of the most cosy and romantic tours are Paris Night Tour and Eiffel Tower dinner and Seine boat cruise.

See a show together

Paris is hub of romantic late night music and theatre shows and excellent performing arts. If you understand a bit of French, going to watch a French play together is a super romantic pick. You can also see a popular ballet or classical dance performances in Opera to make the special day unforgettable. Try tour Moulin Rouge, Lido or Elysees Montmartre to enjoy scintillating cabarets and concerts.

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Book a premium serviced apartment

Where can you find a romantic hotel that doesn’t cost hundreds of euros a night? It can be challenging to find a luxury hotel at low rates during Valentine’s Day and serviced apartments are a great alternative. You can find a premium serviced apartment, offering hotel like amenities at a lower price.

Surprise your loved ones by booking an apartment with ratedapartments if you are planning a short or long term stay in Paris. Some of the centrally located neighbourhoods to stay in Paris are Eiffel Tower, Champs-Élysées, Louvre and Latin Quarter. Staying in any of these neighbourhoods, you can explore popular romantic attractions with ease.

A Rated Guide to Valentines in London


Special Edition : Love in London

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“Like a river flows surely to the sea

Darling so it goes

some things are meant to be

take my hand, take my whole life too

for I can’t help falling in love with you

for I can’t help falling in love with you…”

Wine and Roses. Strawberries and champagne. Cosy dinner under starlit skies. Here comes February – the month of love, magic and romance.

Go ahead and plan something really special for your loved ones. Take her out and woo her like never before. Plan something unique for him that leaves him awestruck.

In case you need some inspiration, we’ve put together a few ideas of what to do and where to go for a romantic day in London.

Here you go!

The Love Bus Valentine’s Romantic Night Tour in London

Get passionate in London this Valentine’s Day with the romantic open top bus tour. Get along with your beloved and join for a wonderful journey through the city. You can see attractions like Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s Cathedral.

You will be welcomed with a sparkling glass of champagne. Enjoy as some of the very talented musicians come with some mesmerizing love songs. Couples also get goodies such as flowers and chocolates.

A sightseeing tour with a touch of magic and romance, indeed!

The tour operates on 13, 14 and 15 February 2015

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

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The Coca-Cola London Eye Valentine’s Cruise

Take this cruise and witness London from an absolutely different perspective. Enjoy an exclusive circular sightseeing cruise on the iconic river Thames. The guides will keep giving live commentary. The attractions that are a part of this cruise include Big Ben, Tower of London and Tower Bridge.

The commentary is available in Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Mandarin.

Duration: 40 minutes

Venue: The Coca-Cola London Eye, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB

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City Cruises Valentine’s Day Romantic River Night Cruise

Woo your beloved by planning a perfect evening on the River Night Cruise. With spectacular sights of London, excellent food and live entertainment, there couldn’t have been a more romantic way to celebrate love. You will be welcomed with a glass of champagne. This will be followed by sumptuous meal with wine. In the meanwhile, beautiful songs will entertain you. The illuminated attractions of London along the river bank offer a striking set for a memorable evening.

Duration: 3 hours

Ripley’s Believe It or Not Romantic Package

This is a lovely experience for the love-struck. Ripley’s Believe It or Not London has crafted a wonderful Valentine’s Day package for people who prefer doing the unconventional. Enjoy a fast track entry into. On your entry, you receive a glass of juice and a box of chocolates. You can then roam around and watch more than 700 artefacts and exhibits.

Get amazed by the Ripley’s Marvellous Mirror Maze. Truly something your partner will never forget!

The Coca-Cola London Eye Cupid’s Capsule

Go spoil your dear one and experience the spectacular skyline in a private Capsule. You are accompanied by Champagne, premium chocolates and a red rose. The Coca Cola London Eye, at 135 metres offers excellent views. In the high-tech capsule with your partner, you will experience views of places like Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square and Big Ben.

You will also be given the entry to the London 4D experience. With brilliant theatre effects, this will be a unique experience.

Venue: The London Eye, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB

Wine & Dine

For those of you who want to enjoy an enchanting dinner with your loved one, London offers places that are sure to impress.

Check out what we have found for you!

Babylon

Located in Kensington, Babylon at 100ft offers a scenic skyline and a live jazz band that’s just perfect with the setting. A four-course meal here will not fail to beguile your dear one.

Aqua London

Enjoy an exclusive Valentine’s Day dinner at the famous Japanese restaurant Aqua Kyoto on Regent Street.

Galvin at Windows

Situated on the 28th floor of the London Hilton, Mayfair’s Michelin-starred Galvin at Windows restaurant is hosting special Valentine’s meals. Need we say more?

OXO Tower

Experience the views across the river Thames while you enjoy your meal at OXO Tower Bar Brasserie and Restaurant at South Bank. With live music and fun romantic games, the place will be a perfect choice for the passionately romantic ones.

So, are you ready to go head over heels in love?

Decided on the places to visit? then bring the day to a perfect finish with stay in our romantic apartments in London

A Rated Guide to Covent Garden, London


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You can’t help being mesmerised by the exuberance and energy of Covent Garden. Adored for its culture and uninterrupted entertainment, this district on the eastern periphery of the West End is one of London’s most happening places. It is surrounded by Leicester Square and the City of London. The iconic river Thames, entertainment hub Soho and the very touristy Trafalgar Square are a few minutes away.

 Covent Garden brings to you a perfect potpourri of history, culture and entertainment. Read below to know more!

Shopping

Covent_Garden_Market_Christmas_decorationsCovent Garden is home to brands like Burberry Brit, Rugby Ralph Lauren and Opening Ceremony. It has an extensive selection of stores, from designer labels to high-street brands. You can find numerous British designers like Nicole Farhi and Ted Baker on the Floral Street.

At the heart of Covent Garden, there are numerous craft stalls and budding designer boutiques.

If you love to shop, check out Seven Dials comprising seven streets of cafes, boutiques, restaurants and independent shops. Head to Poste Mistress for just the right kind of shoes!

The Tea House here, deserves a special mention. It stocks an interesting range of teas. 

Cultural Attractions

Covent Garden is an ideal place for people who love art and Royal_Opera_House_and_ballerinatheatre. Places such as Britain’s National Portrait Gallery, New London Theatre and English National Opera are located nearby. There are numerous shows you can catch in theatres in Covent Garden. Some of the popular shows include Stomp at the Ambassadors Theatre, War Horse at The New London Theatre, The Woman in Black at Fortune Theatre, The Lion King at the Lyseum Theatre.

Wine & Dine

Dirty_Martini,_Covent_Garden,_WC2_(4500660896)From Indian meals at Dishoom and Masala to Mexican delights at Wahaca, Covent Garden is just the ideal place for food lovers. The late night drinks at Dirty Martini and The Powerhouse can’t be missed.

One can enjoy a quick pre-theatre bite at Fire and Stone or go to Spaghetti House for an Italian treat. For a fine dining experience, try London’s oldest Rules or the Michelin-starred L’Atelier De Joel Robuchon. For the typical London vibe, hit The Lamb and Flag. This is one of the oldest and most popular pubs in London.

 

Travel to Covent Garden

Centrally located, Covent Garden is very well connected to the Covent_Garden_stn_buildingrest of the city. Covent Garden Station is one of the most ideally located transport options. It sits on the Piccadilly Line of the tube. Leicester Square, Holborn and Charing Cross are other nearby tube stations and can be reached in less than 10 minutes. You can also take a bus to Trafalgar Square and then walk through the streets of this historic district. You can buy a Visitor Oyster Card and travel to places.

Accommodation

Thanks to its excellent location and buzzing life, Covent Garden has no dearth of accommodation options. Ratedapartments.com offers an excellent range of serviced apartments in Covent Garden, to suit all preferences and requirements. Some of our luxurious properties in Covent Garden, click to see:

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A LOVELY ENCOUNTER WITH ONE OF OUR APARTMENT OWNERS


 3We recently met Mr. Singh and saw his apartment. With an in-depth knowledge of art and aesthetics, Mr. Singh simply couldn’t fail to impress us. He has been running the apartment for the last 10 years. Located in one of the high end areas of Delhi, this five bedroom apartment is beautiful. There is enough parking space. Having a look at this apartment makes it obvious how the supplier has given importance to even the smallest details. We were totally mesmerized by the decor. 
 
The rooms are really big and spacious. We had all the freedom to move around in a relaxed way. Also, the teak furniture that is used catches your attention. It looks lovely and complements the subtle colour palette. The marble flooring perfectly completes the look of the apartment, giving it a neat and well-dressed touch. 
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The apartment is surrounded by lush greens on all sides. This keeps it cool during summers.  There are large windows to allow passage of air. We were delighted to go through the guest comment book and read the comments. People who have stayed there have had an amazing time, for sure. There were a dozen of complements for the lucky guy, Mr. Harry for the amazing food he cooks. I also got a chance to enjoy a nice conversation with Mr. Singh over tea and parathas. Simply loved the experience!

Top Five London Attractions to Visit with Family


Many visitors to the British capital only associate London with an amazing nightlife and lots of opportunities for adults to have a great time, be it in restaurants, pubs or bars. While all that may be valid, it is also true that London is extremely family-friendly and provides lots of opportunities to have fun with children. Indeed, it is one of the safest cities to visit in the world, with extensive Health and Safety regulations making sure that your small ones always stay on the right side of danger. With that in mind, we’ve compiled some unique ideas for activities to enjoy with your kids and their friends in London.

V& Museum

Located in ultra-trendy Bethnal Green, the V&A Museum of Childhood provides an excellent day out for kids and grown-ups alike. Detailing toys and other childhood-related goods from the past 400 years, the museum attracts literally busloads of children daily – up to 400,000 visitors a year. Here you can explore the extensive collection of dolls and doll houses, or reminisce about your own childhood memories by travelling back in time and looking at childhood toys from yesteryears. The museum also features temporary displays, museum loans as well as an outreach programme that cooperates with local hospitals and schools. All things considered, it is the perfect location to let your inner child out – with or without kids in tow. Continue reading