The city of London has some spectacular sights to feast your eyes on and when choosing a way to indulge in an afternoon of sightseeing there are many choices! For tourists and UK residents alike The London Helicopter provides unique helicopter tours where individuals or private groups can enjoy breathtaking views of central London’s most famous landmarks from the sky.
There are three incredible flights to choose from depending on your budget and each one will take you up to more than 1,000 feet and provide uninterrupted panoramic views of one the greatest cities on earth. It really is an experience of a lifetime! London Buzz tours (12 mins) are £150 per person, London Sights tours (18 mins) are £200 per person and London Max tours (30 mins) are £1,500 for private use of the helicopter.
We would definitely recommend the London Sights flight and although 18 minutes doesn’t sound like long enough, the tour starts from Battersea and takes you from West to East London along London’s windy infamous River Thames, where you are able to spot all those popular recognisable landmarks.
We arrived 30 minutes before departure to allow enough time to check in. It’s advisable to get public transport or park up in one of the nearby car parks, as there is limited parking at the heliport. We waited in the small yet comfortable departure lounge, and it was great to see other helicopters come and go. A few minutes before our departure we were taken into another waiting area where we were given a 5-10 minute safety briefing and shortly afterwards we were fitted with our life jackets. Once seated in our places on the helicopter, the pilot began to give us a running commentary of landmarks and pointed our places of interest in the distance- fortunately the clouds cleared and sun shone for us! The most impressive thing is that you can see for miles and miles around, seeing airplanes and other helicopters in the distance is surreal and the notion of being up high but literally flying just above famous landmarks is totally awesome! During the entire flight there were fantastic opportunities to take video footage and photos of this memorable once-in-a-lifetime trip. To round up, this experience is totally exhilarating and perfect for thrill seekers!
We also think the helicopter flights would make a fantastic gift for the people who have everything and luxury gift vouchers are available to purchase. And for those that have seen London from the air before, there are also some amazing packages available where you can travel outside of London and experience helicopters tours of Highclere Castle where Downtown Abbey is filmed, the wondrous sight of Stonehenge in Wiltshire, alternatively you can design your own flight itinerary depending on where your fancy takes you. There are also options to upgrade you packages to incorporate champagne vouchers and/or a hotel chauffeur service so that you travel in style to and from your central London hotel.
For further information and enquiries visit: www.thelondonhelicopter.com.
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