Not content with seeing London from the ground? The London Eye too low for you? How about a helicopter tour over the capital city of the UK?
Here at TravelMag.com we have sourced the best three options for helicopter tours based on quality of the experience, value for money and past customer reviews.
Choose between a 12 or 18 minute flight over London’s best known sights including Buckingham Palace, The Shard and Big Ben. This flight will follow the River Thames starting off in Battersea, and then loops round and returns the same way. The chopper seats up to five people so it is great for small groups. The pilot also helps to point out some of the best landmarks.
Another 30 minute tour, this time starting out in either Elstree in Hertfordshire or Redhill in Surrey. Flying at 1500 feet, the trip takes in all the top sights in Central London, plus any between the respective start points and the centre. As with all helicopter tours, flights are dependent on the weather and some may not operate during the winter.
London Pleasure Flights start at London City Airport and head away from the Thames River at first to take in the London Olympics venue at Stratford before heading back towards the river at Canary Wharf. The 30 minute trip then reaches The Houses of Parliament before heading back to the airport. The helicopters fly at roughly 1000 feet so great panoramas of London are offered.