The capital's first helicopter sightseeing tour that doesn't involve schlepping out of London – because you can choose to board, much more conveniently, at Battersea Heliport. The 20-minute trip mostly follows the route of the Thames, between the Isle of Dogs in the east and Barnes in the west, taking in landmarks including Buckingham Palace and The Shard along the way. It doesn't come cheap but it has to be the most exciting way to get to grips with the layout of the city.
Time Out needed no encouragement to take to the air. Read our blog post here.