Helicopter rides and tours in London

Want to get the best view of the capital? Board a chopper and see what the birdies see
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There's no denying it, London has the best skyline around. Ok so we're biased, but you've got to give it to the old capital, it's a fine looking city – especially from a bird's eye view. Glimpse all the incredible landmarks in every direction, the Thames winding its way through the hustle and bustle of the streets below and the home counties on the horizon.

If you've ever fancied drinking it all in, then taking to the skies for a helicopter ride or tour over London is a pretty good shout. Seriously, iconic sights such as the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, O2 Arena, London Eye and The Shard will never look better.

RECOMMENDED: If you'd rather keep your feet on the ground, try a London walking tour instead.

London helicopter tours

Shared helicopter flight

If you don't mind bunking up to save a couple of pennies then this is the flight for you. Choose from a 12-minute or 18-minute chopper flight covering the best of the capital’s sights, kicking off in Battersea before you follow the Thames to take in Green Park, Buckingham Palace, The Shard, Big Ben, Olympic Stadium and Wembley Stadium.

London helicopter tours- 30-minute flight

A 30-minute helicopter flight over London

Setting off from Epping’s North Weald Airfield, this snappy helicopter tour provides an intriguing view of the city. Flying in from the northeast, you’ll be able to watch almost rural countryside morph into skyscrapers and bustling streets. Cast an eye over major London landmarks while you’re up there, including St Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, London Eye and the Houses of Parliament.

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Private helicopter tour

Take up to five friends (or keep it intimate with fewer) on a private chopper chartered just for you. Sweep over the capital to take in all those marvellous views and pinpoint the best London landmarks from above. Get that camera ready – this is prime bragging territory right here.

London helicopter tour with high-speed boat cruise

If you're a bit of an adrenaline junkie, take to the seas (well, river) as well as the skies! Combine your helicopter tour with a high-speed trip down the Thames, taking a rocket boat (yep, they’re fast) from the London Eye to Chelsea Harbour Pier to your waiting ’copter.

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