Take Flight Over London with a Helicopter

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Looking for a once and lifetime experience? Want to take in and see all the best landmarks in one of the best cities in the world in less than a hour? Well I can tell you from firsthand experience, doing a helicopter ride over a city, especially a huge city like London, is one of the best ways to truly appreciate the size and awe inspiring history of a place. I am no stranger to helicopter rides. My first helicopter experience was flying over Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon – and it was incredible to see all of the different themed hotels from a bird eye view. However, taking a helicopter ride over a city like London, which has a ton of landmarks and so much history would be taking things to a whole new level.

Take Flight and See London’s Top Landmarks

Helicopter coming in to land at a open day.

Oh the places you will go and things you will see…

Perhaps more than any other city I have been too, London has more places to visit and fall in love with. For a history buff, you would be hard pressed to find a better place to pick for crossing off a bucket list item like a helicopter experience. From sweeping Panoramics of London’s best sites to getting some insight and history about the landmarks from the pilot – High Flying Helicopter – is the perfect way to see all of London

High Flying helicopters London tour experience begins at the Redhill heliport – just a quick 20 to 30 minute drive from central London. The flight will fly across the Surrey countryside towards Central London where you can experience panoramic views of London’s most famous landmarks. Landmarks include Hyde Park, The Royal Albert Hall, Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Millennium Eye, Big Ben, Epsom race course and Wembley Stadium.

Panoramic aerial overview of London city

The flight will then fly over the Center of London, sites include Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral, Shakespeare’s The Globe Theatre, Gherkin, Shard, The Tower of London and the city.  The flight continues on to the Olympic Stadium, Canary Wharf, The O2 Dome, and the Thames barrier ending with a fantastic view of the whole of London.

The London Flight Experience


You can experience your London helicopter ride in a shared experience with up to 5 other customers, or you can opt to have an exclusive tour, with the whole helicopter to yourself/group.

The Flights last 35 minutes and take off from the Redhill Aerodrome, located in the town of Redhill, which is only 20-30 minutes from central London. High Flying Helicopter also offers a chauffeur service option or a group travel package for larger groups.


For more information, you can check out High Flying helicopters Instagram or Facebook pages.