See the city from the air on these helicopter trips alongside London's skyline! Your mode of transport for these fabulous experiences will be executive helicopters just like the rich and famous use to get from A to B in double-quick time - only you will want to savour every moment as you hover over the Home Counties to catch sight of London glistening on the horizon.
The helicopter trips towards London can be taken from Essex, Hertfordshire and Surrey. As you take off, you will watch as the leafy suburbs and countryside give way to skyscrapers, traffic and railway lines all converging into the heart of the city. The flight will last between 12 and 15 minutes, which gives you enough time to swoop in low as well as climbing high in the sky to give you a variety of viewpoints as the rotors whirl.
Then when you arrive back at the helipad, you will have the opportunity for a quick photocall in front of the impressive-looking chopper, before heading into the airport cafe for a spot of lunch. All venues have large outdoor terrace areas overlooking the runway, so you can watch the ground activity as you relax over a meal after your exciting aerial trip near London - and maybe share the photos you took from the helicopter with your fellow passengers.
If you choose the VIP tour, also available from three locations, the fun begins before you've even taken off, as you will be welcomed by the crew with a glass of bubbly. After getting settled in your seat in the helicopter, it's time to start the helicopter up and once your expert pilot has gained permission to fly from air traffic control, you will be rising gracefully and rapidly into the sky. Your flight will last around 20 minutes and you will see rural countryside gradually build up and then the amazing skyline of the City of London.
These helicopter trips where London meets the countryside are available from March to November, so you can see the capital at its spring, summer and autumn best. All pilots are fully CAA licensed and registered to fly sightseeing trips over London in their executive helicopters that seat up to six passengers at once.