Best London helicopter tours

Experience the high life and see spectacular views of the city’s landmarks with a London helicopter tour.

A helicopter ride in London* gives you an unforgettable experience and can include tours with champagne or lunch, and of course superb aerial views!

What helicopter tours are available?

A helicopter pilot sitting in a helicopter on the ground.

Choose from multiple departure points to experience breathtaking views of the capital on a London helicopter tour. From a flight across central London along the route of the Thames or scenic journeys to the capital from further afield, to lunch and champagne flights. The sky’s the limit!

Find exciting London helicopter tours below. Each tour includes a full safety briefing and rear seats in the helicopter. Passenger numbers may vary.  

1. 50-Minute Helicopter Ride for Two Over London

Fly over the capital on a ride with The London Helicopter. © Chris Johnson Photography/The London Helicopter.
Snap a selfie before you board a Robinson R44 helicopter (or similar), for an unforgettable 50-minute sightseeing flight over London from Marlow. Take in spectacular aerial views as you fly over the river Thames and see the city skyline from the seat of your helicopter. Spot landmarks such as  Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, iconic Tower Bridge and The Shard. Read More

2. 30-Minute Helicopter Ride for Two Over London

Views of Westminster on a London helicopter tour © Adventure 001. Images courtesy of Adventure 001.

Have a day to remember in the capital as you climb aboard your helicopter and enjoy a 30-minute flight over London from Essex. Soar above the rooftops of London’s most famous buildings, modern icons and historic landmarks from the air – including The Houses of ParliamentTower of LondonThe Gherkin and St Paul's Cathedral – on this unmissable air adventure.

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3. 20-Minute Glimpse of London VIP Helicopter Ride and Bubbly for Two

Aerial views of The Shard and the London skyline on a London helicopter tour © Red Letter Days. Images courtesy of Red Letter Days.

Celebrate with a glass of bubby before boarding your helicopter for an epic 20-minute ride from Surrey or Essex. Get a taste of the high life with this one-of-a-kind experience, as you marvel at London's iconic skyline and soak up beautiful countryside views during this incredible flight.


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4. 15-Minute Sights of London Helicopter Ride with Lunch for Two

Be whisked away on a helicopter © Adventure 001. Image courtesy of Red Letter Days.

Enjoy a memorable day out as you are whisked away on a thrilling 15-minute helicopter ride from Surrey or Essex. Take to the skies and admire London's awe-inspiring cityscape and the picturesque countryside from you seat, before touching down for a delicious lunch at the airfield.

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What to expect on a London helicopter tour?

A woman sitting in the co-pilot seat, next to the pilot with a glass of Champagne

Treat yourself or someone special to an adventure in the air. Helicopters tours offer a unique way to view London and celebrate a special occasion. Fasten your seat belt, sit back and admire the views with a London helicopter tour.

The skilled pilot will answer any questions or concerns that you have. It’s good to stay relaxed, listen to the pilot’s instructions and know you are in good hands. You will be given headphones, so you can communicate with the pilot and other passengers during the flight. 

It’s unlikely that you will feel any turbulence because helicopters don’t fly in bad weather or turbulent conditions.

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What to wear on a helicopter ride?

Travel comfortable and light. It’s advisable to wear comfortable footwear and bring a light jacket for changing weather conditions and keep personal belongings secure.