Helicopter rides and tours in London

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.  

How much does a helicopter ride cost in London?

The price of a helicopter tour depends on the number of guests, the duration of the flight and the aircraft. However, prices for a standard helicopter ride across London for one person start from £175.

Are helicopter tours worth the money?

If you want to experience an unforgettable aerial view of London, booking a helicopter tour during your visit is an absolute must. Whether you're looking to treat a loved one to a memorable London experience, are celebrating a special occasion or are simply a flight enthusiast hoping to see the city from a different angle. 

This undeniably exhilarating experience will allow you to enjoy an exciting combination of countryside and urban landscapes, ticking off famous landmarks as you go. Spot iconic sights such as Buckingham Palace and Big Ben and follow the river Thames as it winds its way through the centre of the city.

30-Minute Helicopter Tour Overlooking London for Two

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

Have a day out to remember in the capital as you enjoy a 30-minute flight over London. Soar high above the rooftops of London’s most famous buildings, modern icons and historic landmarks from the air. Spotting the sights from your seat, tick off St. Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and more on this unmissable air adventure.

20-Minute Football Stadium Helicopter Tour 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.

Board your helicopter for an epic 20-minute ride from South Ockendon - East London to see a variety of famous landmarks like the London Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and other famous sights. Marvel at London's iconic skyline and soak up beautiful park views during this incredible flight.

 

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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When is the best time to take a helicopter tour around London?

Helicopter tours of London are at their best during the spring and summer months when the city experiences brighter weather and clear skies.

Timings on the day will depend on availability however, the best time to book your tour is usually between 1pm and 3pm when the sun is directly overhead.

What to wear on a helicopter ride?

When taking a helicopter ride in London travel in light layered clothing. It’s advisable to wear comfortable closed-toe footwear and to bring a light jacket for changing weather conditions. One that will keep personal belongings secure. Avoid bringing along bulky items of clothing and large bags due to potentially limited space in the helicopter.

Dress appropriately for the current weather conditions but do prepare for any unforeseen weather conditions. The temperature in the helicopter are controlled ensuring you feel comfortable throughout your experience.