Experience London from the Skies
By Shivangi On 6 May, 2013 At 05:04 PM | Categorized As International, Mixed Bag | With 0 Comments
We’ve seen the city through the London Eye and we’ve seen it from The Shard, now what?? London, it seems is obsesses with itself; the city has come up with yet another way for us to ogle/gawk at her incredible allure. And 007 style, no less!

The London Helicopter tours have hit the skies. You can pack in all the major sights into 24 hours and dodge the crazy crowds. The London Helicopter flights follow the path of the River Thames, snaking from Putney to Greenwich, passing over some of the city’s most notable landmarks.

Get an exclusive bird’s eye view of Hyde Park, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace in the west. The chopper then flies 500 feet above the London Eye, and on towards St Paul’s Cathedral. Further east, The Shard, the Tower of London, Canary Wharf and the Royal Observatory in Greenwich all come into view before the loop back to the heliport in Battersea. Trafalgar Square, Surrey, the Royal Albert Hall, Crystal Palace, Globe Theater; customize your flight. The London Helicopter flies just 500ftabove the Millenium Wheel and around1000ft above the Houses of Parliament!

Each flight carries six passengers, and there’s the option to book the whole helicopter. There are tours available for couples as well at higher prices. Most operators offer corporate bookings as well. All commercial helicopters are in adherence to Civil Aviation Authority guidelines & inspection. Most of the tours kick off from ex-RAF heliports within the city, some of them operate from the outskirts all accessible by public transport from Central London.

Our Take

It has been said that they there is no better way to see London, that a helicopter tour is that amazing. Somehow, I would prefer to see them London the original way, the touch, the feel, the smell; and somehow, the view from a helicopter all those miles above doesn’t seem to cut it. Maybe if you’ve already seen London the traditional way, then it might be quite interesting.

But then again, I can’t really review it till I’ve tried it. What’s your take? Let us know in the comments section!



About - As the newest member of the content team, Shivangi Rajendran comes from the world of professional dancing. With a passion for travel and a flair for writing, the Masters in Mass Communication is just an added advantage. A gypsy at heart, she doesn’t believe in planning and is always ready to pack her bags and leave.

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