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Reviewing the Best London Helicopter Flights and Tours

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This post is a review of your options for the best London helicopter rides and tours.  Obviously we love to see London by foot, but sometimes it’s fun to get a totally different view! If you’ve ever wanted to get a birds-eye view of our favourite city, then check out our guide below for the best helicopter tours in town!



These guys know their stuff: the pilots working here have been flying over London for the past 10 years! London Pleasure flights take guests along the River Thames from the City Airport all the way down to the Houses of Parliament. Tours begin in easy-to-reach Essex and depart on pre-selected dates throughout the year.



  • Tour Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Cost: £125.00 per person


Helicopter Tours with Redhill depart conveniently from Surrey, and is easily reachable by public transport. The tours include a HUGE variety of famous sights and locations stretching from the far west at Wembley Stadium all the way out to Greenwich in the east - and, of course, all the regular highlights in between! One of the things that makes Redhill a great choice is that guests can choose how many seats to book, based on numbers and your own personal budget.

  • Tour Duration: 25 minutes
  • Cost: £160.00 for one seat
    • up to £800.00 for the entire craft



The London Helicopter Tour offers some of the most flexible and incredible helicopter tours in town. Guests can choose from a quick “buzz” over town to a trip beyond London itself. Routes and prices vary and can be chosen based on preference and budget. They are also the only London helicopter tour that departs from London itself - making it so convenient for visitors.

Tour Duration: From a 10 minute “buzz” - to a 30 minute London tour - to trips beyond London including Stonehenge and Highclere Castle (where Downton Abbey was filmed)

Cost: £200.00 for a single seat on “buzz” and up

Voucher Deals

We all love a great bargain, right? And it is possible to grab one for your London helicopter tour! Some of the UK’s most popular voucher sites are occasionally offer great deals on their helicopter tour packages.

LivingSocial -  LivingSocial’s helicopter offer recently expired but we’re expecting another one to pop up soon, so keep an eye out!

Groupon -

From flying lessons, London explorations, and day trips, Groupon has lots of offers to choose from.

BuyAGift -

A gift to give, or one to keep for yourself! There are many options given with BuyAGift, including a trip for two with champagne, or a glimpse of London with lunch included for only £75.

About The Author

Stephen Pickhardt

Stephen is the CEO of Free Tours by Foot and has overseen the transformation of a local walking tour company into a global tour community and traveler’s advice platform. He has personally led thousands of group tours in the US and Europe, and is an expert in trip planning and sightseeing, with a focus on budget travelers. Stephen has been published and featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Yahoo,, and more.
Updated: November 23rd, 2021
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