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See London from a very special viewpoint with the London Helicopter Company. The company flies 6-seat AS350 helicopters from both the central London heliport at Battersea and from Redhill Aerodrome in Surrey, just north of Gatwick airport.

Both flights last for approx 20 minutes and take in the London skyline. Battersea flights follow the river Thames for the duration of the flight while Redhill tours include a shorter time over central London in addition to views over the surrounding countryside.

The London Helicopter flies just 500ft above the Millenium Wheel and around 1000ft above the Houses of Parliament! Click here for a gallery of views (opens in new window; tip: click on large photo to open a bigger gallery).

London Helicopter Company Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace amid its huge gardens – all this in the centre of London.

The route follows the River Thames from Putney in the west to Greenwich in the east and the pilot points out landmarks along the way. From west to east, the list of landmarks includes:

Wembley Stadium (distant)
Battersea Heliport
Stamford Bridge
Earls Court & Olympia
Royal Albert Hall
Hyde Park
Battersea Park
Battersea Power Station
Millbank Tower
New Covent Garden Market
MI6 HQ
Oval Cricket Ground
Houses of Parliament
Westminster Abbey
Horseguards Parade
Green Park
Buckingham Palace
Marble Arch
Trafalgar Square
London Eye
Royal Festival Hall
British Museum
St Pauls Cathedral
Gherkin & City of London
Shakespeare’s Globe theatre
Tate Modern
HMS Belfast
The Shard
Tower of London
Tower Bridge
St Katherine’s Dock
Isle of Dogs
Canary Wharf
Olympic Games site
The Dome
London City Airport
Royal Naval College
National Maritime Museum
Greenwich Observatory
Blackheath

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