Please note The City of London Tour can only be purchased as an 'open' voucher, meaning you book a flight date and time once you have received the voucher – ideal as that special gift!
This tour departs from any of the 3 locations listed below.
- North Weald Airfield, Essex, CM16 6HR
- Fairoakes Airport, Chobham, Surrey, GU24 8HU
- Redhill Aerodrome, Surrey, RH1 5YP
During the memorable flight you will track over the beautiful and tranquil rural English countryside, whilst noticing the gradual buildup of urban development on the outskirts of the city. Soon enough, you will be in awe of the city's vista – miles and miles of London's regal and contemporary buildings with major landmarks fading into the horizon, as far as your eye can see.
Your pilot will draw attention to highlights such as the River Thames and East London's fabulous landmarks including the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral, the London Eye, Tower Bridge and the O2 Arena.
A helicopter flight is the idyllic way to view the iconic London skyline – an unforgettable present or treat for yourself!
An insight into the tourist locations seen are detailed below;
The Houses of Parliament formally known as Westminster Palace, sits proudly on the Themes and has served as a home to the main Courts of Law for centuries. Many high-profile treason trials were brought about at Westminster, including Guy Fawkes for the failed Gunpowder Plot in 1605.
The historic and majestic Buckingham Palace, residence and administrative headquarters for our reigning monarch, was originally built in 1703 as a townhouse for the Duke of Buckingham. In 1761 George III bought the house for his wife Queen Charlotte. Through the periods of time the house was remodeled and eventually a decision to upgrade the house to a palace was agreed in 1826. The cost of the work spiraled out of control and the King never moved in…It was Queen Victoria who made the Palace fit for a King or Queen! Now the working building is one of London's finest tourist attractions.
St Paul's Cathedral stands at the highest point in the City of London and is a masterpiece of Britain's most famous architect Sir Christopher Wren. It is the 4th Cathedral to have stood on the site, with the previous building being destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666. The building was constructed between 1675 and 1710.
The London Eye panoramic observation wheel is situated at the side of the River Thames, opposite the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. It stands at 135 metres tall and is one of London's contemporary tourist attractions since opening in March 2000.
Tower Bridge was designed to ease road traffic while sustaining river access to London Docks, construction started in 1886 and took 8 years to build. It was built with roadways that lift up for passing ships, it is a world famous structure for its engineering phenomenon.
The O2 Arena is London's famous white Millennium Dome which is now a world class entertainment arena holding up to 20,000 people.