An Exhilarating Ride With the London Helicopter

An Exhilarating Ride With the London Helicopter

One of the things about my bucket list is that I make it up as I go along. So when I last visited #London, I added a great new adventure to the list: a #helicopter ride to #explore the wonderfully #active city from up high.


London, United Kingdom 

One fine weekend, we found ourselves at the London Heliport for a ride in a helicopter. I love extreme roller coasters, so I was really looking forward to the experience. 

A Helicopter Ride in London. 

A short briefing later, Vid and I got into a shiny chopper. We were instructed to strap on our safety vests and put on noise-cancelling headphones and microphone which can be used to talk to other passengers – how cool. That’s when the real fun started – the blades of the helicopter started spinning at a furious pace and off we went.

London From Above.
The Twists and Turns on a Helicopter Ride are so Much fun. Image Courtesy- The London Helicopter

The helicopter’s take off and landing are a tad bumpier than regular aircrafts. Going from ground level to 1200 ft in seconds was akin to sitting in a roller coaster ride. Other than that our 20 minute flight was really smooth. We felt like we were on our own magic flying carpet gliding through the clouds. Let’s face it, who doesn’t want one of those?

We felt like we were on our own magic flying carpet gliding through the clouds

Our convivial pilot pointed out all the prominent landmarks but I don't think I was really listening. I was too busy marvelling at how different the city I’ve grown to love looks from above. I spied the Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace in all their resplendent glory, the London Ferry transporting dozens of passengers across the Thames, excited tourists at The London Eye, milling crowds at Trafalgar Square, spring colours at Greenwich Park, and so much more.

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Helicopter Ride in London

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We took off from the London Heliport in West London and flew all the way to East London, following the meandering Thames river. To call it exhilarating would be an understatement – The London Helicopter is probably the most unique way to experience London. 

To call it exhilarating would be an understatement

It’s the perfect way to escape the humdrum of everyday life. There’s only one complaint I have – it was too short. If I had my way, I would be in that helicopter for hours. 

Now sit back, relax, and enjoy these aerial images of our favourite city in the world!

The Buckingham Palace From Above
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The Tower Bridge and Shard
Can you tell we had fun? 

Ok now who is giving us a chopper for our travels? We promise to pull all sorts of stunts mid-air and send you photos. All you generous ‘uns, please stand up.

Have you ever been on a helicopter? What was your experience?

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