London sightseeing

Helicopter tours are the ultimate way to see the best of London.

Helicopter tours are the ultimate way to see the best of London. With unrivalled views across the city, our London Sightseeing flights are a once in a lifetime experience.  Whether for a corporate day out, an anniversary celebration, a Christmas gift or a birthday present, HeliGroup will provide a first-class service and a special day to remember.

London Sightseeing from High Wycombe

The tour starts at Wycombe Air Park and enters the London Control Zone at Cookham, following helicopter route H10 past Stoke Park (the home of Boodles) and Pinewood Studios. Passing Northolt Aerodrome and Wembley Stadium, the flight joins onto the River Thames at Kew Gardens.

From here, the tour follows the river through central London, giving you an unmatched aerial view of: the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Cathedral, London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, the Globe Theatre, the Gherkin, Cheese Grater, Walkie Talkie and the Shard, HMS Belfast, London Bridge, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. Your pilot will take you on to see the Olympic Stadium, Cutty Sark and Greenwich, Canary Wharf, the O2, London City airport and the Thames Barrier before returning you to High Wycombe by the same route in reverse.

In our Robinson R44 helicopter, this flight of 50-55 minutes will take 3 passengers for just £612.
For added safety and comfort, these tours are available in our Twin Squirrel helicopter which can accommodate 5 passengers and costs from £1400.

Local Helicopter Sightseeing Tours

Departing from High Wycombe Air Park, this 30 minute flight for up to three passengers is breath-taking. For just £325, you will be flown above the River Thames and around the Chiltern Hills, taking in the stunning scenery.

This exclusive flight can be customised to you. If you have in mind a local area of particular interest or meaning, we can alter our flight path to accommodate this. Just let your pilot know on the day of your flight before taking off. If you live locally, we can normally fly past your house as well.

Trial lessons

Trial lessons give the recipient the opportunity to experience the thrills, sensations and skills with piloting a light helicopter.

The lesson is designed to be fun, to give the pilot hands-on experience and an overview of what is required to obtain their Private Pilot Licence. A trial lesson is the perfect present for those wanting to give a memorable and exciting gift experience to friends or family, or for anyone wishing to discover the fun and manoeuvrability of the helicopter themselves.

The lesson will be taken in one of our Robinson R22 or R44 helicopters and we recommend the 30 minute trial lesson. This gives the recipient time to get away from the airfield and become comfortable with the helicopter controls, before coming back to the airfield to attempt the hover.

On the day, the recipient will be given a briefing on the effects of controls and how the helicopter flies. A safety briefing will also be given before the flight. After that it’s up, up and away to explore the local area for general handling before returning to the airfield for low-level flying and hovering. The student handles the controls and flies the aircraft throughout.

Back on the ground, the student will be presented with a certificate of achievement, signed by his or her instructor. This first flight can be counted towards the issue of the Private Pilot Licence, should the recipient wish to start their training. Ask us for an information pack after your lesson!

Contact us to book your London tour or trial lesson today!