Bucket list | London from a different point of view: The high flying helicopter

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London from above with the High Flying Helicopter

A few weeks ago, I got interviewed by a fellow blogger and one of her questions was; What destinations are on your  Travel bucket list? My answer was simple: everything we havent seen yet! This list is seriously never-ending ( and so is my ‘general’ to do list 😉  but of course we have a few things partying together on top of the list, like Road tripping in the USA & Canada, Visiting Japan in Autumn and Spring to see the cherry blossoms and the Autumn leaves, chilling out at the Cook Islands, Fly around the world ( which was our first plan for this year, but then we decided to move further down in Australia and do some other things ) and properly visit London.

A few days after the interview, coincidentally, I got introduced by one of our clients to the London High Flying Helicopter. I have been to London before on an impulsive really short Christmas shopping trip. Me and my friend spend more time traveling to and from London, than actually spending time there. We travelled from the Netherlands to Calais, in France, to take the ferry to Dover, Great Britain, then the bus to London, spend a few hours there, drove around in the Big Bus and did the entire journey back home again. Yes it was cheap, but I definitely have to return to London, as there is so much more to discover.

Discover London like you’ve never seen it before

The High Flying Helicopter  will give you a bird’s-eye view of the entire city of London. I would never even thing of doing that, till I  got introduced to these guys of the High Flying Helicopter. How cool would it be to see London from a total different perspective, seeing the Thames, the Big Ben, Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, and the British Museum from above, reach out over the city, even higher than the London Eye. Helicopter tours can be either shared or private. With a shared flight, you and up to five other adventures will embark on this epic tour together.

Although I would probably not be that enthusiast anymore, if I would actually sit in a helicopter ready for take off as I am not a big hero with helicopters and light planes. Lion would love it though, and even Sem, who is obsessed by helicopters. As we live close by the ( tourist  ) boulevard and hospital, where helicopters take off several times a day, it is something more familiar for him, then seeing someone riding a bike, like in the Netherlands.

Become a Pilot with the High Flying Helicopter

You have to try everything possible in live right? Why not go for a helicopter lesson? Well not for me, as I suck at maths, but if you are keen and have an interest in flying, the High Flying Helicopter also offers flight lessons. A great gift or thing to do for helicopter enthusiasts. After a safety and instructional briefing, you will take off for a moment full of adrenaline. The pilot will explain things to you during your flight and if you are lucky and the environment is 100 % safe for you, you can try flying for yourself! If you are really into it, and want to become a real helicopter pilot, this would also be a great start, as these flights at the High Flying Helicopter also count towards obtaining your helicopter pilot license.  This lesson is suitable for anyone over 10 years old. OMG!?  Do I imagine Sem flying a helicopter in 8 years…Hahaha, Well he is an Outback kid, full of adventure, so probably yes..

Helicopter Proposal at the High Flying Helicopter

Ready to ask your beloved to marry you? If so, congratulations! She or He will probably say yes, so why not make this moment an extra special one. At High Flying Helicopter they are more than happy to make your proposal a completely unforgettable event, something that you and your future husband / wife will cherish long after the day he/she says, “I Do.”

Your unsuspected future husband/wife,  will be most certainly thrilled but the the idea of an adventurous helicopter tour ( make sure he/she doesn’t hate flying 😉 The crew of the High Flying Helicopter can make your proposal as special as you wish. Want to land at a romantic spot to pop the question? No worries! Or make this trip extra special by landing at a luxurious hotel, like the Bailiffscourt Hotel, Eastwell Manor or the Chewton Glen? Be their guest! Want large letters on the ground spelling ” will you marry me?” No problem! Want to fly to Paris and pop the question at the Eiffel Tower? Sure!

Weddings with the High Flying Helicopter

So, your proposal is done, she or he said Yes I do! Well done! Now it is time to prepare the wedding! The High Flying Helicopter team can help you with this as well! Arrive in style with a helicopter, or why not leave the wedding in a helicopter instead of a car with empty baked bean tins behind it? You can even choose to fly to Amsterdam or Paris and directly enjoy your honeymoon. The crew at the High Flying Helicopter can arrange champagne, flowers, chocolate and basically anything you wish for to celebrate in style.

Private Helicopter Rental

If you want to see some great Aerial Captures of photographer Jeffrey Millstein, who privately rented a helicopter to capture London from above, click here ! His photo’s are truly amazing. If you are a photographer as well, planning on aerial filming, this is a great way to do it! Or are you planning something special? A private event, music festival, conference, or business trip? You can also hire a private helicopter. Not much ways of transport are more convenient, luxurious and comfortable as a helicopter right?  Have a look at the website for more information https://highflyinghelicopter.com and email them at: hello@highflyinghelicopter.com for more info!

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  • Hi Rima.
    You are more than welcome 🙂
    I am not a star with flying either, but I think the adrenaline of a helicopter tour above London will help to forget our fears!


  • Wow, what a view from the helicopter!!! I would love to have helicopter ride, but I am scary of high point. I hope will do at least once in my life. Thanks for inspiring.

  • Hi Mal!
    Hahah yes your other comment came trough as well 😉
    London is definitely on the bucket list, and visiting in Summer would be a super idea! Exploring, having a drink in the sun, relax in the park… When I see your post on your Instagram, I think we could spend a month in London, or 2, or a year 😉
    Enjoy your week!

    X Jo

  • Oh wow, looks like they’ve got everything covered! Must be such a cool experience to actually see the entire city from above! Btw I was trying to reply to your comment on the previous post and it didn’t show up for some reason 🙁 Still, just wanted to say that I am super happy and excited to hear that London is on your bucket list, would be amazing to meet up and show you around a bit, especially in the summer when the city is even nicer 🙂

    Mal x

  • You definitely got the best view of London that I’ve ever seen. I was wondering at first what building you were inside before figuring out the picture was taken from a helicopter when I saw the title of the post. This seems like an exciting way to see London or any city really but there is lots of cool landmarks in London for sure.

  • Hahah, I know that feeling Micki.
    You ve been somewhere, and then you read or see something great about that destination, you didn’t see or know of before, so you kinda have to go back one day 😉
    And yes, that travel bucket list.. Never ending 😉
    Have a great day!

  • Hey Mike!
    Exactly right! It is a total different perspective of London from the air.
    Are you a photographer as well? Let me know your website if so, would love to see your work!

  • Ok, now I have to go back to London and take a helicopter tour! I am just like you, my travel bucket list is everywhere lol.

  • Wow! What a great experience to get to have!! And what a great city to experience it in, too 🙂

  • Helicopters freak me out a little, I’ve only been in one once and it’s a great experience, I just feel a little less safe than in a plane? It’s ridiculous. But I love some of these ideas!

  • Hi Megan!
    That would defiantly be a great entrance to arrive at your wedding in a helicopter!
    I think that a lot of people think a helicopter is really expensive, and of course it is an expensive form of transport, it is also a unique once in a lifetime experience. The prices at the High Flying Helicopter are actually pretty good value 🙂


  • Hi Indrani,
    I think flying in a helicopter is a once in a lifetime experience! Especially with those stunning views over London! Maybe one day your dream will come true 🙂

    Have a good weekend!

  • Hi Danik,
    Wow that must be awesome to live in London 🙂 Well, maybe you have a special event coming up sometime, where you can arrive in style with a helicopter! How cool would that be 😉
    Have a great weekend!


  • My Fiancé keeps talking about arriving to our wedding in a helicopter. I thought it would be a fun idea, but didn’t think people actually would do it!

  • I have flown over central London on a plane (on the main landing route from the east) but going in a helicopter must be a totally different view, one I would love to try out as a local 🙂

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