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Have you ever wanted to re-enact the iconic EastEnders opening credits in real life? With a helicopter ride in London you can do just that. Gaze across the capital from high in the sky and spot all the city’s landmarks, from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, on a sightseeing tour with a twist. A helicopter ride for two in London can be both a fascinating and romantic experience and one of the best outdoor activities around. Turn this dream into a reality by browsing Groupon's best vouchers on helicopter rides in London.

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Helicopter rides in London: things to know before you go

From digging out your flying goggles to finding out how much getting a bird’s eye view of the capital costs, we answer some of the most common questions about helicopter rides in London.

How much does it cost for a helicopter ride?

The price for helicopter rides varies widely depending on location, experience and the length of the session. You can enjoy a thrilling five-minute ride at 1,000ft with Blue Skies for £32, or go all out and book a 45-minute trial lesson with EBG Helicopters from £340.

For a mid-price experience, Elite Helicopters offer an amazing 30-minute tour of London that includes famous landmarks such as the shimmering Shard, the historic Houses of Parliament and iconic London Bridge for £119. Take advantage of helicopter ride deals in London with Groupon to find the best experience at the right price for you.

How difficult is it to learn to fly a helicopter?

The experts might make it look like a breeze but learning to fly a helicopter is a huge investment in time. It requires similar coordination to driving a car, but on a far grander scale. Some of the more challenging manoeuvres, such as hovering or a more adventurous barrel roll, can take years to perfect.

If you fancy taking to the skies like an action star, a trial lesson with EBG Helicopters is a great way to get a little taste. It comes with full pre-flight instruction and the chance to take over the controls once you're in the air. Adventure 001's tactical flying lesson includes two observational flights and a hands-on flight with Hover Challenge, which all counts towards your pilot's licence. Be brave – take a look at Groupon's range of helicopter rides in London and book your first lesson today.

How much does it cost to hire a helicopter for a wedding?

The typical costs for hiring a helicopter for a wedding range from £1,000 to £1,500, but the experience is priceless. Arrive in style at the church to amaze your guests and get whisked off into the skies as a newly married couple in style.

For alternative romantic helicopter rides in London, Flying Pig Helicopters offer a thrilling experience with the chance to take the controls (and indulge in some bubbly and chocolates) for a fraction of the price. With an optional DVD of the flight and photos, it’s the perfect way to mark your special day with something a little different.

How do I prepare for a helicopter ride?

A helicopter ride in London is quite different to jetting off in a plane, so follow our handy tips to ensure you have a great experience.

  • Wear the right shoes. Heels, sandals and flip-flops are a no-no, so dig out your sensible flats before climbing aboard.
  • Choose suitable clothing. Aim for layers of warm clothes and tie your hair back. Avoid loose items of clothing that could get caught in the controls if you’re learning to fly.
  • Bring your sunnies and SPF. The glare in the helicopter can be very bright and the windows won't protect you from the sun's rays, so be prepared.
  • Leave your personal possessions behind. Accessories such as scarves, hats and jewellery can be easily lost, plus bags add unnecessary weight.
  • Don't forget your camera. Make the most of your experience and snap those views to remember your time in the skies for life. And don’t forget, this is a perfect Instagram opportunity.

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