The London Helicopter has re-launched its exclusive Kew Gardens Picnic Packages, offering you the chance to see London from the air before a sumptuous alfresco feast at the world-famous botanic gardens
Picnic-happy passengers will board the helicopter for a birds-eye tour of the capital, soaring over London landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, Tower Bridge and The Shard.
The flight will be followed by a luxury transfer to Kew Gardens, London’s largest UNESCO World Heritage Site (sadly, the helicopters cannot land at Kew), where you’ll enjoy an elegant garden picnic. There are three experiences to choose from: the Premium Picnic Package, Afternoon Tea or Luxury To The Max Picnic Package.
The Premium Picnic Package experience includes either a shared or exclusive 10-minute London Buzz flight, car transfer from The London Helicopter to Kew Gardens, entrance to Kew and the Premium Picnic Box. Prices from £660 for two on a shared flight, and £1,260 for an exclusive flight.
The Afternoon Tea experience includes a London Buzz (10 min) or London Sights (20 min) tour, car transfer from The London Helicopter to Kew Gardens, entrance to Kew and Afternoon Tea to be enjoyed in The Botanical Restaurant. Prices start from £575 on a shared flight for two or £1,175 for the private hire.
There’s also a Luxury To The Max Picnic Package, which includes car transfer from central London to the London Heliport, a 30-minute London Max flight on an exclusive hire basis, car transfer to Kew Gardens, entrance to Kew Gardens, a Luxury Picnic Hamper and car transfer return to central London. Prices start from £2,870 for two people.
Delights inside the luxury picnic hamper include the likes of prosciutto, rocket and parmesan; crayfish cocktail; duck, green pistachio and liver terrine; chocolate truffle surprise; macaroon sandwich a bottle of prosecco and bottle of red or white wine; plus soft drinks. It’s all contained within a traditional wicker hamper, complete with crockery, cutlery, wine glasses, napkins, bottle opener and a picnic rug – all of which you get to take home and keep.
Flights take off daily from The London Heliport, Battersea SW11 3BE. For further details or to book, call 020 7887 2626 or see thelondonhelicopter.com