One of the most underrated and underutilized ways to travel in the UK is by helicopter. Helicopters may be seen as just a novel way to travel, but in a lot of scenarios a good helicopter ride can bring a lot of practicalities the table. In an area like London, using the underground isn’t going to help you get to see the sights but a helicopter will put the city in perspective very quickly. Not only would you get to experience London on a whole new level but you can arrive to you’re destination in style, how cool is that?!
You might think that booking a helicopter is impractical, but it may come as a surprise that many tourist hotspots around the UK accommodate helicopters landing on site. The only limitation is that the helicopter will need the landowner’s permission and a place to land safely. Planning a helicopter trip may seem complicated but luckily we have a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you on your way, so take a look at our list of some of the coolest places to land a helicopter in the UK.
Helicopters Music Festivals inc. Glastonbury
Traditionally, festival travel may be associated with long car trips or dare I say, coach trips! Not to mention getting stranded in the mud. However, if you want to skip the traffic and arrive in style, book yourself a helicopter. From Glastonbury to Reading all the way to V Festival, there is the ability to land a helicopter on-site or very nearby.
Glastonbury is just an example, there is literally hundreds of destinations in the UK you can travel to by helicopter. The London Helicopter Charters offer helicopter travel across the UK and operates a bespoke service to events, festivals, historic sites and fine dining locations.
Hotels with Heli-pads – Romantic Getaways
For the romantic amongst you, there’s a ton of fantastic hotels with helipads that can set you up for a spur of the moment weekend away. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you can even go off the mainland. Exclusive destinations such as Tiroran House Hotel Mull allow helicopters to land on the front lawn. For those looking to make the particularly extravagant statement this can be a welcome decision.
Whist it’s a somewhat expected tradition for brides to show up late there’s fashionably late and there’s missing your own service. For those planning a wedding, arriving in a helicopter can be a different way to highlight your day and make it unforgettable. If this would interest you, there are a lot of venues out there besides churches which can accommodate helicopters, so its worth doing a little research.
Football & Other Sports Events
It may surprise you to know that it takes as little as 90 minutes to get from Manchester to London by Helicopter – the same as a football game to play out. By using a helicopter you can skip the driving and the queues all whilst taking in the beautiful scenery. The majority of stadiums will be able to facilitate a helicopter landing on site (Just not on the pitch!) but its important to check with your favourite club and see what they can accommodate.
Why not fly instead?
Next time you find yourself considering a long traffic journey on the way to a festival or event, ask yourself if you’d rather fly instead. Travelling by helicopter can be a simple way to enrich or improve any occasion. Whether you’re going to see your favourite band at Glastonbury and want to build up to the event, or you want you whisk your partner away on a once in a lifetime weekend, a helicopter can vastly improve your experience.