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Our London Balloon Flights

Join us on our unique and exclusive dawn balloon flights over London, the ultimate ballooning experience.

Pioneering

The ultimate hot air balloon flight experience is available exclusively with Adventure Balloons.

Rise up above the sights and sounds of London and fly away in a beautiful hot air balloon.

Discover the romance of ballooning as you re-enact the exploits of the pioneer balloonists who flew over London 200 years ago. The principles of balloon flight remain unchanged, and so too are many of the landmarks you will view from your wicker basket.

There are so many sights to see, we cannot list them all. Just scroll down the page to see some of them. You can click on all of them to enlarge them!

Balloon flight over Tower bridge

City of London and Norman Fosters Gherkhin

Our take off sites are all within a few miles of the Tower of London or the Thames.

to go ballooning on our hot air balloon flights over London

to see a recent video of our London ballooning.

to see current availability for flight dates for London balloon rides

to see news items and more pictures about our balloon rides over London.

Adventure Balloon's pilot Kim Hull wrote this History of London Balloon Flights article for the Inside Guide to London.

To see MORE Photos from Outer London including - Aerial views of Alexandra Palace, Regents Park, Bedford College, Emirates Stadium - Click here!

To see MORE Photos from Central London Including - Aerial views of The London Eye, Wimbledon, Albert Hall, Tower Bridge, Regents Park, Westminster, the Thames, Battersea, Parliament, Buckingham Palace and more - Click here!

The small print

Please be aware:

Balloon flights over London require good weather and can only be made when the forecast wind direction will enable the balloon to stay out of restricted air space and with sufficient wind speed to land clear of built up areas. Consequently London flights are more likely to be cancelled because of unsuitable weather conditions than those in the Home Counties.

Air Traffic restrictions mean that London flights are available on weekday mornings only, from late April to mid August, meeting shortly after dawn. Every flight is different and views depend entirely on the wind direction on the day. Meeting times for London flights are up to half an hour earlier than the approximate times shown in your map pack.

Flight duration will be approximately one hour but will vary depending on operational factors. After landing and recovery of the balloon by our crew, we return you to a suitable Underground or Rail station to enable an easy return to London. You should allow 4-6 hours for the whole experience from when we meet you.

Passengers on London flights can register for our STANDBY LIST both during the season and for possible extra flights after the official end in Mid August. If we see a good weather slot we will text you 24 hours ahead to give you the opportunity to book onto these.

Hot Air Balloons over London City and Buckingham Palace


Flying Over Wandsworth Bridge

Our London Hot Air Balloon Rides Aerial Picture Gallery

Here are just a few of the many aerial pictures taken on our hot air balloon flights over London by our pilots and passengers. Some date back as far as 1995 when we started these London balloon flights. Click on them to enlarge and enjoy. Click Here for more Central London Balloon pictures and Click Here for more pictures of Outer London.

Three hot air balloons over London

2 Adventure Balloons Floating Over London

2 Adventure Balloons Floating Over London

Hot Air Balloon Flight Over London Presents Beautiful Views Including the London Eye

Hot Air Balloon Flight Over London Presents Beautiful Views Including the London Eye

London Eye and Houses of Parliament

London Eye and Houses of Parliament

Adventure Balloons Over The Thames

Adventure Balloons Over The Thames

Chelsea FC ground

Chelsea FC ground (pic courtesy of 2 by 2 Holidays)

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Hot Air Balloon Flight over the O2 Arena

Hot Air Balloon Flight over the O2 Arena

London balloon flight over Wembley Stadium

London balloon flight over Wembley Stadium

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