Heli route takes in major landmarks

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The sightseeing helicopter route over London follows The River Thames Credit: Simon Harris/ITN

The sightseeing helicopter route over London follows The River Thames from Putney in the West to Greenwich in the East, climbing to over 1,000ft above the city's skyline. The flight will cover Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London, Shakespeares Globe Theatre and The Shard.

Famous sporting venues including Wembley, The Emirates and the Olympic Stadium are also visible from the route.

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It takes off at the heliport at Battersea Credit: Simon Harris/ITN

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The capital from the air

Visitors to London could soon get a bird's eye view of the city when regular helicopter flights take off from the heliport in Battersea.