London’s leading helicopter tour company re launches its picnic package in conjunction with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
The London Helicopter has, this month, relaunched its exclusive ‘Kew Gardens Picnic Packages’ offering a chance to see London from the air, afternoon tea, a premium picnic box or indulgent hamper filled with all the treats needed for a sumptuous al fresco feast and the option of luxury transfers to and from the world-famous botanic gardens.
Passengers will board the helicopter for a birds-eye tour of the capital followed by an elegant garden picnic in London’s largest UNESCO World Heritage Site – Kew Gardens.
three options available to enjoy at Kew, – the Premium Picnic Hamper Box, Luxury Picnic Hamper or Afternoon Tea. The Luxury Picnic hamper includes everything needed for sophisticated picnic dining: sparking rose, red or white wine, soft drinks and an array of gourmet, gastronomical delights all inside a traditional wicker hamper containing crockery, cutlery, wine glasses, napkins, bottle opener and a picnic rug, which are all the guests to take home and keep.
The Flight, Picnic and Transfer options can be mixed and matched to make up an individually unique experience.
An example of the packages on offer are:
Premium Picnic Package: 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 people flying on a shared London Buzz flight, and £1,260 for an exclusive hire London Buzz flight.
Afternoon Tea: Shared or Exclusive on the 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 £575.00 on a shared Buzz flight for two or £1175.00 for the private hire.
Luxury To The Max Picnic Package: 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, Luxury Picnic Hamper and car transfer return to central London (max six hours total). Prices from £2,870 for two people.
The delights in the Premium Picnic Box* (for two people) include Prosciutto, rocket and parmesan with sourdough and aged balsamic , Picked roasted chicken with chicory, asparagus and lime mayo, Israeli couscous, yoghurt salmon rillettes and watercress sauce, Heritage beetroot, crispy sage and cream cheese hand crimped puff pastry tarts, Crayfish cocktail with little gem, avocado and coriander, Duck, green pistachio and liver terrine with peach chutney, Chef’s bespoke double barrel sausage roll Home-made chocolate truffle surprise, Mini summer berries tart, Macaroon sandwich Sourdough bread. A bottle of Prosecco, Still and sparkling water, Homemade pink lemonade (Vegetarian option available)
The delectable goodies in the Luxury Picnic Hamper* (for two people) are provided along with a traditional wicker hamper with leather straps, containing crockery, cutlery, wine glasses, napkins, bottle opener and a picnic rug. The selection of food will include Rare fillet of beef with crispy parmesan and aged balsamic vinegar, Lobster corn dogs and baby corn dip, Quail and black pudding and Scotch eggs, Saffron and coriander barbecued Tiger prawns with sweet chilli relish, Duck, green pistachio and liver terrine with peach chutney, Candy
beetroot and goat’s cheese with beetroot caviar. Sourdough bread, Chocolate and rum Eskimo eggs, Macaroon sandwich, Home-made chocolate truffle Surprise. 75cl bottle of Kew sparkling rosé, choice of 75cl bottle of Kew red or white wine, 1 litre bottle of still water, 1 litre bottle of sparkling water
The Kew Gardens Picnic Packages are available in addition to The London Helicopter’s three London-focused tours: London Buzz, London Sights and London Max. Tours soar over the capital, showcasing many of London’s historic and iconic sights including Buckingham Palace,The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, The London Eye, Shakespeare’s Globe, the famous bridges over River Thames, London’s financial district, Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, The Shard and the many parks and gardens across the city.
To book the Kew Gardens Picnic Packages, please call The London Helicopter on 020 7887 Flights take off daily from The London Heliport Battersea, London, SW11 3BE. For more information, please go to www.thelondonhelicopter.com.