Exclusive Ballooning are the only company with the permissions in place to overfly central London with advertising hot air balloons.
We are the organisers of the Lord Mayor's Hot Air Balloon Regatta which took place for the first time on June 7th 2015. You can see the#BalloonRegatta website by clicking here.
The result of a year long process of consulations and test flying in conjunction with National Air Traffic Services, Heathrow and City airports, we began flying in 2013 with the first flight over Buckingham Palace with a hot air balloon since 1909 for the Financial Times.
In April 2014, Exclusive Ballooning flew the Stirling Ackroyd hot air balloon over Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, opening the eastern side of the route permissions and beginning a full year of London based hot air balloon flights.
We have been synonymous with operating hot air balloons in London with balloons tethered at Buckingham Palace, the Tate Modern, Imperial War Museum, Tower Bridge, the Guildhall, St Pauls Cathedral, the O2 arena, Exchange Square, the Tower of London and Battersea Power Station. In 2009, we also flew UNDER Tower Bridge for Disney in a famous stunt which drew much acclaim and also assisted in today's permission position.
Flights now take place over the key London sights and then proceed out of the City landing usually outside of the M25 giving huge visibility for the brands we carry. Hot air balloons attract so much attention when they fly but put one over Central London and the public, social media and press love it!
On August 2nd 2015 we made even more history by flying the Rt Hon Lord Mayor of London Alderman Alan Yarrow over Tower Bridge and the City of London in the Lord Mayor's Appeal Balloon.
If you'd like to talk to us about putting your brand over the heart of the City or indeed would like to fly as a guest, please call us on 01453 511280 or contact us here.
"You negotiated permissions to take a balloon under Tower Bridge for Walt Disney. Our Bridge is iconic, you were trusted you carried out the job brilliantly. You have always delivered."
Philip Saunders, C/O Comptroller & City Solicitors Department. City of London Corporation
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