London Heliport

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A Sikorsky S-76A landing on London Heliport's helipad jetty on the River Thames. Battersea Railway Bridgeis in the background
London Heliport
Airport type Public
Owner Von Essen Hotels
Operator The London Airport Ltd.
Location London
Elevation AMSL 18 ft / 5 m
Coordinates 51°28′12″N 000°10′46″W / 51.47°N 0.17944°W / 51.47; -0.17944Coordinates: 51°28′12″N 000°10′46″W / 51.47°N 0.17944°W / 51.47; -0.17944
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 38 × 16 125 × 52 Concrete
Sources: UK AIP at NATS[1]
London Heliport in action

London Heliport [2] at Battersea, London is the capital's main and busiest heliport.

It is on the south bank of the River Thames, 3 nautical miles (3.5 miles or 5.6 km) southwest of Westminster Bridge and the Palace of Westminster. It is on a jetty between Wandsworth Bridge and Battersea Railway Bridge.[1] The nearest railway station is Clapham Junction, and the nearest tube station is Fulham Broadway.

The heliport, once owned by Westland and then Harrods, is a very small site. It uses a concrete surface on a jetty as a helipad for take-off and landing. There is onshore parking for between three and four aircraft, usually just the smaller helicopters. The heliport has landing, parking and refuelling services between 08:00 and 21:00. Flights are permitted between 07:00 and 23:00.

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