50 Hot Air Balloons To Sail Over Central London

By Londonist Staff Last edited 18 months ago
50 Hot Air Balloons To Sail Over Central London
Balloons at last year's regatta. Photo by Ian Wylie in the Londonist Flickr pool

Eyes to the skies this June — dozens of hot air balloons will sail across central London, as part of the Lord Mayor's Appeal Hot Air Balloon Regatta.

Following last year's inaugural balloon bash, it's been declared an annual event; this time 50 balloons will soar into the ether — with camera phone-wielding folk snapping away at the city skyline like crazy.

When exactly is all this happening? We're not quite sure. Because of the city's capricious weather, there are four potential Sunday dates for the regatta: 5, 12, 19 or 26 June. Takeoff will be sometime around dawn.

So keep an eye on the weather forecast — you'll be deflated if you miss this.

Last Updated 05 May 2016