Touring London Has Never Looked Better Than With This UAV Drone

If you've ever been to London and done the whole "tourist" thing, you know what Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, the Thames and the London Eye look like, right? Wrong. A team of drone enthusiasts have gone and made a London tour video like you've never seen before, by flying a quadcopter-style drone up close to some of the highest heights the city has to offer. This beauty is a must-watch.

You get to see the clock face of Big Ben up close, the top of the London Eye from the outside, the sheer detail on the Houses of Parliament and a few interesting characters around the city in Team BlackSheep's latest city tour.

The video ends with an interesting altercation with Metropolitan Police who seem rather vexed by the drone. No word yet on whether or not the team got their contraption back. We have to assume they did, along with a rap on the knuckles from the bobbys.

Make sure to check out the other videos from Team BlackSheep, including the awesome Golden Gate Bridge one. [Team BlackSheep]


Comments

    I see at least 38 national security leaks lol

    I'm surprised they got away with getting that much footage. I'm hoping to do some of the same in UK and Europe next year but immediately discounted doing anything in London for fear of being arrested by ignorant police on terrorism charges or some such.

      It's unlikely you'll be arrested, but most probably stopped and searched under Section 44 of the Terrorism Act. I would imagine conducting surveillance with a UAV over high profile terrorist targets is seen as suspicious. London has been the target of multiple terrorist attacks over the years and Special Branch have to try and stop them. Ignorant seems an strange choice of word.

    SO good, seeing things in a diff perspective, you would've thought they'd have a permit..

    I was wondering what kind of permissions they would have needed, and then... cut to a pack of bobbies haha

    Team Blacksheep are awesome. They have some crazy equipment and make fantastic videos.
    Their US tour earlier this year had some sweet footage, including the grand canyon.
    You should check it out.

    that's great...enabled by the miniaturization of hi-def cameras, power and storage - this is the a great advance for visual medium (sorry 3D, you had your 30 seconds). team this up with gps and splines and I can imagine some extremely smooth and precise tracking shots previously impossible. bring it

    also, you just know that after confiscation London's finest were giggling like schoolgirls as they flew it up to the 2nd story window of the women's dormitory showers.

      Team it up with GPS you say!? Lots of people are doing just that. Check out what we are doing at HexCam on google or YouTube

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