First hot air balloon regatta for five years above London on the way

After four years of disruption a hot air balloon display is set to go ahead in London this summer.

The event was last held in 2019 and was disrupted by covid in 2020 and 2021 before bad weather in 2022 and 2023 halted proceedings.

But barring a catastrophe balloons should be seen over the capital in July, with three standby dates earmarked on Sunday 7th July, Sunday 21st and Sunday 28th.

Last year take off was hampered by poor weather both in the summer then during another attempt in the autumn.

In July 2019 a total of 46 balloons could be seen over London flying over the Thames Barrier, Charlton, Greenwich then above the centre of town.

The event raises money for charity and is the official ballooning event of The City of London and an aerial extension of the Lord Mayor’s Show.


Adverts are far from enough to cover site costs and my rent.

You can support me via Paypal here

Another option is via Patreon by clicking here

You can also buy me a beer/coffee at Ko-fi here

There's also a Facebook page for the site here

Many thanks

J Smith

I've lived in south east London most of my life growing up in Greenwich borough and working in the area for many years. The site has contributors on occasion and we cover many different topics. Living and working in the area offers an insight into what is happening locally.

One thought on “First hot air balloon regatta for five years above London on the way

  • Excellent news. Good to know the event is back on the calendar.. i love watching the hot air balloons flying over London on a early summers morning.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.