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Drone Survey London

 Drone Surveys & Inspections London

Drone Inspections & Surveys In London and the City of London

Welcome to Global Drone Surveys, your premier choice for drone surveys and inspections in London and beyond. As a leading London-based drone surveying and inspection company, we specialise in providing cost-effective and time-saving solutions for project management.

Unlock the advantages of utilising drones for surveys and inspections with Global Drone Surveys. Say goodbye to the need for expensive scaffolding or Cherry Pickers, resulting in significant cost savings. Our services not only save you money but also time, as what would traditionally take days or weeks can now be completed in a matter of hours. Embrace a safer approach to surveys and inspections, conducted from the ground without endangering workers.

What sets us apart is our comprehensive 'operational safety case,' a distinction held by only a few companies in the UK. This allows us to confidently fly our drones in any environment, closer to uninvolved persons and buildings than standard commercial UAV operators. Our unwavering commitment to strict safety procedures ensures a focus on delivering outstanding services to our clients.

If you're in search of top-notch drone UAV mapping in London, look no further. Global Drone Surveys boasts extensive experience, offering survey-grade maps, 3D models, roof reports, and project management services.

Discover the multitude of benefits associated with drone mapping. Our drones cover large areas swiftly, providing accurate data for detailed plans and models. This information proves invaluable for project planning, asset management, and effective marketing strategies.

At Global Drone Surveys, we leverage the latest photogrammetry software to process drone-captured images, ensuring high-quality results tailored to your specific needs. Contact us today to discuss your requirements and explore how our services can propel you toward achieving your goals. Elevate your projects with the unmatched expertise of Global Drone Surveys.

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We can fly where others can’t 

Operational Safety Case

Global Drone Surveys, your premier choice for CAA Operational Safety Case-approved drone surveys and inspections in London. Our Operational Safety Case (OSC) reflects an impeccable safety record and extensive experience in complex flight operations, ensuring enhanced safety and confidence for our clients.

Benefit from our unrivalled operational safety case specifically tailored for drone UAV operations in London.


As one of the select few companies with this advanced safety case issued by the Civil Aviation Authority, we set the standard for safe and compliant drone operations.

Our unique advantage allows us to operate in close proximity to uninvolved persons and structures, a crucial aspect for executing safe flights in congested areas.


Global Drone Surveys is committed to providing the most up-to-date information, leveraging our comprehensive understanding of the UK's airspace to ensure the safety and compliance of every flight.

Navigating the dynamic landscape of airspace regulations is a complex task, with constant changes and updates. Our expert pilot team is well-versed in the evolving rules and air navigation orders, conducting thorough airspace analyses to identify potential hazards.

Global Drone Surveys prioritises safety, and once risks are identified, we implement proactive measures to mitigate them, ensuring every flight is conducted with the utmost safety standards. Choose confidence, choose safety – choose Global Drone Surveys for your CAA Operational Safety Case-approved drone surveys and inspections in London. Elevate your expectations with our commitment to excellence in aerial operations.

Working with Drones in Central London Airspace

The City of London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom. It is the country's largest city and its financial and business centre. The City of Westminster is a borough in central London, bordering the City of London to the east. The area is home to some of the city's most famous landmarks, including Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben.

London City Airport is an international airport in London. It is located in the Royal Docks in the London Borough of Newham, and is the only airport serving the city of London. The airport has two terminals, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3, and handles over 4 million passengers each year. London City Airport is a hub for British Airways and CityJet, and offers direct flights to destinations across Europe and North America.

We as the drone operator are responsible for obtaining all permissions to fly within any restricted airspace in London.

The new London city heliport will be located on the Isle of Dogs in the East End of London. This will be the first ever purpose-built urban heliport in the UK and will have the capacity to handle up to 12,000 helicopter movements a year. 

Restricted areas include Hyde Park (EG R157), City of London (EG R158) and Isle of Dogs (EG R159). Restricted areas are marked on aviation charts.

Flight within these areas is restricted for all types of aircraft, whether manned or unmanned. To obtain permission the drone operator must apply for Enhanced Non-Standard Flight clearance via the NATS website , this can take up to 28 days (often quicker) for approval . Certain areas within central London my also require permission from  the Diplomatic protection corps. 

We take care of all of this to ensure our operations are safe and legal as well as advising  you of lead-in times as we complete the process.

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Aerial Filming and Drone Photography London

Unlocking boundless possibilities beyond Industrial Survey work, Global Drone Surveys emerges as a top-tier choice for TV, Film, Corporate, and Commercial production companies in London, including the diverse areas within the city. Our extensive skills and experience span various platforms and genres, covering digital, live events, broadcast, independent productions, construction time lapse, and more.

Going beyond basic flyovers, our creative director, a BBC-trained cameraman, brings a wealth of experience and an extensive list of credits across multiple networks. His creative eye and understanding of complex production requirements are assets that can be seamlessly applied to any situation. Whether operating within a 2-man team under your producer's direction or independently directing aerial footage based on your brief, we ensure high-quality deliverables within deadlines.

Our unique experience uniquely positions us to offer comprehensive production coverage. We can provide and manage multiple crews for ground and aerial camera coverage, along with location sound recording. Additionally, we offer post-production capabilities as needed.

Expanding our services further, we provide captivating aerial footage at both public and private events throughout London, encompassing various neighborhoods and districts. Elevate your productions with Global Drone Surveys – your trusted partner for versatile, high-quality aerial services in London and its diverse areas.

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For further details on our wide range on applications please click on services

Drone survey London

UAVs or Drones have been increasingly adopted in a number of asset inspection and survey applications across various industries in recent years. Their use can save time and money while providing improved safety and accuracy compared to traditional methods. 

Drone filming London

Whether you’re a TV production looking for a professional, adaptive and fully kitted out drone crew, you simply want to consult on what an unmanned aerial vehicle could add to your production, or you’d like to discuss a full production corporate package for your event, company or brand, give us a call and we’d love to chat! 

Aerial photography London

 Drone mapping and photogrammetry have become popular methods for collecting data and creating maps. Drone mapping is a process of using drones to collect data that can be used to create 2D or 3D maps. Photogrammetry is the process of using photographs to measure the properties of an object.

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