London Drone Filming - Best UK Permissions


London Aerial Photography

10 Metre Permissions

Spider Aerial Filming has now been granted 10 metre and 700 feet CAA permissions for congested areas. 

What does this mean? Less permissions, less hassle and more access. We can now fly as close as 10 metres from person, vehicle, vessel and/or structure outside of our control. We can also fly up to 700 feet in height and we can do all of this day or night! 


Andrew Sheldon, Owner and Creative Director - True North Productions

 “We’ve worked with Spider across a number of series’ that rest on their drone work and just HAVE to look good – and they always deliver on location, when you take their material into the edit, and when it appears on screen.”  

Andy de Emmony, Director – ‘HIM’, Mainstreet Pictures

  I recently had the pleasure of working with Spider Aerial Filming on a high speed car stunt. It was a complicated sequence with multiple stunt drivers. Having seen their impressive showreel we contacted Spider who were confident they could safely keep up with the action, and indeed we got three terrific shots in the sequence. They worked very well integrating with our crew and were very discreet and mindful of the rest of the requirements of the shoot. I hope to work with them again in the future and would recommend them wholeheartedly.”  

Chris Croucher, Producer – ‘Downton Abbey’, Carnival Films

  “Really great shots that added wonderful production value to the show.  I will be sending a Spider drone up again.”    

Balazs Bolygo, bsc hsc, Cinematographer - Harley and the Davidsons

"I’ve used Spider Aerial Filming on a number of occasions as part of complicated stunt sequences as well as the run of the mill aerial work. They work with safety in mind and have integrated with an international crew. I would thoroughly recommend them to any of my future productions." 

Chris Fenton, Creative Director – Dreamteam Television


  “Having worked with many of the UKs drone operators, for sports productions for C4, Eurosport, ESPN, Fox and Sky, we have always found Spider to be a cut above the rest. 

Their safety procedures and  professionalism make them a pleasure to work with. They always bring home the shots that you asked for, and more.”  


Who we are

Filming on a beach

Spider’s Managing Director, Ben Sheppard, has 25 years of experience flying drones, radio controlled vehicles and robotics fabrication.

Spider’s Operations Director, Mike Bishop, has 15 years of experience flying drones and has a vast knowledge of the electrical systems on the aircraft.

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Spider has extensive experience flying and filming in high pressure environments and is one of the pioneers of Drone Filming. This experience has taught us that safety and reliability are key.

We rigorously maintain our fleet of aircraft to a planned schedule, and ensure that all of our equipment is in the best working order, all of the time. We understand that some shots are not repeatable and therefore you need an operator who will not let you down at the critical moment, getting the most exciting shots as safely as possible.

Spider Aerial Filming has a full backup on all of it’s aerial filming platforms, so in the event of any technical issues, we can continue without any time delays. Spider strives to deliver the very best customer service, with prompt replies to emails and calls and offering advice to those who are unsure of how to proceed. 

We undertake every piece of work with a can-do attitude, always finding safe ways to achieve your desired shots.Above all, we love what we do. We undertake every project with enthusiasm, trying to get you the best and most unique angles and always priding ourselves in our professional presentation.


Photograph of London with a drone


Spider has enhanced CAA permissions that allows us to fly drones in Central London and allows us to fly in more congested areas than others.

Londons restricted airspace diagram

London Drone Experience

Spider has more than 250 hours of flight time in Central London - We've flown at Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and all throughout London. 

This experience is priceless with the unique scenarios that Central London presents. Whether it is restricted airspace access or special permissions, we have what it takes to make it happen. Download London Restricted Map here. 

Photograph of River Thames Shot with a drone

High-Res Photography and 6K Filming

We offer 42 megapixel RAW photography and proper 6K video. Quality data with fast turnaround times. 

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