London Balloon Regatta launches across river Thames

Photographers and spectators eagerly awaited the release of 46 hot air balloons from Battersea Park, London in this amazing video filmed early Sunday morning (June 9).

The London Balloon Regatta, a charity event, finally got the green light for good weather conditions and was given the go ahead the day before.

From Battersea Park the balloons flew over central London, behind London Bridge and were visible as they drifted behind Tower Bridge into east London.