If it was linked to the protest at the Globe I'm not sure how they would go about clearing that with residents. I guess this is the kind of incident were a micro surveillance drone would find a use, though I'm no fan of adding to the already dubious epithet of 'most watched country in europe.'
Lean in close cause I have a little secret for you.
You live in the centre of one of the busiest cities in the world, theres going to be noise, be it from planes, trains, automobiles or drunk students vomiting loudly on your doorstep.
You could write a stern letter to... someone, demanding a one mile no-fly zone be set up around your flat, so that you dont have to turn the tv up to hear what Mr Jeremy Kyle is saying to that sixteen year old mother of three. I have a feeling they would join me and Mr polar bear up there in a group facepalm though.
You could, if you demand complete silence, move to a polar region. I have a feeling though that you would be whipping the laptop out to post on the local "GLACIER DWELLER" website that one of Mr facepalm bear's relatives is growling too loudly.
Or, you could just accept that having the privalege of living in such a bustling city, means that there will be the odd noise that disturbs your listening to the shipping forecast now and then, and you should think yourself lucky to have a window to close to ease the dreadfull din that prop is making. As you could instead be living in a doorway of the latest store to become victim to the recession, and be woken by the sound of a rat knawing at your earlobe rather than this helicopter or that airplane.
Apologies to anyone who's arsecheeks aren't at this moment compressing a lump of coal into a diamond, but every time I see one of these "noisy helicopter/plane" threads it makes me... Well it makes me facepalm!
I don't disagree with your sentiment Rob, but there was something especially grating about the nature of the drone, given as it was on repeat for an hour. I wouldn't actually have normally taken issue as that particular sound takes me back to summer's spent lounging in fields n the country and picking buttercups, but whereas that was fleeting this was incessant. Alas, with wide open windows I agree we'll have to get used to it over the next couple of months.
Having attended the performance at the Globe last night, the repetitive droning noise from the plane was particularly annoying - much more so than the occasional jet or passing helicopter. On leaving the theatre I overheard a conversation between a couple (who were speculating that it was some form of protest by supporters of Palestine) and one of the many police officers present. He told them it had been investigated and it turned out to be 'looking at traffic(?) around the Shard area on behalf of the Ordnance Survey'.
If that was the case you'd think they would be aware (if only by looking on one of their many passes) that there was a leading open air arts venue below and that they could be disrupting a performance.