Tom Cruise has hired a helicopter to fly him around London.

The 'Mission: Impossible' actor has splashed out on a luxurious chopper designed by Hermes for his stay in the UK while he films his upcoming movie 'All You Need Is Kill' - in which he plays a soldier fighting a war against aliens.

The Sun newspaper describe the limited edition helicopter as a ''living room in the sky'' and it boasts cream leather interior and noise-minimising walls to guarantee a quiet flight.

Tom, 50, recently brought London's Trafalgar Square to a standstill as he filmed helicopter and tank scenes in the busy tourist destination.

Despite complaints, a spokesman for the City of Westminster insisted the disruption was worth it because the movie ''raises the profile of the city and is good for tourism''.

Tom split from his wife Katie Holmes after five years of marriage earlier this year and the couple's six-year-old daughter Suri flew to the UK from New York City to spend some quality time with her father last month.