If you've ever been on a London night bus after eight hours of hardcore clubbing, you'll know that it's probably one of the worst experiences any adult human will ever go through during their lives.
Yes, the Night Tube exists, but that's hardly any better. The Victoria line post 12am on a Friday night is basically a boozy Chicken Cottage on wheels. Not pretty.
In an attempt to save us all from our first world nightlife problems, a night bus kitted out with actual beds might be driving into London next year.
Simba's (no relation to Mufasa whatsoever) 'Snoozeliner' is a snazzy, luxury after-hours double decker featuring 14 comfy beds. If it gets the go ahead, all you have to do is hail a ride, hop on, punch in your destination, jump in your sack and zzz your way into your dreams until the bus conductor wakes you up in time for your stop.
Now, here's the most important part: the cost. Fares start at a surprisingly reasonable £8.50 (it's still better than the Uber surge charge) and includes access to eye masks, noise cancelling headphones, water, scent infusions, phone chargers, coffee and, oddly, Vitamin C – for the imminent hangover, we imagine.
If all goes well, the plush bus will operate on eight routes across four UK cities in Autumn 2018.
The people behind the project say:
‘We’re always looking at how we can use our technology to redefine an existing experience. The Simba Snoozeliner service is all about helping people top up some valuable lost sleep time in a design that’s every bit as comfortable as their bed at home.’
A luxury night bus for boozed up London folk. What on earth could go wrong?