Get ready to have your lives well and truly spiced up, as you can now spend a night in the very same Union Jack bus made famous by Spice World: The Movie.
When Spice World: The Movie came out in 1997, we, as one, rushed to our nearest cinema, forked over our £4.07 for a ticket (yes, that’s really how much it cost back then), bagged ourselves a bucket of popcorn and a slurpy drink, and settled back for the experience of a lifetime.
Because this was so much more than just a film. It was a movie within a movie within yet another movie, wrapped up inside a music video and served with an extra sprinkle of #girlpower. Since then, we’ve spent hours poring over the film’s many, many male celebrity cameos (including that surprise appearance from a Fleabag favourite) as we prepare for this year’s Spice Girls Reunion tour. But if there’s one element of the movie that we’ve truly been captivated by, it’s that depiction of the Spice Girls’ surreal home life: if you’ll remember correctly, the film promised fans everywhere that Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell, Mel B, Mel C and Victoria Beckham all lived together on a double-decker bus, complete with an indoor swing.
We were obsessed with that bus. Obsessed. So you can imagine how excited we were to learn that, in 2019, we can finally – just like Ginger, Baby, Scary, Posh and Sporty – live it up on the original Spice World bus.
Oh yes, we’re deadly serious: they’ve only gone and turned it into an exclusive Airbnb listing.
For the first time ever, Spice Girls wannabes from all over the world are set to have their lives well and truly spiced up with an overnight stay in the original Union Jack-emblazoned Spice Bus.
How? Well, mega-fan Suzanne has listed the iconic bus from the 1997 movie Spice World on the Airbnb platform and given it a makeover with bold interiors, pink Union Jack chairs and vintage Nineties memorabilia.
Sadly, Meatloaf isn’t included in the listing (for those who don’t remember the finer details, he acted as the Spice Girls’ bus driver in the film). However, there’s still plenty to love about the extra-special listing.
“This is the original Spice Bus that fans will know and love from the movie Spice World but with an interior makeover,” writes Suzanne.
Describing the interior of the Airbnb listing, Suzanne continues: “The outside of the bus looks exactly as it did in the Spice World movie, with its iconic Union Jack-painted exterior. I’m a huge fan of the band and have tried to include as many little touches as possible inspired by the girls and their music, to make the inside just as iconic as the outside!
“Inside, guests will have the run of both floors, which have been lovingly renovated with little nods to each of the Spice Girls and some fairly bold interiors… [and] there is also a separate dressing room area, complete with rail and dressing table – perfect for Spice Girl-inspired makeovers.”
The Spice Girls bus can sleep up to three people, with two sharing a double bed and one on a single day bed. However, this listing is only going to be available to rent for a limited time: the bus will be located at Wembley Park in London on 15 and 15 June, and that is your only window to unleash your inner Spice Girl.
Interested? The original Spice Girls bus will be available to book from 22 May at 8am, so best save that date to your diary: we imagine it’s going to be every bit as intense as the booking process for getting Spice Girls tickets!