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Pull into London on a Greyhound Bus

A Greyhound bus to a Cheap London Hotel? Yippee to the economic blah de blah because now, hotels in London - until recently one of the world's most expensive cities to visit, are slashing prices as they compete for a dwindling pool of overseas visitors.

Average room prices in the capital are £10 lower than in 2008 and could fall by as much again this year as competition intensifies, according to a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, (who are obviously packed to the rafters with employees desperately trying to justify their jobs, so they come up with some good news stats for the likes of us and you.)

And what better way to celebrate the city’s cheapo status than by taking a Greyhound Bus to your hotel? They've been an icon of American life for 95 years but now Greyhound buses are heading to Britain. The buses have become part of US popular culture, notably referenced in Simon and Garfunkel's hit 'America', which tells the story of two young lovers travelling across the States.

The first services will start running next month between London Portsmouth and Southampton. Each of the coaches will take their names from American songs dedicated to women, such as Sweet Caroline, Barbara Ann, Jolene and Peggy Sue.

All that remains to be seen now is whether a Portsmouth to London run can compare with a Route 66 spin or a backwoods Alabama special with a tobaccy chawin’ red neck picking his teeth beside you.

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