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London’s Annual ‘No Trousers Tube Ride’ Is Back In January

Georgie Hoole Georgie Hoole - EXECUTIVE EDITOR

London’s Annual ‘No Trousers Tube Ride’ Is Back In January

Get your pins out for the ‘gram as part of this quirky annual tradition.

Those amongst you who aren’t afraid to bare all – rejoice! The annual No Trousers On The Tube Day is returning on January 12, and it’s celebrating its eleventh anniversary. Peachy! (Photo: @xmaswrapped)

Photo: @_carocas_
Photo: @_carocas_

The tradition started back in 2002, when the New York-based group Improv Everywhere kicked things off with the inaugural ‘No Pants Subway Ride’. Fast forward to 2020 and, on Sunday, January 12, hundreds of Londoners will strip down to their panties and take part in this year’s jeans-less jaunt. It’s now truly a global affair, with over 27 countries around the world taking part.

Photo: @ohgodknows
Photo: @ohgodknows

The event starts at 3:00pm in Chinatown opposite the Canton Restaurant, before everyone splits off into smaller groups to catch the tube. Participants are told to arrive in ordinary clothes—it is pretty nippy out there, after all—and they’ll be given the signal to discard their britches once they’ve boarded the first train.

Photo: @_carocas_
Photo: @_carocas_

Requirements for participation are:

1) Willing to take trousers off on the Tube
2) Able to keep a straight face about it

If you fit the criteria, own a backpack and a topped up Oyster card, and fancy feeling the breeze in January – this sounds like the fun (albeit odd) event for you!

NB: It’s called the No PANTS ride… in America. Please remember to keep your pants (UK) firmly around your tooshie. Wouldn’t want anyone getting arrested for indecent exposure now, would we?

Dare to bare? Join the Facebook event here.

Practical information

Sunday 12 January 2020
Free!

Also published on Medium.