London’s Annual ‘No Trousers Tube Ride’ Is Back Next Week

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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 13, and it’s celebrating its tenth 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 2019 and, on Sunday, January 13, 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 2:30pm in front of the National Gallery, 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_

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.

Georgie Hoole

Georgie Hoole

Georgie is Deputy Editor at Secret London. She loves a trendy café and is all too familiar with the extortionate price of a coffee in the capital. She enjoys the finer things in life (like red wine on a school night and eating Ben and Jerry's straight from the tub) and hasn't quite grasped the concept of adulthood yet.