The No Trousers Tube Ride


So the No Trousers Tube Ride is back, kind of.

Previously organised by the Stiff Upper Lip Society, the No Trousers Tube Ride was the London edition of a global event, started twenty years ago in New York. The society have decided not to continue with the event due to a number of concerns, including the focus of the event, insurance issues and the fact that all other worldwide iterations no longer happen.

A prior member of the group has decided that we still need this in our life and is organising it independently. It’s pretty much what it says on the tin: Londoners meet up, go in groups to certain tube stations, then remove their trousers and ride the tube (oh, and no thongs or banana hammocks please; the aim is to amuse fellow Londoners, not put them off their dinner).

The more casual you can act, the better. The idea is to behave as if it is a perfectly normal tube journey: scroll through your phone, read a book, do the crossword in the paper – just without your trousers. The sole purpose is to have fun and raise a smile. It’s free to get involved (apart from the tube fare, that’s on you); just pitch up opposite the Canton restaurant in Chinatown at 2:45pm where you will be organised into groups before being let loose.

IMPORTANT: There are tube strikes planned over this weekend, so check for cancellations and running times; you don’t want to get caught with your trousers down.

Organisers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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