Hoorah! The 12th annual No Trousers Tube Ride is back, having been curtailed by Covid for the past few years.
Organised by the Stiff Upper Lip Society, the No Trousers Tube Ride is the London edition of a global event, started twenty years ago in New York. 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). This year will also be the inaugural Elizabeth Line trouserless special, so you can be part of history.
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); full details are on the website here.Organisers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.