The No Trousers Tube Ride (or No Pants Subway Ride) is an annual event started in NYC in 2002 by Improv Everywhere – ‘a prank collective that causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places’.
It takes place sometime in January and sees an organised group of trouserless people riding the underground nonchalantly, amusing onlookers as they do so.
The miserable beginning of January is the optimum time for this type of meaningless folly – and this year, Sunday 10 January is the day that London’s 7th annual No Trousers Tube Ride will take place.
Brave mischief-makers can sign up to take part on Facebook where arrangements are being made to meet at a central London location at 3pm, clothed. They must wear sensible underwear underneath (no thongs, mankinis or banana hammocks). A group leader will instruct on when trousers are to be removed.Participants will be divided up into groups so that passengers get multiple surprises, and they are to sit in the car as they normally would.People can wear fun undies if they like, or two pairs if it makes them feel more comfortable.