Yesterday was the tenth annual No Trousers Tube Ride, a tradition in which – you've guessed it – people get on the tube with no trousers on.
The tradition was inspired by New York's version, the No Pants Subway Ride. Our sincere thanks to whoever properly translated that into British English, because no pants on the tube would be a problem for everyone.
Had fun at the #NoPantsSubwayRide London #NoTrousersTubeRide in London today - nice, friendly group of people, lots of people smiling along the route. So warm on the tube, I was tempted to strip, too. (but not brave enough - maybe next year!) #London pic.twitter.com/VlbkuqermQ
— Chris (@imageplotter) January 13, 2019
— Tom [PositiveLad] (@PositiveLad) January 13, 2019
— 古月謠 (@weiyaohu) January 14, 2019
The Evening Standard estimates 500 people took part in this year's event, which really has no purpose other than having a laugh and cheering up January a bit. The trouserless hordes had to split into four factions because there were too many of them to all get on together.
The ride started at the National Gallery, fully clothed. Trousers were then removed and the participants headed to the tube to show everyone their pasty January legs.
Apparently, one person even spotted the participants and removed their trousers on the spot. Inspiring.