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No Trousers on the Tube

It’s No Trousers on the Tube Day this weekend: here’s how to get involved

By Emma Hughes
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Prepare to bare, Londoners: it’s nearly time for the annual No Trousers on the Tube Day, which is returning to the capital for the eleventh year running on Sunday January 12. 

Part of the global No Pants Subway Ride, which was launched in New York in 2002, the event will see hundreds of Londoners dispensing with their trousers (but not their underwear; that’s illegal) and trundling underground around the city in groups, before heading to an afterparty at O'Neills on Wardour Street. 

Want to join them? Just present yourself outside the Canton restaurant in Newport Place in Chinatown from 2.30pm on the day (with a suitable bag or rucksack for your outerwear once you’ve taken it off), ready for a 3pm departure. The organisers are asking everyone to ‘avoid thongs/budgie-smugglers/anything see-through’, and emphasise that ‘anybody found to be removing more than their trousers, or acting out personal fantasies in public, will be reported to the British Transport Police and station authorities.’ 

Participants can roam freely across the entire London Underground map, but the majority are expected to stick to Zone 1. And although there’s a definite chill in the air outside, remember that it’s always uncomfortably hot on the Central line. 

To find out more, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Check out our ultimate guide to things to do in London this year.

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