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No Trousers on the Tube

The best pictures from London’s No Trousers on the Tube day

By Anya Meyerowitz

If you went down to the tube yesterday, you were in for a big surprise, because Sunday January 12 marked No Trousers on the Tube Day, the one day of the year where it’s acceptable to get on the underground without being fully dressed. 

Part of the global No Pants Subway Ride, which was launched in New York in 2002, hundreds of Londoners made their way around the city without any keks to mark the eleventh year of this baffling event, which culminated in an afterparty at O’Neills on Wardour Street. 

The unseasonal activity, which has now spread to 60 cities around the world, was started in an effort to help city-dwellers shift the January blues, and the mood was certainly one of jubilation. 

If you weren’t there yesterday and are curious as to what hundreds of people in just their pants on the London underground looks like, we’ve rounded up the best photos in the name of investigative journalism. Enjoy! 

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Pants down - the best shot of today! It’s that day where peeps decide to ride the tube with no trousers and this pooch is totally doing the London thing of not paying attention - or could it be that doggy doesn’t know where to look? 🙈🩳🐶🙈🩳🐶🙈🩳 International no trousers on the tube day 2020! Congrats @jamielorriman you are our photo of the day! ------------------------- Today's picture chosen by @natal13d from the @igerslondon team. We’ll be posting new meet ups for 2020 shortly! If you have any requests or ideas - drop us a line! #igerslondon #thisislondon #mydarlinglondon #london4all #timeoutlondon #visitlondon #london_enthusiast #london_your_city #metropolis_london #londonlocal #londonlive #igworldclub #londonlife #lovelondon #londonguru #lovegreatbritain #londonisopen #metroLDN #notrousersonthetubeday #nopantsonthesubwayday #underground #londonunderground #tfl #pants #notrousers #notrousersday #dogsofinstagram #notrouserstuberide #notrouserstuberide2020

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If you missed out then we’d recommend waiting for next year to join in, heading into work on the central line sans jeans on a Monday morning doesn’t have quite the same jovial feel to it.

Looking for other ways to banish the January Blues? Check out these upbeat events in London.

Or find a cosy pub where you can hole up away from the gloomy weather and set the world to rights. 


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