London commuters strip down to their pants for No Trousers Tube Ride

Groups of Londoners hopped on the Underground on Sunday with their legs bared for another No Trousers Tube Ride.

People as they take part in the 11th annual No Trousers Tube Ride in London.
(Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

The annual event began in New York City in 2002 and has since grown into “an international celebration of silliness” according to Improv Everywhere, the group behind the tradition.

People riding the tube as they take part in the 11th annual No Trousers Tube Ride in London.
(Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

The idea is that commuters remove their trousers on public transport and act nonchalantly in order to raise a chuckle from their fellow passengers.

People in the Euston station concourse as they take part in the 11th annual No Trousers Tube Ride in London
(Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

Hundreds declared that they had attended the London edition of the event on Facebook, and the resulting photographs made for a jarring set of images – with Tube carriages, escalators and platforms dominated by bare legs.

People at Oxford Circus as they take part in the 11th annual No Trousers Tube Ride in London
(Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
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