No Trousers Tube Ride 2023: When is it and why do people do it?

The phenomenon started in 2002, with New York’s No Pants Subway Ride and it’s since become an international event.

The annual ‘No Trousers Tube Ride’ is taking place again this weekend, for those of you brave enough to take part.

This is the first time the event will take place since the pandemic and will also be the first ever time to happen on the Elizabeth line.

The annual No Trousers Tube Ride will take place on January 8.

What is the No Trousers Tube Ride?

The phenomenon started in 2002, with New York’s No Pants Subway Ride and it’s since become an international event.

It’s a way to challenge people to take part in something a bit silly, all while keeping a perfectly straight face about it all.

People are invited to meet at an agreed location where they’ll split off into groups and ride across the rail networks in major cities in their underwear.

It’ll take place on subway systems in several cities around the world on Sunday January 8.

Feeling brave enough to take part in the No Trousers Tube Ride?

How to take part?

Anyone can take part in the No Trousers Tube Ride. To join in, head to the meeting place at Newport Place in Chinatown, WC2H 7JR, by 3pm on January 8.

Event organisers will then lead groups to nearby tube stations.

The only listed rules for the day require people to be:

  • Willing to take trousers off on the Tube
  • Able to keep a straight face about it

Read a newspaper, scroll through your phone, just do whatever you’d normally do on the tube.

People are also asked to leave their linguire at home and to wear appropriate underwear.

You can sign up for the event organised by the Stiff Upper Lip Society on Facebook.