Hundreds of Londoners ditch pants for annual no trousers tube ride
In what is probably London's most bizarre tradition, hundreds bared their legs to the cold British winter weather for the city's annual 'No trousers Tube Ride", marking the 11 edition of the outing this weekend.
Given a choice between a warm commute to work and possible frostbitten lower half of your bodies, most would probably choose the former. So, this event is even more commendable as the group's mission is to dispel 'January blues'.
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.
But there are quite a few rules if you want to partake in the revelry and fun.
According to The Stiff Upper Lip Society: 'You can wear fun underwear if you like, but nothing that screams out, “I wore this because I’m doing a silly stunt.” Wear two pairs of underwear if it makes you feel more comfortable. Don’t wear a thong or anything else that might offend people. ‘Our aim is to make people laugh, not piss them off. ‘Please don’t wear anything overly close-fitting (so no thongs, banana hammocks or mankinis) or kilts without anything underneath. We don’t want people to be disgusted, and the organisers do not want trouble so we are putting our trust in you.’