Crowds met outside the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square for the 10th annual No Trousers Tube Ride before heading underground where they boarded trains on different Tube lines across the capital.
More than 100 people piled on to the Piccadilly Line, where they struggled to remove their trousers due to the large crowds.
Regular Sunday passengers were left bewildered as men and women sat in their brightly-coloured underwear talking or reading, or taking pictures of each other. After changing to the Jubilee Line at Green Park, the group got off at Canary Wharf to do some aerobics on the platform before jumping on another train. Other groups set off for London landmarks, including one heading to Parliament.
Sisters Tessa and Matilda Deterding said they had come for the first time because they liked the idea behind it. Tessa, 24, from London, said: ‘We read about it and thought it sounded hilarious. I wasn’t nervous about it.
Brave mischief-makers can sign up to take part on Facebook where arrangements are being made to meet at a central London location at 3pm, clothed. They must wear sensible underwear underneath (no thongs, mankinis or banana hammocks). A group leader will instruct on when trousers are to be removed.Participants will be divided up into groups so that passengers get multiple surprises, and they are to sit in the car as they normally would.People can wear fun undies if they like, or two pairs if it makes them feel more comfortable.Looks like fun!
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