A scuba-diving fanatic and two surfing grannies delighted commuters in London this morning.

The two ‘silver surfers’ were spotted eagerly trying to find their way to a beach via the London Underground and a bikini-clad woman with a giant pool inflatable caused a sensation amidst the rush hour crowds.

There were several sightings of a lone scuba-diving fanatic who was observed walking The Strand in full dive gear.

A man in trunks who was sporting some comically extreme sun-tan lines was also photographed mingling with London commuters.

The stunt, which was staged by TeletextHolidays.co.uk, marks the start of the vacation season and aims to encourage the public to pin down their own holiday plans – at a time when 30% of Brits are still yet to book their summer holiday, according to new research by the company.

The bizarrely dressed holidaymakers were spotted on the tube, bus routes and in various locations around London including Trafalgar Square and Southbank.