Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 25 October

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St. Martin’s Courtyard rooftop will be buzzing with free workshops, talks and honey-tasting.

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TWILIGHT ABSEIL: Soak up gorgeous views of the London skyline as you dangle from Anish Kapoor's big red slide-sculpture after enjoying a drink at the bar to settle your nerves. ArcelorMittal Orbit, £85, book ahead, until 28 October

SOVIET POSTERS: Historic artefacts from the October Revolution of 1917 are rare but one medium that did survive is the poster. See original vintage Soviet prints at this London gallery and poster restoration shop to mark the 100 year anniversary. Antikbar, free, just turn up, until 7 November

HONEY TASTING: Did you know that Covent Garden shoppers share St. Martin’s Courtyard with 150,000 busy bees? Today you can taste honey, make beeswax candles and hear talks from local beekeepers in celebration of National Honey Week. St. Martin’s Courtyard rooftop, free, just turn up, 11am-2pm

GLASS ROOM: This cool pop-up tech store is on a mission to make us rethink our relationship with the tech we use on a daily basis. It examines data collection, mass surveillance and the power of the tech giants through artworks, interactive videos and projects. 69-71 Charing Cross Road, free, just turn up, noon-8pm, until 12 November

HAUNTED CINEMA: Imagine finding yourself in the scariest scene of your favourite horror film. That's what's being pitched at the virtual reality Haunted Cinema, which includes an interval (to recover your nerves or run away). Go along, if you dare. 68a Neal Street (Covent Garden), £18, book ahead, every hour 1pm-10pm, 25-29 October

"Dynamic constructivist photomontage design by the notable avant garde artist Gustav Klutsis (1895-1938) featuring a black and white image of a worker wearing overalls and holding a large red flag with the slogan: Shock Brigade of the World's Proletariat – Proletarians Of All Countries, Defend"

WHY CREATE? He created the toe-tapping tune that had everyone dancing along in YouTube videos and today chart topper Pharrell Williams is chatting with music tech company ROLI's founder, Roland Lamb about the power of creativity and how we can all increase our creative output. Hackney Empire, free, book ahead, 6.30pm

SISTER SOLIDARITY: Scrub up on your feminist history at this pop-up display which delves into the women's movement from the 1970s up until the present day. Bishopsgate Institute, free, just turn up, 6.30pm

ART CHAT: She's the fag-smoking, straight-talking artist who sculpted Trafalgar Square's Oscar Wilde tribute and tonight Maggi Hambling is chatting about her latest work 'Edge', as part of this new series of inspirational talks. Sarabande: The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation, £5.89-£53.44, book ahead, 7pm-9pm

STANLEY'S FILM CLUB: With Black History Month in full swing, this film club is screening Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend, followed by a Q&A with the director Esther Anderson. Perfect Taste is serving up curried goat and steamed fish if you get peckish. Holy Innocents, £10/£8, book ahead, 7.45pm

Good cause of the day: Galapagos Day

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If you give a toss about the environment you'll enjoy this event. Hear Liz Bonnin, presenter of BBC Galapagos, chat about her travels around the Islands, learn about sustainable tourism and listen to a panel discussion on marine plastics, with all proceeds going towards the Galapagos Conservation Trust. Royal Geographical Society, £30, book ahead, 6pm-10pm

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Love Actually


Nothing says Christmas like a special screening of everyone’s favourite love story: Love Actually. The film will be accompanied by a fun and fascinating talk about the psychology of love from evolutionary anthropologist Dr Anna Machin, giving you a great insight into why some of us are luckier in love than others. And as an extra special festive treat, every ticket includes a glass of mulled wine, a mince pie and a very festively decorated venue.  Get tickets

Bitcoin and Ethereum for Dummies


Have you heard of Bitcoin and Ethereum? Perhaps because it's been in the news a lot recently due to spectacular price rises. But what exactly is Bitcoin? How is Ethereum different? Is it too late to get involved, or is this just the beginning? In this talk, Owen Barnes will cover the essentials of cryptocurrencies, assuming you have no prior technical knowledge. By the end you should have the tools and confidence you need to participate in the biggest technological shift since the creation of the Internet.   Get tickets

Take a Walk Through London's Most Historic Spots


Have you visited London's Roman ampitheatre? What about London's Medieval market places? Hear weird and wonderful tales of our beautiful city as you take a walking tour, seeing everything from centuries-old churches to the hanging place of William Wallace. Whether you've lived here all your life or are visiting for a few days, you're sure to learn something new about London. Get tickets

Talk: Is Monogamy Dead?


Are we all a bit more polyamorous than we admit? Our diverse definitions of infidelity are brought under spotlight by comedian, writer and broadcaster, Rosie Wilby, as she presents some of the surprising results of a survey she conducted as research for her book, ‘Is Monogamy Dead?’. Perhaps the wide variety of connections we experience deserve more language, like a ‘love affair friendship’? Get tickets