Things To Do Today In London: Monday 31 October 2016

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Happy Halloween. Photo: Philip Walker

HALLOWEEN: From a haunted village walk to scary storytelling and a spooky afternoon tea, browse our Halloween guide to choose how to be frightened this Halloween.

SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS: You'd think we'd be able to get Halloween out of the way before Christmas begins, but the Spirit of Christmas Fair opens today at Olympia London. Over 75o independent boutiques will be selling gifts and decorations. Various prices, book in advance, until 6 November

ICE SKATING: Too soon, you might think, but one of London's seasonal ice skating rinks is already open. Take the opportunity to get in some practise at the Natural History Museum before the others follow suit. From £12.65/£8.80, advance booking recommended, until January 2017

MUSIC MEMORABILIA: Today is the last day to catch music-inspired posters and prints by artist Gerald Scarfe, a man mostly known for his political cartoons, at Barbican Music Library. Free, just turn up, from 9.30am

STRUGGLE FOR COEDUCATION: Princeton University's Nancy W. Malkiel discusses how and why many previously single-sex universities started admitting women during the 1960s in a talk at the Institute of Historical Research in Bloomsbury. Free, book in advance, 6pm

THEATRE TALK: Theatre director Michael Longhurst discusses his new production of Peter Shaffer’s play, Amadeus, with Kate Mosse at the National Theatre. £5/£4, book in advance, 6pm

RADIOMAN: Head to The May Fair Hotel for a screening of Radioman, the tale of a homeless man who overcame addiction to become an unlikely star, acting in over 100 films. There's a vodka reception and the film is followed by a Q&A with director Mary Kerr. £15, book in advance, 6.30pm

THRILLER: It wouldn't be Halloween without a rendition or two of Michael Jackson's Thriller, so head to Drink Shop & Do in King's Cross for a two-hour class where you'll learn the steps. £15, book in advance, 7pm-9pm

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Lost London Walking Tour

London is a city of incredible transformation. With structural remains that date back to ancient history still in existence, this unique walking tour takes in Lost London in all its former glory. From the Titanic booking office to the graveyards of man's best friend, you'll discover the weird and wonderful places that used to exist in the capital but are now only committed to memory. Using old photographs, newspaper cuttings and stories from the past, you'll be amazed at what has largely been written out of our history books...   Get tickets

A Secret London Tour

Cross gas lit alleyways and stroll by ancient pubs as you discover forgotten parts of London. See the world's smallest police station and visit London's most superstitious hotel on a walking tour covering everything weird, wonderful and London. £12 Get tickets

Full Moon Magic Ceremony

Join a full moon ceremony and uncover how to fully appreciate the cycles of nature, and how these align with the cycles of our own bodies. Simply, the full moon is a time when our energy peaks - a time of fruition, a time of perception, a time of strength. In this ritual experience, Ena and Gammadian will take you on a beautiful journey guided by the moon, lead a guided meditation and create a safe space in which to reflect, relax and grow in the company of like-minded people.  Get tickets

Paddle Boarding in East London - Beginners

Take to the waters and glide about in this beginner paddleboarding session. By the end of it, you'll be standing up and paddling solo, and there's plenty of help on hand to improve your technique. Change of clothes required.  Get tickets