Things To Do Today In London: Tuesday 24 October 2017

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Browse seasonal produce and plants at the RHS Autumn Garden Show.

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MASK MAGIC: Get your Halloween outfit sorted at this workshop where you create your own hand-painted mask using inspiration from different cultures. Blackhorse Sideshow, £10.84, book ahead, 10am-noon

GIBBON FEST: Create a giant rainforest, learn about endangered apes and take part in specimen-based activities to celebrate International Gibbon Day. Grant Museum of Zoology, free, just turn up, noon-4pm

BEING A MAN: Lad culture, gang culture and male suicide are some of the topics unpicked in this three-day festival which asks 'What makes a man?' China Exchange, £10, book ahead, 6pm

SPARKLING PUMPKIN CARVING: Do Halloween the sophisticated way — with a glass of champers in hand. Drink, Shop & Do, £12, book ahead, 6pm and 8.30pm

TUSK TRAFFICKERS: Hear about the important and often dangerous work the Environmental Investigation Agency is doing to uncover the illegal ivory trade and save Africa's elephants. Frontline Club, £12.50/£10, book ahead, 7pm

WILDLIFE DRAWING: Bored of drawing still lifes? At this drawing class, you'll be sketching snakes from a local reptile sanctuary while learning about the risks of keeping exotic pets. Protein Studios, £26, book ahead, 7pm-9pm

ART GOSSIP: Get the lowdown on this year's Frieze Art Fair from art collector and Sky Arts presenter Kate Bryan, who'll be talking about who exhibited/who didn't and filling eager culture vultures on behind the scenes stories. The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation, free, book ahead, 7pm-9pm

AUTUMN: Expect pumpkin carving, live music and get first dibs on plants at the opening evening of the RHS Autumn Garden Show, open until 26 October. The first 200 green-fingered gardeners through the door can enjoy a complimentary drink. RHS Horticultural Halls, £5, book ahead, 6pm-9pm

RU PAUL'S DRAG WINNER: At a loss after exhausting every episode of Ru Paul's Drag Race? See Ru Paul winner Jinkx performing all your favourite Broadway songs in the flesh with just her improv skills, memory and fabulous outfit to see her through. Leicester Theatre, £25, book ahead, 9.15pm, until 28 October

LONDINIUM: It's your last chance to see Leadenhall Market as it was in Roman times when an ancient Basilica occupied this site. How? Through a new virtual reality experience created by the clever Guildhall technical theatre students, of course — it is 2017 after all. City of London, free, noon-3pm, 6.30pm-10pm, until 24 October

Good cause of the day: Become an archaeologist for the day and support MaesTherapy

Kids are invited to become an archaeologist for the day at Greenwich Market and learn how to make their own amulet using moulds from the National Archeological Museum in Naples. Profits go to Maes Therapy, which supports children with neuro-developmental conditions and movement disorders. Greenwich market, £5, just turn up, 10am-noon

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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

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

A Secret London Tour


How well do you really know London? Visit the streets that inspired Harry Potter locations and see London's most superstitious hotel. On Matt's tour you will explore hidden places and discover stories unknown to even the most knowledgeable of Londoners. Get tickets

Paint Ceramics and Bring Your Own Prosecco!


If you've never paired ceramics and prosecco before, why on earth not? It's a match made in heaven as Sam and Diana, co-creators of 'Make Your Own', prove at their wonderfully welcoming ceramic painting workshop. Pull up a stool, don an apron and get to work on your very own mug, plate, tile, bowl or ornament. They provide the ceramics as well as a selection of patterns, and will show you exactly how to transfer designs and paint to your heart's content. It's BYO so feel free to pop the prosecco and enjoy the company of like-minded Londoners as you get stuck into your creations.  Get tickets