They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and Antony Worrall-Thompson's Bistrot 190 proves them right. Open from 7am daily for kippers, porridge or a full English Breakfast. Costs around pounds 15 per head. Bistrot 190 is at 190 Queen's Gate, London SW7 (0171-581 5666); Tube: Gloucester Road
Possibly the most beautiful setting in Britain in which to see art is the Yorkshire Sculpture Park at Bretton Hall near Wakefield. Open all day, it provides a dramatic backdrop to works by Rodin, Bernard, Bourdelle and others. Entry is free (further details: 01924 830579)
Sample Chinese culture: there's a series of Chinese summer events at the Victoria and Albert Museum (Cromwell Road, London SW7), including performances, displays of arts and crafts, and workshops on all things Chinese. Open 10am-5pm; Entry is free; Tube: South Kensington
Don't be misled: the Fetishism exhibition at the Nottingham Castle Museum isn't of the whips and bondage variety. It is a fascinating display of international works which symbolise fertility, sexuality and power. Open 10am-5.45pm, ends 24 Sept. For details tel: 0115-948 3504)
Smooth Medicine could be the panacea for all that ails you: an afternoon of funk and dub featuring DJs the Doctors of Rotation, at the Medicine Club, Upper Street, London N1 (Highbury and Islington Tube). 12noon to 10.30pm; free.
For breathtaking views, St Michael's Mount at Marazion, near Penzance, is hard to beat. The 14th-century castle was originally the site of a Benedictine chapel and is on a rocky island approached by a narrow causeway. Open most weekends, entry costs pounds 3.20 (further details: 01736-710507)
Catch the last day of the annual Brecon Jazz Festival. Big names include middle-class white boy Mose Allison and Jean Toussaint. A stroller ticket allows you to wander from gig to gig, soaking up the atmosphere. Brecon Jazz Box Office: 01874-625557
The pick of the matinees in London's West End is Insignificance, Terry Johnson's comedy-drama in which 20th-century icons, such as Marilyn Monroe and Einstein, meet. It stars Frances Barber and Alun Armstrong. Donmar Warehouse, London WC2, 3pm; Tickets pounds 10-pounds 18; Tel: 0171-867 1150; Tube: Covent GardenReuse content