9am

With the carnival keeping the flies away from many of London's tourist traps, today might be a good time to wander around one of the capital's markets: Petticoat Lane has a good mix of clothes, music and electrical goods, and is open from -2pm. Wentworth Street, E1. Tube: Liverpool Street.

10am

For a more traditional day out, hearken back to a time when cars had real character, and pumped even more toxins into the environment than they do now. Harewood House near Leeds has a rally of vintage cars, motorbikes and steam traction engines. The show starts at 10am. Telephone 0113-2886331 for further details

11am

If jungle, reggae and ragga aren't for you, stop short of Notting Hill and visit London's Royal Albert Hall, where the Proms season continues with dance-themed music, including Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue". From pounds 4 to pounds 18. Tel: 0171 589 8212. Tube: High Street Kensington

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noon

Liverpool's Bottle Park plays host to Lea Anderson's all-woman dance company The Cholmondeleys. Their latest work, Car, tells the story of six women and a Saab 900, the very same car in which the dancers travel from city to city. Entry is free.

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