The super-stacked summer season of stuff to see and do is over... and the even more packed autumn schedule of stuff to see and do has launched without pause for breath. There's no time to stop and stare in London - and why would you want to?
Friday 1 September
Late at Tate Britain, 6.00pm - 10.00pm, FREE
The monthly Late at Tate Britain, held on the first Friday of each month, is tonight and will be filling the Tate Britain building with Middle Eastern themed events based on the current East-West: Objects Between Cultures exhibition. Outdoor kite-making, a quiz, a panel discussion, film screenings and special tours around the exhibition...And there'll be live music from Dana Codorean and the Mukka Band who will "sing songs about life, love, riding stallions, making cheese and dancing in circles with strangers."
London Caracas: Caracas Londres, Trafalgar Square, 6.00pm to 10.00pm, FREE
This is a free concert, organised by the Mayor of London and the Venezuelan capital Caracas and will feature popular bands from Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. Good for those who refuse to let summer die and want to party outdoors or those who want to recreate their South American beach party summer under Nelson's Column.
Saturday 2 September
Liberty Festival, Trafalgar Square, 1.00pm to 6.00pm, FREE
Liberty is the annual one day festival that celebrates and showcases the talents of disabled artists, musicians, dancers and performers - this year's big day out also marks 20 years of the London Disability Arts Forum and there'll be an organic cafe, stalls, displays and workshops.
Sunday 3 September
The Great Taste Awards 2006, Olympia (3-5 September, check website for entry details)
Though this event is aimed at restaurateurs, chefs, delicatessen owners, retailers, wholesalers and distributors, we don't think that the more dedicated fine food fans in London will be denied entry to this three-day gastronomic love-in. Tastings, demonstrations and over 200 companies promoting their wares will fill Olympia - go along with stretchy trousers and a big appetite.
Tour of Britain concludes, Greenwich to The Mall, all day, FREE
The sixth and final stage of this cycling event enters London and all the sweaty, exhausted folks on bikes will be whizzing through London, "taking in the Royal Parks and some of the capital’s best-known landmarks. The final stage finishes with a thrilling 20-lap chase around The Mall, in front of Buckingham Palace." Bag a spot near the finish line and cheer on the plucky pedallers - a good day out for those of you who like bikes and the people who ride them.
Regent Street Festival - A Walk Through Spain, 12.00pm to 8.00pm, FREE
Spain comes to Regent Street with a day of Spanish culture, food and shopping. All regions of Spain will be represented and just hanging around the area will reward you with flamenco displays, special equestrian performances from Menorca, a "tapas tour", live music and a beach. Yes, a beach. Check. It. Out.