Exhibition Road Music Day has been bringing free music to SW7 for some years now – but this time the stops have been pulled out for a musical jamboree worthy of this refined cultural quarter. Some 400 acts, encompassing German electro, Indian classics and French jazz, will be playing in 20 different venues – from the Institut Français to the Natural History Museum.
But the best tactic is to seek out the esoteric and the strange. There are numerous outdoor stages on Exhibition Road itself, which is pedestrianised for the day. Or how about Teutonic punk from MIA at the Goethe-Institut perhaps (8pm)? Or the Persian/Arabic Ismaili Community Ensemble, jamming with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Ismaili Centre? (noon and 4.30pm).