Portman Village Street Party: July 3, 5-10pm
New Quebec Street and Seymour Place, W1; portmanvillage.com; free entry
Turn turn off Oxford Street to the north, just near Marble Arch, and listen for the music. It marks one of London's best street parties, where boutiques, salons, restaurants and pubs are putting on the jolliest of jamborees, all with a Wimbledon tennis theme.
Stroll on the artificial grass to enjoy live entertainment, savoury snacks, workshops, plenty of Pimms and of course, strawberries and cream. Children will love the games, face painting and Punch-and-Judy show.
Adults can enjoy the comedy theatre, jazz band on stilts and performances from Trio Manouche, one of the UK’s leading gypsy swing ensembles.
Eliska interior design boutique at 16a New Quebec Street will hold on-the-spot interior design consultations, while round the corner at 21 Seymour Place, you can customise a cushion, bag or toy at Homemade London for free.
Top hotels from the area are joining in, with delicious tasters from the brasseries and bars of the Cumberland and Hyatt Regency.
Getting there: Seymour Place and New Quebec Street are situated off Seymour Street, just minutes from Marble Arch and Oxford Street. Access via Great Cumberland Street or Old Quebec Street.
Follow the fun on twitter: @portmanvillage.