Monday, 11 June 2012

A Trip to London Town - Featuring The Diner



A couple of weeks ago, I embarked on an adventure to London with my best friend Allie. Originally, I had turned down the idea due to upcoming exams, but after having a pretty stressful time I thought I deserved a bit of fun and time away from the small market town I live in. The main intention of the day was to spend a load of money I didn't really have (and definitely don't have now) and to end up at The Diner for dinner. We started off at Westfields shopping center in Stratford, where we raided Pinkberry for chocolate flavoured frozen yoghurt treats. What a healthy breakfast. I went for the chocolate flavoured yoghurt with toppings of peanut butter crunch, brownie bites, and strawberries. Allie went for the healthier option as you can see.

After having a look around the shops, we decided to go to the other Westfields shopping Center in Shepard's Bush to check out the Models Own Bottleshop, with me being a Models Own obsessed freak and all. Unfortunately the tubes were all messed up so we couldn't actually get to Shepards Bush which I was really quite gutted about. Instead, we took a detour to Leicester Square and ended up in M&M's World which was naturally full of tourists buying highly overpriced M&M themed merchandise from underwear, tea-towels, cushions, to footballs, and a wall literally filled from floor to ceiling of a rainbow of M&M's. 
After the strange experience of M&M's World, we took the tube over to Covent Garden to search for The Diner. We ended up taking the long way round, but eventually discovered the American themed restaurant. It was everything I'd hoped it to be, the decor, the atmosphere, and the food was all amazing, and the milkshakes were just DIVINE! I went for the tradtional strawberry flavour, but there were other flavours like Pistachio, Banana, and even an option to add peanut butter to the shake for a small extra charge. 



Food wise, I chose the BBQ Chicken Burger, and shared a portion of fries with Allie who went for Pancakes and syrup. Prices were actually a lot cheaper than I imagined they would be. I've been back since, and I'm sure I'll be back once again! The food was served in authentic American diner baskets which I thought was a really nice touch.

So, that was my day in London doing touristy things. Most of the time I only really go to London to go to gigs, so it was nice to be a tourist for the day. I was back in London on Friday to see The Maccabees at Alexandra Palace, a lovely early birthday present from Allie. They were amazing live, but I'm still feeling the pain from being pushed around and punched in the face a couple of times (ouch!). I have two exams left and then I'm possibly free from Sixth Form, seeing as I've now applied for college instead of going to year 14 next year. Hopefully I get a place, I think I need a fresh start like a lot of my friends are getting this year.


20 comments:

  1. How I loved the Diner when I visited [I went to the one on Ganton St] and had a mighty tasty Philly Steak sarnie. So so good!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's SO YUMMY! Craving one of their milkshakes now. Mmmm does that sound pretty delish.

      Delete
  2. That burger looks so good! The diner is definitely on my list for my next London visit, sounds like you had a really nice day :) xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Believe me it WAS so good! Yeah you should definitely go. I did thank you :) x

      Delete
  3. How did you find Westfields? I think it's crazy there! I love The Diner, naughty but nice food! Good luck in your exams x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've been there twice now, and it's been bloody chaotic both times! Thank you very much :) x

      Delete
  4. My mouth is watering looking at that Pinkberry picture! Good luck with your exams! x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That stuff is the food of Gods. Thank you!x

      Delete
  5. Your yoghurt looks so delicious! I find London far too crowded for my liking. Though I do LOVE Camden market. I'm seeing The Maccabees at Leeds Fest I can't bloody wait!
    xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. P.S What camera do you use the quality in your photos are great?
      xo

      Delete
    2. It was very delicious! Yeah I'm going nowhere near London when the Olympics are on, it's going to be MENTAL! I took these photos on my friends digi cam, I'm not sure what it is but I'll ask her for you!

      I use a FinePix S9600 in all my other posts :) x

      Delete
    3. Fujifilm FinePix that is ;)

      Delete
    4. No problem, I just asked her and she said it's a Canon EOS 1000D :) x

      Delete
  6. Replies
    1. It's amaaaaaaazing, but unfortunately there's only two in England :(

      Delete
  7. oh my goodness those frozen yogurts have made me feel hungry! x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hahaha! Everytime I click back on this post I crave one!x

      Delete
  8. I've been to the Diner in Covent Garden! It's great fun isn't it? I shared an alcoholic milkshake after it was lush.

    Cath x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love it. I need to go back soon, but I'm trying to avoid London because of the Olympics. It's going to be mad! x

      Delete

I love reading your comments and reply to every single one :) Thank you for commenting!