As it's Valentine' Day, I couldn't think of a more fitting time to tell you about mine & Tom's date day - kindly organised by the team at Garfunkel's.
As February is the month of lurveeee...they offered to set up a day of sightseeing in London for us, along with dinner in one of their restaurants. So with that, we grabbed our coats, headed to London and spent the day being tourists.
I've lived in London 25 years and there's so many things I rarely (AKA never) do....like the London Eye. I remember going on it once when I was like 10 so this was the first place we headed to...
What's the number one thing you need when you go on the London Eye? Good Weather. And hello - how lucky were we! We had clear views right across London. Everywhere from Wembley to Crystal Palace and right out past Canary Wharf into Essex.
Next up on our agenda was a walk down the river to over to my favourite London landmark - Tower Bridge. I once heard that an American mistakenly bought London bridge - believing he was buying Tower Bridge and it wasn't untill it had een transported over brick by brick and erected that he realised he'd bought the wrong bridge! I have no idea if there's any truth in it but I love to think it is!
If you want to do some legwork for your views across London then you an climb the stone steps to the top of the monument! Nestled near Bank, it only cost £4 to go up and you get a little certificate to take home afterwards to prove you made the 311 step journey to the top. While you aren't as high up as other viewing platforms in the city (cranes weren't around back when this baby was made) you are OUTSIDE so you can feel the wind in your hair, making the experience so much more 'real'.
Be warned, the step are tight and there's only one way up and down so expect to squeeze past people on your trip to the top. If you're not good with heights, this might not be for you....I started to get vertigo somewhere near the top but persevere and the views will be worth it!
Bag: Mulberry / Boots: Cherry Drop Clothing / Leggings: American Apparel / Poncho: Zara
We headed over to the Garfunkel's on Cockspur Street, near Trafalgar Square, to get some dinner. I have to admit, I'd never been to Garfunkel's before and I didn't have the highest of expectations but we were both really pleasantly surprised!The menu has a mixture of American style dishes of burgers, ribs, steaks but there's also some British classics like pie & mash and fish & chips. We went for the sharing platter (£17.95) to start which covered off most of the main dishes on the starter menu. Think nachos, chicken tenders and chicken wings...
Cocktails and main courses were spot on too. Tom had an INSANE burger - the 'Tower of London' (£14.95) stacked high with onion rings, bacon, cheese and salsa. I went for the chicken and rib combo (£16.75) which was good - and served with a generous portion of fries and coleslaw.
Dessert was my absolute favourite course so I strongly recommend you order the pancakes! A delicious stack of warm pancakes covered in a fruity berry compote and vanilla ice cream (£5.50) - perfect as one portion with two spoons...
Garfunkel's are giving away the chance to win a day out like our over on their social media channels so head over for more information! #LondonLegend #MyGarfunkels
* Our London Eye tickets & meal were complimentary