Dunno about diacetyl but I sampled my London Pride last night and definitely it has a tartness to it.
I didn't do a side-by-side sampling with the ESB yeast batch, but I already know that batch has a smoother finish.
FWIW, I have also had tartness using Windsor yeast. I thought the most recent beer may have had an infection, but the level of tartness is not increasing. I keep avoiding dumping it... Maybe I can dry hop the bejeesus out of it.