Tea and Cake London
Tea & Cake London is a comprehensive guide to the best places to enjoy tea and cake across the capital. Charming, knowledgeable and often surprising, this lovely book roots out more than 70 cafes, bakeries and tearooms worth discovering, and illustrates each venue with stunning photography.
Celebrating the history and ritual of taking tea, while embracing London’s currently thriving independent cafe scene, it brings together a diverse collection of venues, all beautifully illustrated with evocative photography. Whether you’re looking for a traditional afternoon tea, a casual cafe in which to gossip over a brew, a bakery selling elite buttery treats, innocent vegan delights or an oddball tearoom with a twist, Tea & Cake London has the answer.
The book has six chapters, each focusing on a different face of London’s tea and cake scene, from formal afternoon teas, patisseries and bakeries, right down to market stalls selling cake. Each entry highlights a special destination, and tempts you to indulge in a much-loved and very British pastime.
The book is charmingly illustrated with full-colour photographs of mouth-watering and lovingly created treats, as well as clearly showing the interiors of the eateries. Zena Alkayat is a freelance journalist who lives and works in London. She writes about all aspects of the arts, culture and food for a range of national newspapers and magazines including Metro and Time Out. Tea & Cake London is a must-have for foodies and is a perfect gift for anyone who is planning a visit to London to get the real British tea experience.