Book Review | Tea & Cake London


Tea and Cake London Zena Alkayat Cover

The perfect book for tea lovers in London!

When it comes to tea, we’re all quite passionate for this classic British pastime here at London Perfect. Recently, Zoë F. Willis has taken us on a brief romp through the history of tea, shared her tips for preparing the perfect cup of tea and even very kindly taken us along on an afternoon tea crawl in London – all part of London Perfect’s Guide to Tea. What better way to round off our tales of tea with a favourite from our London bookshelf?

Tea and Cake London Zena Alkayat Fortnum and Mason

One of our favorite spots for tea – Fortnum & Mason!

For tea lovers there are few better places in the world to enjoy a good cup than London. What surprise then that a guidebook for finding the best spots for tea in London didn’t come along until Zena Alkayat’s charming Tea & Cake London was published last year. This lovely little book offers tea lovers a look at over 70 cafés, bakeries and tearooms located throughout London. Illustrated with mouthwatering photos accompanying each entry, Tea & Cake London is just as delightful to read as it is useful while out and about sightseeing in London. We were happy to see that many of the classics, such as Fortnum & Mason and the Ritz, were included alongside little cafés that we hadn’t heard of before. There’s always something new—and sweet—to discover in London!

Tea and Cake London Fleet River Bakery Display

A tempting display at the Fleet River Bakery in London

Whether you’re looking for a lovely spot for afternoon tea or a quiet café to rest your feet from sightseeing and enjoy a restorative tea, you’ll find a great selection in Tea & Cake London. We highly recommend tucking this little volume away in your bag and making time for enjoying a good cup of tea on your next trip to London!


Tea & Cake London
By Zena Alkayat
Black Dog Publishing

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