Looking for something a trifle civilized that goes well with a spot of cream? Zena Alkayat’s lovely Tea & Cake London will transport you to a sophisticated high-street tea shop in a twinkling–if you manage to prevent yourself drooling all over the pages, that is. From a ginger-molasses slice at Violet, to jam flapjack at the Fleet River Bakery, to those little crustless cucumber sandwiches at the Original Maids of Honour, you’ll be ready to relinquish your American citizenship for a chance to taste it all. After all, who needs that little blue passport, anyway? And of course it all begins with a T–afternoon tea on the banks of the Thames, with a piece of bakewell tart, please.