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Bakeries of all sorts are popular across Japan, but often overlooked among the Parisian pastries is the humble art of British baking. In 2014, Stacey Ward, who felt she couldn’t get any proper British cakes in Japan, decided to take things into her own hands and opened Mornington Crescent bakery, named after a London Tube train station, in Higashiazabu, practically in the shadow of Tokyo Tower.

Although she doesn’t have any formal training, Ward’s old-fashioned, mouthwatering treats are the kind British people eat together with family: a crumble made with fresh apples; simple scones and crumpets; not to mention the carrot cake, Bakewell tarts, hot cross buns, lemon drizzle cake and everything else that could tempt an Anglophile or homesick Brit.

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