I walk past this 500-year-old oak tree every day.
It is a Turkey Oak or Quercus Cerris. The trunk of the tree has a circumference of 6.6 metres. A green plaque identifies it as one of The Great Trees of London.
The branches reach the ground all the way round and when in leaf, create a huge, green room-like space. In winter, the tree becomes a grand skeleton - standing under it soothes my soul.