Peter Ackroyd said that London is so large and so wild that it contains no less than everything. Where better to prove this point than Oxleas Wood in the Borough of Greenwich, just eight miles from Charring Cross (the primary point for measuring distances in London). More outstanding than London's manicured Royal Parks this ancient forest dates back over 8,000 years.
The Forest is at its best in the early morning when only used by joggers and people out walking their dogs.
This is the view looking south over Oxleas Meadow.