Japanese Garden, White City, London, in the snow, January 2013

There's a fine Japanese Garden in the park between the BBC Television Centre and the White City estate. It is the remains of the Japan-British exhibition of 1910. There's a rock turtle, model volcanoes and a tranquil pond, home to a small number of well-fed ducks.

Despite being surrounded by the BBC's satellite dish farm, the outer spiral arm of the Television Centre star city, and the housing estate, it remains a haven, one of my favourite places for a stress-busting lunchtime walk, even in winter.