Posted: 03/08/2014 at 10:26
It's not laurel, either P. laurocerasus or P. lusitanica. They have alternate leaves, this had opposite leaves. So does Eleagnus x ebbingei which I think is the one known as oleaster.
I don't know camellias but had a google and they seem to be alternate as well.
Is there any more information available saramkg. Is it evergreen? Does it flower? Do the leaves smell at all. The bark looks quite distinctive, could we have a photo of that?