Transfer from Finchley Central (N3) to London City Airport
The heart of Finchley Central is the Church of St Mary and the area around it. This is the oldest area of the district and it features the Pardes House School tower, an imposing local landmark. Hendon Lane is also home to a public library and along the Ballards Lane you can see a retail district featuring an Edwardian and Victorian shopping parade. There are also modern shops such as Tesco.
On the East End Road, you can see two notable institutions. The Sternberg Centre is a cultural centre that serves the Jewish community and the Avenue House accommodates the Finchley Society. The Avenue House was constructed in 1859 and it features an impressive Victorian house. Formerly, that land was called the Temple Croft Field and it was owned by Henry Charles Stephens, a philanthropist and ink magnate. There is also a park that surrounds the mansion and that features lawns and trees such as shrubberies and old evergreens. It also includes a playground for the little ones, a fountain and a pond. It is home to interesting birdlife like robins, great tits, greenfinches and great spotted woodpeckers.