Hayes is a town in the west of the capital, on the outskirts of Greater London. A very built-up area, it offers more of an urban feel than the centre of the city while still offering convenient access to all the top tourist spots.
Part of the London Borough of Hillingdon and within the county of Middlesex, Hayes has an abundance of housing, shops and businesses. With plenty of local amenities, it’s an area which is busy but not without more than its fair share of parks and green spaces such as Minet Country Park, a former Green Flag Award winner.
The area is extraordinarily well connected by road with access to the M4 and the M40, with the Uxbridge Road running through the centre. This makes it easy to drive to central London, Heathrow or even further afield.
Despite being just a small area, Hayes has its own thriving theatre, a 600 seater which was originally built in 1977: the Beck Theatre. This theatre has a mixed programme of films, shows and music, catering to all kinds of tastes and preferences.
For those with an interest in military history, Hayes lies close to several places of interest including a Battle of Britain bunker. Situated just a couple of miles away in Uxbridge, visitors have to descend 76 steps to explore the original Operations Room, the only one which is open to the members of the public.