Hayes is quiet, green, and popular with families and those who wish to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s also relatively self-contained, with its own theatre, library, cinema and sports centre. Once an ancient village, little remains from its past aside from St. Mary’s parish church; Hayes Hall, once home to both William Pitt the Elder and the Younger, was torn down in 1933. Most of the retail activity is centre around the railway station, although locals tend to head elsewhere for their shopping needs. Train services connect to Charing Cross and Cannon Street in under 40 minutes.
Your All In London guide to Hayes