From award winning restaurants to a renowned local theatre and beautiful vast green spaces, Hayes is a prime London suburb bursting with history and culture offering something for all ages to enjoy. With all of this on Fizzy’s doorstep, we have put together a list of our favourite local Hayes hotspots.
A favourite not just to locals but all Londoners, the 600-seat theatre hosts an array of exciting plays, films and performances which often bring all star casts to the borough! The theatre opened in 1977, and was purpose-built as a community-focused theatre, set in a parkland aspect adjoining the Norman Leddy Memorial Garden, which is acknowledged as one of the Borough of Hillingdon’s gardens of excellence. Upcoming shows at the theatre include: Jimmy Carr’s new show ‘Work in Progress; Beauty and the Beast.
Minet Country Park
Opened to the public in 2003, Minet Country Park is an absolute must see for those who love the great outdoors. The park is a ‘mosaic of habitats’ home to picnic areas, a children's playground, meadows, hedgerows with mature oaks and ponds also home to numerous species of wild plants, birds, insects and other creatures. The Lodge (visitor centre) has education spaces which host various free public events including family activity days aiming to encourage and raise awareness of wildlife monitoring.
For the more artistically-focused among you, this funky café is one of a small chain across Greater London that gives Hayes the reputation of ‘Shoreditch-of-the-West’. Located in the Old Vinyl Factory complex, Café 640 operates with a ‘Coffee by Day, Beer by Night’ vibe. 640East celebrates the site’s impressive history of English music, such as The Beatles, and boasts menu with treats like fresh pastries, toasties and filled croissants – all of which can be also be ordered via their app.
Hayes is renowned for being home to some of the best Indian restaurants in London and one of our top recommendations is Madhu’s restaurant. Located in the the Sheraton Skyline Hotel, a stone’s throw from Hayes, Madhu's menu consists of authentic Punjabi cuisine with a Kenyan twist. Alongside a range of traditional dishes, the highlight of the menu are the Robata Grill dishes – made in full view of the diners adding performance to the evening. If you’re looking for more traditional Indian takeaway in the comfort of your own home, look no further than Karahi Express.
Barra Hall Park
Situated close to the centre of Hayes, satisfy your inner culture vulture by visiting the beautiful Barra Hall Park. Not only is it home to the old manor house, the park is also well known to the locals for its open-air theatre and bandstand, both of which offer regular performances. Having been rebuilt in 2005, the theatre now seats up to 180 people, and is a must for theatre-goers in the summer months. The park itself is made up of twenty-acres of ornamental lawns, recreational grass areas, beautiful flower beds and fishing ponds, great for families to visit on a sunny day this Spring.
Not only are there lots of exciting things happening nearby in the local area, Fizzy also host various events throughout the year. If you want to learn more information about Hayes and our exciting community please contact us here.
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