London is a global hub for talent with musicians, actors, authors and many more coming to the capital in search of fame and fortune – and Hayes in West London is no exception!
Many A-list celebrities have come to Hayes over the decades from notable author George Orwell to ‘the father of English music’ William Byrd and Hollywood actors Brad Pitt, Keira Knightley and Colin Firth to name but a few who have filmed in the town’s famous studios.
For years Hayes has flown under the radar as the darling of movie and TV location specialists due the West London Film Studios being based in the town.
Oscar winning film The Imitation Game, popular TV series Misfits and many more smash-hit movies such as World War Z were filmed in these studios. And West London Film Studios are back in the spotlight with next Colin Firth’s movie, The Mercy, also starring Rachel Weisz out on 9th February, being partly filmed there.
But Hayes is not only known for being a hotspot for the celebrity elite within the film industry. Indeed, the town’s musical heritage lived on into the 20th and indeed 21st centuries as many of The Beatles albums were famously ‘Made in Hayes’ and today venues including the Beck Theatre, regularly host national artists as well as local musicians and stage productions.
The spotlight is firmly on Hayes in 2018 with the town proving to be a prime commuter location, bursting with famous connections and an abundance of cultural venues – ideal for those looking to embrace a laid-back suburban culture with easy access into the city. Young professionals looking for affordable living in a trendy town are now flocking to Hayes as developments such as be:here Hayes, part of the wider redevelopment of the Old Vinyl Factory, spring up.
Previously home to the EMI factory on Blyth Road, the Old Vinyl Factory was featured in the emotional reunion scene in Thor:The Dark World where Thor and his lover Jane Foster meet again. Now the abandoned warehouse site is undergoing a renaissance as the scheme is expected to deliver 4,000 jobs, 642 homes, 750,000 sq ft of commercial and leisure space including a new 3-screen cinema and live music venue in Hayes, all by 2020. Be Living Ltd has already delivered 133 pet-friendly homes as part of their be:here Hayes development at the Gatefold building.
“It’s wonderful to see the former EMI site coming back to life, and whilst the fashion of the 60’s and 70’s might have left the building, the vibrant spirit of that era is being re-discovered and re-invented for a new generation.”
Hayley Wills, Area Manager, be:here Hayes
The multi award-winning stylish development, just 300 yards from Hayes & Harlington station, soon to be served by Crossrail, offers pet friendly homes specially designed for renting with a roof terrace for community events, on-site property manager. Apartments are priced from £1,195 pcm with no agency, admin or referencing fees.
For more information please contact be:here Hayes on 0203 845 4796 or visit http://www.behere-hayes.co.uk/.