Hayes is a place in the London Borough of Bromley, south-east London, England. It has two main areas of activity: the ancient village and suburban Hayes.
The ancient village
Much of the area to the west and north-west of the original village has been taken over by suburbia. West Wickham and Bromley are completely joined with Hayes; and Coney Hall estate, beyond the Orpington - Croydon road is also part of the pattern. To the east and south, however, the open space of Hayes Common precludes building of any kind.
There are numerous playing fields around the periphery of Hayes: such clubs as Hayes Cricket Club use them. It is also home, since 1927, of the world famous Athletics Club Blackheath Harriers (now Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC).
Station Approach is now the main shopping area in Hayes, containing a Post Office, petrol station, two mini-supermarkets and numerous small shops. It also contains a public house called The New Inn which is run under the Harvester brand.
Another main shopping area is Hayes Street, otherwise known as 'Old Hayes'. It consists of a public house called The George, A Mini-Market, Several Hairdressers, a Bigfoot Bikes franchise and Tipples, another popular Off-Licence.