The Hayes

The Hayes

The Hayes ( _cy. Yr Aes) is a commercial street in the city centre of the Welsh capital, Cardiff. Based around the road of that name leading south towards the east end of the city centre, it incorporates a pedestrianised square at the north end.

The Hayes is the location for many buildings in Cardiff such as department store Howells (part of the House of Fraser group), former department store David Morgan which is currently being developed into luxury flats and record shop Spillers Records which claims to be the oldest in the world dating back to 1894. A well-known national landmark is St David's Hall - a large concert hall and exhibition centre. It is home to the Cardiff Singer of the World competition.

There is also the old central library (now a pub, wine bar and an exhibition centre), a statue of John Batchelor, a 19th-century Liberal politician.

Scenes of BBC's Doctor Who and Torchwood have recently been filmed here.


This street is also famous for its arcades. These include Morgan Arcade and Royal Arcade.


In 2007, the shopping portfolio of the Hayes began an upgrade and renovation to include new stores, including a flagship Borders store at the former David Morgan Building, TK Maxx and Moss Bros. A John Lewis department store and luxury apartments are currently in the building stages as part of St. David's 2; all aimed at developing the area for businesses as well as the city's new Central Library (located on the corner junction of The Hayes, Mill Street and Caroline Street). [ [ Library] ]

Adjoining streets

It is adjoined by:
* Trinity Street (towards Cardiff Market and Cardiff Castle)
* Working Street (towards Queens Arcade and Cardiff City Hall)
* Caroline Street (also known as "Chippy Lane" towards Central Bus Station and St. Mary's Street)
* Mill Lane (towards St. Mary's Street and Central Railway Station)
* Bridge Road (towards Bute Street (Cardiff) and Cardiff Bay)
* Bridge Street (Towards Queen Street Station)

ee also

*Cardiff city centre
*Cardiff Centenary Walk
*List of shopping arcades in Cardiff


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