Located 45 minutes from London, Hayes has many tourist attractions which include St. Mary’s Parish Church, the 12th-century church, and the Barra Hall which is the 18th-century manor. Towns economy is based on the large companies settled there. Heinz, United Biscuits, Fujitsu and West London Film studios are based in Hayes since Hayes is the favourite filming location. Marvel studios filmed parts of Thor: The Dark World back in 2013 in Hayes.