Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Hayes Island

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51°28'47"-03°10'36" show decimal

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Hayes Island
The Hayes, Cardiff, Wales

Hayes Island is a small square to the north end of the Hayes, known primarily for the snack bar that sits near the centre (which opened in 1911 as a parcel office).

How to get here:

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Rail: Cardiff Central Station - Exit the station (north side) and turn right, walking past the car park and the Great Western pub to St. Mary's Street. Cross over and head up Mill Lane, and at the end turn left into the Hayes. +

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Bus: Cardiff Bus Map - There are no direct buses to the Hayes, but many stop along St. Mary's Street; heading along Wharton Street (by Howell's) will lead into the Hayes. +

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableHowells

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 8th September 2009 by Chuck Foster

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End of Days
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Filmed: 2006
Reports on strange appearances on the news.

 

Additional Notes:

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In Doctor Who it normally appears as Henriks!

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableHayes Island Snack Bar

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Photograph taken: 27th February 2008 by Chuck Foster

Ghost Machine
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Filmed: 2006
Jack pulls up in the SUV.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableThe Gents Loo

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Photograph taken: 26th February 2008 by Chuck Foster

Ghost Machine
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Filmed: 2006
The team catch their breath, having lost Bernie (deleted scene).

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableThe Ladies Loo

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Photograph taken: 21st July 2008 by Chuck Foster

Something Borrowed
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Filmed: 2007
Gwen chases the shapeshifter into the loos.

Something Borrowed
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Filmed: 2007
Gwen heads off after the shapeshifter.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableLooking South-East

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Photograph taken: 26th February 2008 by Chuck Foster

Ghost Machine
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Filmed: 2006
Gwen spots Bernie, and the chase is on again! (deleted scene)

End of Days
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Filmed: 2006
Reports on strange appearances on the news.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableLooking West

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Photograph taken: 26th February 2008 by Chuck Foster

Love & Monsters
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Filmed: 22 Mar 2006
Autons attack around Elton.

Something Borrowed
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Filmed: 22 Mar 2006
Gwen chases the shapeshifter into the loos.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: alteredBy St Davids 2

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Photograph taken: 9th September 2010 by Chuck Foster

"This area was under scaffolding when St. David's 2 was being built. Now its finally open to the public again, though completely different to the old buildings that stood here."

Love & Monsters
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Filmed: 22 Mar 2006
Autons attack around Elton.

 

Where to walk to next?

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La Fosse (restaurant) (Rose). La Fosse is on the west side of the square, next to Habitat. (0.1 miles, 1m)

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Howell's / House of Fraser (Rose, Doctor Who Series Six). Howell's is on the north-west corner of the square. (0.1 miles, 1m)

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Wharton Street (Rose, The Christmas Invasion, The Runaway Bride, A Day in the Death, The Wedding of River Song, The Curse of Clyde Langer). Wharton Street is to the west, by Howell's. (0.1 miles, 1m)

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St David's Market (Rose, Love & Monsters). Head east along Hill's Street, and the former St. David's Market is to the right as you pass under the bridge. (0.1 miles, 1m)

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Trinity Street (Small Worlds, The Curse of Clyde Langer). Trinity Street is north, on the west side of Hayes Island after Howell's. (0.1 miles, 1m)

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Working Street (Rose, Combat, The Curse of Clyde Langer). Working Street is north, on the east side of Hayes Island. (0.1 miles, 1m)

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Caroline Street (Day One). Head south along the Hayes, and Caroline Street is on the right. (0.1 miles, 1m)

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Mill Lane (Terror of the Autons). Head south along the Hayes, and Mill Lane is on the right. (0.1 miles, 1m)

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Cardiff Market (Small Worlds): 0.08 miles.

In the News:

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29 Oct 2009: BBC Wales - "Victorian loos get revamp" (The loos that featured in Something Borrowed have been renovated and re-opened)

Other show-related mentions for the location:

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BBC Wales - Behind the scenes from The Runaway Bride

Related Stories

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The Christmas Invasion [8-9 Aug 2005]: Rose and Mickey do some Christmas shopping.

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Love & Monsters [22 Mar 2006]: Elton in Auton attack!

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Ghost Machine [2006]: Gwen and Owen chase an alien signal.

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End of Days [2006]: People are interviewed over the mysterious appearances.

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Something Borrowed [19th Nov 2007]: Gwen chases the shapeshifter into the loo.

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Closing Time [8 Mar 2011]: Outside the store

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