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Leicester North services

Leicester North
Leicester North
Road:A46 at junction with the A6

Address:Leicester North Services
Loughborough Road
Telephone number:020 7968 1888
Signposted from the road?Yes
Previous operators:Extra
Grid reference:SK591107
Services type:Single site located at a junction.

This is the Extra service area at the A46/A6 junction. For the Welcome Break services on the M1, see Leicester Forest East. For the small Moto services at the M1/A50 junction, see Markfield.

A new, but struggling service area at the A6/A46 junction outside Leicester, including a KFC drive thru. As of 2012, the Extra logo on all the signs has been changed to a round blue sign with 'S' for services on it.


Catering: KFC drive thru, LP4 Motel: Ibis Budgetbook Forecourt: Shell (with: Autogas LPG), Select, Costa Express, Deli2go, Car Wash

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £10 and HGVs, coaches and caravans must pay £14.


Not to be mixed up with Leicester Forest East and Markfield, Leicester is a new style of service area. It managed to crop up and get planning permission rather unscathed, and it opened on the 24th June 2008.

Leicester has a twin sister - Derby and Burton services at the A38/A50 interchange opened just over four weeks after Leicester and it almost identical to it. It was also sold at the same time.

Since opening the services have lost a number of facilities including Starbucks and Game Grid, with no replacement. In 2011 the local area is being developed with housing which has open access to the services providing hope that the services may develop to also serve the local community. Following the collapse of Extra's parent company Swayfields, these services passed to its creditors Lloyds TSB, who subsequently sold this liability to Deutsche Postbank, who contracted their management to Quadrant Estates as with Derby and Burton, and there are the same plans at these services to sell the current outlets.

Survey Results

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none on A46
Leicester Forest East (M1 south, 7 miles)
Markfield (A50, 9 miles)
Services on the A46 Thrussington (A46 northbound, 5 miles)
Newark (33 miles)
none nearbyExtra services none nearby