Motorway Services Online

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An online guide to motorway services

If this is your first visit, then welcome to the site!

Love them or hate them, we've all used a motorway service area before. Motorway Services Online attempts to catalogue useful information for people that use them and serious research into their background, powered by sporadic dosages of enthusiasm for social-history and the retail industry. And motorways.

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Cherwell Valley Chow.jpg
Cherwell Valley: Out with EDC and in with these new catering options.
Recent uploads: (more)
Trowell: The Mecca Leisure restaurant.Heston: An old cafe in Heston.Heston: Looking towards the front of the building.

Find A Motorway Service Area

We maintain what is almost-certainly the country's largest database of motorway services. You can navigate it using the search boxes below, or one of the links above.

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Featured Content

Here are a few of our favourite articles:

The current best and worst services given their fame and shame, with a helpful analysis too.

History:South Mimms
From Bignell's Corner to South Mimms: it wasn't a development, it was a transition.

The Pennine Tower
What makes an iconic service station? A space-age tower certainly helps.

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