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. (More about MSO)


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Warwick: The old Welcome Break retail store.
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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 pages:

History:Heart of Scotland
Scotland's main service area has changed hands multiple times... what's the problem with it?

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

Watford Gap
The full story of Britain's oldest service area, from its conception to its 50th birthday party.

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