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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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.
It's best to start by using just one of the drop-down boxes - you can use another if you get too many results.
Here are a few of our favourite pages:
The full story of the five original planned motorway services - and they probably aren't the ones you think they are.
The first motorway service area to become trendy - find out how it did it here.
The Pennine Tower
What makes an iconic service station? A space-age tower certainly helps.