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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Oxford 1998 site entrance.jpg
Oxford: The entrance to Oxford services, while the site was under construction.
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Watford Gap: The extended seating area for the main Costa unit at the southbound services, placed between the entrance/exit doorway and the WHSmith unit.Watford Gap: Exiting the southbound services.Watford Gap: The Fresh Food Café offer at Watford Gap southbound.

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:

The history of the biggest and most powerful former operator.

By far the most iconic service station, Forton is well known for its iconic tower at the northbound services.

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

Enjoying the subject? There's more about UK roads at, SABRE and a few more sites we've found.