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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South Mimms: Welcome Break in South Mimms with Burger King, Days Inn, Granary Express and La Brioche Doree in February 2000.
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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:

The history of the biggest and most powerful former operator.

One of two services actually built in London - find out about its history here.

Little Chef
A detailed history of one of Britain's most iconic brands.

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