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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Beckington: The interior of the Little Chef at Beckington in September 2016.
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Watford Gap: A car refuels at Watford Gap in 1968.Corley: A rare look inside the foyer of Corley services, under Trusthouse Forte. The sign promises "a choice of good eating" and "the finest food on the motorway" from Julie's, Little Chef, an unbranded cafeteria and a new Granary.Strensham: Looking south at the original northbound building, before it and the bridge were closed and knocked down.

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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.

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Featured Content

Here are a few of our favourite articles:

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

History:Motorway service area
A feature commemorating the 50th anniversary of the motorway service area and looking at how things have changed.

Severn View
The perhaps sad story of a grand service station which was closed and moved out-of-sight.

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