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 BP garage opening 2.jpg
Oxford: The filling station shop after opening. The shop is branded 'Express Shopping'.
Recent uploads: (more)
Tebay: The southbound Esso filling station.Southwaite: The northbound amenity building.Southwaite: The former northbound Tourist Information Centre, now home to Greggs.

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:

Al fresco dining in the middle of the M2? Only one service area could promise that.

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

The M25 was a badly-planned, rushed and bodged job. Its services were even less-well thought out.

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