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Clacket Lane services


M25 between J5 and J6

Signposted from the road.

Post Code:

TN16 2ER

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Two sites located between junctions, with no public connection between them.

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Clacket Lane consists of two large services on the M25 and it's a popular stopping point for coaches and lorries.


Catering: Chozen Noodle, Costa, McDonald's, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Costa Drive Thru,
westbound only: Pret a Manger, Fresh Food Café
eastbound only: Breakfast Kitchen (mornings only)
Shops: WHSmith
westbound only: Phone Tech
eastbound only: Fone Bitz, Spar
Main Amenities: Admirals Players Lounge (eastbound only), Changing Places, Children's Play Area, Electric Vehicle Charging Point (Ecotricity), Fourex Money Exchange, Jackpot £500, Showers, Regus Express (westbound only) Motel: Days Innbook Forecourt: BP, Shop, Wild Bean Café, Air1 AdBlue

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £12 and HGVs, caravans and coaches £29, or £32 to include a £10 food voucher.

Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details or in the shop or restaurant. The location code is 5258 (westbound) and 5257 (eastbound).

The fees are strictly enforced by GroupNexus.

Contact Details

Roadchef Motorways Ltd
Motorway Service Area M25 Westbound
Clacket Lane
TN16 2ER

  • Telephone number: 01959 565577
  • Grid reference: TQ423545

Operators (Official Websites):

Trivia and Design

Total Clacket Lane.
The large petrol station in 2003.

Full details: History:Clacket Lane

Between 1993 and 2008, Clacket Lane westbound was thought to be the largest service area in the country. It also described itself as the "brightest".

Being close to London and the Channel Ports, it has also at times stood out for its higher prices aiming to take advantage of the passing trade.

For a long time the services have had a problem with lorries parking on the hard shoulder to access the services. There are now bilingual 'no parking' signs on the exit from the services on each side.

The services sit right next to the Kent-Surrey border, causing confusion as the nearest postal town (Westerham) is in Kent, but the services aren't. Therefore, although "Westerham, Surrey" is usually wrong, when talking about the services it's right. Actually building the service station here proved controversial, as its history shows.

Leon restaurants are due to open here on both sides, however due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the opening date is uncertain.


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