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Service stations are open with reduced facilities.

Leicester North services


A46 at junction with the A6

Signposted from the road.



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Single site located at a junction.

This is the former Extra service area at the A46/A6 junction. For the Welcome Break services on the M1, see Leicester Forest East. For the Euro Garages services at the M1/A50 junction, see Markfield.

A struggling service area at the A6/A46 junction outside Leicester.


Catering: KFC Drive Thru, Deli by Shell, Costa Express Shops: Budgens Hotel: Ibis Budgetbook Forecourt: Shell, Air1 AdBlue, LPG (Autogas), Car Wash

Parking Prices

First 2 hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £10 and HGVs, coaches and caravans must pay £14.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Leicester North Services
Loughborough Road

Trivia and History

Leicester services Extra branding.jpg
Some Extra branding.

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Opened by Extra 2008
Sold to Quadrant Estates 2011

Leicester was a new style of service area. Its small footprint meant it managed to crop up and get planning permission rather unscathed, and it opened on the 24th June 2008.

It has a twin sister - Derby and Burton services at the A38/A50 interchange opened just over four weeks after Leicester and it almost identical to it. It was also sold at the same time.

Since opening, the services have lost a number of facilities including Starbucks and Game Grid. In 2011, the local area was being developed with housing which has open access to the services providing hope that the services may develop to also serve the local community.

Following the collapse of Extra's parent company Swayfields, these services passed to its creditors Lloyds TSB, who subsequently sold this liability to Deutsche Postbank. They contracted their management to Quadrant Estates, who plan to sell the current outlets.

When it was sold, the Extra logo on all the signs was changed to a round blue sign with 'S' for services on it. It is now predominantly Shell-branded.

The site included a Quicksilver gaming area for a time.

The shop here recently changed from Shell’s own branded Select to a Budgens store which opened on 8 October 2017.

A second Banger Bros store opened here in May 2019, with the other being at the other former Extra service area at Derby & Burton. It closed later in the year, meaning the only facilities are KFC and the forecourt.


none on A46
Leicester Forest East (M1 south, 7 miles)
Markfield (A50, 9 miles)
Services on the A46 Thrussington (A46 northbound, 5 miles)
Newark (33 miles)