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Swanley services

Location:

A20 eastbound between London and the M25

Signposted from the road.

Postcode:

DA14 5JA

(Google Maps link)

Access/Layout:

Single site located between junctions on one side of the road.



A small service area on the eastbound side of the Swanley Bypass.

Facilities

COVID-19 update: Most service stations are open with fewer facilities. General advice here.
Catering: McDonald's Drive Thru Forecourt: BP, Spar, Subway, Costa Express, West Cornwall Pasty Co, LPG (FloGas), AdBlue4You, Free Cash Machine

Parking Prices

Short stay customer parking is available for cars. No HGV parking is available.

Customer parking within the bp filling station is limited to 45 minutes maximum stay and is strictly enforced.

This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Swanley By Pass
Sidcup
Bexley
DA14 5JA

🌍 Operators (Official Websites):


Trivia and History

McDonald's.
The McDonald's restaurant.

In the 1980s there were several efforts to build a service station on the A20 into London. In 1986, BP proposed one on the westbound side at Petham Court Farm, close to the M25. In 1988 Fina proposed an eastbound petrol station and restaurant somewhere near Swanley, which was rejected. Although Kelly's Kitchen weren't named in the plan, the date and applicant suggests they had been planning another branch here.

The chosen site was a 1930s farm building called Waddon. In 1983, the farm became a scrap yard. The site was purchased by BP in 1988, and turned into Swanley North services, with access from the new A20 bypass. It opened in around 1992 with the McDonald's joining it in 1994.

Another developer tried to build a westbound service area in 1995, slightly east of here, by the railway bridge.

In 2001, the filling station was redeveloped becoming a BP Connect site and gaining a Wild Bean Café in the process.

In 2016, the filling station was acquired by Rontec who rebranded the shop to Spar and replaced the Wild Bean Café with a Subway store.

Alternatives

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start of roadServices on the A20Maidstone (M20, 25 miles)
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Clacket Lane (M25 south, 15 miles)
Tunbridge Wells (A21 south, 27 miles)
Tollgate (A2 east, 12 miles)