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Thurrock services

Location:

M25 at J30 (southbound) and J31 (northbound)
(also accessible to traffic on the A13, A282, A1090, A1306 and the B186)

Signposted from the road? As Burger King/Costa/M&S

Postcode:

RM16 3BG

map and directions

Access/Layout:

Single site located at a junction.

Rating: See the reviews



An experimental building design which either went very wrong, or very right, depending on how you look at it. Thurrock sits slightly isolated alongside a busy section of the M25, where finding the exit can be a challenge.

Facilities

COVID-19 update: These details were updated on 9 November 2020, with changes caused by COVID-19.


Catering: Burger King, Costa, The Eat & Drink Co., Greggs, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme Shops: WHSmith Main Amenities: Changing Places, Fourex Money Exchange, NomadPower, Showers Hotel: Travelodgebook Charging Points: Ecotricity Forecourt: Esso, Hursts, Subway, Costa Express, Rollover, Stone Willy’s Kitchen, Air1 AdBlue

Parking Prices

First 2 hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £15 and HGVs, caravans and motorhomes £35. HGVs can pay £37 to include a £10 food voucher.

Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details. The location code is 2467.

The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Granada Hospitality Ltd
Granada Service Station
Thurrock Motorway Services Area
M25
Grays
Essex
RM16 3BG

🌍 Operators (Official Websites):


Trivia and Design

Thurrock services lake.
The view from the back is understated compared to the front.

Full details: History:Thurrock

This service area experience a 'mini rush hour' at 21:55 as the Dartford Crossing, immediately south of here, is free to use after 22:00 only. As a result astute and frugal motorists will wait in the car park until the end of the charging period.

In Spring 2018, the services came last in Transport Focus's satisfaction survey, scoring 68%. Moto attributed this to refurbishment work going on at the time. The following year it rocketed up to 93%.

A 5-mile approach sign for the northbound services is the most advance example of one on the motorway network. It has the subheading "through tunnel" explaining the reason for the early warning. It also allows motorists to exit at either J31 or J30, depending on which lane they use and what the traffic is like.

The size of the roundabouts here will add a considerable distance to an anti-clockwise journey - almost two miles.

A couple held their wedding reception at this service area after winning a mystery prize from a local radio station. They were treated to several laps of the M25 on a coach.

Alternatives

Previous:Next:
South Mimms (34 miles)
Birchanger Green (M11 north, 32 miles)
Services on the M25 road becomes A282
Clacket Lane (M25, 21 miles)
Maidstone (M20, 30 miles)
Medway (M2, 27 miles)
Tollgate (A2 east, 10 miles)
none Services on the A13 Orsett Cock (7 miles)
Toddington (M1 north, 54 miles) Moto services Medway (M2, 27 miles)
Pease Pottage (M23 south, 43 miles)

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