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Quite Remarkable Service Stations of the Nation - Leicester Forest East
Venture to Leicester’s tenuous outskirts and you will encounter the same bleak suburban wasteland you’ll find in every city: low density industrial units replete with vast tracts of asphalt car-parks, massive windswept road junctions, huge council safari parks patrolled by armed feral vermin and flat-pack pubs serving tasteless gruel marketed as ‘good, honest food’.
Oh, and the National Space Centre.
haring down the M1 at 120mph in the fast lane might be slightly startled,
then, to encounter big brown tourist signs compelling them to leave
the motorway to enjoy the space centre. Those fools who heed the advice
succeed only in missing out on one of the greatest motorway attractions
in the Western Hemisphere; an enchanting place of majesty and magic.
And there’s not a rocket in sight.
not dilly-dally about here: Leicester Forest East is the Big Daddy of
M1 service stations, so much so that it has, over time, achieved legendary,
mythical status of such overwhelming influence even Ghandi would have
killed for it. And you can see why, since Leicester Forest East is a
classic, archetypical old-style service station.
itself, of course, is long since gone. In its place is now a Welcome
Break canteen-style food court where you can pay huge amounts of money
for a bit of week-old lamb, purchase KFC box meals that should by rights
feed a family of four for a month or visit Burger King for chicken burgers
smeared with gloop that may or may not be mayo.
classic eatery is under
threat. There are long term plans to widen the motorway beneath
Forest East which would, sadly, signal the end for the bridge design.
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