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Northampton services


M1 at J15A
(also accessible to traffic on the A43)

Signposted from the road.



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Two sites located within a junction, connected by a one mile public road.

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A pair of modern amenity buildings where the M1 meets the A43. It has been designed so that you can enter and leave the service area without passing through the main junction.


Catering: on both sides: Costa Coffee, Fresh Food Café, McDonald's, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Costa Drive Thru
plus northbound only: LEON, Calippo Blast, f'real Milkshakes
Shops: on both sides: Phone Tech, WHSmith
plus northbound only: SPAR
Amenities: Jackpot £500, Showers Outdoor Space: No grass space Charging Points: GRIDSERVE Electric Highway 50kW CCS, 50kW CHAdeMO & 22kW Type 2 Forecourt: BP, Shop, Wild Bean Café, Free Cash Machine

Parking Prices

First 2 hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £20 and HGVs, caravans and coaches £33, or £36 to include a £10 food voucher.

Prices are paid using NexusPay or in the shop. The location code is 1995 (northbound) and 2027 (southbound).

The fees are strictly enforced by GroupNexus.

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

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Northampton Motorway Service Area

  • 📞 Telephone number: 01604 831888
  • 🗺 Grid reference: SP722573

🌍 Operators & Official Websites:

Trivia and Design

A long, dark corridor with the entrance to a Wimpy restaurant at the end of it.
Inside the old amenity building.

See also: History:Northampton

Northampton was originally built as 'Rothersthorpe services'. It was waiting 20 years before it was built, and before too long it was demolished and built again. The new buildings were a pair of identical airport hangar-style glass boxes with all their facilities along the back, although in recent years extensions have changed the frontage. Full history.

The southbound Costa Drive Thru opened on 25 August 2017. A northbound one joined it almost two years later in June 2019.

A LEON was added to the northbound building in July 2019 in an additional extension to the front of the building.

The northbound WHSmith store was refurbished in November 2022 and now includes a new Calippo Blast machine alongside new ranges and a new layout. The southbound store later followed, reopening on 14 February 2023.

Western Power Distribution is planning to increase the electricity capacity at Northampton, to allow it to potentially become a charging hub in the future.


Newport Pagnell (13 miles)Services on the M1Watford Gap (10 miles)
Cherwell Valley (22 miles)
Towcester (7 miles)
Services on the A43none
none nearbyRoadchef servicesWatford Gap (10 miles)

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