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County:  Greater London
Website:  Moto
Phone  +44 20 8580 2152
Operator:  Moto Hospitality
Address  Hounslow TW5 0HW, UK
Road  M4 motorway
Heston services
Similar  Leigh Delamere services, Frankley services, Pease Pottage services, Trowell services, Chieveley services

Coach ablaze on m4 near heston services


Heston services is a motorway service station on the M4 motorway in the London Borough of Hounslow, built on land that once formed part of the now defunct Heston Aerodrome.

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History

It is owned by Moto. The 11-mile £19m Chiswick-Langley section of the M4 (London - South Wales Motorway) opened on Wednesday 24 March 1965, together with the Heathrow Airport spur. During construction of this section, much vandalism took place near Harmondsworth and Harlington. The lighting of the site was provided by the street lighting division of British Lighting Industries. The 100ft main lighting columns were supplied by British Steel Corporation's Northern and Tubes Group (Stewarts & Lloyds).

Out of London

The westbound side was opened on 4 March 1967, when in Middlesex. It had 46 petrol pumps. It was opened by Granada Ltd, and was their third service area after Toddington (1964) and Frankley (1966). It had been planned to open in July 1966.

Into London

The eastbound side was opened on 4 January 1968 by the then Miss United Kingdom, Jennifer Lynn Lewis and entertainer Joe Brown. The whole project had cost £500,000. The eastbound side is the part nearest the former Heston Aerodrome. Neville Chamberlain arrived from Munich in a Lockheed 14 on 30 September 1938, to state I have in my hand a piece of paper (his Munich Agreement), known as his peace for our time speech.

Location

Heston services is located between junctions 2 (Brentford Interchange, Lionel Road) and 3 (A312, Cranford Parkway Interchange) of the M4, near the suburbs of Heston and Cranford, and is one of only two motorway service stations within the M25 (the other being London Gateway services, former Scratchwood, on the M1); Scratchwood opened a year later in 1969.

Directly west of the westbound side is the British Airways sports ground; on the west of the sports ground was their Concorde Centre, now known as Heston Venue. The service station is in the TW5 postcode. Further west is Cranford Park.

Popular culture

Heston services made a short appearance in Simon Pegg's 2007 film Hot Fuzz.

Hotels

  • Travelodge
  • Restaurants

  • Burger King
  • Costa Coffee
  • Fuel

  • BP
  • Ecotricity
  • References

    Heston services Wikipedia


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