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National Exhibition Centre (NEC)

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Address: Bickenhill Parkway, Birmingham B40 1NT, England
Phone Number: +44 (0) 121 780 4141
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Poor Wedding Show

Recently visited the National Wedding Show, Thank god we didn't pay full price for the tickets, the show didn't even fill 1 hall, we were done in just over an hour, expensive few... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Recently visited the National Wedding Show, Thank god we didn't pay full price for the tickets, the show didn't even fill 1 hall, we were done in just over an hour, expensive few hours out, would have got more out of just going into Debenhams. Very disappointed wouldn't go again

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Pulham Market, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I recently attended the National Wedding Fair at the NEC with my fiancé. We are from Norfolk but decided to go and get some ideas for our wedding there as it claimed to be the largest wedding fair in the UK. The show itself is large but not the largest I’ve been to. We recently attending the EDP Wedding Fair... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Organised by the same people that run the NEC Classic Motor Show every November, The Practical Classics Restoration Show was an incredible day out. If you like cars - this is an absolute must attend! There was loads of classic car advice with an ‘Ask our Experts’ feature, live demos, workshops, expert tutorials and celebrity seminars. Had a great chat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Been here for many events, although most recently the annual color run 5k. It is always clean, helpful staff, and impressive. Finding your way around can be a little confusing, and there aren't really enough places to eat/get food.

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Edinburgh
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Just back from the Caravan and Motorhome show it was ok. Nothing in the Motorhome area for families seems to be all geared up for older couples and small motorhomes or larger with only fixed beds at the back. Did comment a few times on the build quality on the interiors of some of the £40k+ Motorhomes. You would think... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Very wheelchair friendly and easy to get around from Hall to Hall. Lots of places to eat and lots of bathrooms. Staff all very helpful.

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Cinderford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Went to a trade show today (21st Feb) and much to my surprise I was charged £10 to park for a few hours! Last year it was £5! Daylight robbery!

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Llanvihangel Crucorney, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Great centre for trade shows. Well positioned with great access by air, rail and road. Attracts visitors from whole of UK and beyond

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I have been going to the nec every April for the last 4 Years for the Gadget Show Live, I am due to go again this April yet again for Gadget Show. The Venue itself is amazing. Everything is really well signposted and well as staff who are more than happy to help. My only slight niggle is that there... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I remember when this used to be free parking but now they expect £10 per car? Worst part is you still have a long walk to the exhibitions. £5 I would accept but at £10 I will never visit the venue again!

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