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National Exhibition Centre (NEC)

Bickenhill Parkway, Birmingham B40 1NT, England (Ladywood)
+44 (0) 121 780 4141
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Ranked #50 of 199 attractions in Birmingham
Type: Convention Centers, Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We went here with our girls in November for the bike show and it was fantastic. Lovely spacious place with plenty going on. The site was easy to use and book tickets. The staff on the gates were very friendly and helpful. There is even points to charge your phone, which is always a bonus after taking so many pics.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We visited the NEC for Gardeners world and have visited the bike show in the past, when we have been every thing is well laid out with plenty of seating with is good for me with a serious back problem and have walking difficulties, one problem we did have was the taxi driver was not allowed to drop off outside... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Love this exhibition space, lots of things going on all the time , easy to get too. The train literally stoppes beside the complex, A word of advise , if you travel to and from by train , make sure you book a seat with your ticket, Takes out the hassle to get a seat. Looking forward to go again... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I was surprised at first with the sheer size of the exhibition centre. There are multiple car parks but a bus service to take you to the front door and it's free. The event was very well planned out except the entrance for paying. There were only 4/5 cashiers but the table with pens and registration forms was at the... More

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I booked for the show through their online system and was surprised that I couldn't print the tickets there and then. Instead I eventually found a reference to say that I would receive an email before the show with the tickets. The week before the show I had not got an email so I contacted the organisers. I was told... More

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Aldbourne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We went to Crufts for the first time this year. We love animals with horses and dogs as our favourites but had never been to Crufts. We went on Thursday and Saturday. Both days were good but Saturday was just too busy for us. We particularly enjoyed the main arena and the freestyle work, the shopping area was a real... More

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Port Kennedy, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Lovely weather helped. Amazing Garden Show. Well organised parking and buses into the Centre. Under cover there were many exhibits and opportunities for cheese and wine tasting. There were not many outside eateries but managed to get something to eat. Thought quite pricey. Had a pork roll and then realised no crackling and found had to pay extra £1 for... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Fantastic day out, such variety within the halls for the Food Show and outside as part of the Garden show, We had seats to see James Martin in the Theatre and that was as usual great fun. Although extremely busy there is something for everyone. The buses from the car parks are frequent with the drivers giving good information about... More

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The NEC is a good place to be when you find your show in question. Unfortunately it can be awkward to navigate as you walk down several long corridors and travelators until you find the right hall. The Gadget Show live was very good back in April, there was no shortage of stalls and experiences to amaze you. These included... More

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Hereford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

In December me and a friend went to see The Big Reunion Christmas Party, the show was great with our seats easy to find, clean toilets and lots of places to but merchandise and food/drink before the show. Parking was easy (costs £8.50) even getting to the arena was fine we paid £1 each shared a taxi and got taken... More

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