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Address: Bickenhill Parkway, Birmingham B40 1NT, England
Phone Number: +44 (0) 121 780 4141
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NEC - Who Do You Think You Are Live 2015

The show just moved from London Olympia and while Birmingham is less convenient for us it does give us a great excuse for a long weekend away. The show has improved by being at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Simon_in_Legh
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Leigh-on-Sea, England
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London, United Kingdom
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

We have just been exhibiting at the Forecourt Show for 3 days and there is no doubt that a geographically central location attracts more visitors than London. The fast train services to the International station, proximity to motorways and choice of hotels make this a very good venue. But the operators do charge. One firm of pump manufacturers estimated that... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Delayed review, sorry... Visited the NEC with my partner for our first Gadget Show Live. Great venue! Clean , spacious, good amenities & majority of the staff were friendly & helpful. The monorail ride from Birmingham airport was very quick but the walk from the departure point (railway station) to the gate was considerably longer but not a problem as... More 

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Leigh-on-Sea, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The show just moved from London Olympia and while Birmingham is less convenient for us it does give us a great excuse for a long weekend away. The show has improved by being at a more central venue, there is no denying the NEC is much easier to get to by air, train or road than Olympia was. The format... More 

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Derbyshire England
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9 reviews 9 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My wife and I visited the excellent BBC Who Do You Think You Are Live! Show today on 16/04/2015 at the NEC in Birmingham. We have been to many gigs and events there in the past and always been critical of the parking charges which were usually a bit on the high side. But just decided to pass it off... More 

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Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Loads to do and see for any genealogist addicts, with stands from all of the major genealogy websites, and many and diverse other stands, particularly from regional family history societies.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The NEC is very good at what it does, but the costs are escalating, I hope some of that income goes to the great team of staff they have, nothing is ever too much trouble, from the shuttle bus drivers, to the security and cleaning teams. Food and drink outlets are getting to be of better quality than they have... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We use the N.E.C regularly for exhibitions and concerts Very expensive for food and drinks so suggest you bring your own But easy to get to and lots of security and car parks

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England
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I want to swear but I know review won't get published nonetheless FLIPPING HECK 12 pounds to park?? It's a square of Tarmac, a few staff and a few buses Totally con And don't get me started on the catering!! Up your game NEC I won't be coming to CV show again, or any other event at those sorts of... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Everything about what goes on here is 100% spot on, the set, up the delivery, the staff, there is a great sense of something great going on here, it is to be expected and you get it 100%, Well done to all concerned what a venue!!!

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Liverpool, England
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Visited to attend the Commercial Vehicle Show and Exhibition yesterday. Everything but everything you buy here is a rip-off, but the icing on the cake was undoubtedly the £12 (yep TWELVE POUNDS) to parl a car Disgusting - will not be returning and have told the Organisers of the show !

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