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National Exhibition Centre (NEC)

Bickenhill Parkway, Birmingham B40 1NT, England
+44 (0) 121 780 4141
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Ranked #44 of 159 Attractions in Birmingham
Type: Convention Centers, Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Landmarks
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Have been going for many years. Probably never again. I think has been reduced by one day. Caused uncomfortable overcrowding. Exhibitors as good as ever but this year difficult to reach some stands as too many schoolchildren, some of whom don't seem to know how to behave and appear to be left to their own devices. So, disappointed this year... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Well organised and really large I was impressed. Went to the Good Food Show and it was excellent. Be prepared to do a lot of walking!

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36 reviews 36 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Just returned from Motorcycle Live at the NEC . Being midweek it was relatively quiet and had no problem getting a parking space quite close to the arena, even though it was £10 !! didn't buy tickets in advance but there was no queuing so that was quickly done but at £20 this year it's getting expensive ( ( £30... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Took our 6 year old to Comicon and we had an absolutely loved it. Only downside was the price of food/drinks within the NEC

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Great display of lovely classic cars, if I went again I would plan out my day to make sure I got see everything I wanted to.

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Obviously the exhibitions attract large numbers of visitors. Knowing that they might provide a larger number of drinks vending opportunities in the halls. Best to take your own packed lunch and a large bottle of water/drink. The train service from Birmingham New Street station is regular but be prepared to stand for 7-15 minutes. The enclosed walk from the station... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Visited the Classic Car show at the NEC on Saturday 15th November - as our 10 year old son had won some tickets in a magazine at his School! The three of us attended and I can so I was pleasantly surprised as not being that interested in cars, I really enjoyed the day. We couldn't decide whether to go... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The NEC is just fabulous for some events. Gardening Shows, Caravan Show Antiques Fairs etc. If you go to see one of your musical favourites, really it is just like seeing them on the T.V. There are giant screens and even if you get a front seat, when everyone stands up.......you had better watch T.V. If you are not at... More

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Henham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Motorcycle Live is the best exhibition of all things motorcycling in the country, all the manufacturers and every conceivable accessory and clothing items you can imagine also many of the worlds best riders to meet many just mingling amongst the people

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Arrived at the nec to watch Andrea bocelli,well presented and polite staff to get you through the entrance and into the main area where there are plenty of choice to eat and drink at reasonable prices. Then on to the main event and one can only describe as the best concert we have seen.what a performance from his guests to... More

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