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“Crufts” 5 of 5 stars
Review of National Exhibition Centre (NEC)

National Exhibition Centre (NEC)
Bickenhill Parkway, Birmingham B40 1NT, England (Ladywood)
+44 (0) 121 780 4141
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Ranked #50 of 198 attractions in Birmingham
Type: Convention Centers, Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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Brentwood
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Crufts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

It was well organised as always and just a fabulous day out. Food and drink were outrageously expensive though

Visited March 2013
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“Has everything to make a visit pleasurable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I've visited many concerts/exhibitions & shows at the NEC since the Eighties and have always found its location; parking and facilities first class. Points to bear in mind: always note your car park number & take a packed lunch - it's expensive to eat there.

Visited April 2013
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Worcestershire
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“Great Venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Went to the station by train & walked to NEC - easier than fighting way in by car this time. Halls are easy to work around & any of the exhibitions - Cars, Gardens, Homes are always worth a visit

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Worcestershire
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“Great Venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Went to the station by train & walked to NEC - easier than fighting way in by car this time. Halls are easy to work around & any of the exhibitions - Cars, Gardens, Homes are always worth a visit.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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“Never fails to impress”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We have just returned from the Gadget Show Live at the NEC & I have to say, this venue never fails to impress! Although we live over an hours drive away from Birmingham I would always choose this venue over a London one (which would be much closer to home) simply because of the ease it provides, in all aspects! We have attended music concerts, craft shows, ice shows (& this was our third Gadget show!) at the NEC & once again our journey there was enjoyable, parking a doddle, transfer to the halls painless & all staff on hand were pleasant & helpful. We always take a packed lunch & there are plenty of places to eat this without having to purchase food, but that said I will say that buying a coffee is no more expensive than at out local branch of Costa!! Plenty of toilet & cloakroom facilities & if needed a good variety of food outlets including licensed restaurants/bars. Recommended!

Visited April 2013
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