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Address: Bickenhill Parkway, Birmingham B40 1QA, England
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+44 121 780 4141
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Great exhibition venue

Fantastic exhibition venue. Loads of parking and shuttle buses on constantly. Lots of access to toilets and amenities like cloakrooms. Food facilities could be better; you get... read more

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic exhibition venue. Loads of parking and shuttle buses on constantly. Lots of access to toilets and amenities like cloakrooms. Food facilities could be better; you get about 3 dishes to choose from at most like fish and chips or jacket potato. If you're here for a long time with business it becomes a bit boring.

Thank rowen3888
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34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to the NEC every year for several years now attend Crufts, the dog show. It is the best venue Iv come across. Location - Its beside the Airport so its very conveniently located, there are lots of hotels and restaurants near and the Main street is only an 8 minute train journey in. Transport - There are... More 

Thank Fiona C
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had an amazing day on the Sunday. There were no queues to get in, the atmosphere was great with big posters, props, sets and actors. It was well set out so we could easily schedule talks, photo ops and autographs. We nearly bumped into William Shatner marching along with security (not sure who would have gone flying!), but in... More 

Thank Mumsday
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me, my daughter and 2 grandchildren visited on Saturday. Easy enough place to get to. We parked at the station which is a short walk to the venue. We had a great time and all but one staff was very helpful. There's a snow cone stall near the toilets in the arena that was sending out staff with trays of... More 

Thank Michelle C
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

i went to i58 it was very big and food is expensive and nice . i met syndicate there and going to i61

Thank sherbetgaming
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The centre is easily accessible by trains and by cars. There are various cafes and bars within the centre and just outside the conference areas. There are plenty of eateries and watering holes which aren't too badly priced. Staff are very helpful.

Thank Sue P
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

NEC is easy to get to and parking getting in is easy, it can be a bit of a walk or you can get one of the buses in but we used the path which were well kept and tunnels were lit. We have been a few times but on this occasion we saw Insomnia60. The food is a bit... More 

Thank Fourarms
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was great pal can for a concert but there is a massive walk to the venue from the car park. I would recommend getting the train as then you are inside the venue.

Thank Michelle G
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Insomnia60 with my 15yr old son. Wow he loved it already planning his next visit. Did find things expensive and was surprised GAME was the only game retailer there who's prices were higher than other high street game retailers. Will return for Insomnia62 great day out for teenage gamers

Thank TracyPenny1970
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to the NEC a number of times. Kids of 11 and 8 really enjoyed the show, well managed and plenty of staff. Food is expensive but exactly as expected. Shame the parking exit was so slow... 2 exits for a massive carpark doesn't work when a lot of people leave at one time.

Thank John G

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