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Address: Bickenhill Parkway, Birmingham B40 1QA, England
Phone Number: +44 (0) 121 780 4141
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Impressive building take my lad here twice a year to watch wwe wrestling. The sound is fantastic lovely arena plenty of staff to help you. The food is expensive we had three... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Impressive building take my lad here twice a year to watch wwe wrestling. The sound is fantastic lovely arena plenty of staff to help you. The food is expensive we had three doughnuts cost a fiver. program cost £20. But it was great night booked up now for November. It's called Genting arena now also resort world is right next... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotels to stop in Birmingham and surrounding areas within Warwickshire and surrounding areas within walking distance of Birmingham city centre

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Thank Shaun K
Derby, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have seen several concerts there-it is rather large so can be very impersonal-but the more famous tend to ned more seating/standing i guess! It is well signed so you don't get lost but sometimed refreshments are not great and very pricey-we prefer to eat elsewhere first. If you know beforehand the scale of the venue-you are not surprized by... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great show made lots of contacts much needed. I enjoyed the whole event staff were helpful and got good directions. Lots of activities on the day. I was disappointed I never knew about the after party no one's fault thou...

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Thank di8mond
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44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the BBC graders world / Good food show, Had a fantastic time at both, but think the Gardeners world live bit has gone down hill bait over the years, Seem to spend more time in the food show now, Went to see the hairy bikers show (Fantastic), Loads of free samples to try in the food hall and... More 

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Thank Steve L
York, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always something broken, lifts, walkways, toilets. Food and drink a complete rip-off. Prices at all the usual chains way over what you pay on the High Street.

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Thank neville m
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the NEC for the MCM Comic Con it was a really good event, though the security staff could of organised the queues a bit better, it was very packed in there but we spent a lot of time having photos taken with others, this is the best place for events in Birmingham with lots of hotels close... More 

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Thank Tracypink
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and two other family members visited the National Exhibition Centre for the June BBC Good Food Show. It was fantastic! - We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would defiantly go back again!

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Thank LaneRijks
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great venue for events of this type. Excellent layout and well managed. Staff were well trained and we're friendly

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Thank William B
Halesowen, England, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Venue is good for concerts, shows etc but I have to say the car park charges are a bit much. We have paid up to £8 for a few hours parking if going to a concert and when you think how many people the venue holds and you times it by 8 then they are making some serious money here!!... More 

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