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Address: Bickenhill Parkway, Birmingham B40 1QA, England
Phone Number: +44 (0) 121 780 4141
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Humongous place

Paid a visit here to the Place In The Sun property exhibition, arrived by train, vast halls with toilet facilities, food and drink and a wetherspoons thrown in what more could you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Steve57C
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went for Eurogamer. Its a big place but clearly signposted so it's easy to find and easy to get around inside.

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Thank Mark B
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I like the NEC for the size and accessibility via car or train but it's is looking very early 90's and tired. The train area has brought itself up to date now the NEC needs to start to do the same.

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Thank Michelle N
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My 2nd visit to this show and 2016 was way better than last year. Sauna-like conditions were replaced with an airflow this year. More exhibitors and more cycle choice for the discerning cyclist. Actually had time to speak to people that know their business. After the initial crowd dispersal on doors opening, this turned out to be a really good... More 

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Thank RobFr69
Dudley, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Paid a visit here to the Place In The Sun property exhibition, arrived by train, vast halls with toilet facilities, food and drink and a wetherspoons thrown in what more could you want.

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Thank Steve57C
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great show and very informative. However in the hall itself the catering facilities are awful. For a top notch events facility with a world wide audience it's a disgrace

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Thank Andrew H
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We attended an exhibition this weekend. Once in the venue, the directional signage was clear and staff all helpful. However, we found the signage to get to the right car park and then the right bus and then the right hall very confusing! There was a long queue to get parking tickets, however it was unnecessary to get them at... More 

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Thank ToThaiOrNotToThai
Devizes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

nice enough exhibition but expensive to get in and wholey unjustifable parking charges. wont go again

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1 Thank patneypeddler
Camborne, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived and everything is easily signed posted. Plenty of parking. Lots of security to make you to feel safe. There are plenty of helpers who are all helpful and chatty. Food at subway is reasonably priced but the food hall is expensive. Take a walk outside to save money. Show was busy and enjoyable. Worth a day out and... More 

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Thank Dreadnought00
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We travelled 140 miles each way to this show we arrived at 11 and left at 12, its just ltands of estate agents, nothing you could not find on the internet. The main speaker at 11.30 was totally packed in the centre, standing around the edge you could hear nothing from the tiny speakers they used drowned by all the... More 

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3 Thank wrenthamtown
Northampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went with my hubby who really likes cycling. Even he said he wouldn't go back next year. Two tickets at 13 pound each then the booking fee and we get there and find a 12 pound parking fee. Such a rip off as where else are you going to park? Thank goodness we didn't buy any food or drink... More 

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