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National Exhibition Centre (NEC)

Bickenhill Parkway, Birmingham B40 1QA, England
+44 121 780 4141
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Good exhibition venue

Visited today for the caravan show. Fortunate that parking is free for this event as normally have... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
973SimonR973
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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Well run venue for exhibitions and shows

Attended a show here, the parking was plentiful and well signed, with a courtesy bus to drop you at... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
holidayaddict5
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Portsmouth
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  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
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“gardeners world” (56 reviews)
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Bickenhill Parkway, Birmingham B40 1QA, England
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"great venue"
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"car parking"
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"food outlets"
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"caravan"
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"insomnia"
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"arena"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited today for the caravan show. Fortunate that parking is free for this event as normally have to pay. Asked for directions for disabled parking area and first attendant gave useless directions and we found ourselves in a little queue of cars driving round lost,...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Attended a show here, the parking was plentiful and well signed, with a courtesy bus to drop you at the main hall. Inside, lots of security and very well organised. We asked directions from several members of staff and every single one was polite and...More

Thank holidayaddict5
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having not visited the NEC for some time (only the arena) I always find it difficult to follow the small signs. Parking price had increased since my last visit, it is now £12 a car. Though the free shuttle bus from the car parks is...More

Thank RandRH
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fair grounds are starting to show their age, but the friendly staff makes sure you don't notice it. Good location right by the airport with quick connection to the centre of town.

Thank Limeonade
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The think tank is amazing so much for all the family to do there. The prices are a little too much for family's. But you can get deals if you go on there website. I have a disabled son and he loved it there. I...More

Thank dawn r
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good visit, well sign posted from the M42 and parking was well marshalled. Shuttle buses ran every few minutes and were clean and tidy. Well organised show, but the toilets were a mess,not all down to staff.

Thank Alan D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thought ahead of a very long day at the spring fair. We started the day with a traditional breakfast and coffee. The order was taken by a very pleasant and accommodating young man. We asked for well done bacon and sausage and it came...More

Thank Chrissy S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the nec can close for all i care vastly overpriced food and drink ques to park and get in then twelve bloody quid to park.....boycott this venue

Thank brian r
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attended the January Furniture show and been to the CV show each year for about 4 years. Interestingly parking was free which was a bonus! Shuttle to the piazza was Free and efficient. Actual facility starting to all look really worn and needing a good...More

Thank PeterG20140415
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

WOW!!! went to the Manhatten Christmas party, we had a table of 12, it was out this world, the entertainment was fabulous, the food was very good, the staff were great, it was done very smoothly for so many people there. Would recommend for next...More

Thank 126hr
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Pesha123
21 February 2018|
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Response from holidayaddict5 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is warm in the halls but cold outside walking to car park, I always take a small bag to carry my coat.
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Gavin H
12 January 2018|
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Response from Mike M | Reviewed this property |
Hello We have visited a few times now and not pre-booked because I don't think that it is any cheaper Best wishes Mike
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