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National Exhibition Centre

Bickenhill Parkway, Birmingham B40 1QA, England
+44 121 780 4141
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Still just as bad

Most unwelcoming for exhibitors and visitors. Huge complex and signage not the best, especially ref... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Clive1234x
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London, United Kingdom
Really need to get its act together

I attended this venue for the MACH 2018 exhibition. The venue is OK but not a patch on the European... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Martin K
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York, United Kingdom
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Bickenhill Parkway, Birmingham B40 1QA, England
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+44 121 780 4141
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Most unwelcoming for exhibitors and visitors. Huge complex and signage not the best, especially ref 'Skywalk' - It would be helpful to have signage/arrows painted on floor as well as say for example 'turn left and go up escalator.' Very long walk to any event...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended this venue for the MACH 2018 exhibition. The venue is OK but not a patch on the European venues we exhibit at.!!!! The NEC has good staff and good facilities however once inside everything is very and I mean very expensive £5.95 for...More

Thank Martin K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

easy to get there from bham, good transport likes, good signage after we let the train station. Resorts World had great food and shops, a bit of a walk if you are severly disabled but if you are at the NEC for a show u...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the children's event Sunday 08/04/18, it cost over £150 in total just in tickets and travel to get there. The whole event was abysmal. We had watched the promo videos and believe me it was NOTHING like it had been advertised. The hall...More

Thank Donna P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If visitors expect good food,even reasonable, then The NEC antiques fair will disapoint. Champagne bar serving the usual biscuits, crisps! The ‘Bistro’ is a misnomer as it is furthest away from a bistro style food as one could expect. A few, tired, unwrapped sandwiches, crisps...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my 7 year old , had high hopes as she is a gamer and loves mine craft ect , was looking forward to showing her some retro games, but found the whole event to be disorganised , sent most the day walking round and...More

Thank Sam B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent the weekend with my son at the Insomnia Gaming Exhibition. My only complaint was the awful food and service at the food court. Sad looking food served by sad looking staff. We tried 3 different menus. Fish & Chips had a 15 min wait,...More

Thank rodeodrive
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I attended the Sewing and Craft Fair at the NEC last month, I travelled by train from Derby, via New Street Station to Birmingham International. A very frequent train service. What ever show you see, the National Exhibition Centre is always a great day out....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So, with a 5 year old autistic boy who adores Police Firearms and Police Dogs we had to go to the Thursday show. As he is so young he was free and as a carer i was £2 which is such a fab deal! Prebooked...More

1  Thank Rachael P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Why oh why can't the traffic management operatives think 'customer service'? On our last trip all they did was to direct lots and lots of cars into already full car parks. They are unfriendly and unhelpful and love their jobsworth attitude. I really dislike having...More

Thank Bill P
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Markiplierdraws M
19 March 2018|
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Response from Marianne C | Reviewed this property |
Need to go to City Centre but Hilton Metropole Hotel is adjoining and is perfectly fine
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michelle g
5 March 2018|
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I was parking with a blue badge, parking was free for this event, directions to the dedicated disabled area were very poor, we ended up in a little queue of drivers who had been given similar directions, eventually got... More
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Pesha123
22 February 2018|
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Response from PeterG20140415 | Reviewed this property |
You will need a coat to get from car park to the centre on the park and ride bus Service. Once inside no then not really needed but the journey in and out can take time plus you have to wait for the bus so yes sorry take... More
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