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National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham

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Explore over 250 hectares (610 acres) of convention space at National Exhibition Centre (NEC). The UK’s largest exhibition center, the space consists of 20 interconnected halls and hosts over 500 events a year, including major concerts, traveling expositions, and seasonal festivals. Watch your favorite band perform at the music arena, which has a capacity of 16,000, or attend a specialty craft show to buy handmade souvenirs. Parking is available on site and a free shuttle is available to take you from your car to the venue. Plan your visit to National Exhibition Centre (NEC) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Birmingham trip itinerary planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • been here 3 times to events the place is truly well organised there are plenty of places around to eat i travelled from leeds on the train if you book through train line you can save yourself plenty o...  more »
  • We come here pretty much every year to visit the Autosport Show. It seems that many of the facilities here have had a substantial, and most welcome, upgrade since our last visit which is good to see. ...  more »
  • The NEC obviously hosts multiple events, conferences and exhibitions - and does so very well. My suggestion - if you can use the railway - book rail tickets in advance to get the best rate and leave y...  more »
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  • Stayed here for the Cfz 2016 event. For the type of event I was impressed at the professionalism and genuine good nature of the staff. The buffet breakfast was super, as was the bar food/drinks, although these were definitely rather pricey. I'd recommend going to the Costa, as it is more competitively priced. Our room was incredibly comfortable and felt homely, but some of the furniture was a little tired (hairdryer/chair). Overall great Hotel in a good location, would gladly recommend it.
  • Large hotel with huge conference rooms for the big black tie events. Expensive for food and the drinks. Car park is always full and it's often hard to find anywhere to park. The cover charges are high unless you have booked a room. Some of the rooms were very dated, mainly in the older part of the building l so best to check where they want to put you.
  • I stayed here for the the ERIC Conference 2016. Fantastic accommodation, delicious food and great Customer Service. Will definitely revist the hotel anytime I'm at the NEC.
  • Hello. We have just returned from an overnight stay in Hilton Birmingham Metropole. The stay was magnificent. Each member of staff was genuinely courteous, friendly and very eager to help. This is what makes the difference between a plush hotel and one which is plush and inviting and pleasurable. Well done to all of you.
  • Great hotel for conferences and great staff ! the Bar is a little expensive but then again its the HILTON and its pure quality food and drink ! deffo the Austin Martin of Hotels ! :-D