National Exhibition Centre - NEC

Birmingham, West Midlands, England

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Conveniently located adjacent to Birmingham Railway Station and Birmingham Airport, National Exhibition Centre offers a wide selection of eating joints, shopping destinations and accommodations options. Relish delectable food along with premium drinks to make your visit to an event a great experience. NEC has 20 interconnected halls to accommodate more than 100,000 visitors. Make your stay more enjoyable with vast range of countryside retreats providing world-class business as well as leisure facilities to cater to individual needs and preferences.

Make online hotel bookings at exhibitioncentrehotels and secure your room with one of the hotels, friendly guesthouses or contemporary city centre apartments. These wonderfully situated accommodations offer the comforts of home and extensive amenities to guests. Select a right hotel near NEC in Birmingham and you won’t find yourself counting sheep to fall asleep. Get huge discounts and big savings on hotel bookings close to NEC Birmingham events.


How to Reach NEC Birmingham


Nearest Airport: Travellers getting down at Birmingham Airport can easily reach the venue via free Air-Rail Link. This is one of the fastest ways you can reach the venue. Board the train from upper level of Terminal 1 anytime between 5.15 am to 2.00 am. Though, NEC is just a walk away from the airport, this Air-Rail link will help you reach the venue in just 90 seconds.

Nearest Railway Station: Located right next to Birmingham International rail station, National Exhibition centre facilitates exhibitors and visitors to easily commute via train. Most of the major UK cities provide a direct train to Birmingham International at low-rates. In case, you are unable to find a direct train from your starting station, change at Birmingham new Street while coming for events and exhibitions at NEC Birmingham.

Bus Routes: If you are reaching from distant cities, Coach Services operated by Megabus and National Express can be of great help. There are more than 120 daily coaches that connect to Birmingham Airport from all across UK. Local people can board regular buses in the city that depart from Birmingham City Centre. Route number 900 runs in every 15 minutes during the day and takes around 30 minutes to reach the National Exhibition Centre. The 97 service is another bus route that operates every 30 minutes and takes around 45 minutes to reach the venue.

Other Transportation Modes: Visitors can simply use Comcab black cabs service for reaching the venue.  This reliable cab service will give you good value for your money. To book ComCab taxis, call 0121 226 6666 and order a cab at your doorstep. When you are ready to leave for your hotel or wish to visit the attractions, hire these quick cabs from main entrances of NEC.

Top 5 Hotels Close to NEC Birmingham


Crowne Plaza Birmingham 

Sited 10 minutes walk from the NEC and just 5 minutes drive away from Birmingham International Airport, Crowne Plaza Birmingham is a contemporary 4 star property. This exquisite hotel near NEC serves 11 outsized meeting rooms with largest capacity of 300 people. Offering all state-of-the-art facilities, this lodging is perfect for business and leisure travellers coming to Birmingham. To book your stay now, Click Here.

-In-House Services: Travellers staying with Crowne Plaza Birmingham will have easy access to car parking facility, dry cleaning services, housekeeping and more. If you are a fitness freak, join the on-site Fitness Centre for free. Business travellers can avail the facilities at staffed business centre and also, access internet for just 15.95 GBP.

-Shopping Hubs: If you are a fervent shopping, Bull Ring Shopping Centre near Moor Street station is the right place for you. Nearly 10 miles from National Exhibition Centre and Crowne Plaza, this fabulous mall is home to over 40 restaurants and more than 160 shopping outlets including Forever 21, Debenhams, Hollister and Selfridges. Offering huge variety of apparels, footwear, phones, gifts, toys and much more, Bull Ring is considered as one the iconic landmarks of Birmingham. Visitors can easily book a cab from the hotel and visit this popular hub, opened 6 days a week between 9:00 to 17:00 hrs. For convenience, board a train from Birmingham International alighting at Birmingham Moor Street and easily walk down to the shopping mall.

-Best Restaurants: Eating out is one of the major concerns when you are visiting an alien land. Well, while staying with Crowne Plaza Birmingham NEC, you don’t have to worry much about where to eat. Sited right under your nose in Crowne Plaza, Pendigos Restaurant is a superb restaurant offering lovely surroundings and enticing flavours. Though, this restaurant can be a little heavy on your pocket, but it is definitely one of the best. If you are looking for restaurants or takeaways at the venue itself, grab a bite at the Oak Kitchen, the Damn Fine Sandwich Company or Subway.

-Top Attractions: If you have some time to kill in Birmingham, local attractions near NEC are worth a visit. Spend your spare time at the famous Cadbury World, a chocolate paradise 20 miles away from Crowne Plaza Birmingham and nearly 18 miles from NEC. Enjoy an exciting ride to chocolate wonderland and be a part of chocolate making demonstration area at this fabulous attraction in Birmingham. Another eminent attraction you must visit is the National Motorcycle Museum that boasts world’s largest collection of British motorcycles just 2 miles away from the hotel. Other attractions within the area include Twycross Zoo, Drayton Manor Theme Park, West Midlands Safari Park and much more.
    
Hilton Birmingham Metropole 

Located next to NEC, Hilton Birmingham Metropole is a popular conference hotel that offers impressive amenities and services for guests. Business travellers coming for NEC exhibitions and trade shows can stay with this fabulous hotel and access the Executive Lounge and Business Centre in the premises. The 33 meeting and banquet rooms at the hotel can accommodate up to 2000 delegates. To book your stay, Click Here.

-In-House Services: Facilities at Hilton Birmingham Metropole includes everything you desire in a hotel on your visit. Travellers can access the Wi-Fi service, video phone facility, fax, photo copying service, audio-visual facility and much more within the premises of the hotel. All those coming with little kids can avail babysitting services at Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

-Shopping Hubs: Finally, you have attended exhibitions at NEC. Now, what more can you do in Birmingham? Well, why not try out shopping at Pavilions on the High Street. Indulge in a great shopping experience at this remarkable mall, sited just 20 minutes drive away from the hotel and NEC Birmingham. Explore some top brands like Marks and Spencer, Laura Ashley, LK Bennett and much more at the Pavilions. Also, enjoy delicious food at 700 seater food court on top floor of the shopping centre.

-Best Restaurants: If you are tired and relish a meal at your hotel itself, Hilton Birmingham Metropole boasts ample of options keeping you in mind. Boulevard is the best option available at the hotel offering huge variety of salads, seafood, roasted dishes and more. You can also enjoy a drink at contemporary Millers Restaurant & Bar located in conservatory area of the hotel. If you wish to dine out of your hotel, Whetherspoon is one option you will never regret going to. This affordable eatery offers excellent service at great value for money at NEC.

-Top Attractions: Considered as one of the top attractions of Birmingham, National Sea Life Centre is just 25 minutes drive away from Hilton Birmingham Metropole and NEC Birmingham. Visit this magnificent underwater world and get ready to witness astounding view of everything including humble starfish, sharks and seahorses. If you are fanatical about science and technology, head to Millennium Point, science museum that encourages importance of technology and innovation.

Holiday Inn Solihull 

Set in picturesque location, Holiday Inn Solihull is one of the best business-friendly hotels near NEC. Enclosed by lush green surroundings, magnificent lake view and fountains, this accommodation is a true delight for travellers. Business travellers coming for NEC events can benefit from 12 contemporary designed meeting rooms at the hotel. Enjoy your day relaxing drinks on the terrace. To book your stay, Click Here.

-In-House Services: If you are concerned about your health on the vacation, this hotel will not let you miss your gym schedule. Unwind your nerves at the heated indoor pool and sauna available at the lodging. Stay connected to outside world with high-speed Wi-Fi service accessible throughout the hotel. Just 10 minutes drive from Birmingham International Airport, this perfect accommodation takes best care of guests offering parking facility, daily housekeeping and laundry services.

-Shopping Hubs: You might not find shopping avenues within walking distance of Holiday Inn, but, a car ride to The Mailbox Shopping Centre is worth visiting. Around 8 miles away from the hotel, this shopping hub is one stop destination for all those looking for designer labels. This place is a true delight if you are willing to spend a day out relaxing at the spa or luxurious salons whilst shopping at marvellous Harvey Nicholls department store. Dine in exclusive range of bars and eateries offering exceptional canal-side view.

-Best Restaurants: Holiday Inn Solihull offers ample of eating options in its surrounding area. When you are coming back to the hotel after attending top exhibitions and fairs at NEC, grab a relaxing beer and impressive range of cocktails at The Slug and Lettuce sited less than half a mile from the lodging. If you are keen to taste the most exotic Italian dishes, Bella Italia is right there for you near the inn. The menu at the restaurant includes large bowls of delicious hot pasta, appetizing grills with stacks, authentic pizzas and much more. Giraffe at Touchwood shopping mall is another great food paradise for families. Serving global menu for all, this famous eatery is just 2 minutes walking from Holiday Inn Solihull.

-Top Attractions: If you are a nature lover, relax in soothing surroundings at Tudor Grange Park located at just 10 minutes walking distance from Holiday Inn. Sited in Solihull, West Midlands, this park boasts a peaceful lake, skate park and lovely ambience that you will adore. All those travelling with families can spend an exciting day out at Kingsbury Water Park located just 20 minutes drive away from the hotel. Rejoice while joining in Donkey Rides, Horse Riding, Sailing, Boating and much more. Ride on mobility scooters and cycles besides fishing and bird watching.

Ramada Encore 

Ramada Encore is one the best suited contemporary hotels for business and leisure guests. Just a short walk from Birmingham International Airport and the NEC, this incredible lodging is first choice for most of the travellers. With 7 spacious meeting rooms with different capacities, Ramada Encore proves to be an ideal choice for business travellers. To book your stay, Click Here.

-In-House Services: Free Wi-Fi, Free Parking Area, in-house restaurant, bar and the list in endless when you talk about this remarkable hotel close to NEC Birmingham. Rooms are well-equipped with stylish and modern facilities including LCD TV’s, work stations, radio and more. The contemporary glass tiled bathrooms are attached with all the rooms at the hotel.

-Shopping Hubs: Spend your day out shopping at New Street and High Street nearly 10 miles from Ramada Encore Birmingham. Though, it seems too far to explore, you can reach the shopping streets in nearly 15 minutes via Birmingham train. Board the train from Birmingham International near NEC alighting at Birmingham New Street or Birmingham Moor Street to explore Bull Ring Shopping Centre or Pavilion. You will also find Corporate Street just a stroll away from New Street station. Shop at New Era Caps, Gap or Jane Norman store at Corporate Street.

-Best Restaurants: Sometimes, when you are tired yet hungry, you just need a takeaway hub to grab a meal, eating in your cosy room at the hotel, isn’t it? Well, if you agree, Arden Oak Chinese Takeaway is right at your service just 3 miles away from Ramada Encore. Savour every bite of traditional Chinese dishes prepared with best Asian ingredients. If you are looking for tasteful Indian cuisine, Agrabad Restaurant is the one that serves quality food for you. Order some great signature dishes by chefs. This great eatery near NEC Birmingham and Ramada Encore is perfect to cater your taste buds with Seafood dishes. The Oriental Kitchen on Station Road, Miller & Cater on Stratford Road and Icing World on Warwick Road are also some fabulous eating hubs close to the hotel.

-Top Attractions: Stay close to nature at Elmdon Park in Solihull sited less than 5 miles away from Ramada Encore and NEC Birmingham. Relax beside the peaceful lake and nature reserve listening to the sounds of chirping birds. Visitors can also book a cab to the Sea Life Centre, Cadbury World, Babbs Mill Park, Trinity Park or National Motorcycle Museum close to the venue as well as hotel.  

Holiday Inn Express Birmingham 

Located within 1 mile from NEC Birmingham, Holiday Inn Express offers a peaceful stay for travellers coming to attend NEC events and exhibitions. The lodging provides well-designed rooms with double gazed windows, sofa bed, hanging closet, connected rooms and more. For business travellers Holiday Inn Express offers decent capacity meeting rooms and conference halls. To book your stay with this hotel, Click Here.

-In-House Services: The hotel’s staff with assist you with daily housekeeping and dry cleaning services. You can use the ATM cash machines, ice machines, safety deposit box and much more at the hotel. Always stay connected to your colleagues and dear ones with wireless data connection available throughout the premises.

-Shopping Hubs: Take a train to Birmingham New Street station from Birmingham International and explore finest shopping centres like Piccadilly Arcade, Grand Central Birmingham and Burlington Arcade. If you are bored after a business oriented day at NEC, a visit to Birmingham City Centre can refresh you. The Square at the city centre is best place to find exclusive range of unique shops. Also, explore The Oasis Market to get best fashion products for yourself.
   
-Best Restaurants: Just 1 minute walk from Holiday Inn Express and 8 minutes walk from NEC Birmingham, The Little Owl is a British restaurant and country pub located in picturesque surroundings. This food paradise is well-known for its rustic character and rural charm. If you are not willing to eat out, savour a casual meal at you hotel itself. The Great Room in Holiday Inn Express offers huge variety of starters, desserts and main course dishes. Relish free express start breakfast available to all the guests of the hotel. Chicken Portbello in Madeira Sauce, Spinach and Ricotta are some of the all time favourites at Holiday Inn Express Birmingham NEC.
   
-Top Attractions: Sited just 15 minutes drive away from Holiday Inn Express, Pype Hayes Park is a great option to spend a day out with family and friends. Finally, when you free from attending concerts and events at NEC, rush to this one of the largest parks in Birmingham that straddles boundary amid Erdington and Pype Hayes. Well, to brush up your general knowledge and facts you thought you already knew, visit the ThinkTank Science Museum in Birmingham. You will be surprised when you will get to know the real facts.