National Exhibition Centre
Telephone: 0121 780 4141
Travel by road
We recommend using the postcode B40 1NT. The NEC will be clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 and M6. When you arrive at the NEC do not follow your satnav, but instead follow the signs for Grand Designs Live. The NEC has over 16,500 parking spaces. The traffic team will on-hand to help you with any further guidance. Once you have parked get the free shuttle bus or walk following the sign-posted footpaths.
Please visit www.thenec.co.uk/visitors/parking/ for information on parking charges at the venue.
Travel by train
The NEC is located less than a ten-minute walk from the Birmingham International Railway Station. Direct services run all day. If you are travelling from further afield you may need to catch a connecting train at Birmingham New Street, less than a 15-minute journey away.
Get 25% off Virgin Trains Advance fares to the NEC by booking here.
Travel by air
Birmingham International Airport is located right on the doorstep to the NEC. Take the free fast air-rail link to the Birmingham International Railway station located at the upper level of Terminal 1. The trains run every two minutes and the journey itself takes 90 seconds. When you arrive follow signs to the NEC.
FOR ALL OTHER TRAVEL INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT: www.thenec.co.uk/visitors/getting-here/
Grand Designs Live has appointed Event Express as its official accommodation partner. Event Express has negotiated special rates for visitors and exhibitors.
Telephone: 01905 732737