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Travel and Stay

NEC Birmingham

The NEC is the UK’s biggest exhibition and events venue with over 200,000 square metres of covered indoor space, hosting more than 140 trade and consumer shows a year. Find out more on the NEC website.

National Exhibition Centre (NEC)
B40 1NT
Tel: +44 (0) 121 780 4141

See the NEC on a map.


There are a number of hotels within the grounds of The NEC, including the Hilton MetropoleRamada Encore, Crowne Plaza, Arden Hotel & Leisure Club and the Premier Inn NEC.
Our accommodation agent, Event Express, can help you book your hotel.
Call  +44 (0)1905 732737 or email

Further visitor information can be found on the NEC My Visit website.


The city of Birmingham is the second largest city in the UK and a major international commercial centre.

Pop into the city centre during your time at INTERIORS UK and you'll find outstanding bars and restaurants and a wide range of shopping centres to explore. 

Find out more about what Birmingham has to offer at the Visit Birmingham website.

car travel

The NEC is situated 8 miles East of Birmingham city centre, at the hub of the UK motorway network.

Visitors from any direction can travel to The NEC site directly using the following motorways - M1, M5, M6, M6 Toll, M40 and M42.

If you are using a satellite navigation system please enter the postcode B40 1NT to pinpoint The NEC. 

Find out more on the NEC website.

Train travel

The NEC is situated adjacent to Birmingham International Rail Station; you can reach INTERIORS UK from the station without stepping outside!

Regular trains connect the city’s central station, Birmingham New Street, to Birmingham International in around ten minutes. London is only 80 minutes away and trains also run direct to many regional towns and cities.

For real time information on services operating to and from Birmingham International railway station visit the National Rail website.

Air travel

Birmingham International Airport is located within the NEC complex. Once you've grabbed your luggage it will take just minutes to get to The NEC from the airport! 

Alternative airports near Birmingham:
East Midlands Airport
Manchester Airport

The NEC is also easily accessible from all London airports. Plan your route from London to The NEC using the Transport Direct journey planner.

Show badges

If you register for INTERIORS UK before Friday 10 January then your visitor badge will be posted out to you before the show. If your registration is after this date, or if your badge does not arrive for any reason, then all visitor badges can be picked up on-site at the show.

Visa letters

If you are travelling from abroad and would like to apply for a visa letter then please fill out the INTERIORS UK visa letter form with your details and we will send your visa letter to you via email within 72 hours.
Please note: You will have to register to attend INTERIORS UK before we are able to provide you with a Visa letter invitation.

Opening Times for 2015

Sun 17 May 09:00 - 18:00           
Mon 18 May 09:00 - 20:00
Tues 19 May 09:00 -17:00

May Design Series 2015
will take place at ExCeL,

Contact the team

For general enquiries, please email or to get in touch with a team member view our full contact list

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