The NEC Birmingham

Getting here

SBS BoatLife is held at the NEC Birmingham (B40 1NT).

With excellent transport links it is easy to get to NEC by car, train, coach or plane. The exhibition centre is clearly signposted from all motorways and just a 5-minute walk from Birmingham International Railway Station. Do please consider how you can reduce your environmental impact and look at car-sharing or the train.

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The on-site NEC car park has 16,500 parking spaces, with the ability to pre-book and pre-pay to avoid queuing on the day and also save money. There are 22 electric charging stations available, 8 of which can be pre-booked.  Shuttle buses operate from car parks to venues if required and short, easy walking routes are clearly signposted.  All parking operations are cashless, so only card payments will be accepted at ticket machines.

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Food & Drink

With a replica of a traditional riverside pub and other onsite bars , there are plenty of places to grab a drink with old friends and also make new ones, while listening to live music and enjoying the welcoming atmosphere.

There are more than 10 different food outlets at NEC for you to enjoy, offering everything from a quick coffee through to a delicious meal. Popular brands are open throughout the day, including Starbucks, Subway, Barrel & Stone and Wetherspoons. Download the Zapaygo app before you arrive at the NEC so you can pre-order and pay for your food online with ease. All outlets operate a cashless system.

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