NEC Hilton Metropole The UK Games Expo venue from 2013.
In 2013 UK Games Expo moves to a new venue. The NEC Metropole offers us more space, hundreds of hotel rooms and excellent transport links by road, rail and air. It is close to the M6, M42 and M40.
Hilton Birmingham Metropole
National Exhibition Centre
Birmingham B40 1PP
- M6, then M42 exit at junction 6
- M40, M42 exit at junction 6
- M42 exit at junction 6
- M1, M6, M40, M42 exit at junction 6
200 yards from junction 6 of the M42 motorway and A45
- London - 90 minutes
- Airport - 10 minutes
- The hotel is 20 minutes walk from Birmingham International Railway station which is connected to the airport via a light railway.
Internally there is a large amount of space for us to move into both this year and possibly build on in future years.
The palace and King's suites will house all the exhibitors and game demoes.
The tournaments, roleplaying and open gaming will go on in the various suites of rooms around that core area. There is plenty of expansion space available in the venue as well.
The Metropole is a hotel and we hope that many of you will choose to stay there to be part of Expo for all 3 days. There is even a gym and swimming pool! There are restaurants and bars but we also have agreed to have food points within our areas of the hotel offering cheaper "gamer's fayre".
UK Games Expo 2013 will be on the weekend of 24th to 26th May 2013. We hope to see you at UK Games Expo 2013 at the Metropole. More news in autumn 2012 on this site, facebook, twitter and Google Plus and our newsletter.
Here is a draft floor plan. This is liable to change so DO NOT take it as written in stone.