Overview of what is where

UK Games Expo is a three day trade show on Friday 1st June, Saturday 2nd June, and Sunday 3rd June 2018. (With trade setup on Thursday 31st May 2018). It is held in the NEC and Hilton Hotel, near Birmingham in the West Midlands.

The NEC: North Ave, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT

The Hilton: Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1PP

There are six locations in use:

Hall 1

This has at least 14000 sqm of trade space. Some of the key attractions include the Family Zone, the bring and buy, costumed group areas, and one part of our board game library.

Hall 2

Almost all of the National and International events, tournaments and championships take place in 5000 sqm here. We also have more open gaming space here.

Toute Suite (Just outside Hall 1)

Home of most of our seminars

PIazza Suites (between Hall 1 and Hall 3a)

Used for Exhibitor meetings and workshops

NEC Lakefront

The Viking living history village and Cook Street food area will be here.

Hilton Hotel

Meanwhile, 5000 sqm of space at the Hilton Hotel will remain the focus of the Roleplaying Game sessions and more open gaming space in the evening; with the entire Palace and Kings one huge open gaming space, allowing 2000+ gaming enthusiasts to sit and game at night time. Also the UK Games Expo Food Festival will be here.


Getting between the Hilton and the NEC. The two venues are very close. It is about a 10 minute walk.

Streetfood will be at the UKGE Food Festival at the Hilton Hotel