The Unitarian Annual Meetings 2022 will be held at the 4* Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC). The hotel has a pool, spa, restaurant, café, bar, a lake, and is next to the NEC, with its various shops, restaurants and other facilities. The hotel address is: National Exhibition Centre, Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1PP. Below you can find information about arriving by public transport or car.

We will, of course, be monitoring the Covid-19 situation closely and we and the venue will be following the latest guidance to ensure everyone’s safety.

travelling by train

The nearest station is Birmingham International Station. From there, guests may use the free telephone to arrange a collection to the hotel, by courtesy bus. The bus stop is Bus Stop C and located next to the taxi rank in the bus depot. The journey to the hotel takes approximately 5 minutes. The 24-hour service runs at 30-minute intervals. Alternatively, you can choose to walk from the station, through the NEC. The walk takes about ten minutes and the route is shown on this local map.

travelling By Plane

The nearest airport is Birmingham International Airport. Depending on where you are flying from, you may wish to fly to another airport, such as Manchester or one of the London airports, and switch to trains from there.

arriving by car

You can park at the hotel for the duration of the Annual Meetings at a discounted cost of £15 (This includes the Ministers’ Pre-Conference, for those attending). The hotel car park is operated by ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition), so there are no tickets. You can access to pay online at any time during your stay via the address below and choosing the first option “start” for a quick and easy exit. This can only be done whilst the event is live and not prior to the arrival date. The hotel recommends paying online to avoid queues on departure. Pay online for your parking here. To get the discounted rate, you need to enter our unique event code: coming soon.

Alternatively there is also an option to pay at the machine next to Concierge in the main Reception if you are not resident. Any residents should advise Reception of their car registration at any time during their stay prior to departure. Upon departure the barrier will lift. Charges will only be made for those who have parked their cars in the hotel car park. Please note that car parking spaces are subject to availability and are not guaranteed. Cars parked in the NEC car parks are out of the hotel’s control and charges are variable.