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James Taylor Septembr 26th 2014

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James Taylor Septembr 26th 2014

My husband and I are thinking bout attending the JT concert in September, how far is this from london and would it be better to stay in Birmingham or travel back and forth

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1. Re: James Taylor Septembr 26th 2014

Birmingham from London is around the 100 mile mark. Depending on traffic if driving it'll take you around a couple of hours, maybe up to 3 if it's heavy.

Are you staying in London on vacation? It is doable but if the concert doesn't finish until around 22:00 which is the normal times they tend to finish then you'll probably not get back to London until the early hours of the morning (and then it depends on which area of London you're staying in.)

There are several hotels nearby so you could stay overnight and then spend the day looking around Birmingham which has a lot to offer.

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2. Re: James Taylor Septembr 26th 2014

James Taylor is appearing at the LG Arena.

The LG Arena is about 5 miles East from the centre of Birmingham, out by the NEC (National Exhibition Centre) and Birmingham Airport.

In that area is also Birmingham International train station (walking distance from the LG Arena), which goes straight to London via Virgin trains. The fastest journey is about 1 hour 10 minutes but I am not sure if the late night trains get to London as quick.

So you could leave the concert, do the 10 minute walk to Birmingham International Train station, and get a Virgin train back to London Euston.

Two other options are available:

1) Stay at a hotel in our around the NEC.

Many people stay at hotels on or near the NEC complex because of events on at the NEC, LG Arena, or for the airport. So there are about a dozen hotels all within a few minutes of the LG Arena (one hotel is just yards from the LG Arena - the Hilton Birmingham Metropole) but there are also budget hotels nearby as well.

To find a nearby hotel look on the NEC web site, the LG Arena web site, or the Birmingham airport web site, they all list nearby hotels.

2) Stay at a hotel in Birmingham city centre.

After the concert you could get a train from Birmingham International train station to New St station in the centre of Birmingham (it is about a 10 minute journey).

Then stay at one of the many hotels in the city centre. There are budget Premier Inns and Travelodge hotels, plus many mid-priced and high-priced hotels.

If you need any more help just ask.

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3. Re: James Taylor Septembr 26th 2014

I would stay over night in Brum to just save you any hassle. The hotels nearer to the NEC can be a little over priced so stay nearer the city centre and get the train from new street to birmingham international. If you get a train from London Euston to new street book in advance in the train line for good deals, travel Off peak and enjoy Birmingham where the bars and restaurants are much cheaper than London! Any questions then please ask - Brummie born and bred!!

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