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Birmingham Car Park 5 on the day

Post by james143611 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:46 pm

Hello all,

Can you turn up on the day with a car for Car Park 5 or is it pre-book only? Website mentions a lot about pre-booking but nothing that specifically states 'pre-booking is not essential'

On a drive up north on Saturday and depending on the weather I'm thinking of pulling off the M42 into the car park and trying the viewing area for a couple of hours max before motoring on up the M42

I suspect it gets very full too so being able to park is hit and miss I'd imagine?

Any help appreciated!


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Re: Birmingham Car Park 5 on the day

Post by Martin » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:24 pm

Yes, you can turn up and park in CP5 without pre-booking although it's not that cheap

Upto 1hr is £5.50, 2hrs is £11

The cheaper options is the MSCP on the Elmdon side, 1hr is £2, upto 2hrs is £3.50 and upto 5hrs is £5 although the top floor is currently closed

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Re: Birmingham Car Park 5 on the day

Post by james143611 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:03 pm

Martin wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:24 pm
Yes, you can turn up and park in CP5 without pre-booking although it's not that cheap

Upto 1hr is £5.50, 2hrs is £11

The cheaper options is the MSCP on the Elmdon side, 1hr is £2, upto 2hrs is £3.50 and upto 5hrs is £5 although the top floor is currently closed

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Thank you very much!

Looked at that on a map looks very easy to get to and not far from Motorway which is ideal for a short stop, I assume then it's used regularly by spotters and they don't mind? I know some multi storey car parks you have to be discreet or you get turfed out I assume it's a bit different there?

Also do you know is it coins only or is card an option?

Thank you kindly for the response!

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Re: Birmingham Car Park 5 on the day

Post by Martin » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:14 pm

Yes, the MSCP on the Elmdon side is regularly used by the local spotters/photographers. It's coins only and it's pay & display.

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