Birmingham is no longer just an industrial city. It is a place filled with music, culture, and good food. It has the youngest population of all European cities and the highest number of Michelin-starred restaurants. There are more canals than Venice, which is why it is sometimes called the “Venice of the North”. Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien are attracted by Sutton Park – the inspiration for the Dark Wood from The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings.