Visit Hull City.
I think it is a place that has hidden cultural depths. The Housemartins, Everything But The Girl and Philip Larkin – some of my own personal favourites – all came to fame in Hull.
“Now I want to see this City of Culture year turn into a runaway success, which is why I appeal to the people of the North to visit Hull at least once this year.”
The city, which has a population of 258,000, was selected from a shortlist including Dundee, Leicester and Swansea Bay.