I'm really torn between the two. Southampton was originally my first choice because I think the course would be better and when I visited, the buildings were a lot nicer and newer than in Birmingham, but then again I'm not too sure that Southampton city is that great from what I've heard. Also Birmingham is closer to me so that's another advantage. So, I don't know whether to prioritise the course or the surrounding area (especially as I'll be living there in 2nd and 3rd year).
Loughborough at number one