Bristol City Football Club is a professional football club based in Bristol, England. They currently play in the Championship, the second tier of English football.
Bristol is the United Kingdom’s eighth most populous city (approximately 450,000) and the most populated city in South West England. It received a Royal Charter in 1155. From the 13th century, for half a millennium, it ranked amongst the top three English cities after London, alongside York and Norwich. It borders the counties of Somerset and Gloucestershire and is also located near the historic cities of Bath to the southeast, Gloucester to the north and Cardiff, the capital city of Wales which lies to the northwest. The city is built around the River Avon, and has a short coastline on the estuary of the River Severn where it flows into the Bristol Channel. Bristol is an excellent base for exploring the West Country, with relatively inexpensive accommodations compared to nearby Bath and a huge choice of bars, restaurants and shops. It's one of the most culturally vibrant cities in the South of England, hosting a wide variety of visual arts, theatre, speciality shopping and live music.