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The Low Down on British Currency

Currency:

pound sterling

Currency code:

GBP

Central Bank:

Bank of England

Currency symbol:

£ (pound)

Currency sub unit:

p (penny, pence)

Nicknames:

Quid

Bank notes:

£5, £10, £20, £50

Coins:

1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1, £2




The British Pounds is the 4th most traded currency in the world. It was first circulated in it's current decimal form in 1968.



The most commonly used bills for British Pounds are the £5, £10, £20, £50 and £100 notes. The most commonly used coins are the .01, .02, .05, .10, .20, .50, £1 and £2.



What to spend your pounds on:

  • *

    Entry to Westminster Abbey

    20 Pounds *

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    Pint of beer

    4 Pounds *

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    Fish and chips

    5 Pounds *

  • *

    Postcard and a stamp

    1.5 Pounds *

  • *

    3-mile taxi ride

    15 Pounds *

How many pounds will I need?**

Please select your budget above.


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Must-sees in England

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  • Brighton
  • Just 90 minutes from London, Brighton is a great little getaway from the hustle and bustle of the capital. It's a great little day trip and the chalk cliffs are a great photo-op.
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  • Cotswolds
  • The Cotswolds are an area of rolling hills and quaint villages tucked away in the middle of England that are great for exploring and are full of places quintessentially British.
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  • Oxford
  • If you're feeling particularly erudite, Oxford is another great day trip from London where you can explore one of the oldest institutions of higher learning (and the setting for many scenes in the Harry Potter movies).

Buying British pounds online is easy

Order British pounds online, lock in the rate and collect at your local store, at the airport before you fly or have it delivered at home

  • 1. Click the ‘Buy British pounds’ button below
  • And tell us how much you need for your trip.

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency home-delivered or choose to collect at more than 3,600 pick up locations.

  • 3. Pay online
  • You can pay online using either BPAY, Visa or MasterCard®

Prefer to Buy in Store?

Prefer to Buy in Store?

If buying online is not your thing, visit your nearest Travelex store around and one of our friendly sales consultants will help you organise your British punds for your trip to the UK.

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Efficient service; good range of denominations of money. Thought $10 charge for PO collection a bit high, though overall cost better than my Bank

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Excellent service quicker than I expected and very easy website to navigate.

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Fast, smooth efficient service provided, very happy.

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My experience with Travelex

I used both TravelEx options for my currency purchase. I loaded our Cash Cards online, which was a seamless process. It looked like it was going to be a long drawn out process, but it ended up being relatively painless. The instructions were clear and I had no complaints. I received confirmation emails, and the funds were on my card the next morning. My cash (Euro) was done at the Rundle Mall (Adelaide) office, which I like to do face to face. I phoned ahead and was warmly greeted by "Rohan" who asked how much I needed so he could reserve my purchase. I visited the store in the afternoon and Rohan was on hand to serve me with a courteous greeting. He was extremely helpful, efficient and knowledgeable. The transaction was completed with Rohan asking if I would like the cash in an envelope, that ended up being a plastic resealable bag, which was a nice gesture, and a professional touch. All-in-all my experience with TravelEx (online and at Rundle Mall) was first rate.

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I would recommend Travelex for getting foreign cash. The ability to pick up from an Australia Post Office in my area was convenient. The fee for post office pick up and the credit fee adds to the exchange costs.

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Excellent service

Excellent service - phoned and advised money was ready early which suited me.

Barbara

The exchange rate could have been better

The exchange rate could have been better

Gordon

Quick and efficient service

Quick and efficient service, I will definitely use again

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Always safe

Always fast, easy way to change money before your trip

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Excellent easy transaction

Excellent easy transaction

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*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.

**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

^^Based on mid-market and Travelex Online AUD to FX exchange rates as of the date of the relevant social media post and/or email communication. Rates are subject to change throughout the day. Any rates and savings are quoted as a guide only.

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