The Low Down on British Currency
Bank of England
|Currency sub unit:||
p (penny, pence)
£5, £10, £20, £50
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
Pint of beer
Fish and chips
Postcard and a stamp
3-mile taxi ride
Must-sees in England
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®
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Very good service and customer oriented
Very good service and customer oriented when picking up the order over the counter.HW
Great service for cash orders but…
Great service for cash orders but unfortunately was unable to provide a Travel Card due to locale.Christine Chilcott
Very sufficient service
Very sufficient service. Had to make a phone call to talk through an online order and they were super helpful. The callcentre new immediately where my problem was. This show me they are properly trained. Was my first experience with Travelex and will definitely not be the last. Highly recommendedYolande Smith
Easy! Thanks 😊Leanne Lymn
Great Help Rang the customer help centre and Mary Lou was extremely patient helping me reload after several years of not using the Travel Card. Great service and back-up.Darce
Convenient. Easy. Great serviceJulia
Easy process, good comunication when the cash was ready to collectTraveller
great system lets hope the exch rates conversions wont scam too muchjim shaw
Top up travel card
Top up travel card. Could not register online. Very helpful stayed online to make sure all was good. Very lovely helpful ladyKim
Great experience always and very user…
Great experience always and very user friendlyVanessa Venturato
Prompt response to a request
Prompt response to a requestMichael Ernest West
Easy to order travel money
So easy to order money online and pick up in store.Good exchange rates and no fees.J Walker
Prompt efficient service!
Prompt efficient service! Excellent customer serviceMieke Isabel
Purchasing online was easy
Purchasing online was easy, so was pickupMichelle Anne Mathwin
Easy to use
Easy to use, need more rate special deals.Helen
*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.
Travelex Limited (ABN 36 004 179 953, AFSL Number 222444) arranges for and sells Online Foreign Currency via its Online Ordering Facility. You should consider the Online Foreign Currency Product Disclosure Statement and Terms and Conditions before deciding whether to acquire the product.