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 user friendly, especially if you're computer literate...John Sydney Napier
Easy to use website
Easy to use website. Reasonable exchange rates. No hidden fees. Free delivery to pickup point for the amount I required. Availability of many different currencies.Peter Floyd
For the most part your web site was…
For the most part your web site was easy to use and the whole process, just had an issue with one section where i could not see where i had not supplied information but it would not give a prompt as to what i had missed so had to restart.Brett Downes
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Easy and very convenient service. All done online and when your money is ready, they contact you and then you pick up at your chosen location.Stephen
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Bought online fast efficient pick up
Bought online fast efficient pick upMandi Jane Peter
Online ordering and payment were quick…
Online ordering and payment were quick and easy, I used the bpay function to avoid the credit card surcharge. Collection was also fast and easy. Great experience, will use Travelex again.Prue Shepherd
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Very easy online process, great serviceMaria Teresa
A very easy process
A very easy process. Easy online ordering and pickup at my local post office. Very efficient process.Jenny Taylor
Preparing for trip
On phoning office, my requests were quickly and satisfyingly answered. The gentleman could not have been more helpful. Using the internet to convert and upload money was easy and comvenient.Rose
Good rates and service
Good rates and serviceBrian Norbury
*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.