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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

  • Pint of beer

    4 Pounds

  • Fish and chips

    5 Pounds

  • Postcard and a stamp

    1.5 Pounds

  • 3-mile taxi ride

    15 Pounds

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Must-sees in England

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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®

*Rates are subject to change throughout the day.

**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.

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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