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What to spend your pounds on:

  • Entry to Westminster Abbey

    20 pounds

  • Pint of Guinness

    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 Britain

  • Brighton
  • Sitting pretty just 90 minutes from London, Brighton is the perfect escape from the city hustle and bustle. Head straight to the beach and breathe in that deep sea air!
  • Cotswolds
  • For a slice of quintessentially British pie, head straight to the Cotswolds, an area of rolling hills, quaint villages and plenty of greenery tucked away in the heart of England.
  • Oxford
  • History lovers unite, Oxford makes for another great day trip from London, one steeped in centuries of tradition and intrigue. Don't miss it!

Trust in Travelex

Being able to order online and pickup at a convenient location at no charge was real plus. This is the second time we've use this service and are very pleased.Robin S.

Excellent. Everything was ready for me to pick up.Janet R.

This was a first time experience but I can say the staff was very professional and informativeCheryle L.

A deep dive on pounds

One of the oldest currencies in the entire world, British pounds date back to the 8th century and are the 4th most traded currency in the foreign exchange market.
The first decimal coins were introduced in 1968. In 2016, the polymer £5 note was introduced, making for a stronger, safer, longer lasting note.

More info on pounds

The bills in circulation for British pounds are £5, £10, £20, and £50 notes, although £50 are quite uncommon.
Explore the exchange rate history of pound against the dollar, or head to our Travelex hub for top tips and insider guides to the nation.

What to consider when ordering your currency online

Thinking about the rate is just one consideration when it comes to getting your foreign currency, but don’t worry because we’re here to help make things really simple for you.

  1. Check the rates – Use our handy currency rate tracker to check how rates change over time 
  2. Think about how much you need – Your budget will help you to work out just how much you need to take with you, depending on how long you’re going for, how many of you are going and how big of a spender you are!
  3. How you want to get your money – If lining up to get your money isn’t your style, then you can order your currency to be delivered direct to your door. Alternatively, if you like to see a friendly face when you get your money, you can pick up at one of our stores across the US.

Buying British pounds online is easy


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Ordering your pounds online is simple. There are over 100 Travelex stores across the US to pick up your order from, or you can have it delivered straight to your door.

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Travelex Money card

Travelex Money card

If you prefer plastic to cash, why not try our Cash Passport? A prepaid card, simply top up with British pounds before your trip and use abroad wherever you see the MasterCard logo.

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Easy web. Product delivered in good shape on time as advertised! I will use this service again.

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Fast and easy!! Made the transaction from home! Fair market exchange rate! Way more convenient than my bank!

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Good service. No problem picking up my money at the airport.

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It was very easy and hassle free

It was very easy and hassle free. I highly recommend this company and I will use them again for all of my travels.

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Bill size

I would like the ability to control the maximum size bill. A 100 Euro bill is hard to spend.

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My Travelex card worked well when there…

My Travelex card worked well when there was money on it, but I was never able to reload the card via the app, which made it challenging. (I also had to reload it via the website on an iPad each time, which still worked but wasn't as quick and easy as the app would have been.)

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