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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


Cash

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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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GREAT!

I HAD CALL COMPANY AT CAMBRIDGE GALLERIA THEY HAD RECOMMEND TO ME TO DO MONEY EXCHANGE ON LINE, IT WAS GREAT! YOU PICK DATE YOU WANT MONEY DELIVER AND SIGN FOR IT.

DLC

Easy and fast!

Easy and fast! I placed my order for Euros online and was ready for me to pickup at the airport within hours. The whole process was smooth and I'll definitely use the service again for my travels.

Lex Taiwo

Had no problem getting the currency I …

Had no problem getting the currency I needed, but they're more than Amex.

Denise

It was easy and convenient.

It was easy and convenient.

Connie Anderson

CashPassport in Ireland

The card was accepted everywhere we went in Ireland. Reloadilng the card was simple, even from overseas.

Jim C

Used the online ordering service with …

Used the online ordering service with delivery at the airport. The currency was ready and waiting. Excellent service.

J. Swanson

Great service

Great service! Convenient locations.

Yvette

Most convenient way to have multiple …

Most convenient way to have multiple currencies available for use. Would be nice if machines could be placed on cruise ships for use.

Wesley Goodman Jr

Love it

Love it. Use it every year when I travel.

Jo

Travelex is a safe and reliable source …

Travelex is a safe and reliable source for purchasing foreign currency. I have used them for years with confidence.

Ramona Womack

great customer service

great customer service - friendly and competent.

Christina Rawlins

Great service!

Great service!

JB

My order was ready a day early

My order was ready a day early, and it was so appreciated that they were prompt about letting me know. Allowed me to cross an important item off my list and breathe a little easier.

Katherine Thompson

Safe

Safe, and organized.

Kenneth Natelli

Very Versatile Card

Was easily able to add money to my card on-the-fly - right on my phone. Was also easily able to go to an ATM (in Japan) to withdraw the money that I just added minutes earlier. Would highly recommend this card when traveling.

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