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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

Cash

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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Read our reviews on Trustpilot reviews


It was easy

It was easy. Choose the amount and choose when you want it delivered and done. And the exchange rate was reasonable. It was great be able to arrive in country with cash in hand and not have to search for an ATM. I was so glad I had done it because it was very hard to find an ATM that would take our cards.

Roslyn S

i liked the smaller bills and different…

i liked the smaller bills and different denominations. i hate when i only get big demonations which is why i use bank alot because i can request which demonitions i want. this was a last minute. also on website i couldnt choose the international concourse at ATL and had to ride train to another concourse to pick it up.

Mary C Karom

The card made purchasing easy and the…

The card made purchasing easy and the people at your phone center were excellent and very friendly.

Patricia Flaherty

Pounds came within 24 hours

Pounds came within 24 hours, perfect

Joan Sadorf

Currency shipped directly to home at minimal shipping cost

I had not traveled internationally for a few years. When I started doing so again I had forgotten what a hassle and expense it can be to obtain foreign currency. Then I remembered Travelex. I got on line and looked them up. I was able to have currency for two different countries shipped directly to my home. It arrived very quickly with minimal shipping cost.

Kevin J

The service was excellent

The service was excellent - very quick and reliable.

SHARON ROBINSON

Money exchange

Lower cost than other money exchanges and safe way to exchange money. We'll hit the ground running with local currency in hand. Took a little more time than I expected because of verification with credit card company.

MFost

No more nearby location.

4 stars only because you no longer have a downtown Sacramento location where I can pick up my currency. Otherwise, great.

disappointed

Great service

Great service. Exchange rate could be better especially for higher volumes of cash.

Joseph Kolodziej

Quick and easy.

Good exchange rates... Ordered on Monday and received cash next day.

Neil Broadbent

Fast!

Super convenient. Fast!

Larry

Was easy and fast

Was easy and fast. Good service would recommend them to anyone.

Murphy

They were prompt and awesome with their…

They were prompt and awesome with their service. Evem showed up a day earlier then I planned and they still hooked me up. Thanks guys

Aaron

Excellent service

Excellent service. Quick and easy.

Lynn Leclerc

Great customer service and time sense.

Great customer service and time sense.

Arka Majumdar

Travelex is rated 4 stars by Trustpilot based on over 3247 reviews

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