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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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Read our reviews on Trustpilot reviews


easy

easy, no issues, euros were ready at time and date promised at the airport....was easy process ordering online

Christine Gilkerson

Easy order process and delivery/pickup

Easy order process and delivery/pickup. Delivery was sooner than date provided so that was very helpful.

C. Villanueva

Easiest foreign money exchange I have…

Easiest foreign money exchange I have ever experienced!

PC Buck

Good job guys

Good job guys

Isaac

Service was good when i made my…

Service was good when i made my transaction. Delivery to my house was not the best because i wasn't given a tracking number and I missed my delivery since I wasn't home at the time UPS came.

Diana G Castillo-Morales

Fast and dependable

Fast and dependable, no problems

Sharon Hahn

Extremely convenient

Extremely convenient way to be able to get some "Local" currency when traveling. We have found it best to always have some funds with us.

Glenn Lawson

Quick service

Quick service, easy pick up

Shawna

Easy process

Very easy process. Money was waiting when I got to the airport. Incredibly pleased with the transaction.

TAMMY M.

Always early delivery

Always early delivery! Love it!

Amanda Williams

Quick and easy to foreign currency by mail

Quick and easy to receive foreign currency by mail within two business days. They also buy back what you don’t use. The currency was in pristine condition by the way. In most countries currency is not accepted if torn, too worn, with any writing or stamp printed on it or if missing corners.

Annette

Great experience

Great experience, very convenient!

Erika

Don’t like you’re website to access my…

Don’t like you’re website to access my balance have to login more than once before it works

Shirley

Excellent service

Very easy to order online and pickup money on designated date.

John Barrick

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Super quick online experience and delivery.

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