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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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I had no issues and would recommend…

I had no issues and would recommend Traveled.

Joanne Miller

I was very pleased with my dealings…

I was very pleased with my dealings with Adnon, the Travelex representative at the King of Prussia Mall in King of Prussia, PA. He was very helpful and gave me my euros in a very timely manner.

Blaine Vogel

Easy and Convenient but the exchange rate is the weak link.

Convenience is the prime advantage of your currency exchange. Your exchange rates, on the other hand, are not very good. In my recent trip to Canada, I could have gotten at the airport a much better rate than what Travelex offered. But, as I say, the convenience part is hard to beat.

Michael-Illinois

Excellent

Excellent! Quick accurate transaction, friendly staff.

Jennifer K

Fast efficient easy to order

Fast efficient easy to order. It was wonderful

marge ALDEN

Order was easy to place

Order was easy to place. It arrive at my door as promise

Patricia A WILLIAMS

I ordered Euros for my friends wedding…

I ordered Euros for my friends wedding as they are headed to Germany in a few weeks. The currency arrived on time and they were very happy to get a thoughtful gift and when they land in Germany they can hit the ground running! I ordered them for myself when I went to Ireland last year and I hope to order them again next year when I take my girlfriend on another trip!

Thomas Madigan

Received the currency quickly and with…

Received the currency quickly and with a minimal fee.

Kerra Pinter

It was very safe and secure

It was very safe and secure. My only concern was that the date I picked on the calendar was bolded. However, the date selected for me was a different day so I had to take the day off from work. All in all, a great experience and I've used Travelex twice so far.

Sue S.

Excellent

Excellent! Easy to use web app to order Euros and received as promised on date requested

Judy Barfell

No the best exchange rate but more…

No the best exchange rate but more convenient than traveling with a bundle of cash. Web page a bit difficult to navigate and log in, especially if you are on the move traveling. But it can be done.

carlos C.

Very convenient

Very convenient, fast service .

Thomas Michelmore

Pros and Cons

Pros: Ease of access internationally, easy reloading process, accepted in most places. No fees. Cons: Very high exchange rate fees, exchange rates not optimal for large amounts.

Anon

Super convenient

Lower fees than would have been at the airport and fast home delivery! Note on delivery: somebody must be home to sign for the package so plan ahead

Lynn

Why not an immediate email receipt?

I was very concerned that I ordered my currency, paid with my credit card and then got no receipt or email as proof of payment immediately after. I had to email to enquire. Wasn't happy about giving my card details and having nothing in return.

K B

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