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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 British pounds online is simple. You can choose to pick up your currency from over 200 Travelex stores across the US, or 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 service- fast delivery !

Great service- fast delivery !! You can’t go wrong with this company !

Stephanie Lockridge

Overall great experience

Overall great experience. Smooth and easy, very professional customer service. I wish there would have been one more e mail notice during the time my order was under review. Otherwise I was very satisfied. Discovered a Travelex kiosk at my return airport and was able to resell all my excess foreign cureency including coins. Nice!

Mark

It's critical to have some local currency

The bank where I chose to make the pickup was really hard to park at but that's not Travelex's fault. The ordering process was easy and the people in the bank were very nice. Of course, I wish the exchange rate had been better but having a little local currency before you arrive in a foreign country is critical.

Linda

I placed my order via my debit card and…

I placed my order via my debit card and it arrived next day UPS. Everything was secure. The only thing I would check and see what the exchange rate is that day. I am just curious how much of my transaction was profit. . The service was exceptional.

Robert Von Haase

Easy and fast

Easy and fast. Would have liked to order smaller bills. Not sure if there is an option for that on the website.

WI Badger

Well Done!

Well Done, The process went well on both ends. From receiving the exchange to returning.

Gerald Hager

Easy and quick to use

Easy and quick to use

Linda Carroll

A great way to exchange money need for…

A great way to exchange money needed for travel to different countries. It saves time and saves money by reducing the expenses. Easy to use and user friendly.

GLEN KLAVER

Fast

Fast, easy, efficient, and value priced service.

carl kah

Always "There"...

Always "There".... Always "Fair"!

Mooney Pilot

Travelex review

Easy to use website, received shipped order as was specified.

Steven Zawacki

This card option was wonderful

This card option was wonderful! My teenage daughter used it while traveling abroad to two different countries. I was able to easily load more funds and transfer them when she changed destinations. I highly recommend it!

Maricela KOOPMANN

I have no complaints and I appreciate…

I have no complaints and I appreciate your service. Thank You!

Huely Edwards

When my promotion code wasn't working…

When my promotion code wasn't working management credit the money to my bank account. I just wish my Bill's were smaller.

Keniya

Foreign currency order

It was the easiest transaction I've made in a long time exchanging foreign currency. I ordered and the next day it was delivered on time as promised. I will recommend it to my friends should they need to exchange money.

Monika de Haas

Travelex is rated 4 stars by Trustpilot based on over 6375 reviews

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