The Low Down on the British Currency
Bank of England
|Currency sub unit:||
p (penny, pence)
£5, £10, £20, £50
1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1, £2
The British Pounds is the 4th most traded currency in the world.
It was first circulated in it's current decimal form in 1968.
The most commonly used bills for British Pounds are the £5, £10, £20, £50 and £100 notes. The most commonly used coins are the: 1 penny, 2p (pence), 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2.
Easy Currency Bundle Options for your Trip
|Make your Own Mix|
|Select currencies of your choice* in CASH and/or CARD|
GBP Goes Further with the Travelex Money Card
- Our Travelex Money Card gives you better rates than Cash
- $0 Eftpos Fees
- $0 ATM Fees1
- $0 Online Shopping Fees2
1. Travelex does not charge ATM fees, some operators may charge their own fee or set their own limits. 2. Transacting via some online merchants may incur a surcharge.
What to spend your pounds on:
Entry to Westminster Abbey
Pint of beer
Fish and chips
Postcard and a stamp
3-mile taxi ride
Must-sees in England
*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.
**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.