: You need to bring approximately £80
in British currency to cover your immediate needs on arrival in the UK,
including customs charges, rail fares and any emergency expenses.
There are four British notes in use - £5, £10, £20,and £50.
The Pound Sterling (£) is divided into 100 pence (p). There are eight
coins in use - 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1, £2.
Currency exchange : Money can be exchanged
in banks, exchange bureaux and many hotels. The exchange bureaux are often
open outside banking hours but charge higher commission rates.
All major currencies can be exchanged. Cash can be
obtained from a multitude of ATMs available across the country.
Credit & debit
cards : American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are all
widely accepted. Check with your credit or debit card company for details
of merchant acceptability and other services which may be available.
Travellers cheques : Widely accepted. To avoid additional exchange
rate charges, travellers are advised to take travellers cheques in
Currency restrictions : There are no restrictions on the import
or export of either local or foreign currency.
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