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How to Exchange and Spend Money in London

By June 2, 2016June 24th, 20202 Comments

The currency we use here in the UK is called “pounds”, or GBP (Great British Pounds). It’s a different currency than used in the rest of the world’s countries, so every visitor to London will need to exchange their own currency into pounds to spend while in the country.

To find out how to get pounds for your trip to London, watch this week’s video– How to Exchange and Spend Money While in London. I tell you how to get pounds in cash, how much you should take with you to London, and where you can get more UK currency during your visit.

If you’re visiting London soon, I have MANY more videos and blog posts that will help you make your trip as easy and fun as possible:

Important Things to Know Before Using the London Underground
10 Important Things to Know Before Visiting London
8 Stylish Hotels in London that Cost Less than £150/Night
7 Food Spots in London Worth Visiting

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How to Exchange (and spend) Money While in London -- first time visitors, this will tell you how to exchange your foreign currency for British Pounds before you get to London, and also how to get pounds in cash once you've arrived. Click through to watch-- includes a free London 101 Guide!

Jessica Dante

Jess is the founder of Love and London, an online travel guide that helps London tourists to visit London like they live there. She's been featured in Refinery29, Forbes, BBC Radio 2, HuffPost, and more. Jess is also a sustainable and ethical travel advocate.


  • Lauren says:

    Hey Jess! Would you maybe think about doing a post with tips for people moving to London? I am American and my husband is English but has lived in the States the past 5 years. We will be moving back over to London before the end of the year. I would love to know your thoughts on the best way to transfer money, finding a place and choosing a London neighborhood, and moving services. Thanks!

    • Jess says:

      Hi Lauren, thanks for your comment 🙂 For the time being everyone is loving my tourist tips for London so I don’t have any plans for videos like that right now, but that could change. Congrats on moving back here! You can always email me and I’ll try to help however I can 🙂

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