British Currency

Travelling to Great Britain and wants to know the name of the British money unit or just need to know what is the exchange rate for $5 American dollars in British currency?

Use the links on this page to find out more about the local currency used in Great Britain, currency symbol, notes and more.


British Currency Exchange Rate Today

Great Britain Money

  • The local money used in Great Britain is Pound.

  • The currency symbol of the British money is £.

  • The British currency code is GBP.

  • The Pound Notes: The British currency notes are made up of £1 (Scot. only), £5, £10, £20, £50, £100 (Scot. & N. Ireland only).

  • The Pound Coins: 1 Pound is made up of 100 Pennys. British Penny Coins go from 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 25p, 50p, £1, £2, £5.

What is the best currency to use in Great Britain? Naturally it is best to convert your currency to British money and use the local Pound as it is accepted everywhere in Great Britain. US dollars and other major currencies like Stirling Pound or Japanese Yen are not readily accepted in most business establishments, however some major hotel chains, restaurants and shops may accept US dollars at an agreed upon exchange rate.

Can I use my credit cards in Great Britain? Major credit cards, like Mastercard and Visa, are widely accepted within Great Britain (at hotels, restaurants, shops, travel agencies etc.). American Express is less common and can attract surcharges if you are able to use in an establishment - hence check before you use it.

What is the exchange rate for Pound to US Dollars?

Exchange rates for foreign currencies are always changing and in most cases minute by minute.

It’s important to check out the current currency exchange rate for US Dollar to British Pound before purchasing the Pound you need for your next trip at American Dollar to Pound Exchange Rate Today.

What is the exchange rate for Pound to British Pound?

Foreign exchange rates are always changing and in most cases minute by minute.

It’s important to ask for the the today's currency exchange rate for British Pound to British Pound before purchasing the Pound you require for your next trip from Stirling Pound to Pound Exchange Rate Today.