British Currency

Going on a trip to United Kingdom and needs to know the name of the British money unit or just want to know what is the exchange rate for $5 American dollars in British currency?

Use the links on this page to understand more about the local money used in United Kingdom, currency symbol, notes and more.


British Currency Exchange Rate Today

United Kingdom Money

  • The local money used in United Kingdom 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, £5, £10, £20, £50, £100.

  • 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 United Kingdom? Naturally it is best to convert your currency to British money and use the local Pound as it is accepted everywhere in United Kingdom. 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 United Kingdom? Popular credit cards, like Mastercard and Visa, are generally accepted within United Kingdom (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 - therefore 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.

Therefore it's wise to ask for the the current currency exchange rate for US Dollar to British Pound before purchasing the Pound you need for your next trip from American Dollar to Pound Exchange Rate Today.

What is the exchange rate for Pound to British Pound?

Foreign exchange rates are often 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 need for your next trip at British Pound to Pound Exchange Rate Today.