Currency : 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 Pounds Sterling.
Currency restrictions : There are no restrictions on the import or export of either local or foreign currency.