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Currency Exchanges in England
Great Britain countries has many currency exchanges because of many foreigners coming here. Great Britain's pound still is one of the most powerful currency in the world. People from foreign countries flows to England, especially to London, as a tourists or as employees. No matter for what reason people are visiting England, they will use pounds in all of Great Britain's countries. To get pounds, you will need exchange them at currency exchange office or to get pounds from ATMs. Anyway, if you came to England, you will use pound sterling, but if your currency is different, for example euro, US/AU/NZ dollar, kronas, yen, yuan, won etc., you will need to calculate the value of pound and your currency, that's why currexy.com currency converter will help you!
How to Exchange pounds
It is very easy to exchange pounds (to sell or to buy) in Great Britain. There are many currency exchange offices, especially in London you will find them everywhere. Just be careful, before you change foreign currency to/from pounds, check the real/official value of your currency. Sometimes it might be cheeky situations, when you will get very bad currency exchange rate. Just check the rate in currency calculator and if it is around ±1% difference, it is normal.
Where to Exchange
If you need to buy or sell just small amount of pounds, then it's probably doesn't matter where you'll exchange money. But if you're thinking about to exchange more meaningful amount of money, then it is better go to the bank. Of course, before you should compare which bank offers the best currency exchange rate. Another good way to get pounds in England, just simply take it from ATM. Very often your local bank's exchange rate will be better than bank's in England or in currency exchange. Just do few simple steps before it and check the best rates.
However, there are many foreign currency exchange offices around England, but especially in London. Here are some of the more well-known and trusted foreign exchange companies you may find:
- Thomas Exchange Global Ltd
- ICE - International Currency Exchange
- No1 Currency Exchange London
- Covent Garden FX
- Currency Exchange Corporation Oakwood
- International Foreign Exchange
- Travelex UK Ltd
- Imperial Foreign Exchange LTD
- Currency Exchange Corporation Finchley Central
- City Forex Ltd
- Currency Exchange Corporation Wood Green
- Currency Exchange Corporation Brick Lane
- Currency Exchange Corporation Hanover Street
These are some of the more trusted and reliable foreign exchange companies. If you are in the London centre, then we recommend you to go to two or three currency exchanges and to compare the rates. They are usually competitive and you could also ask them to offer better exchange rate.
There are currency exchange offices at each international airport in Great Britain, very often these are not as competitive as you may expect. Many people learn that they should rather wait until they are away from the airport to trade cash.
So, remember, that to spend 10 minutes in research which company offers best exchange rate it is worth. You could save much money in different cases, also, use currency calculator to know what i approximate currency exchange rate at the moment.