United Kingdom Currency


The currency is the British Pound (GBP), which is divided into 100 pence. ATMs are available in almost all towns and Visa, MasterCard and American Express are widely accepted; visitors with other cards should check with their credit card companies in advance. Foreign currency can be exchanged at bureaux de change and large hotels, however better exchange rates are likely to be found at banks.

Currency Exchange Rates

United Kingdom GBP 1 GBP 5 GBP 10 GBP 100 GBP 1,000
Australia AUD 1.64 AUD 8.20 AUD 16.39 AUD 163.92 AUD 1,639.17
Canada CAD 1.66 CAD 8.28 CAD 16.56 CAD 165.60 CAD 1,655.99
Ireland EUR 1.09 EUR 5.47 EUR 10.93 EUR 109.32 EUR 1,093.19
New Zealand NZD 1.73 NZD 8.64 NZD 17.27 NZD 172.72 NZD 1,727.19
South Africa ZAR 16.03 ZAR 80.17 ZAR 160.34 ZAR 1,603.41 ZAR 16,034.13
United States of America USD 1.23 USD 6.14 USD 12.28 USD 122.77 USD 1,227.75

Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.

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