Buy British Pounds (GBP) from Travelex

The British Isles have plenty to offer the intrepid traveller. From sightseeing in London to exploring the gorgeous Welsh hills, Travelex has the perfect travel money solution for you. Buy British Pounds (£) in cash today.

With Travelex, buying your foreign currency couldn’t be easier. Simply order online and have your British Pounds delivered to your front door for FREE or choose to pick them up from a Travelex store of your choice. If you are in a hurry to get away, choose next day delivery and your travel money will be with you in a flash.

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About the British Pound

Although it is officially named Pound Sterling, most people in Great Britain refer to the currency as the Pound. It is also commonly represented by its currency code (GBP) and in its symbol form (£). Official users* of the British Pound include:

  • United Kingdom – England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
  • British Antarctic Territory
  • Falkland Islands
  • Gibraltar
  • Guernsey
  • Isle of Man
  • Jersey
  • Saint Helena and Ascension
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Tristan da Cunha


*Some users use alternative currencies alongside the GBP, and may have a localized version of the currency.


Like the Canadian Dollar is made up of 100 cents, each British Pound is made up of 100 pennies (pence pieces). Coins are minted in £2, £1, fifty-pence, twenty-pence, ten-pence, five-pence, two-pence, and one-penny; banknotes are issued in £50, £20, £10 and £5 denominations (1).

You might hear some nicknames being used for the Pound as you travel through Britain. The British sometimes say “bucks” instead of dollars and call their $1 coins “loonies”, but some of the most popular names for the Pound are “quid” and “sterling”. Slang terms exist for the banknotes too; a £5 note is sometimes known as a “fiver” and the £10 note as a “tenner”.

About the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is made up of four primary areas: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. If you want to explore the UK, the capital cities are a good place to start:

  • England - London
  • Wales - Cardiff
  • Scotland - Edinburgh
  • Northern Ireland - Belfast


The iconic tourist sights of England such as Big Ben and Buckingham Palace are found in London, but there is plenty more to explore through the rest of the British Isles.

Buy British Pounds from Travelex

Travelex is the world’s largest retail foreign exchange specialist. We are located in airports and tourist locations in over 100 airports, across 25 countries including 50 locations throughout Canada. In fact, you can find us in over 800 locations worldwide meaning we’re always around when you need us the most.

Travelex is committed to offering the best possible overall price in Canada on your travel money purchase. We will not be undersold online on our Travelex Canada website. If you do find a better price offered by another foreign currency retailer online, we will refund the difference between the price paid by you and the more competitive price in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.


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