Printed from: http://www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/study/international/pre-arrival/money-matters/currency

Changing Currency

Travellers cheques and your own national currency may be converted to sterling at banks or Bureaux de Changes.  Most banks are open 9.30am – 3.30pm Monday – Friday.  Bureaux de Changes may be open longer but are more expensive than banks.

British coins come in the following denominations: 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2, and notes come in the following: £5, £10, £20 and £50.  Please note that many retailers will not accept £50 notes due to the circulation of forgeries.