Foreigner's Guide to the British Pound

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Handling foreign currency is no easy feat, and if you're going to be in London for the 2012 Olympic Games, you're going to have to get friendly with the British Pound Sterling. The pound is represented by the symbol £ and is figured in increments of 100 just like the U.S. dollar.

You don't want to step off the plane in London without cash in hand, so before you go, stop by your local travel agency and exchange your US dollars for British Pounds. You can ask the travel agent for the current exchange rate, or check websites like for the most up-to-date global exchange rates.

Click through to see what each coin and note looks like so you won't be confused when you're standing at the checkout line in Harrods or TopShop!


- Megan Rohrer | ChaCha Travel