If you're visiting London from outside the UK then you'll have to get British currency, which is GBP, and is called “pounds“. This guide tells you what you need to know about getting cash in London as a tourist (and I don't recommend doing cash exchanges here). I also tell you about some common questions I get, like “do I need to have cash in London?“ And finally, if you're confused about using your credit card in London, I tell you about that and also the best way to get cash if you do end up needing it while visiting London. MORE LONDON TIPS: Which Oyster Card Should You Get? When do you tip in London? Get my free London 101 Guide: in london new Daily London-y stuff on Instagram: Free London 101 Guide for first-time London visitors: Your first 3 days in London, completely planned for you: description London resources (airport transfers, SIM cards, etc.): How to say thanks for the free advice: MENTIONED IN THE VIDEO (some links are affiliated and help to support our free content: - Travelex currency card (US residents): About Love and London: I'm Jess, I've lived in London for many years, and this channel is a London travel guide for anyone visiting the city that wants to experience it like you live here. Beyond talking about the usual London attractions, I show you some of the cooler things to do in London, that most travel guides don't mention. Watch my videos and you'll feel like you've got a Londoner friend telling you the best kept secrets in the city.