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Changing money in London
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ATMS will give you the worst exchange rates. I’d say go with travelex.
James, where have you heard that? I’ve always heard that ATMs have the best rates. You might get hit with fees, but that’s different then getting a bad rate.
BTW if from the US … if you have schwab visa, it has no foreign exchange fees and 2% cash back (but that card is no longer offered). Capital One is one card one can apply for that doesn’t charge foreign exchange fees.
I do have a capital one card, but since it was used to pay for alot of things in school/medical bills, its now for emergency use only. My main card will be my debit card from a local bank. I’m planning to use that for most of my money, but I’m also bringing a bit in cash to last me a little while. So the Travelex, then? Not the airport?
Thomas Cook’s bureau de change is the cheapest I have found. Its only 1-2 cents under and no fees.
Travelex and post office are both popular, but I noticed Cooks sign brags is better value then all the other bureau de change’s (inc post office).
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