Where to find bureaux de change
Private bureaux de change are conveniently located around many high streets in the UK and they often have more flexible opening hours than banks. Rates of exchange vary and commission charges can be high, so it is always worth shopping around.
Travelex, American Express and Chequepoint all have branches throughout Britain and usually offer good exchange facilities. Marks & Spencer (one of the most popular and well-recognised department stores in the UK) has bureaux de change in more than 110 of its stores across the UK. They charge no commission on foreign currency travellers’ cheques and only 1 per cent on sterling travellers’ cheques. Many post offices across the UK also offer bureaux de change services.