Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Sandra M., who says:
“I just returned from London. When I was there last year I knew I would be returning this year so I saved my coins and currency. When I tried to spend a £10 bill I was told that the note had changed and it was no longer legal currency. Apparently you could try exchanging it at a bank for a current £10 note. Since I was trying to use the money in an airport gift shop I had no opportunity to exchange it before I left. I was told they changed the currency about six months ago, so if you’re traveling with last year’s £10 notes you’ll need to exchange them at a British bank before trying to use them.”
A great tip. The last day to use the old notes was in fact March 1 of this year. Here’s the Bank of England’s page on the switch. Thanks, Sandra!
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