This was the rate board outside a high street bureaux de change in central London yesterday:
This compares with the best available rates online yesterday of:
Euro – 1.401
US Dollar – 1.57
Japanese Yen – 1.92
The rates were good on the high street but not as good as online and also there was a minimum £1000 spend in this particular store to get those rates. The minimum spend for the above rates online was £250.
Always compare before you buy, order online or reserve online and collect rather than just walk to your nearest travel money broker to get your foreign currency.