From credit cards, cash, and ATMS to VAT refunds, travelers checks, and customs limits
Top traveler tips for dealing with money and shopping in the U.K.
The British unit of currency is the pound sterling (£).
Using debit cards to get cash at an ATM (automated teller machine) in the U.K.
Use a credit union, online bank, local bank, or no-fee/low-fee credit card to keep foreign transaction fees (and all other bank fees) to a minimum
How to exchange your dollars for pounds at the best rates (and lowest fees) possible
Using credit cards in the U.K.
A guide to British retail therapy: shopping, VAT, haggling, customs, and souvenir-buying in the U.K.
Why traveler's checks can sometimes still matter (as a way to carry emergency backup cash) in the age of ATMs and computerized banking
The Queen doesn't need a passport. Since all British passports are issued "In the name of Her Majesty," the Queen can just vouch for herself—though her husband Philip, son Prince Charles, and everyone one else in the household do have passports.