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usd or euro

Abilene, Texas
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usd or euro

I have some EURO left over from a trip. Would it be better for me to pay with EURO or USD in the London Airport? I am only stopping in the London airport on my way to another destination. Let me know. I live in the USA.

My research from XE Currency Converter as of 5/25/18 at 10:06 in the USA shows....

1, 1 EUR = 0.875484 GBP

2. 1 USD =0.751115 GBP

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14 replies to this topic
Dallas, Texas
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5,602 posts
1. Re: usd or euro

Neither.

They use Pounds Sterling in the UK

United Kingdom
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4,048 posts
2. Re: usd or euro

I doubt you would get those rates spending cash in an airport.

Obviously the local currency would be preferred.

Kingston upon...
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3. Re: usd or euro

Our currently is £ sterling, however I believe some shops take foreign currency. As you can use $ when you get home, it would seem more sensible to spend your euros well as least the paper money. Maybe keep the coins as souveniors.

Dallas, Texas
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4. Re: usd or euro

What are you buying?

Really, the BEST way is most likely with a credit card.

Greater London...
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5. Re: usd or euro

If you use dollars you will be stuck with some Euros which are effectively waste paper once you get home, unless you are planning another Europe trip in the near future, so obviously spend the Euros first and if you use all of them, then start on the dollars.

The actual exchange rates are fairly irrelevant unless you have a use for the Euros elsewhere

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London
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for London
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7. Re: usd or euro

I doubt it matters at the airport. Neither will get a great rate but if your Euros are leftovers (and enough) I'd use them. No point quibbling about a few $$ for cash you can't use at home.

Amsterdam, The...
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8. Re: usd or euro

Spend the Euros if you need to. Most places whatever London airport you mean, presumably LHR or LGW. Unless you are spending loads then there is not much point in worry ing about it.

London, United...
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for Hurghada
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65 reviews
9. Re: usd or euro

Stick with UK £ 👌🏽

Chester,England
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10. Re: usd or euro

Please or thank you wouldn't go amiss, Jambia.

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