Tuesday 15 September 2015 6.26pm
Gavin Smith wrote:
Why not just take cash? You can get excellent exchange rates at Best Foreign Exchange (Strand, Embankment, etc), as long as you reserve it beforehand.
I tend to agree with Gavin, all card solutions have some drawbacks even if it's only that not everyone accepts card payments. I've used BFE a few times and also ICE at Waterloo Station
(same principle, you print off a "voucher" beforehand from their web site to get preferential rates). MoneySavingExpert
can guide you to the best deals for the specific currency you need.
The only real drawback to cash I can see is it's nickability, which can be a worry if you don't have the use of a safe at your destination.