There are one hundred pence (lOOp) in a pound (£1). People sometimes say “p” instead of “pence”, for example, “eighty p”. Not all banks change foreign money, but you can usually find at least one bank in each town that will do it
Where To :
Hotels are very expensive in Britain. A cheaper solution is a ‘ bed and breakfast’ in someone’s home. Information centres or tourist offices can help you to find these. There are also youth hostels and campsites in many places.
Writing Home :
Stamps can only be bought in post offices; but nearly every village (or part of a town) has a post office. Often it is inside a small shop.
Getting Around :
Trains are quite good in Britain. If you are under 24 or over 65, or if you are travelling with a family, ask about ‘railcards’ for cheaper fares on the train. There are also coaches (long-distance buses) between some towns and cities; these are cheaper than trains. In towns and cities, there are usually buses, and in London there is also an underground. But the underground is not easy to use, so you should learn about it before you use it. You can get information about the system in all the stations in London.
Eating Out :
Restaurants are often expensive, and you cannot be sure the food will be good. But Indian and Chinese restaurants serve good meals, which are cheap. Pubs sometimes serve good food but it is usually quite expensive. Fast food shops – fish and chip shops, hamburger shops – are cheap, but the food is not always very good.