Having recently travelled to the UK I decided to download the Revolut App to get sterling and was suprised with how easy it was to use as well as offering competitive exchange rates.
How it works – you download the revolut app and setup a profile and link with your credit/debit card. You can then request to have a revolut card sent out to you, which is a mastercard debit card that can be used in most shops or to withdraw cash from ATMs.
Then you can top up the app in Euro and change it to any currency you wish and then either spend using the card in shops or withdrawing at an ATM.
There is no charge for withdrawing up to £500 cash a month at an ATM after which there is a 2% charge.
It offers an extremely competitive exchange rate as well as being easy to use. I found it saved me money as I was not left with too much sterling cash after my trip and could easily convert my £ back to €.
Revolut – give it a shot and learn more at revolut.com.