✈️ Heading to United Kingdom? We've gathered some tips from the bunq community to make sure your trip is the smoothest it can be. 😎
Check them out below! 🌈 👇
Using your card
💳 Do I need cash in United Kingdom, or can I use my card everywhere?
You can pay nearly everywhere with Card in the UK.
Even small businesses take card, and there are usually no minimum transaction amounts.
💰 What currency do they use here?
The currency here is Pounds. The symbol is £ or GBP.
🏧 Which ATM’s can I use for free?
Most ATM's in the UK are free. They will usually say "Free Withdrawals" in large writing above the ATM, so keep an eye out for that.
The bunq community has reported additional fee's for withdrawals at these ATM's.
💵 If I want cash, how much should I take out of an ATM?
£30 should be enough for a few days, since you can use your card for nearly everything.
💳 Should I choose local currency or Euros when paying?
If you're asked to choose between local currency and Euros, always choose local currency.
That way bunq does the conversion for you, and you get to take advantage of the best rates with bunq ZeroFX.
📱 Can I roam, or should I get a local SIM?
All EU mobile plans should let you roam for free.
If you don't have an EU plan, you can learn about your local SIM card options here.
Useful things to know
💁♀️ How does tipping work?
Tipping is not expected in the UK. If you wish to, you can round up to the nearest pound, but this is not required.
🍺 How much does a 0.5L beer cost?
🍽 How much does an average meal cost?
🚨 What’s the emergency number?
🔌 What type of plug do they use?
This one! It’s the standard British plug.
🚗 What side of the road do they drive on?
They drive on the left side of the road here.
🗺 How do I navigate my way around?
Google and Apple Maps both work well in the UK.
Otherwise, we recommend Rome2Rio as the best way to find out how to get anywhere. It even tells you the cost of each option. 🙌
👀 Any other good tips?
In London, you can use your bunq card directly to tap on and off public transport. This works with Mastercards and Maestro cards.
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If you've been to United Kingdom 🇬🇧 share your experience! The following would be really useful for other bunqers to know:
- Which ATMs are free to use?
- What card should I use and where?
- Any other info you think may be useful.
Share your experience with us in the comments below! 🌈 👇