I was just a teenager last time in Europe living in Germany in the 80's.
We are arriving in London for a very brief stay (arriving 8am - leaving 9:55am the following day). We booked an inexpensive hotel 5 km from airport. We plan to take a shuttle to/from the airport and then ride a train to the center of London to do a few activities and catch some sights. We will get money from an ATM at the airport using our Capital One 360 card (which many here feel is a good approach to getting money in Europe).
- Once I get the British Pounds I need, what do I do with the extra ones we may have left before we leave London?
- Is there a way to deposit any bills back into an ATM?
- Is there a way to convert them to another currency?
We are still figuring out what activities we want to do and what sites we want to see in the few hours we'll have there. We'll estimate how much money we'll need and increase that by 25% for unexpected expenditures.
We are also traveling to Sweden (Kronas), Germany (Euros), Austria (Euros), and Paris (Euro) so will have to figure out the money thing in each country in which the currency varies.