I still haven't decided quite how I want to handle exchanging dollars for pounds for my trip.
I do have a Capital One account and credit card w/no transaction fees. My B&B doesn't accept credit cards, but they have an ATM right around the corner and say I can pay my £510 balance for my room when I get there. Otherwise they can accept pay pal but it will cost me a bit extra.
I'm just wondering about showing up on a Sunday with no English currency. I have about £10 in coins (pound coins) at home from my last trip. I do have the opportunity to exchange through AAA, or through my credit union. I don't want to do AAA for personal reasons and my credit union will charge me $20.
So I guess I'm asking: 1) Use Pay Pal for the room and swallow the difference (as it isn't much), and 2) Bring a couple hundred dollars along just in case s/thing goes wrong ATM-wise.