Foreign Currency London City Airport
You can buy foreign currency and travellers cheques online and get great rates and no commission, or you can buy it at the airport, not get as good rates and pay commission. That's the basic choice.
[See this london city airport news article on how bad the rates and charges at airports can be].
Buying Foreign Currency at London City Airport
There is a Travelex outlet at London City airport near the check-in desks in the departures area, before security (Tel: 020 7853 6500). There are no other foreign currency outlets at the airport.
Telephone Travelex and compare their rates and charges to the rates available online below.
Buying Foreign Currency Online
You can buy your currency online via a number of foreign exchange companies. Each time we check the rates, including commission and delivery charges, we find that Travelex and the Post Office are the most competitive.
With Travelex you need to give 48 hours notice, but you can collect your currency from the airport if they have a desk there (they do at London City). And with the Post Office you can pick between delivery, or you can pick your currency up at your local Post Office.