England chose to stay with the Pound as their currency, and did not switch to the Euro.
To find the most current exchange rates, click here for a Currency Converter.
The British Pound comes in the following denominations: Coins - one penny, two pence, five pence, ten pence, twenty pence, fifty pence, one pound, two pound; Notes (bills) - five pound, ten pound, twenty pound, fifty pound.
The best exchange rates can usually be found by withdrawing cash from an ATM machine, but check with your bank before you go to see how much they charge for using international ATMs.
Note from the editor: when traveling overseas, it's always a good idea to notify your credit card company and bank so that they don't detect a new spending pattern and put a hold on your card.