How much cash do I need to bring with me?

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You can pay by credit or debit card (such as Visa) almost everywhere in the UK. Once you have a British bank account you will also be able to get cash out from the numerous cash points.

However, you should also bring some cash (or travellers cheques) with you to the UK, as there will be a lot of expenses in your first few days and so you shouldn't rely solely on your card. It is also important to note that if you bring more than 10,000 euros in cash (or equivalent) into the country from outside of the EU, you have to declare it at UK customs.