Money Changers near Leicester Square

London Travel Guides / November 16, 2016
Money Changers near Leicester Square Image credit: Covent Garden FX

Two of the most highly rated money changers in London, which are Covent Garden FX and Thomas Exchange Global (Strand branch), are located near Covent Garden. This former fruit and vegetable market is just a short walk from Leicester Square.

Other currency exchange offices can be found near Charing Cross and in London’s Chinatown, which is located north of the square.

Many of Bureau de Changes around Leicester Square, the heart of entertainment in London, belong to well-established companies and are open daily.

Best rates for
– EUR
– USD
– JPY
– AUD
– CAD
– CHF
– CNY
– DKK
– NOK
– SEK

Recommended money changers
1. Covent Garden FX

– This is a renowned family-run business with rates that are usually the best in the market
– It is just a short walk from St. Paul’s Church, London Transport Museum, and Royal Opera House
– Address: 30A, Jubilee Market Hall, Henrietta St, London WC2E 8BE, UK
– Phone: +44 20 7240 9921
– Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:30 – 18:00; Saturday 10:30 – 16:00
Daily rates

2. Thomas Exchange Global – Strand Branch
– Thomas Exchange Global is a famous forex chain in London, known for offering favorable rates and trustworthy service. This branch is one of its most crowded offices.
– Buys and sells American Express traveler’s cheques in USD, CAD, AUD, and EUR
– Over 120 foreign currencies available
– This branch location is right beside Vaudeville Theatre and a short walk from Adelphi Theatre and Savoy Theatre
– Address: 402 Strand, London WC2R 0NE, UK
– Phone: +44 20 7183 4197
– Opening hours: Mon to Fri 08:00 – 18:45; Sat 09:00 – 17:45; Sun 10:00 – 15:45
Daily rates

3. Change Group
– More than 20 years of experience in foreign exchange
– Located opposite Charing Cross Road entrance to Leicester Square tube, next to The Bear & Staff pub
– Address: 35 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0AT, UK
– Phone: +44 20 7839 7880
– Opening hours: Mon to Wed 09:00 – 20:30; Thu to Sun 09:00 – 22:00

4. Moneycorp
– Providing foreign exchange service since 1979
– This is located in Chinatown and just a short walk from Queen’s Theatre and Gielgud Theatre
– Address: 78 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 6NE, UK
– Phone: +44 20 7287 9195
– Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 08:00 – 23:00; Sunday 09:00 – 22:30
Daily rates

5. Eurochange
– Providing currency exchange and remittance services for more than 40 years
– Accepts traveler’s cheques
– Located opposite Exit 3 of Leicester Square Tube
– Address: 45 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0AN, UK
– Phone: +44 20 7439 2827
– Opening hours: Daily 09:00 – 22:00
Daily rates

How to get there
– By subway: Nearest subway station is Leicester Square
– By bus: Nearest bus stops are Leicester Square (Stop L/J), Southampton St Covent Garden (Stop A), and Dean Street Chinatown (Stop W)

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