You’ve Only Got Two Weeks Left To Spend Your Old £1 Coins

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Macro study of a bunch of £1 pound coins

There really isn’t much you can do with a solo £1 coin in London, but if there was ever an excuse for a Maccies Chicken Mayo, it is now.

You have two weeks to gather all those grubby round coins and bank ’em or spend ’em before they become void. From October 15, the old coins will no longer count as legal tender, and only those flashy 12-sided ones will be accepted in shops, vending machines, trolleys, etc. If, after this date, you still manage to find some lurking about, you’ll have to head to a bank, building society or post office to trade them in. But we’d much rather just have an excuse to spend them…

Yes, this is really boring news – but we’re just here to give you a helpful nudge and irresponsibly encourage you to buy cheap stuff you don’t need, just for the sake of it.

Secret London, over and out  x


[Image credit: William Warby]

Georgie Hoole

Georgie Hoole

Georgie is Deputy Editor at Secret London. She loves a trendy café and is all too familiar with the extortionate price of a coffee in the capital. She enjoys the finer things in life (like red wine on a school night and eating Ben and Jerry's straight from the tub) and hasn't quite grasped the concept of adulthood yet.