Xenomortis wrote:I've been on the receiving end of a few £50's - they weren't *that* uncommon from tourists.
The two I received (from a relative, gift money) probably directly came from a bureau-de-change after flying home from one other of their overseas homes. Which probably says a lot about this relative.
£1000 cash for rent? The last place I rented is too long ago and was done with a cheque anyway. Looking it up, I suppose that could currently be a month in advance and two extra months'-worth as deposit (looking at typical prices round here). Not that this is The Great Metropolis, as I'm sure you appreciate.
I imagine, though, that £50s would be more commonly seen in the tourist/economic hotspots of London (for both the above reasons). Probably matches the typical cost of a couple of artisan flat-whites, too.