For years i have been changing my currency before going away at the airport using one of the usual bureau de changes dotted around. I never really looked at the deal i was getting although i knew that it wasn't great.
i was looking around the internet and and found a company called No1 Currency
who have outlets all over the country. I popped into one of the stores and changed 1000 euros... when i got to the airport i checked what i would have got from there and i couldn't believe it!! i had saved over £75!!!!!
so lesson learned... leave the airport for catching planes from and not changing money!!