The strength of sterling against the euro may come as a pleasant surprise when you plan your next trip - but order ahead for collection at the airport. Do not leave it until you get to the terminal. At Gatwick early today the rate was roughly £1 = 1.25 euros. I had pre-ordered online from Moneycorp - for collection in the North Terminal.on an upcoming trip I received 280 euros for £206.33. The exchange rate was over 1.35 - a difference of approximately 8%.