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Amex Acceptance Full, offical list of which retailers take it

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American Express credit cards have been increasingly issued by banks in recent years, instead of the old usual suspects Visa and Mastercard.

Whether your card is issued by American Express (Amex) or Visa/Mastercard is often irrelevant, as the interest rates you pay and special deals available are decided by the card provider (eg. Lloyds TSB, HSBC).

Yet a big customer bugbear has been fewer retailers accept it as a method of payment, compared to the two giants (if you're not sure if you have one, check the bottom right corner of your card).

As some of the best cards for spending on are issued by Amex (e.g. Top Cashback Cards, Top Rewards Cards), uncertainty about whether you'll be able to use them can be extremely offputting

This is a full list, provided by Amex, of retailers that do accept it as a method of payment, and there is a reassuringly large number. If you try to use an Amex card at any of these places and experience problems, please let us know in the feedback thread.

Retailers that do accept Amex

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GLOBAL GRANGE LTD PRIDE OF BRITAIN
1 LOMBARD STREET GOLDSMITHS PRINCESS CRUISES
3C TRANSAC LTD - PARKING GORDON RAMSAY LTD (ROYAL HOSPITAL RD ) PRINCIPLES FOR MEN
A3D2 LIMITED GRAFF DIAMONDS LTD PRINCIPLES FOR WOMEN
ABERCROMBIE & KENT LIMITED GREENE KING PURPLE PARKING LIMITED
ADMIRAL INSURANCE SERVICES LIMITED GRIFFIN INNS LTD
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ADVANCED TRAVEL PARTNERS UK LTD GRUPPO LTD QANTAS (EUROPE)
ADVANTAGE TRAVEL GTA/OCTOPUS TRAVEL QUEENS MOAT HOUSE GROUP
AER LINGUS (GLOBAL) GULF QVC
AIDA
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AIR CANADA (EUROPE) H SAMUEL R A C MOTORING SERVICE LTD
AIRLINE NETWORK PLC H&M RACING GREEN
ALL BAR ONE HABITAT UK LIMITED RACING GREEN HOME SHOPPING
ALLIED CARPETS HAKKASAN LTD RADISSON EDWARDIAN
AMAZON EUROPE HALFORDS RAFFLES HOTELS - GLOBAL
AMERICAN AIRLINES (EUROPE) HAMLEYS RALPH LAUREN UK CHAIN NUMBER
ANN SUMMERS HAMLEYS FINANCIAL SERVICES LTD RAMADA
AOL HANDPICKED HOTELS RCI EUROPE
APPLE COMPUTER BV HARRODS REALLY USEFUL THEATRES
ARCADIA GROUP LTD HARRY RAMSDEN'S RED CARNATION HOTELS
ARGOS RETAIL GROUP HARTFORD GROUP PLC REISS (RETAIL) LIMITED
ASDA (UK) HARVESTER RELAIS ET CHATEAUX (GLOBAL)
ASK RESTAURANTS LTD HARVEY NICHOLS & CO LTD RF HOTELS (PART OF LEADING HOTELS)
ASPREY & GARRARD HARVEYS RICHER SOUNDS
AT&T HAWKSHEAD RIVER ISLAND
ATOC (NATIONAL RAIL NETWORK) HCA INTERNATIONAL LIMITED ROCCO FORTE HOTELS
AUSTIN REED HEALS ROYAL ALBERT HALL
AUTOGLASS HEATHROW EXPRESS ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
AVIS (EUROPE) HENRY J BEANS ROYAL OPERA HOUSE HEADQUARTERS
AVIS WWCP EMEA HERTZ RUNNYMEDE HOTEL
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HILTON HOTELS (GLOBAL) RUSSELL & BROMLEY LTD
BAA, WORLD DUTY FREE HOBBS LTD
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BAGLIONI HOTEL HOLIDAY AUTOS UK AND IRELAND LTD SACRED RIVER LTD
BALLS BROTHERS HOLIDAY BREAK PLC SAFEWAY
BANK RESTAURANT GROUP HOLIDAY INN SAINSBURY SUPERMARKET
BCP HOLLANS AMERICA LINE SAROVA HOTELS
BEEFEATERS HOMEBASE SC LONDON LIMITED
BELL DIRECT HOTELS.COM SCHUH LIMITED
BELLA ITALIA HOUSE OF FRASER PLC SCOTCH HOUSE
BERRY BROS & RUDD LTD HUGO BOSS SCREWFIX DIRECT
BEST WESTERN HUNGRY HORSE SEABOURN CRUISE LINES
BHS HUTCHISON 3G UK LIMITED SELFRIDGES RETAIL
BLAKES HOTEL HYATT INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL SHELL - UK
BLUE ELEPHANT   SHIRE INNS LIMITED
BOODLE & DUNTHORNE
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SIGNATURE RESTAURANTS PLC
BOOKS ETC I.I.R LIMITED SIGNET GROUP PLC
BOOTS PLC IGNITE GROUP LTD SIGNOR SASSI
BORDEAUX DIRECT INDECORP SILVER SEA CRUISES
BORDERS/BOOKS ETC LIMITED INSIGHT DIRECT (UK) LTD SILVERJET
BOSE FACTORY OUTLET INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GROUP SINGAPORE AIRLINES (EUROPE)
BP UK INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL CONNECTIONS SKIBO LTD
BREWERS FAYRE INT'L QUALITY & PRODUCTIVITY CTR LTD SLATER MENSWEAR
BRITANNIA IWANTONEOFTHOSE.COM SMALL LUXURY HOTELS (GLOBAL)
BRITISH AIRWAYS (GLOBAL)
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SMITHS OF SMITHFIELD LIMITED
BRITISH MIDLAND (GLOBAL) J D WETHERSPOON PLC SNOW & ROCK SPORTS LTD
BRITISH TELECOM JAEGER SODEXHO
BRITTANY FERRIES JD SPORTS SOHO HOUSE
BUDGET (EUROPE) JET SOMERFIELD
BUPA JIGSAW SONYSTYLE
BURBERRYS LIMITED JOSEPH LTD SPACE NK
BURGER KING JOURNEY LATIN AMERICA LIMITED SPECSAVERS OPTICIANS
BURTONS JP BODEN LIMITED SPIRIT GROUP
BUSINESS TRANSPORT RESOURCES LIMITED JUMEIRAH HOTELS SPORTS SOCCER
BUYAGIFT.COM JUNGLE.COM SPORTS WORLD
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STAPLES - UK
CAFÉ ROUGE STARBUCKS COFFEE COMPANY
CAFFE RITAZZA
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STEAMROLLER
CAFFE UNO KAREN MILLEN STYLE CONFERENCES
CARLUCCIOS LIMITED KUONI (EUROPE) SUITS YOU LTD
CARPETRIGHT OF LONDON LTD KWIK FIT SUNDAY TIMES WINE CLUB
CARPHONE WAREHOUSE KWIK FIT CHAIN NUMBER SUPERBREAK
CARRIER LTD
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SUPERDRUG
CATHAY PACIFIC (EUROPE) L K BENNETT SURESITE (INCL. GULF)
CAUDWELL HOLDINGS LTD LA TASCA SURREY FREE INNS
CD WOW - EMEA LASTMINUTE COM
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CECIL GEE LAURA ASHLEY (UK) T K MAXX
CENDANT / EBOOKERS.COM LAUREL PUBS T M LEWIN & SONS LTD
CENTER PARCS LTD LEADING HOTELS OF THE WORLD TED BAKER
CHARLES TYRWHITT LIBERTY RETAIL LIMITED TELCO GLOBAL COMM LTD (FIXED LINE)
CHELSEA VILLAGE PLC LITTLE CHEF TESCO (GLOBAL)
CHEVRON LIVING VENTURES TEXACO UK CHAIN NUMBER
CHOICE HOTELS (GLOBAL) LLOYDS CHEMIST PLC TFL (TRANSPORT FOR LONDON)
CHRISTIAN DIOR UK LIMITED LOCANDA LOCATELLI THE BURGUNDY CAR COMPANY
CHRISTIES LOCH FYNE RESTAURANTS THE CHOPARD BOUTIQUE
CHURCHILL INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED LOCH LOMOND GOLF CLUB THE CONRAN SHOP
CIPRIANI (GROSVENOR STREET) LIMITED LONDON AND HENLEY LEISURE LTD THE DOME BAR & GRILL
CITY INNS LONDON UNDERGROUND THE GLOBAL TRAVEL GROUP PLC
CLUB QUARTERS LORO PIANI THE GREENHOUSE
COAST
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THE LINK
COLLETTS TRAVEL LTD M W GROUP THE NUANCE GROUP LTD
COMET GROUP PLC M/M IMAGE THE OLD BANK HOTEL
COMFORT MACDONALD HOTELS LTD THE OUTDOOR GROUP LIMITED
COMO HOLDINGS MAJESTIC WINE CARD SERVICES LIMITED THE PIER (RETAIL) LIMITED
COMPASS GROUP MALAYSIAN AIR SYSTEM (EUROPE) THE RESTAURANT GROUP
CONOCO UK MALMAISON HOTEL (EDINBURGH) THE SAVOY
CONRAN HOLDINGS (D&D LONDON) MANCHESTER AIRPORT PLC THE SQUARE
CONSORT HOTELS MANDARIN ORIENTAL HYDE PARK LTD THE SUIT COMPANY
CONTINENTAL A/L (EUROPE) MAPLIN ELECTRONICS PLC THE TIMES SUPPLEMENT LTD
CO-OPERATIVE RETAIL GROUP MARK WARNER THE WAREHOUSE
COPPID BEECH HOTEL MARKS & SPENCERS (UK) THE WATERSIDE INN
COPTHORNE/MILLENIUM MARRIOTT (GLOBAL) THE WESTBURY HOTEL
COQ D'OR GROUP MASALA WORLD LIMITED THE WHITE COMPANY (LONDON) LLP
CORNEY & BARROW LTD MASSIMO DUTTI THE WINE SOCIETY
CORUS HOTELS MATCHES THETRAINLINE.COM
COSTA MAXWELLS RESTAURANTS LTD THISTLE HOTELS PLC
COSTA COFFEE MAYBOURNE HOTEL GROUP THOMAS PINK LTD
COUNTRY CAUSALS MCDONALDS'S THORNTONS
CROWNE PLAZA MENZIES BELFORD THRIFTY
CUNARD MFI THRIFTY (EUROPE)
CURRYS MICRO ANVIKA TICKETMASTER HQ REPORTING
CURRYS.DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPTHORNE TIFFANY & CO
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MISCO T-MOBILE
D K N Y MISS SELFRIDGES TOBY
DAVYS OF LONDON MITCHELLS & BUTLERS RETAIL LTD TOP MAN
DAYS INN MMO2 PLS TOP SHOP
DE VERE MOEVENPICK (GLOBAL) TOTAL
DE VERE HOTELS & LEISURE LIMITED MONSOON TOYS R US UK CHAIN NUMBER
DEBENHAMS PLC MORGANS TRAGUS HOLDINGS LTD
DELL COMPUTERS (EUROPE) MOSAIC FASHIONS TRAILFINDERS LIMITED (ECR)
DELTA AIRLINES (EUROPE) MOSS BROS PLC TRANSPORT FOR LONDON
DESTINO MOTHERCARE UK LTD TRAVEL COUNCELLORS LIMITED
DIAMOND INSURANCE MR JET TRAVELBAG PLC
DIRECT LINE GROUP SERVICES MULBERRY TRAVELCOAST LIMITED
DIRECT WINES LIMITED MULTIYORK LIMITED TRAVELEX UK LIMITED
DIXONS GROUP PLC MURCO PETROLEUM TRAVELOCITY (OWNED BY LASTMINUTE)
DOLLOND & AITCHISON GROUP PLC MURCO PETROLEUM LTD TRAVELODGE NORWICH CRINGLEFORD
DOROTHY PERKINS MYTRAVEL UK TREATHER.COM
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EARLY LEARNING CENTRE N I S EUROPE LTD UNITED AIRLINES (EUROPE)
EASYCAR.COM NAME US AIR - EUROPE
EASYJET (GLOBAL) NANDOS
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EBOOKERS.COM NATIONAL CAR PARKS VIRGIN ATLANTIC (GLOBAL)
ELEGANT RESORTS LTD NATIONAL/ALAMO VIRGIN ENTERTAINMENT
ELEPHANT INSURANCE NET-A-PORTER LIMITED VIRGIN MOBILE
EMAP PLC (EUROPE) NETBANX LIMITED VIRGIN RETAIL
EMBASSY LONDON LTD NEXT VIRGIN WINES
EMIRATES AIRLINES (EUROPE) NOBLE HOUSE VISION EXPRESS
EMPIRE DIRECT NORTHERN UPHOLSTERY GROUP VODAFONE LTD
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR
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VON ESSEN/CLIVEDEN
ESSO - UK OASIS STORES
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ETHAN ALLEN OCTOPUS TRAVEL W H SMITH (EUROPE)
EUROSTAR UK LTD ODDBINS WAGAMAMA WIGMORE
EVANS ODEON LIMITED WAITROSE (UK STAT A/C)
EXCLUSIVE HOTELS OFFICE WORLD WALLIS
EXPEDIA UK OLD ENGLISH INNS WANADOO UK
EXPRESS BY HOLIDAY INN OPODO WATCHES OF SWITZERLAND
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OPODO.CO.UK WATERSTONES
FAT FACE OPTICAL EXPRESS WEXAS INTERNATIONAL
FENWICK LIMITED ORANGE WHISTLES
FIFTEEN ORIENT EXPRESS (GLOBAL) WHITBREAD CHAIN NUMBER
FIGLEAVES.COM OTTAKAR'S PLC WHITE STAR LINE (STATISTICAL)
FIRMDALE HOTELS GROUP OVERTURE SERVICES LIMITED WIMBLEDON
FIRST CHOICE HQ
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WM MORRISONS
FIRST QUENCH RETAILING LTD P & O CRUISES LTD WOLSELEY
FLIGHT CENTRE UK LTD P&O GROUP WOLSELEY CENTRES LTD
FLYBE PACE FUELCARE LTD WOODHOUSE INNS LTD
FORTNUM & MASON PLC PARAMOUNT GROUP WORLD CLUB TRAVEL
FOUR SEASONS HOTELS (GLOBAL) PARAMOUNT HOTELS LTD WORLDROAM LTD
FRANKIE & BENNY'S PAUL HEATHCOTES RESTAURANT WYEVALE GARDEN CENTRES PLC
FRENCH CONNECTION PAUL SMITH LTD
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FURNITURE VILLAGE LTD PIZZA EXPRESS YOUNGS & CO BREWERY PLC
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PIZZA HUT
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GAP PLANET HOLLYWOOD (EUROPE) ZARA UK
GARDEN COURT PLAY.COM ZIZZI
GARFUNKLES POLAR MOTOR CO LTD ZUMA & ROKA
GIEVES & HAWKES POWERHOUSE
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