Approximately 125mm x 65mm.
The large number 5 and £ symbol in the top-left hand corner of the front of the note help you easily see its value. There is also a slightly smaller number 5 in the top-right corner.
A unique serial number is printed horizontally and vertically on the back of the note. The horizontal numbers is in the bottom right corner. It is made up of multi-coloured letters and numbers, which increase in height from left to right. The vertical number runs down the left-hand side and the numbers and letters are the same height and colour.
The international copyright symbol is included on the front and back of the note, below the ‘Five pounds’ text.
Historical character: Sir Winston Churchill
Sir Winston Churchill was one of the greatest statesmen of all time, and is the only prime minister to win the Nobel Prize for literature. The images on the back of the note show a view of Westminster, home of the UK government, and the Elizabeth Tower (containing Big Ben) from London’s South Bank, looking across Westminster Bridge. Also shown in the background image is the Nobel Prize medal, which Churchill was awarded in 1953, together with the wording of the prize citation.