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London Stock Exchange

London Stock Exchange is the 60th largest exchange out of the 82 stock exchanges we track. The London Stock Exchange Group’s Market Capitalization is $0 adjusted US Dollars as of March 2019. Although the primary currency used by the London Stock Exchange Group is the Euro.

The population in United Kingdom is approximately 62.35 Million people and the country has a GDP of $2.49 Trillion adjusted US Dollars. United Kingdom ranks 22nd in terms of population and 163rd in terms of GDP out of 240 countries and country equivalents.

Market Capitalization to GDP ratio, which when compared to the historic ratio is an indicator that a market is over or under valued, is 0%.

When is the London Stock Exchange Open?

Trading Schedule

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Does the London Stock Exchange close for lunch?

The London Stock Exchange does not close for lunch. The exchange opens at 8:00 AM and stays open all day until the closing bell at 4:30 PM.

London Stock Exchange Timezone

The London Stock Exchange uses the Europe/Londontimezone for all listed times. This timezone is currently +01:00. Europe/London does observe Daylight Saving Time (DST). It currently is Daylight Saving Time in London.

Upcoming Holidays

LSE Holidays20202021202220232024
New Year’s DayJanuary 1stJanuary 1stJanuary 3rdJanuary 2ndJanuary 1st
Good FridayApril 10thApril 2ndApril 15thApril 7thApril 19th
Easter MondayApril 13thApril 5thApril 18thApril 10thApril 22nd
Early May Bank HolidayMay 4thMay 3rdMay 2ndMay 1stMay 6th
Late May Bank HolidayMay 25thMay 31stMay 30thMay 29thMay 27th
Summer Bank HolidayAugust 31stAugust 30thAugust 29thAugust 28thAugust 26th
ChristmasDecember 25thDecember 27thDecember 26thDecember 25thDecember 25th
Boxing DayDecember 28thDecember 28thDecember 27thDecember 26thDecember 26th


LSE Partial Holidays2020202120222023
Christmas EveDecember 24thDecember 24thN/AN/A
New Year’s EveDecember 31stDecember 31stN/AN/A

About the London Stock Exchange

   London Stock Exchange Currency

The London Stock Exchange trades shares in Euro. The official ISO 4217 currency code for Euro is EUR. The official currency symbol is “€”. Note that all dollar values listed on this site, such as market cap, are in U.S. Dollars.

The table below shows the current currency exchange rates between Euro and other top currencies. These rates were last updated on April 2, 2019 .

100 Euro Equals:

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 Economy and Geography

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is located in Europe and its headquarters is located in London, United Kingdom. Companies listed on the London Stock Exchange are primarily United Kingdom based companies and trade in Euro. Companies outside of United Kingdom would be listed in a different exchange. See the full list of exchanges.

 Contact the London Stock Exchange

In most cases, you will want contact your broker instead of contacting the London Stock Exchange directly. Most general information about the London Stock Exchange can be found on the web at

To contact the London Stock Exchange, you can use the information below:

2020 London Stock Exchange Trading Hours

 Does London Stock Exchange Close For Lunch?

The London Stock Exchange Group does not close for lunch. Most stock markets in Asia close for lunch and a few exchanges in the Middle East do as well. Stock exchanges in most of the rest of the world remain open continuously from the Opening Bell to the Closing bell. Our Stock Market Countdown takes lunch hours into account for all Stock Exchanges.

 Is London Stock Exchange Open on Weekends?

The London Stock Exchange is not open on weekends. Stock Exchanges in America, Europe, and Asia follow the typical Monday to Friday schedule. However, in the Middle East the work week typically runs from Sunday through Thursday.

Stock exchanges in Middle Eastern countries like Qatar and Abu Dhabi are closed on Friday and open on Sunday. The Tehran Stock Exchange in Iran is open Saturday through Wednesday and closed Thursday and Friday.

 How Long is London Stock Exchange Open?

The London Stock Exchange is open 42.5 hours per week which is above average. Most stock exchanges are open 25 to 35 hours per week with 5 days of trading per week. There are several exchanges that are only open 4 days per week and one exchange that is only open 2 days per week. The Deutsche Börse is open more than any other stock exchange.

Limited trading hours help to reduce volatility in stock prices but also limits the liquidity of stocks. When trading hours are shorter more news reports and earnings reports are published while the markets are closed. As a result, investors have more time to process new information and general make fewer knee-jerk reactions. Read more about how trading hours vary around the world.

 Does Daylight Saving Time Affect the London Stock Exchange?

London Stock Exchange Group follows the Europe/London timezone which does observe Daylight Saving Time. Daylight Saving Time (DST) is currently in effect for this region. As a result, the timezone offset is now GMT+01:00. Daylight Saving Time for Europe/London will end on October 27, 2019 at 2:00 AM. At this time, the region will fall back one hour.

 London Stock Exchange Extended Hours Trading

Stocks can always be traded on the London Stock Exchange during regular trading hours (listed above).

But there are also Extended Hours Trading during which trades may be made. There is significantly less trading volume during extended hours. Lower volume results is a larger spread, bigger price jumps, more volatility, and more risk. Extended Hours Trading allows investors to act quickly on information that comes out after markets closed.

In the past, only large institutional investors could participate in Extended Hours Trading. Due to the emergence of electronic trading platforms, individual investors are now able to trade during extended hours as well. Depending upon your broker, you can usually choose to execute trades during pre- or after-hours or only during regular trading.

London Stock Exchange Opening Hours for 2020

2019 London Stock Exchange Holidays

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is a stock exchange located in London, United Kingdom1.

The London Stock Exchange is open five days per week for eight hours per day and is closed for ten holidays per year.

All holidays listed below are the observed date, not the actual date. For example, if Christmas Day falls on a weekend many stock exchanges will close on the Friday before or the Monday after. Exchanges sometimes close multiple days for a holiday or have modified hours instead of fully closing.

This section contains holidays for all years from 2019 to 2016. Click the tabs below to navigate to different years.

List of 2019 London Stock Exchange Market Holidays

YearHoliday NameObserved DateStatus
2019New Year’s DayJanuary 1, 2019Closed (passed)
2019Good FridayApril 19, 2019Closed
2019Easter MondayApril 22, 2019Closed
2019Early May Bank HolidayMay 6, 2019Closed
2019Spring Bank HolidayMay 27, 2019Closed
2019Summer Bank HolidayAugust 26, 2019Closed
2019Christmas DayDecember 24, 2019 Open, 8:00-12:30pm
2019Christmas DayDecember 25, 2019Closed
2019Boxing DayDecember 26, 2019Closed
2019New Year’s EveDecember 31, 2019 Open, 8:00-12:30pm

How to Contact the London Stock Exchange?

Most traders never even need to contact the London Stock Exchange directly. Today most trades can be executed online without ever setting foot on the floor of the London Stock Exchange. But there are still a number of reasons you might need to contact, visit, or send mail to the London Stock Exchange.

Below is the contact information you will need in order to reach the London Stock Exchange:

London Stock Exchange Address & Phone Numbers

London Stock Exchange:
10 Paternoster Square,
London, EC4M 7LS,
United Kingdom
Email (Media Inquiries):

[email protected]

Email (Investor Relations):

[email protected]

Phone Number:

+44 20 7797 4400

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