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 Holidays 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
New Year’s Day January 1st January 1st January 3rd January 2nd January 1st
Good Friday April 10th April 2nd April 15th April 7th April 19th
Easter Monday April 13th April 5th April 18th April 10th April 22nd
Early May Bank Holiday May 4th May 3rd May 2nd May 1st May 6th
Late May Bank Holiday May 25th May 31st May 30th May 29th May 27th
Summer Bank Holiday August 31st August 30th August 29th August 28th August 26th
Christmas December 25th December 27th December 26th December 25th December 25th
Boxing Day December 28th December 28th December 27th December 26th December 26th

 

LSE Partial Holidays 2020 2021 2022 2023
Christmas Eve December 24th December 24th N/A N/A
New Year’s Eve December 31st December 31st N/A N/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:

INR CNY JPY USD GBP
8,732.45 791.57 12,417.00 118.56 90.68

 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 www.londonstockexchange.com.

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
Sunday Closed
Monday – 
Tuesday – 
Wednesday – 
Thursday – 
Friday – 
Saturday Closed

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

Year Holiday Name Observed Date Status
2019 New Year’s Day January 1, 2019 Closed (passed)
2019 Good Friday April 19, 2019 Closed
2019 Easter Monday April 22, 2019 Closed
2019 Early May Bank Holiday May 6, 2019 Closed
2019 Spring Bank Holiday May 27, 2019 Closed
2019 Summer Bank Holiday August 26, 2019 Closed
2019 Christmas Day December 24, 2019  Open, 8:00-12:30pm
2019 Christmas Day December 25, 2019 Closed
2019 Boxing Day December 26, 2019 Closed
2019 New Year’s Eve December 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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