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MIC / Acronym
United Kingdom
Market Cap
$3.83 Trillion
Trading Hours
8:00 AM -
4:30 PM

London Stock Exchange 2019

London Stock Exchange Table of Contents

London Stock Exchange by the Numbers

The London Stock Exchange Group (LSE) is based in London, United Kingdom. Below is a break down of key London Stock Exchange figures.

The MIC code for the London Stock Exchange Group is XLON (operating MIC XLON).

Market Capitalization

London Stock Exchange as a Market Capitalization of $3.83 Trillion. By market cap, London Stock Exchange is ranked 3 out of the 144 stock markets we track.

† Market Capitalization and Gross Domestic Product are both converted into U.S. Dollars. Data shown here is from March 2019 and is updated yearly.

When is the London Stock Exchange Open?

Upcoming Holidays

Christmas December 24, 2019
Christmas December 25, 2019
Boxing Day December 26, 2019
New Year's Day December 31, 2019
New Year's Day January 1, 2020
Good Friday April 10, 2020
Easter Monday April 13, 2020
Bank Holiday May 8, 2020
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Trading Schedule

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM — Opening Auction
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM — Continuous Trading
4:30 PM - 4:35 PM — Closing Auction
4:40 PM - 5:15 PM — Post Close
Real-Time Countdown »
Does the London Stock Exchange close for lunch?

The London Stock Exchange does not close for lunch. Continuous trading begins at 8:00 AM and continues all day until the closing bell at 4:30 PM.

London Stock Exchange Timezone

The London Stock Exchange uses the Europe/London timezone for all listed times. This timezone is currently +00:00. Referred to by its abbreviation GMT. London does observe Daylight Saving Time (DST) but it currently is not Daylight Saving Time.

About the London Stock Exchange

London Stock Exchange Currency

The London Stock Exchange trades shares in British Pound. The official ISO 4217 currency code for British Pound is GBP. 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 British Pound and other top currencies. These rates were last updated on November 17, 2019 .

British Pound

Economy and Geography

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is located in Europe (Northern Europe) and its headquarters is located in London, United Kingdom. The capital of United Kingdom is London. You can browse all markets by country if needed.

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:

  • Phone Number: +44 20 7797 4400
  • Email Address: newsroom@lseg.com
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What's Next?

Check out the London Stock Exchange Bell Countdown see when the stock market opens next. All holiday closures are taken into account by our Opening/Closing Bell Countdown. You can even turn on/off an opening and closing bell notification sound.

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