LME Trading Hours & Market Holidays
The London Metal Exchange (LME) is based in London, United Kingdom. There are five other markets in this country including AIM Stock Exchange, London Metal Exchange, and LSE Group.
The MIC code for this exchange is XLME. The acronym or abbreviation for this market is LME.
This page contains information on London Metal Exchange trading hours, market holidays, contact information and more.
LME Trading Hours
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Trading Hours Summary:
The London Metal Exchange is open Monday through Friday from 1:00 am to 7:00 pm British Summer Time (GMT+01:00).
The London Metal Exchange does not close for lunch. The London Metal Exchange is open for a total of 18 hours per day.
The London Metal Exchange does not have pre-market trading or after-hours trading.
We closely monitor the London Metal Exchange for changes to their trading hour. Any official changes will be reflected here immediately. If you are aware of an upcoming change, please contact us.
Regular Trading Schedule
1:00 am - 7:00 pm — Primary Trading Session
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LME Market Holidays
The London Metal Exchange is be closed for nine holidays in 2023.
The next London Metal Exchange holiday is Good Friday and will be observed on Friday, April 7, 2023 which is 1 week from now.
All holiday data is collected exclusively from primary sources. We continually monitory the market for changes to ensure the highest level of accuracy.
Although the underlying data is public knowledge, our selection and arrangement of the data is copyrighted. If you would like to incorporate this data into own system – and ensure it is always up-to-date – please check out our data API.
2023 Market Holidays:
|New Year's Day||Monday, January 2, 2023 † (past)||
3 months ago
|Good Friday||Friday, April 7, 2023||
1 week from now
|Easter||Monday, April 10, 2023||
2 weeks from now
|Bank Holiday||Monday, May 1, 2023||
1 month from now
|Coronation Day||Monday, May 8, 2023||
1 month from now
|Bank Holiday||Monday, May 29, 2023||
2 months from now
|Bank Holiday||Monday, August 28, 2023||
5 months from now
|Christmas||Monday, December 25, 2023||
9 months from now
|Boxing Day||Tuesday, December 26, 2023||
9 months from now
† Indicates the market is closed in observance of the holiday on a different date than when the holiday officially occurs. This is typically the case when a holiday falls on a non-business day.
‡ Indicates that the market is open and has irregular trading hours.
LME Contact Information — Address, Phone & Email:
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London Metal Exchange10 Finsbury Square
+44 20 7113 8888
About the London Metal Exchange
London Metal Exchange – Market Structure
The MIC code for London Metal Exchange is XLME (LONDON METAL EXCHANGE). This is an "Operating MIC". This means it is a parent entity that operates one or more subsidiary markets or trading platforms, which are called "Segment MICs."
The only Segment MIC under XLME is XLME (LONDON METAL EXCHANGE).
Each segment may have a different trading calendar and hours of operation. Additionally within a single segment MIC there can be different trading schedules for certain products, securities, or asset types.
London Metal Exchange Timezone
The London Metal Exchange uses the Europe/London timezone. Commonly referred to as British Summer Time. This timezone is currently GMT+01:00. The abbreviation for this timezone is BST.
It currently is Daylight Saving Time (DST) in London. The next time change will be 7 months from now, on Sunday, October 29, 2023 at 2:00am.
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London Metal Exchange Currency
The London Metal Exchange trades in British Pounds. The currency code is GBP. The currency symbol is "£".
Economy & Geography
The London Metal Exchange is headquartered in London, United Kingdom located in Europe (Northern Europe). 🇬🇧
United Kingdom is neighboring Ireland. Markets in this region include Irish Stock Exchange.
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