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Overview

The London Stock Exchange Group (LSE) is based in London, United Kingdom. There are four other markets in this country including AIM Stock Exchange, London Metal Exchange, and Aquis Stock Exchange.

The MIC code for this exchange is XLON. The acronym or abbreviation for this market is LSE.

This page contains information on London Stock Exchange Group trading hours, market holidays, contact information and more.

LSE Trading Hours

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Trading Hours Summary:

The London Stock Exchange is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 12:02 pm to 4:30 pm British Summer Time (GMT+01:00).

The London Stock Exchange closes for lunch / intermission each day. The London Stock Exchange is open for a total of 8 hours 28 minutes per day.

The London Stock Exchange does have extended hours trading. The Pre-Trading Session is from 5:05 am to 7:50 am. The Post-Trading Session is from 4:40 pm to 5:15 pm.

We closely monitor the London Stock Exchange for changes to their trading hour. Any changes official changes will be reflected here immediately. If you are aware of an upcoming change, please contact us.

Regular Trading Schedule

Monday-Friday:

5:05 am - 7:50 am — Pre-Trading

8:00 am - 12:00 pm — Regular Trading

12:02 pm - 4:30 pm — Regular Trading

4:40 pm - 5:15 pm — Post Close

Partial Trading Schedule

Monday-Friday:

5:05 am - 7:50 am — Pre-Trading

8:00 am - 12:30 pm — Regular Trading

12:40 pm - 1:15 pm — Post Close

† All data is collected directly from primary sources — in this case, the London Stock Exchange. 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.

LSE Market Holidays

The London Stock Exchange is be closed for ten holidays in 2022. The market also has two irregular schedules or half-days.

The next London Stock Exchange holiday is Christmas and will be observed on Friday, December 23, 2022 which is 3 months 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.

2022 Market Holidays:

Holiday Date Status
New Year's Day Monday, January 3, 2022 (past) Closed
9 months ago
Good Friday Friday, April 15, 2022 (past) Closed
6 months ago
Easter Monday, April 18, 2022 (past) Closed
6 months ago
Bank Holiday Monday, May 2, 2022 (past) Closed
5 months ago
Bank Holiday Thursday, June 2, 2022 (past) Closed
4 months ago
Bank Holiday Friday, June 3, 2022 (past) Closed
4 months ago
Bank Holiday Monday, August 29, 2022 (past) Closed
1 month ago
Bank Holiday Monday, September 19, 2022 (past) Closed
3 weeks ago
Christmas Friday, December 23, 2022 Open, 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
3 months from now
Boxing Day Monday, December 26, 2022 Closed
3 months from now
Christmas Tuesday, December 27, 2022 Closed
3 months from now
New Year's Day Friday, December 30, 2022 Open, 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
3 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.

LSE Contact Information โ€” Address, Phone & Email:

If you have questions specifically about the content of this website, please contact us. Otherwise, use the details below the contact the London Stock Exchange.

London Stock Exchange
10 Paternoster Square
London, EC4M 7LS
Media Inquiries:

[email protected]

Investor Relations:

[email protected]

Website:

www.londonstockexchange.com

Phone Number:

+44 20 7797 4400

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About the London Stock Exchange

London Stock Exchange – Market Structure

The MIC code for London Stock Exchange is XLON (LONDON STOCK 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 Segment MICs under XLON are AIMX (LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE - AIM MTF), XLOD (LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE - CURVEGLOBAL MARKETS), XLOM (LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE - MTF), and XLON (LONDON STOCK 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.

Under the LSE Group, TradingHours.com has identified 36 unique trading schedules. To access the full dataset, please request a quote.

London Stock Exchange Timezone

The London Stock 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 3 weeks from now, on Sunday, October 30, 2022 at 2:00am.

Market Capitalization

The Market Capitalization, or total value of all shares of all securities traded on the LSE Group is $2.97 trillion USD.

Market Cap is based on data from the World Federation of Exchanges and was last updated on Thursday, October 6, 2022.

London Stock Exchange Currency

The London Stock Exchange trades in British Pounds. The currency code is GBP. The currency symbol is "ยฃ".

Economy & Geography

The London Stock Exchange is headquartered in London, United Kingdom located in Europe (Northern Europe). ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

United Kingdom is neighboring Ireland. Markets in this region include Irish Stock Exchange.

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