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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 LSE Group, 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.

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LSE Trading Hours

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Trading Hours Summary:

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

The London Stock Exchange does not close for lunch. The London Stock Exchange is open for a total of 8 hours 30 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 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 - 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 times are British Summer Time (GMT+01:00).

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LSE Market Holidays

The London Stock Exchange is be closed for eight holidays in 2024. The market also has two irregular schedules or half-days.

The next London Stock Exchange holiday is Bank Holiday and will be observed on Monday, May 6, 2024 which is 3 weeks 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.

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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 38 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 6 months from now, on Sunday, October 27, 2024 at 2:00am.

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 EURONEXT Dublin.

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