London Stock Exchange (LSE) Trading Hours

The london stock exchange (lse) is open for trading today.

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is open for trading on weekdays, from Monday to Friday.

The market operates during the regular trading session in the United Kingdom from 08:00am - 04:30pm GMT +1.

Local time Session
05:05am - 07:50am Pre-Market Trading
08:00am - 04:30pm Regular Trading Session
04:40pm - 05:15pm Post Close

* The stock exchange market is closed on the weekend (Saturday-Sunday)

Current time in London, UK
(GMT +1)

02:12 PM

Thursday, 20th of June 2024

Regular Trading Session Status

08:00am - 04:30pm

  • Pre-Market Trading 05:05am - 07:50am
  • Regular Trading Session 08:00am - 04:30pm
  • Post Close 04:40pm - 05:15pm


London Stock Exchange is a stock exchange in the City of London, England. It was founded in 1801, making it one of the oldest exchanges in the world.  Since 2007, it has been part of the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG). The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) is a British company that operates the London Stock Exchange and provides financial information. It is headquartered in the City of London, England. London Stock Exchange Group also owns Refinitiv, LSEG Technology, FTSE Russell, and holds significant shares in LCH and Tradeweb.

London Stock Exchange is ranked the 8th largest stock exchange by market capitalization, with US$3.71 trillion as of February 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to trade in London stock exchange?

To trade on the London Stock Exchange, follow these simple steps:

  1. Choose a Broker: Find a reliable brokerage firm that offers access to the London Stock Exchange.
  2. Open an Account: Sign up for a trading account with the chosen brokerage.
  3. Fund Your Account: Deposit money into your trading account.
  4. Select Investments: Research and choose the stocks or other securities you want to trade.
  5. Place Orders: Use the brokerage’s platform to place buy or sell orders for the selected investments.
  6. Monitor Your Trades: Keep track of your trades and watch how your investments perform.

Remember to be mindful of the risks involved in trading and invest only what you can afford to lose. Stay informed about market trends and news to make informed decisions.

What time does London stock exchange open?

The London Stock Exchange typically opens for trading at 8:00 AM local time.

What time does the London stock exchange close?

The London Stock Exchange typically closes for trading at 4:30 PM local time.

Where is the London stock exchange?

The London Stock Exchange is located in the heart of London, the capital city of the United Kingdom. Its address is 10 Paternoster Square, London EC4M 7LS.

London Stock Exchange (LSE) Holidays

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) will observe the following upcoming public holidays

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