London Stock Exchange


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Symbol Location Market Cap Status Opening Bell Closing Bell
LSE London,
United Kingdom
$3.61 Trillion 8:00 AM 4:30 PM

London Stock Exchange 2018

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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.

Market Capitalization

Ranked 5th in Market Capitalization ($3.61 Trillion)

Market Cap over United Kingdom GDP ratio is 145.12%

United Kingdom Statistics

Ranked 6th in Gross Domestic Product ($2.49 Trillion)

Ranked 22nd in Population (62.35 Million People)

London Stock Exchange is the 5th largest exchange out of the 77 stock exchanges we track. The London Stock Exchange Group's Market Capitalization is $3.61 Trillion adjusted US Dollars as of March 2017. Although the primary currency used by the London Stock Exchange Group is the Euro (€).

The population in United Kingdom is approximately 62.35 Million people and the country has a GDP of $2.49 Trillion adjusted US Dollars. United Kingdom ranks 22nd in terms of population and 163rd in terms of GDP out of 240 countries and country equivalents.

Market Capitalization to GDP ratio, which when compared to the historic ratio is an indicator that a market is over or under valued, is 145.12%.

† Market Capitalization and Gross Domestic Product are both converted into U.S. Dollars. Data shown here is from March 2017 and is updated yearly.

When is the London Stock Exchange Open?

Upcoming Holidays

Good Friday March 30, 2018
Easter Monday April 2, 2018
Bank Holiday May 7, 2018
Bank Holiday May 28, 2018
Bank Holiday August 27, 2018
Christmas Day December 24, 2018
Christmas Day December 25, 2018
Boxing day December 26, 2018

Trading Schedule

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Does the London Stock Exchange close for lunch?

The London Stock Exchange does not close for lunch. The exchange opens at 8:00 AM and stays open 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. Europe/London does observe Daylight Saving Time (DST). It currently is not Daylight Saving Time in London.

About the London Stock Exchange

London Stock Exchange Currency

The London Stock Exchange trades shares in Euro. The official ISO 4217 currency code for Euro is EUR. 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 Euro and other top currencies. These rates were last updated on February 24, 2018.

100 Euro Equals:

US Dollar (USD) UK Pound (GBP) India Rupee (INR) China Yuan Renminbi (CNY) Japan Yen (JPY)
$ £ ¥ ¥

Economy and Geography

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is located in Europe and its headquarters is located in London, United Kingdom. Companies listed on the London Stock Exchange are primarily United Kingdom based companies and trade in Euro. Companies outside of United Kingdom would be listed in a different exchange. See the full list of exchanges.

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

To contact the London Stock Exchange, you can use the information below:

  • Phone Number: +44 20 7797 4400
  • Email Address:

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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