Stock Market Holidays – London Stock Exchange Holidays Schedule 2017

Like the adage goes “Money never sleeps.” However, the London Stock Exchange [LSE] does remain closed on certain specific days of the year and remains partially open on some days. A small bit of wrong information can cause huge losses to the parties concerned and cause economic havoc. So it is imperative for investors to know the London Stock Exchange calendar 2017 well in advance.   

The London Stock Exchange [LSE] is a stock exchange located in the City of London, United Kingdom with a market capitalization of $3.64 Trillion. The LSE remains open five days a week from Monday to Friday for eight and half hours per day. The LSE is closed for the weekend every week [Saturday and Sunday]. The LSE is closed for nine holidays in 2017 and partially open for one day. Please note that all the holidays listed below are the observed dates and not the actual dates.

London Stock Exchange Trading Hours 2017

The London Stock Exchange opens at 8:00 am [GMT+ 00:00] and stays open the whole day until the closing bell sounds at 4:30 pm [GMT+ 00:00]. The LSE market opening time is the same all through the year except on the days the LSE is closed.

London Stock Exchange Holidays Schedule 2017

LSE Holiday Date Day
New Year’s Day January 2 Monday
Good Friday April 14 Friday
Easter Monday April 17 Monday
Bank Holiday May 1 Monday
Bank Holiday May 29 Monday
Bank Holiday August 28 Monday
Christmas Day December 25 Monday
Boxing Day December 26 Tuesday
New Year’s Day December 29 Friday

London Stock Exchange Partial Holidays 2017

LSE Partial Holiday

[1:15 pm GMT+00:00 Close]

Date Day
Christmas Day December 22 Friday

The LSE may be closed multiple days for a holiday or have modified hours instead of fully closing.

London Stock Exchange Holidays FAQs

Q. Is the LSE open on Good Friday?
A. No, the LSE is closed on Good Friday.

Q. Is the LSE open on Easter Monday?
A. No, the LSE is closed on Easter Monday.

Q. What time does the LSE open?
A. The LSE opens at 8:00 am [GMT + 00:00].

Q. What time does the LSE close?
A. The LSE closes at 4:30 pm [GMT+ 00:00].

Q. Is the LSE open on May Day?
A. No, the LSE is closed on May Day.

Q. Is the LSE open on Christmas Day?
A. No, the LSE is closed on Christmas Day.

Q. Is the LSE open on Boxing Day?
A. No, the LSE is closed on Boxing Day.