Business days

What are our business days?

London Stock Exchange generally operates its Trading Services each weekday. It does however, recognise the Public and Bank Holidays of England & Wales and the impact on its Trading Services of these days are set out in the table below. London Stock Exchange will keep its days of operation under review.

The operational hours of each of our trading services is set out in the Millennium Exchange & TRADEcho Business Parameters Document.

View the Anticipated settlement calendar for all order book executions that has been produced in conjunction with the relevant CSD and CCPs.

Bank holidays and their impact on our trading services

    On Exchange Trading Services OTC/SI Off-book trade reporting only
Monday 31 August 2020 Summer Bank Holiday NON-trading day.  
Also GBX/ GBP NON-settlement day in EUI
Available as normal
Thursday 24 December 2020 Christmas Eve Markets closing process commences from 12:30 London time. Standard settlement day. Available as normal
Friday 25 December 2020 Christmas Day NON-trading day.  
Also GBX/ GBP NON-settlement day in EUI
Not available
Monday 28 December 2020 Boxing Day (substitute) NON-trading day.  
Also GBX/ GBP NON-settlement day in EUI
Available as normal
Thursday 31 December 2020  New Year's Eve Markets closing process commences from 12:30 London time. Standard settlement day. Available as normal
Friday 1 January 2021 New Year's Day NON-trading day.  
Also GBX/ GBP NON-settlement day in EUI
Not available

Friday 2 April 2021

Good Friday NON-trading day.  
Also GBX/ GBP NON-settlement day in EUI
Not available
Monday 5 April 2021 Easter Monday NON-trading day.  
Also GBX/ GBP NON-settlement day in EUI
Not available
Monday 3 May 2021 Early May Bank Holiday NON-trading day.  
Also GBX/ GBP NON-settlement day in EUI
Available as normal
Monday 31 May 2021 Spring Bank Holiday NON-trading day.  
Also GBX/ GBP NON-settlement day in EUI
Available as normal

Documents and downloads

Find out about the recent insights and reports

Fixed Income Pulse: Sustainability-Linked Bonds now eligible on Sustainable Bond Market

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Celebrating 25 years of AIM

25 years ago, AIM was launched to provide a platform for growth companies to raise equity capital. In that time over 3,800 companies, operating in 79 countries around the world, have raised £118bn of capital, making AIM the most successful growth market in the world.

To mark this occasion, we’ve published a report looking at AIM’s achievements, including research from Grant Thornton o

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Navigating the New World

We’ve worked with partners and contacts from across the London capital markets community to bring together content and insights to support our issuers through the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Take a look at our page ‘Navigating the New World’ to find details of videos, blogs and webinars covering a wide range of topics

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Technical Update: Submission process for applications to London Stock Exchange's Sustainable Bond Market

As outlined in our technical update titled “Launch of the Sustainable Bond Market”, London Stock Exchange announced the launch of its expanded Sustainable Bond Market (SBM) in October 2019.
 
SBM offers dedicated segments for social and sustainability bonds, in additio

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