Market Holidays Information:
With a market cap of $3.1 trillion, the London Stock Exchange (LSE)is the UK's leading market exchange and the largest in Europe. The UK stock market operates every day of the week for eight and a half hours. The business opens at 8.00 am and closes at 4.30 pm.
As a trader and investor, it's important to know the days when the stock market closes its business. It will help you plan your schedules all year round and avoid costly expenses if the stock exchange is closed without your knowledge.
The UK stock exchange market does not operate on Sundays and all the public and bank holidays. For any holidays on the weekend, then the stock market closes on the Friday before or the Monday after. On rare occasions, the market can close on multiple days or modify their operating hours instead of fully closing. Here is a list of all the Market holidays in the UK to help plan your schedule accordingly.