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About the London Stock Exchange

The leading stock exchange in the UK is the London Stock Exchange. Currently overseen by CEO David Schwimmer, the London Stock Exchange has a rich history that began in 1973. The most prominent index of the London Stock Exchange is the Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE), and this is usually regarded as the benchmark index for tracking the UK economy.

Located in the City of London, the London Stock Exchange offers cost-efficient and easy access to some of the biggest and most liquid pools of capital in the world. The London Stock Exchange is known to be the most international of all the stock exchanges, with thousands of companies listed from more than sixty countries worldwide.

This page will take you through key information about the London Stock Exchange, including a summary of its history, companies listed on the exchange, and information about the stocks traded.

A brief history
What are the main indices that track the performance of the London Stock Exchange?
How many stocks are listed on the London Stock Exchange?

Top 20 companies by volume

Name & symbol Prev Close Volume Change
0.24 129.73M +0 (+0%)
0.01 107.43M +0 (+0%)
0.02 73.90M +0 (+0%)
0.01 61.04M +0 (+0%)
1.03 47.16M +0.01 (+0.97%)
0.1 44.42M +0 (+0%)
0.02 32.56M +0 (+0%)
0.01 32.02M +0 (+0%)
0.01 31.40M +0 (+0%)
2.36 31.26M +0.06 (+2.54%)
0.6 30.94M +0 (+0%)
0.01 29.76M +0 (+0%)
0.24 29.08M -0.01 (-4.17%)
0.92 28.47M +0 (+0%)
0.01 28.33M +0 (+0%)
0.03 26.57M +0 (+0%)
1.73 26.04M -0.01 (-0.58%)
0.43 24.03M +0.01 (+2.33%)
0.02 23.71M +0 (+0%)
0.34 22.59M +0 (+0%)

Latest London Stock Exchange news

22nd September
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22nd September
FTSE 100 turns lower as the UK intensifies restrictions
22nd September
Close Brothers Group’s annual profit takes a hit due to the COVID-19 crisis
22nd September
Whitbread expresses plans of slashing its workforce by 6,000 jobs
22nd September
A.G. Barr H1 profit slides due to COVID-19 restrictions
22nd September
Kingfisher’s profit jumps to £398 million in the fiscal first half
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