London stock markets fell at the end of trade on Wednesday as the eurozone debt crisis continued to weigh on investor sentiment.
The FTSE 100 index of top shares was down 1.23 percent at 5,856.58 points.
Llyods was the most traded stock of the day with 135 million shares changing hands, followed by Vodafone, which saw 96 million shares switch owners.
Software group Autonomy Corp was the best blue-chip performer, rising 3.86 percent ( 64 pence) to finish at 1720. It was followed by the Sage Group, which rose 1.55 percent (43 pence) to close at 281.4.
Scottish and Southern Energy led the losers, slipping 5.28 percent (74 pence) to close at 1327. It was followed by Lloyds Banking Group, which was down 4.28 percent (1.94 pence) to finish at 43.24.
On the currency markets, a pound was worth 1.635 dollars and 1.138 euros at 1558 GMT.