The FTSE 100 ended the week up by 48. 96 points at 7,071. 18.
Stockmarkets across the Continent finished the week on a down note and near their session lows as investors digested news of a possible delay in trade talks between the leaders of the US and China and speculation that Washington might be set to slap tariffs on German cars.
The auto sector and financials were the main brakes on the market as the week came to an end, while there were gains for bigger pharma and some larger housebuilders.
Property developer Shaftesbury reported some progress with its larger schemes at the start of its new financial year, but was later threatened with legal action by a dissatisfied major shareholder.
London stocks dipped at the end of the week, unable to make any headway amid fresh concerns about trade relations between the US and China and extending the heavy losses sustained during the previous session.
British Gas owner Centrica was under the cosh on Friday as Citi cut its stance on the stock to 'neutral' from 'buy' and trimmed the price target to 144p.
Jeff Bezos published a blog post on Thursday accusing the National Enquirer of trying to extort him by making intimate photos public unless he stopped investigating how other private photos and messages were obtained and whether the tabloid's reporting was politically motivated.
DiscoverIE chief executive Nicholas Jefferies disposed of 6,683 ordinary shares in the London-listed customised electronics outfit.
Travis Perkins: RBC Capital Markets upgrades to outperform with a target price of 1,550p.
Integumen leapt on Friday as it announced the roll-out of its Labskin AI product, a cloud-based digital life science, automation management tool.
Investment manager Brooks MacDonald named Alan Caruthers as its new chairman on Friday.
Wall Street trading began with losses on Friday as worries about global growth and trade relations between the US and China weighed on sentiment.
BAE Systems has won the contract to design Canada's next-generation anti-submarine warfare frigate, a modified version of the Royal Navy's Type 26 Global Combat Ship.
Superdry will have a problem with its wholesale sales in its new financial year, Stifel predicted as it downgraded the faux-Japanese fashion chain.
London's FTSE 100 was down 0. 2% to 7,077. 70 in afternoon trade on Friday amid fresh concerns about Sino-US trade relations.
Theresa May was set to meet her Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar in Dublin on Friday for an update on efforts to get the Brexit withdrawal deal amended.
RBC Capital Markets upgraded its rating for builders' merchant Travis Perkins to 'outperform' from 'sector perform' on Friday, lifting the price target to 1,550p from 1,180p as it took a long view on the stock.
President Donald Trump is said to be considering signing an executive order that will ban Chinese telecom equipment next week.
London’s FTSE 250 was down 0. 39% at 18,725. 45 in afternoon trading on Friday, as Jaguar Land Rover's poor results had a knock-on effect.
B2B buyer and supplier solutions provider CloudBuy saw revenues fall in its last trading year as legacy contracts dropped off.