The blue-chip FTSE 100 closed just four points ahead at 7,069 after recovering from the daily lows, while the domestically focused FTSE 250 also closed 0.1 percent higher at 22,832.
Financial stocks also plummeted, with Pershing Square Holdings and Standard Chartered Bank among the biggest losers.
British Airways owner IAG fell 0.9 percent after the UK tightened travel restrictions again as concerns increased over the surge in the Delta variant of the coronavirus. Portugal was removed from the Green List and seven more countries were added to the Red List.
Meanwhile, US Stocks rose on Friday, led by gains in technology stocks, followed by a positive monthly job report. The Dow Jones industry average rose 179 points, or 0.52 percent, to 34,756, and the S&P 500 gained 37 points, or 0.88 percent, to 4,230.
The Nasdaq composite added 200 points, or 1.47 percent, to close at 13,814. All three indices rose over the course of the week, with the Nasdaq posting its third consecutive weekly gain.
US employers hired and raised wages in May as they competed for labor. But the 559,000 job increase in non-farm wages was below the 650,000 forecast by economists Reuters polled.
On Monday, Asian Equities got off to a positive start, however stocks in mainland China and Hong Kong fell after the early hours of the morning. Japan Nikkei 225 is 0.3 percent higher and South Korea South Kospi is 0.2 percent higher in the first half of trading.
Indian indices opened higher when the Nifty 50 started at a record high of 15,725, up 55 points, or 0.35 percent. Sensex opened with 52,231 points plus 131 points or 0.25 percent.