From a high in 2007, the UK's benchmark index plummeted as the economic crisis set in, before topping that all-important 7,000 mark earlier this year. Click on the bubbles below to find out more about the events surrounding the FTSE 100's best and worst days.
As the UK's economic woes became more apparent, companies battened down the hatches. Nowhere was that more obvious than on the London Stock Excange, where the amount companies raised via share issues and new listings plummeted.
Is it us, or are towers taller these days? While the crisis called a halt to some of London's most ambitious building projects, a mini construction boom in the last four years means the City's skyline has risen higher than ever.
City boardrooms have transformed, with the number of female FTSE 100 chief executives rising from one in 2005, to a record six in 2015. Click on the years to see how the FTSE 100 is finally making room for women at the top.