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United Kingdom (UK)

England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland

Current time, time zone and main facts

UK abides by EU clock change rules.

UK Time Zone

The UK is in the Western European Time Zone.

UK Standard Time is GMT .

During the British Summer Daylight Saving Time rules are in effect. UK clocks are then adjusted to British Summer Time (BST). BST is GMT+1.

Current rules in effect in Europe

European clocks are now on:

STANDARD TIME

  • Standard Time began: Sunday 29 October 2017  01:00 GMT. Clocks went back one hour.
  • Standard Time ends: Sunday 25 March 2018  01:00 GMT. Clocks go forward one hour.

UK and Europe Clock Change Rules

Main facts

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (usually shortened to United Kingdom or UK ) is a country situated off the north-western coast of continental Europe. It is surrounded by the North Sea, the English Channel, the Celtic Sea, the Irish Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

The UK is composed of four constituent parts: three constituent countries England , Scotland and Wales on the island of Great Britain and the province of Northern Ireland on the island of Ireland.

The border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland forms the United Kingdom's principal international land border.  There is also a frontier with France at the Channel Tunnel with the French border control being on the English side of the English Channel ( La Manche )!

The UK has several overseas territories throughout the world, relationships with several Crown dependencies and Commonwealth realms.

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