United Kingdom (UK)
England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland
Facts and current time
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 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.
UK Standard Time is GMT.
During the summer, Daylight Saving Time rules are in effect. UK clocks are then adjusted to British Summer Time (BST). BST is GMT+1.
Current daylight saving dates for Europe
- Standard Time began: Sunday 27 October 2019 01:00 GMT. Clocks went back one hour.
- Standard Time ends: Sunday 29 March 2020 01:00 GMT. Clocks go forward one hour.
UK and Europe Clock Change Rules