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What is the time now in the UK?

Current local time in UK (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland)

Time zone and Daylight Saving Time (DST) rules

When Daylight Saving Time (DST) is in use, UK time is GMT+1, or British Summer Time (BST).When DST is not in use, UK is on GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), which is the Standard Time.

Convert Local to UK

GMT Time converter, compare UK and Local. Enter your location or any placename for more comparisons.

Current daylight saving dates for Europe

European clocks are now on:


  • 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

UK Time Zone

The UK is in the Western European Time Zone . It has the same GMT/UTC offset as Ireland and Portugal, but the DST and Standard Time names are different.

UK Daylight Saving / Summer Time

Like most countries in Europe, Summer (Daylight-Saving) Time is observed in the UK, where the time is shifted forward by 1 hour, that is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT+1).

After the summer months time in the UK is shifted back by 1 hour to Western European Time (WET) or (GMT).

Discover the history of British Daylight Saving

British Summer Time Past Dates

British Summer Time Dates

Daylight saving time begin and end dates, Sunday 01:00 GMT (1.00am Greenwich Mean Time):

Proposals have been made from time to time about changing the UK's time zone to Central European Time.

However, any changes would need to have full regard to the effect on business and transport links with other countries, on health and safety issues such as road traffic accidents, and on social and community life.

Although there could be some advantages, adoption of Central European Time in the UK would result in later sunrise in winter, affecting particularly outdoor workers and people in the north of England and Scotland.

There are no current plans to change the UK’s time zone and DST rules.

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