When is British Summer Time (BST) in force?

BST dates in 2020

Historical dates 1950-2019

Current Daylight Saving Time (DST) dates in the UK

On 29 March 2020 at 01:00 GMT - clocks went forward one hour, British Summer Time started.

On 25 October 2020 at 02:00 BST - clocks go back one hour to GMT, British Summer Time ends

British Summer Time Dates (BST) since 1950

YearStart dateEnd date
195016 April22 October
195115 April21 October
195220 April26 October
195319 April04 October
195411 April03 October
195517 April02 October
195622 April07 October
195714 April06 October
195820 April05 October
195912 April04 October
196019 April02 October
196126 March29 October
196225 March28 October
196331 March27 October
196422 March25 October
196521 March24 October
196620 March23 October
196719 March29 October
1968*  
* All year BST experiment starts
1969  
1970  
1971*  
*All year BST experiment ends
197219 March29 October
197318 March28 October
197417 March27 October
197516 March26 October
197621 March24 October
197720 March23 October
197819 March29 October
197918 March28 October
198016 March26 October
1981*29 March25 October
*Moves in line with EU
198228 March24 October
198327 March23 October
198425 March28 October
198531 March27 October
198630 March26 October
198729 March25 October
198827 March23 October
198926 March29 October
199025 March28 October
199131 March27 October
199229 March25 October
199328 March24 October
199427 March23 October
199526 March22 October
199631 March27 October
199730 March26 October
199829 March25 October
199928 March31 October
200026 March29 October
200125 March28 October
200231 March27 October
200330 March26 October
200428 March31 October
200527 March30 October
200626 March29 October
200725 March28 October
200830 March26 October
200929 March25 October
201028 March31 October
201127 March30 October
201225 March28 October
201331 March27 October
201430 March26 October
201529 March25 October
201627 March30 October
201726 March30 October
201825 March28 October
201931 March27 October

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