British Summer Time ends on Sunday 25 October 2020


The British Summer Time (BST) has officially ended today, Sunday 25 October 2020, and the clocks have gone back one hour

In the UK the clocks go back 1 hour at 2 am on the last Sunday in October and go forward 1 hour at 1 am on the last Sunday in March. The period when the clocks are 1 hour ahead is called British Summer Time (BST), there’s more daylight in the evenings and less in the mornings (sometimes called Daylight Saving Time). When the clocks go back, the UK is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Did you know in Britain the campaign for British Summer Time came about at the beginning of the 20th century by a builder called William Willett, who incidentally was the great-great-grandfather of Coldplay’s Chris Martin?  The idea of moving the clocks forward in the summer months would give us darker mornings but lighter, longer evenings and in the dark autumn and winter months lighter mornings but darker evening allowing us the added bonus of that wonderful extra hour in bed moving into winter.


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