What is the time zone of the United Kingdom (UK)?
The United Kingdom is in the Greenwich Mean Time zone. All places including the capital London have the same time, there are no exceptions. The country is observing daylight savings so there are two different clocks depending on the time of the year.
- Greenwich Mean Time (GMT): 0:00 UTC
- British Summer Time (BST): +1:00 UTC (ahead)
Travel to neighboring countries
These are the times differences if you travel within the UK or outside the country.
To Scotland: There is no time difference as you remain in the same time zone all year round
To Wales: There is no time difference as you remain in the same time zone all year round
To Northern Ireland: There is no time difference as you remain in the same time zone all year round
To Ireland: There is no time difference as you remain in the same time zone all year round
To European mainland: When crossing the North Sea and travelling to the neighboring countries on the European mainland you will enter the Central European Time zone which is +1 hour (ahead)
United Kingdom (UK) Daylight Savings Time (DST)
It starts on the last Sunday in March and ends on the last Sunday in October. In March the clock is moved forward from 01.00 am to 02.00 am (so you will lose an hour of sleep during the night). While in October it’s reversed as the clock is moved backward from 02.00 am to 01.00 am and you will gain an extra hour of sleep. One way of remembering the movement sequence is that clocks “spring forward and fall back”.
Other countries in Europe
You can check out information and maps of other European countries by clicking below links.
|Western European Time & Greenwich Mean Time||Central European Time||Eastern European Time||Moscow Time & Turkey Time|
|United Kingdom (UK)||Albania||Bulgaria||Belarus|
|Isle of Man||Czech Republic||Lithuania|