London Time/Time Zone
LONDON TIME CHANGE
London is on GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) during the winter months and on BST (British Summer Time) during the summer months. What this means is that from late March to late October, clocks are set forward 1 hour which corresponds to the CET (Central European Time). Clocks then move 1 hour backward in late October which stays until late March. BTS (British Summer Time) is also referred to as DST (Daylight Saving Time). Find out more.
Every year at 1am on the last Sunday in March clocks are set 1 hour forward and at 2am on the last Sunday in October clocks are set 1 hour backward.
In year 2017 clocks go forward on Sunday 26 March at 1.00am to 2.00am and then backward on Sunday 29 October at 2.00am to 1.00 am. Time always changes on a Sunday.
UK BANK HOLIDAYS
Public holiday in the United Kingdom is known as Bank holiday. Banks and shops used to be closed on these days, however, nowadays; majority of shops are open but the opening/trading hours tend to be shorter than on a non-bank holiday trading day. Banks and offices remain closed.
At present, there are 8 permanent bank holidays during the year in England and Wales. List of bank holidays for 2017:
1. New Year’s Day (Monday 2 January)
2. Good Friday (Friday 14 April)
3. Easter Monday (Monday 17 April)
4. Early May bank holiday (Monday 1 May)
5. Spring bank holiday (Monday 29 May)
6. Summer bank holiday (Monday 28 August)
7. Christmas Day (Monday 25 December)
7. Boxing Day (Monday 26 December)
BANK HOLIDAYS 2018:
1 January – Monday – New Year’s Day
30 March – Friday – Good Friday
2 April – Monday – Easter Monday
7 May – Monday – Early May bank holiday
28 May – Monday – Spring bank holiday
27 August – Monday – Summer bank holiday
25 December – Tuesday – Christmas Day
26. December – Wednesday – Boxing Day
Bank holidays are normally celebrated on Mondays. When a bank holiday falls on a weekend, the upcoming Monday will be celebrated as the official bank holiday.
Workers are not entitled to paid leave on Bank holiday, although some companies offer extra pay (time and a half or double time) or extra day off counting towards their statutory annual leave.
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