Don’t forget to claim your lie in!

Marking the end of British Summer Time, the clocks go back in October, giving us an extra hour in bed. But why do the clocks change?

In autumn 2020 the clocks will go back on 25 October at 2am

Find out when the clocks next change here

On the last Sunday of October the clocks ‘fall back’: they go back by one hour.

It may feel like a long time since the blue skies of summer, but this marks the end of British Summer Time (BST). It also means an extra hour in bed.

Clocks on smart phones should update automatically, but older analogue clocks need changing manually. At the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, we even have sundials which need changing…


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