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When do the clocks change in 2013?

Posted at 4:00 pm, October 24, 2013 in Fun London
When do the clocks go back in the UK, in Autumn 2013?

When do the clocks go back?

October 27th, 2013. That’s this Sunday morning at 2am – or, as I like to think of it, Saturday night.

How does that even work?

The time goes like this: 1.58am, 1.59am… 1am. TIME TRAVEL!

So that’s an extra hour in bed?

Indeed! Or an extra hour partying! Here are 32 club nights that you can enjoy for an extra hour, for example.

What’s the catch?

Sunset will be an hour earlier, so it’ll be getting dark at a soul-perturbing 4.43pm, and even earlier (by 100 seconds a day) every day after that. LET DARKNESS REIGN.

But what goes around comes around, right?

Quite. Those who inexplicably favour the dawn will appreciate daybreak coming an hour earlier too, at 6.45am. These people are also not to be trusted.

What happens to Big Ben when the clocks change?

What happens to Big Ben when the clocks change?

Big Ben is actually turned off for a few hours leading up to the magic moment, from 9.48pm onwards on Saturday, Oct 26. The lights inside are dimmed so the engineers can move the hands “without drawing too much attention or causing public concern.” We’re entertained by the notion of panicky drivers veering off Westminster Bridge, convinced the very fabric of time is unravelling before their eyes.

Could you summarise the above in musical form?

You’d better believe it:

Now try these:

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