Sorry Martin but the daylight hours in England are simply fantastic. London’s sunrise on June 21 will be 4:42 a.m. and the sun will set at 9:20 p.m.
You can finish your work day and then, weather permitting, enjoy a light evening. Some offices (not mine!) offer ‘summer hours’ which means that everyone finishes work at 12pm on a Friday between May and September in order to benefit from the extra leisure or family time.
The flip side is that during winter it’s quote common to commute in darkness.
The Observer reported in March that both Labour and the Tories were considering including in their election manifestos a plan to move British clocks permanently forward by one hour. Britain would move between GMT+1 for winter and GMT+2 for summer. Sounds great to me. Wonder where this now sits with the Coalition Government? Probably not that high on the to-do list.