It’s five hours ahead of New York.
It’s eight hours ahead of Los Angeles.
Living in GMT is like starting work at 4 AM in a 9–5 world.
- You can work all morning without calls, emails, or interruption.
- You can publish an article at noon and it’ll hit the North American breakfast crowd and the European lunch rush simultaneously.
- You can put in a full day’s work and deliver it to your New York publisher by lunchtime.
- You can work on a screenplay until midnight on Friday and still have it to your Hollywood producer before she leaves for her weekend read.
GMT has a ton of great places:
London, Oxford, Cambridge, the Lake District, Bath, Cardiff, Cornwall, Manchester, Edinburgh, the Isle of Skye, Dublin, Belfast, Reykjavik, Lisbon, Porto, Dakar, plus the most remote place on earth — Tristan Da Cunha.
UTC 00:00 is essentially the middle of the world.
You’ll never want to move back to North America.
You’ll always feel like you’re behind.