Summer Solstice 2018 | How To Spend The Longest Day Of The Year

Published: 21/06/2018

The longest day of the year is right around the corner.

Summer Solstice, or the longest day of the year, falls on Thursday 21 June. This is the date when the sun is directly above the Tropic of Cancer, so there will be more sunlight hours than any other day of the year.

This Summer Solstice you can expect the sun to rise in the UK on Wednesday at 4:43 am. Sunset will be at 9:21 pm which means there will be a total of 16 hours and 38 minutes of sunlight during this year’s summer solstice, the sun will be highest in the sky at 1:02 pm.

The day also marks, believe it or not here in the often rainy UK, the middle of summer.

How to spend the longest day of the year - a guide by GW


Good morning! This day only comes once a year, so set your alarm, pour a cup of coffee, and enjoy watching what is sure to be a spectacular early sunrise, knowing there is an entire 16-hours of sunlight ahead of you to enjoy.


You’ve now got plenty of time before work starts, so use this time wisely. Over a nice cup of tea and some toast, why not browse through some online property listings, if you’re considering of making a big move. You might even be able to organise some last-minute house viewings in, you’ve got a long day ahead after all! There’s no better time to sell a property or buy a property.

If you decide on purchasing a new property, as either a first time buyeror a seasoned investor, you will need to instruct an experienced property solicitor or conveyancer, to ensure the purchase goes as smoothly as possible and without undue delays or unnecessary stress.

GWlegal has almost 35 years’ experience in the property market and is lead by true conveyancing expert and partner Eddie Goldsmith. You’ll be in very safe hands with our Liverpool-based team of dedicated property solicitors, experts and administration staff.


If you’ve still got time, make another cuppa, and take advantage of our free PPI checker service. The service is totally free and will submit your PPI search in just seconds. You will be surprised how many people had PPI added to a financial product they took out (e.g. a mortgage or insurance) without ever even knowing. You could be entitled to hundreds of even thousands of pounds in compensation, secured by our expert Financial Claims team. It absolutely cannot hurt to check!


It’s lunchtime, but with an entire afternoon of sun ahead of you, you’ve got plenty of time to tick some chores off the list over your sandwich. While it may not sound like the most upbeat topic for a long summer’s day, getting your Wills & Probate in order is actually a huge weight off one’s shoulders and will free you up to truly enjoy the remainder of the warmer weather.

Plus, it’s way nicer to organise your documents in the sunshine! Get everything down from the loft and tan as you organise.

Read here about why making a will is one of the most important things you’ll ever do: here


Work’s finished, you’ve had a super productive day checking your PPI, sorted out your will and searching for that #DreamHome. You deserve a glass of wine, icy cold beer or fresh iced tea, outside, in the sun. Enjoy it while it lasts!

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