Disliked............In terms of getting up in the middle of the night, I've been thinking about looking into different brokers and their daily candle close times.Ignored
I'm UK aswell, and had the same thoughts as you. I personally don't know of any platforms that close their days at 8pm or 9pm UK.
I have a demo account with FXPro and they close their days at 10pm UK. I know IBFX and BROCO (which I use) close at 11pm. From the J16 thread it seems most use an 11pm UK close and some, mainly europeans I think, a 10pm closing platform.
The way I trade is to not lose sleep . I've leant toward my BROCO platform and the 11pm close because the daily close isn't tooooooooo bad but mainly because their H4 candles close at 7am, 11am, 3pm and 7pm. Much more convenient than a 6am start for me . Also BROCO cover a ton of pairs, indices and commodoties. Loads of choice if you're that way inclined.
All these are for charts only.
Just my two penneth, hope its of some use