In response to the Smoke-free (Premises and Enforcement) Regulations 2006, the Smoke-free (Exemptions and Vehicles) Regulations 2007, and the Smoke-free (Signs) Regulations 2007, introduced to protect workers and the public from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke, Earls Court enforces a no smoking policy.
In the past, venues operated by Earls Court have been ‘no smoking venues’ by general agreement, however, smoking is now prohibited within our premises, except in certain designated external areas.
If you are new to our venues, and cannot easily find an external smoking area, or are in doubt, please ask a member of our staff.
Smoking is only permitted in the following areas:
Earls Court 1
Earls Court 2
Earls Court displays signs that make it clear that smoking is prohibited on its premises. These signs are located at all entrances to its buildings.
Visitors, exhibitors, organisers or members of venue staff who are observed smoking outside designated smoking areas will be reminded of the smokefree law and Earls Court's smoking policy and asked to stop and move to a designated smoking area. If this request is refused, they will be asked to leave the premises – and may be reported to the authorities and face a possible maximum £200 fine.
Evening entertainment events (concerts, parties and sporting events)
For some evening events (including all concerts), Earls Court operates a strict ‘no re-admission’ policy.
Visitors who wish to smoke will be allowed to leave the premises to go to a designated smoking area, however they will not be re-admitted to the event.
If in doubt, please ask a member of the venue staff.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who enforces the law?
A: Local councils enforce the law and have the power to appoint enforcement officers, such as environmental health officers, trading standards or local community support officers.
Q: Does the law just apply to cigarettes?
A: No, it covers all substances that a person can smoke. These include manufactured cigarettes, hand rolled cigarettes, pipes and cigars.
Q. What are the penalties for breaking the law?
A: If you do not comply with the smokefree law, you will be committing a criminal offence. The fixed penalty notices and maximum fine for each offence are: