BBC Story Just a heads-up for any smokers coming to CE - as of today, smoking is banned in all public buildings in England. This includes pubs, clubs, and restaurants. In hotels, there won't be any smoking in public areas. I think smoking in individual rooms will be down to hotel policy - it might be worth asking when you check in. (You may need to request a smoking room). Smoking will still be allowed in outdoor areas unless posted otherwise. This includes all smoking - not just cigarettes.