High Down prison visiting information

Social visits:

Mon: No visits

 9-11am HB6 only, 2-4pm

Wed: 9-11am HB6 only, 2-4pm

Thu: 9-11am HB6 only, 2-4pm

Fri: No visits

Sat & Sun: 2-4pm

Booking information:

All visits must be pre-booked via email at SocialVisits.HighDown@hmps.gsi.gov.uk or by phone on: 020 7147 6570.

Booking office opening times are:

Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 12:00 and 13.15 – 16.30 

Saturday & Sunday: 08:15 – 12.00

Additional information: 

  • Visitors to convicted prisoners may only book a social visit when in possession of a valid visiting order and may book up to 2 weeks in advance. Remand prisoners up to 8 days in advance.
  • There is no smoking on visits
  • Baby changing facilities available
  • Crèche/ play area in the Visits hall
  • Time for 72 hour visits depends on the availability of space and are only available to newly remanded or convicted prisoners. Licence Recall prisoners are not eligible. 
  • Clothing can be handed in or out at Visitors Centre before visit before visit between 10:30-12:00 hrs, none will be accepted out of these times. 
  • No cash, cheques or postal orders will be accepted
  • For further information, please phone the Visitors’ Centre Information Line on 020 7147 6360 (not to be used for bookings).

Official Visits:

Mon: No visits

Tue: Professional visits: 08:45-09:45, 10:30–11:30

Wed: Professional visits: 08:45-09:45, 10:30–11:30

Thu: Professional visits: 08:45-09:45, 10:30–11:30

Fri, Sat, Sun: No visits

Booking information:

Legal visits can be booked by email at LegalVisits.HighDown@hmps.gsi.gov.uk.

Booking office opening times are:
Monday to Friday only: 08.30 – 12.00 and 13.15 – 16.30

Please note as of 18th May 2013, legal visits can only be booked via email.

How to get there:

The prison is 14 miles south of Central London, close to Sutton and 6 miles north of the M25.

It is situated opposite HMP Downview in Sutton.

Number 80 bus from Morden station (Northern Line)

Take a train to Sutton or Belmont station. The prison is less than 15 minutes away, from there you can get a taxi (£6 each way approx).

From M25 Junction 8, take the A217 to Sutton/London. After about 5 miles turn right onto the A2022, then turn left at the second roundabout into Sutton Lane (B2218). The prison is signposted about 1 mile down on the right. For Sat Nav's, the postcode is SM2 5PJ.
There is limited on-site parking facilities for visitors.

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