Visits & getting there, HMP Grendon

Visits are held Wed, Sat & Sun between 14:00 -16:00. The visitors centre opens at 13:00 and you should book in here for your visit.

To book a visit go to  www.gov.uk/prison-visits. All you need is the name and date of birth of the person you are visiting, their prisoner number and the visitors details. You can choose up to 3 possible dates and times. Prison booking staff will check what’s available and confirm your visit by email. You’ll also receive your visiting order (VO) number by email. You must bring this with you when you visit. If you’ve made an online visit booking request and haven’t received a confirmation email within 1-3 working days, email grendon@hmps.gsi.gov.uk.

The prison visits hall is more relaxed than in the majority of prisons, the prisoner can leave their seat and move around the hall, play with their children etc . You can take up to £10 in change into the visits hall to buy refreshments. Like at all prisons, visitors will be subject to security checks before being admitted to the prison ( bring photo ID and proof of address) . You will be able to leave items like mobile phones, cigarettes etc in a locker at the visitors centre.

Getting there:

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The prison is in a rural location not best served by public transport. No buses run on a Sunday, on Wednesday or Saturday. If coming from Aylesbury take bus #16 by Arriva, and then a 10 mins walk to the prison. Click here

The nearest train station is Bicester Click here, taxis can be pre-booked on 01869 249207 Train times

If driving :

  • from Bicester: take the A41 towards Aylesbury. A left hand turn is signed to Grendon Underwood. Go past the Church found on left hand side and the prison is approximately half a mile further on the right hand side, and
  • from Aylesbury: take the A41 towards Bicester for about 12 miles. Turn right to Grendon Underwood, go past the Church Prison approximately half a mile on the right hand side.

There is parking available at the prison.

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