Visits and Getting there, The Mount

Visits are held 3 days a week with 5 visit sessions:

  • Fri: 14:15 – 16:15
  • Sat: 09:00 – 11:00 & 14:15 – 16:15
  • Sun: 09:00 – 11:00 & 14:15 – 16:15

You can book online, 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. You can choose up to 3 possible dates and times. Prison booking staff will check what’s available and confirm your visit by email. If you’ve made an online visit booking request and haven’t received a confirmation email within 1-3 working days, please email socialvisits.themount@hmps.gsi.gov.uk or call 01442 836352  lines open Monday to Thursday 10:00 – 16:00, and Friday 10:00 – 13:00.

At the prison there are visitors refreshments facilities , baby-changing facilities and pay phone etc. You will need £1 deposit for a locker key for your possessions which can’t be taken into the visiting hall. There is a children’s play area and refreshments available in the visits hall, be sure to have plenty of change and no notes over £10. Like at most prisons, you will not be able to hand any property to the prisoner during the visit.

Getting there

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There is a regular bus service on Friday and Saturday from Hemel Hempstead bus station will take you to HMP The Mount. (#52) , but this does not run on a Sunday and no alternative buses are available. Taxis are available at Hemel Hempstead station and at Chesham station, each about 5 miles distant from the prison. If coming from central London it is sensible to allow a couple of hours for the journey!

If traveling by car the correct Sat Nav address is HP3 0RU, but if using old fashioned maps and road signs from the M1 leave the motorway at Junction 8 taking the second exit, the A4147 to Hemel Hempstead. Stay on the A4147 for 2 miles until it joins the A4251 at a roundabout. Take the third exit continuing on the A4251 (Aylesbury) until the junction of the B4505 is reached. Turn left at the traffic lights by the Swan Public House. onto the B4505. This is Box Lane. Follow it through the village of Bovingdon, passing the Chiltern Jaguar/Petrol Station on your left. After another 200 metres turn right into Molyneaux Avenue.

From the M25 either leave at Junction 21 or 20. From Junction 21 take the M1 north for 3 miles until Junction 8 is reached, then follow the directions above or from Junction 20 follow the A41 (Aylesbury) for approximately four miles turn off and follow the signs for Boxmoor, turning left onto the B4505 at the traffic lights by the Swan Public House. Follow it through the village of Bovingdon, passing the Chiltern Jaguar/Petrol Station on your left. After another 200 metres turn right into Molyneaux Avenue.

There is ample free space for parking available at the prison

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