Visits & Getting there, HMP Wandsworth

Visits are held Monday to Thursday at: 08:00 – 09:00, 09:30 – 10:30, 11:00 – 12:00, 13:45 – 14:45, 15:15 – 16:15, and on Saturday & Sunday: 08:30 – 09:30, 09:45 – 10:45, 11:15 – 12:15, 14:00 – 15:00, 15:30 – 16:30. There are no visits on a Friday.

All visits must be booked in advance, with the exception of the induction visit which can be taken during the week at 8:00-9:00. This visit need not be booked but is only available during the 1st week of a prisoner being sent to Wandsworth. Tuesday evening visits are quiet evenings, no children allowed. Wednesday evening is for prisoners located on the Onslow unit only.

You can book visits by calling 020 8588 4002. Booking line opening hours are Mon to Fri 08:00 – 16.30., or by email socialvisits.wandsworth@hmps.gsi.gov.uk  you will need the name, prison number of the who you want to visit and the names,dates of birth and addresses of any visitors.

There is a Visitor’s Centre run by Spurgeons, a national charity. click here , call 020 8874 4377 or email wandsworth@spurgeons.org. for more details. As at all prison there are restrictions on what you can take into the prison ( no mobile phones, cigarettes, food & drink etc), and you can leave these items in a locker at the visitors centre (£1 deposit needed) In the visits hall you can buy light refreshments for you and the prisoner, these must be consumed in the visits hall. You are advised to be at the visits centre at least 30 mins before the visit starts for security/ID checks. You will need to bring the visiting order with you and photo ID and proof of address for all visitors. In all likelihood, you will be searched before being allowed into the prison

Getting There

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The nearest train stations are Clapham Junction, Earlsfield or Wandsworth Common. Take the #77 or #219 bus from Clapham and Earlefield stations.; the prison is a 15 mins walk from Wandsworth Common Station, click here for timetables

If driving use the postcode SW18 3HU. Parking is difficult at the prison.

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