Visits & Getting There, HMP & YOI Holloway

Visits are held daily at Holloway at the following times: 

  • Monday 14:30
  • Tuesday 09:30, 14:30
  • Wednesday 09:30, 14:30
  • Thursday 09:30, 14:30, 18:00
  • Friday 09:30
  • Saturday 14:00, 15:30
  • Sunday (Social Visits for convicted prisoners only) 14:00, 15:30

To book a visit call 020 7979 4751/4760, the lines are open Mon – Fri, 09:00 – 16:00, and Sat – Sun 09:00 – 15:00.

In addition to these visits each month there is a “family visit”, which is a longer visit for prisoners who have children. For more details contact the visitors center below.

The visitors centre is run by Spurgeons, a national charity. Call 0207 700 1567 or email them on holloway@spurgeons.org , or for more information on the visitors centre, click here www.spurgeons.org/hmp-holloway. Book in for your visit at the centre at least 30 mins before the start of the visit so that the administration/paperwork can be completed. You may be searched before you are allowed access to the visits hall. As at all prisons there are restrictions about what you can take into the visits hall ( mobile phones, cigarettes, food & drink etc), and you will be bale toleave these in lockers at the visitors centre (£1 deposit for the locker)

Getting there:

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The nearest underground station to Holloway is Caledonian Road on the Piccadilly line, just one stop away from King’s Cross station. Travel planner click here  Any bus can be taken from the bus stop immediately outside of Caledonian Road Station and will drop passengers directly outside of the prison. Its about a 10-15 min walk from the station

If driving from the north follow the A1 signposted ‘City’ (from the M1 to junction 2 follow the A1/A41 again signposted ‘City’). Holloway Road is in fact the A1. After passing under the Archway bridge, still on the A1/Holloway Road, the prison is about a mile away and visitors should look out for the Odeon cinema on the right by a traffic light controlled junction. Go straight over these lights and straight over the next set, until another set of lights where there is a right hand filter lane. Turn right here into Camden road and proceed to the traffic lights at the top of the hill, turn right at these lights and the prison gate is directly opposite.

From the south follow signposts from Marylebone Road/Euston Road for Camden and The North. On Camden High Street there is a public house named ‘The World’s End’ where the High Street divides. Visitors should bear right and follow the signposts for Holloway and The North. The prison is approx 1.5 miles from Camden, follow Camden Road up the hill and there is a set of traffic lights just over the brow. There is a garage at the junction of Parkhurst Road/Camden Road and the ‘Holloway Castle’ public house is on the right hand side. The prison main gate is on the left opposite the garage.

Holloway prison does not have car parking facilities for visitors.

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