HMP Belmarsh


General Information

Name of Prison HMP Belmarsh
Address: Western Way
London SE28 0EB
Other contact details:
Web Site:
Main switchboard: 020 8331 4400
At Risk hotline:
Fax: 020 8331 4401
Visits booking number: 0208-331-4768
Visits booking email:
Visits booking txt number:
Type of Prison: Local male prison with high secure unit.

HMP Belmarsh holds 910 men sentenced by primarily the Central Criminal Court and magistrates Courts in SE London, as well as Crown and Magistrates Courts in SW Essex, the majority of which are Cat B. The prison also holds a small number of Cat A and High Risk Prisoners. It is run by HMPS as part of the London Region, and the #1 governor is Ron Davis, who has been in charge since November 2016.