HMP Thameside

Welcome to HMP Thameside. We are committed to ensuring a safe, secure and decent prison for everyone. Through this website you will be able to access information to answer questions you may have.

Covid-19 Update:  Social visits have been restarted at HMP Thameside in a reduced and controlled capacity. This is in accordance with the current government guidelines on Covid-19. Please see "Our response to Covid-19" for further information on who can attend and what to expect on Social Visits at HMP Thameside.

HMP Thameside is a local category B resettlement prison in the Thamesmead area of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, South-East London and is situated next to HMPs Belmarsh.

Thameside is London’s only private prison and can currently hold 1232 convicted and remand male prisoners. A new-build prison, successfully completed in March 2012, Serco has run the facility since it opened. The prison quickly and safely respond to the needs of the custodial population within the heart of London.