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 – 10 May 2021: As part of the easing of lockdown restrictions across the UK, social visits at HMP Thameside have now been resumed. Please visit our Covid-19 Response Page to read the current visiting guidelines.

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.