Thameside Prison

Thameside is a privately run male prison in Thamesmead, London.

January 2022 update

HMP Thameside prison is offering visits for family and friends. Visiting times and availability may change at short notice. You should contact the prison direct for any queries.

Visitors aged 12 and over need to take a lateral flow device test (LFD) before coming for their visit. Find out more here.

You can also contact the Prisoners’ Families Helpline on 0808 808 2003. You will not be able to book a visit using this number.

Thameside is managed by Serco.

For details on when and how to arrange visits, understand how the prison is run and how to get in contact, visit Thameside Prison.

Published 15 January 2020
Last updated 7 January 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated visiting information: Testing for visitors aged 12 and over.

  2. Updated physical contact guidance

  3. New visiting times and booking information added.

  4. Prison moved into National Stage 3 framework and is now preparing to open visits for family, friends and significant others. We will update this page with specific visiting information as soon as possible.

  5. visits update

  6. Updated visiting information in line with new local restriction tiers.

  7. Updated visiting information in line with new local restriction tiers.

  8. Updated visiting information in line with new national restrictions in England.

  9. Updated visiting times and visiting procedure changes in line with coronavirus restrictions.

  10. Prisons visits update

  11. First published.