Guidance

Thameside Prison

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

Thameside is now offering visits for family, friends and significant others, in line with stage 3 of the National Framework for Prisons.

Find out more about visiting someone in prison during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can also follow @HMPPS on Twitter and read a rolling update page.

You can also contact the Prisoners’ Families Helpline on 0808 808 2003.

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 22 April 2021 + show all updates
  1. New visiting times and booking information added.

  2. 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.

  3. visits update

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

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

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

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

  8. Prisons visits update

  9. First published.