Soho was evacuated on Monday afternoon after a suspected WWII bomb was found at a building site.
The Metropolitan Police were called to Dean Street in Soho at 1.42pm and then cordoned off Oxford Street, Shaftesbury avenue, Poland Street, Soho Square and Lexington Street.
Businesses, restaurants and bars in the affected area have all been closed until further notice.
Soho police tweeted, “Police were called at approximately 13:42hrs on Monday, 3 February to reports of a suspected WWII ordnance discovered at a building site near Dean Street, #Soho.”
— Alasdair Scott (@alasdairscott) February 3, 2020
Adding at around 3.30pm, “The cordens are in place between Oxford St, Charing Cross Rd, Shaftesbury Avenue, Lexington St & Poland St.
“All roads in between those mentioned are closing & evacuations will be taking place shortly.”
London Fire Brigade said, “We are assisting police at this incident and currently have two fire engines at the scene.”