Parts of central London were evacuated after an unexploded Second World War bomb was found in the River Thames on Thursday evening, with the Royal Navy called in to dispose of the explosive.
Waterloo and Westminster Bridges were closed northbound for several hours, along with restaurants and bars in the area, and Westminster tube station was also shut.
The riverfront was reopened at around 3am.
The bomb has been dredged from the River Thames after it was discovered by Victoria Embankment, and police were called to the area to carry out safety checks.
MPs were caught up in the chaos ...
Police later revealed the Navy had been called in to help remove the bomb.
The bomb was spotted after coming to the surface of the water in the tidal flow of the Thames, a police spokesman told AFP. More than 12,000 metric tons of bombs were dropped on the capital during the war.
Unexploded bombs continue to be found across Europe. In February last year, an unexploded Second World War bomb was discovered in Victoria station, forcing the areas to be evacuated. In May, a device was found under a school playground in Bath.