A London high street was placed on lockdown after a suspicious package was found outside a popular restaurant, according to reports.

Police officers cordoned off part of Kensington High Street and evacuated shops and restaurants about 6.30pm Tuesday local time after the package was spotted, The Sun reports.

The Mirror

reported the package was found under a table on the pavement outside Prezzo restaurant.


A Metropolitan Police spokesman told the British publication the package had been "deemed non-suspicious" and the road reopened about 8pm.

The road has been closed in both directions because of a "police incident", a tweet posted by Transport for London said.