Fire brigades, using detection equipment, recorded a high level of gas in the atmosphere. About 1,450 people were evacuated from a nearby nightclub and a hotel, the service said on its website.
Earlier, London police reported that in connection with a gas leak on Strand Street, authorities had evacuated some of the commercial organizations and hotels in the Westminster area "as a precaution."
NEWS: One of London's busiest railway stations is closed because of a gas leak nearby. There's major disruption at Charing Cross — which is in an exclusion zone set up while engineers fix the problem.— Wave 105 (@wave105radio) January 23, 2018
The fire service notes that the railway station Charing Cross was also closed as a precautionary measure.