Soho's busy Friday night crowd were left startled after a mass evacuation took place when a gas explosion at a strip club rocked central London.
London Fire Brigade said the explosion took place in the men's toilets in the Windmill Club, described as 'London's oldest strip club'.
Office workers were taken out of their buildings at around 6pm (March 3) as emergency services descended into Archer Street and Great Windmill Street.
Nick Edell, the head of digital at nearby Red Consultancy, tweeted: "Explosion on Rupert Street and the office has been evacuated.
"That's one way to end the week!"
A passer by wrote in a Facebook post: "Large bang in Soho, everyone's being evacuated, what's going on?"
"The explosion caused some damage to the pavement outside the building.
"Local road closures were in place while the London Fire Brigade assessed the scene.
"Pedestrians and motorists are advised to avoid the area. The incident is not being treated as terrorist related."
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