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Users took to social media to describe the scenes outside the hospital where pictures showed crowds gathered. One wrote online: “The Royal London being evacuated because of a suspicious package.”

Another added: “Bomb threat at Royal London Hospital apparently!”

A third added: “Suspect package found in Royal London Hospital. Everyone being evacuated.”

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “At approximately 12:30hrs on Wednesday, July 7, police were called to a hospital in east London to reports of a suspicious package.

“Officers attended and at 13:33hrs the package was assessed as non-suspicious.

“The premises is now re-opening and the crime scene has been closed.

“This incident is not being treated as terror-related.”

Tensions in the capital remain high as a result of a number of high-profile terror attacks in recent years.

An inquest into the deaths of Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt, murdered by Usman Khan during an event at Fishmongers Hall next to London Bridge, in November 2019, was concluded in May, with that of Khan himself, who was shot by police, ending last month.

In June 2017, extremists Khuram Shazad Butt, Rachid Redouane, and Youssef Zaghba first ploughed their van into pedestrians crossing London Bridge.

They then embarked on a horrific killing spree in Borough Market.

In total, eight people were killed.

All three attackers, who were wearing fake suicide belts, were shot dead by police.