Tower Bridge van fire
A van caught on fire on Tower Bridge this morning (James Arthur/Lockerz)

London's famous Tower Bridge was shut down after a van caught fire on it this morning.

The bridge has now partially reopened after London Fire Brigade bought the blaze under control at around 9.20 this morning.

Police said no one was inside the Peugeot van when emergency services arrived on the scene.

Tower Bridge van fire
The blaze was bought under control by London Fire Brigade at 9.20am (Elle/Twitter)

London Fire Brigade said: "Crews have brought the van fire on Tower Bridge under control.

"One fire engine attended the van fire on Tower Bridge, it was brought under control at 9.32."

Tower Bridge van fire
Transport for London warned people to expect delays around Tower Bridge (Southwark Lib Dems/Twitter)

Transport for London warned motorists to expect delays on the bridge, despite both lanes being opened. "Northbound and southbound direction. Tower Bridge is blocked southbound due to a vehicle fire.

"Tower Bridge is operating single alternate lanes on north and south directions. Expect delays."

Tower Bridge van fire
Police said no one was inside the Peugeot van when the fire service arrived on the scene (Matt Hampton/Twitter)