At least 70 firefighters are battling the inferno at Camden Lock Market in north London.

Ten fire engines have been sent to the scene, along with two high ladders.

No casualties have been reported but emergency and rescue officials have been deployed to the scene. 

The London fire brigade asked people to avoid the area and said the cause of the fire was not yet known. 

Footage posted on social media showed firefighters dousing a significant fire. The blaze appears to have started in a guitar shop near the market.

This follows the Grenfell Tower fire outbreak in which at least 80 people are believed to have died after a huge blaze engulfed the west London tower block.

Over the last 5 week, London appears to have come under what has been described as a series of terror attacks on soft targets.