A spokesman for the airport added: "All passengers due to travel from London City on Monday are advised to contact their airline for further information".
It's not yet publicly known what type of bomb it is, nor when the airport will reopen.
Image A 214-metre exclusion zone has been put in place
"Following the discovery of a World War II ordnance in King George V Dock as part of planned development works, a 214m exclusion zone has been implemented", the airport said in a statement.
Police said ordnance was discovered at the George V Dock in North Woolwich during scheduled work at the airport just after 5 a.m. local time, authorities said in a news release.More news: Oregon State hits 18 three-pointers to beat Washington women 95-57
After the Nazi-era device was analysed by Royal Navy experts a 200-yard exclusion zone was put in place at 10pm last night, forcing the airport to close and potentially bringing chaos to passengers.
Royal Navy specialists established an exclusion zone of more than 200 meters (650 feet) to handle the situation, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.More news: 3rd Women's ODI: India lose to South Africa by 7 wickets
The airport has closed and severe disruption is expected to affect inbound and outbound flights on Monday while engineers remove the device. "London City Airport are urging passengers to contact their airline before travelling". Surrounding roads have also been closed.
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