Little Compton Street

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Old Compton Street and Little Compton Street traffic island
Little Compton Street indication through a street grate.

Little Compton Street was a street in Soho, London WC2, England. It connected Old Compton Street at its junction with Charing Cross Road to New Compton Street at Stacey Street. The right of way for Little Compton Street is now blocked by an office block, and its original path has been buried underground by construction.[citation needed]

Until 1896, the current eastern section of Old Compton Street (the part east of Greek Street) was known as Little Compton Street.[1][2]

Remaining traces of Little Compton Street[edit]

A street sign for Little Compton Street remains visible on a wall that is now subterranean. It can be seen through a street grate on a traffic island in the middle of the junction of Old Compton Street and Charing Cross Road.[3] It now forms part of the Cambridge Circus Utility Tunnels.[4]


  1. ^ "Memorial: Litte Comption STreet". Memorials. London Remembers. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Sheppard, F. H. W., ed. (1966). "Portland Estate: Old Compton Street". Survey of London: volumes 33 and 34: St Anne Soho. English Heritage/British History Online. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Watts, Peter (7 November 2013). "Secret London: streets beneath streets of London". The Great Wen. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "GES215 – Cambridge Circus Utility Tunnels, London". Guerrilla Exploring. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 

Coordinates: 51°30′50.7″N 0°7′44.5″W / 51.514083°N 0.129028°W / 51.514083; -0.129028