Forbidden Planet


Forbidden Planet is London’s largest science fiction shop. You'll find European, American and Japanese comics, action figures, DVDs, film and TV merchandise and collectables. They also have an extensive choice of books.

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179 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London, WC2H 8JR

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+44 (0)20 7420 3666

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Forbidden Planet

179 Shaftesbury Avenue
+44 (0)20 7420 3666
Public transport:
Tottenham Court Road, Underground


4 out of 5 based on 88 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Forbidden Planet

5.0 out of 5 23 May 2014
by Sarah V.

Vous trouverez votre bonheur si vous cherchez des goodies/DVDs/BDs de SF et Fantasy. J'aurais juste aimé plus de choses sur Game Of Thrones!more

4.0 out of 5 3 May 2014
by Becky M.

Forbidden Planet is geek walhalla, where you can buy everything scifi/game/comic/tv series related. Imagine tshirts, mugs, mirrors, wallets, coasters, teapots... from Doctor Who, Star Trek, Star Wars or anything that has achieved a cult status in geek land (sadly not enough or no Star Trek The Next Generation merchandise though, it's my favourite). In the basement you can find books, comics...more

5.0 out of 5 12 April 2014
by David A.

This place is awesome, I saw stuff that I usually wouldn't find in so an array of dr who collectibles. I picked up a 6.5 inch

TARDIS along with "A bigger on the inside" T. Very cool. The staff was friendly and didn't sport your typical "comic guy" tude. Busy place, very chill experience.more

4.0 out of 5 21 December 2013
by Mariana R.

Pirei aqui. Juro. A franquia é famosa na cidade e bastante conhecida entre os colecionadores também, por isso a loja estava na minha lista de "preciso-ir-isso-não-é-negociável". Me diverti vendo tudo, acendendo e apagando as luzes, admirando a Entreprise gigante em cima da escada de acesso para o andar inferior, recheado com lançamentos e não-lançamentos de HQs.

É possível encontrar bons...more

5.0 out of 5 19 December 2013
by Abbie J.

Geek alert - yes I am a bit of a geek when it comes to sci-fi and fantasy and this is the place to shop if you want to join the fan world and truly show how geeky you are.

Although I only have 2 check ins here I do pop into this place quite often, especially around Christmas and often by fan related gifts for friends and end up with my own piece of fanzone myself (mockingjay pins, Star Wars...more