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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Venue Details & Map

Forbidden Planet

179 Shaftesbury Avenue
+44 (0)20 7420 3666
Public transport:
Tottenham Court Road, Underground
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews


4 out of 5 based on 95 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Forbidden Planet

5.0 out of 5 12 April 2015
by Philip S.

I wish we had comic shops like this in the states. Three stories of awesomeness. I ended up getting the Dan Abnett Judge Dredd comics I couldn't find in California here when I was in town for a week. Plus they had the newest Warhammer 40k rpg book before it was available on Amazon. Pretty much if you are a yank like me, and you find yourself in ole London town you'd best check out Forbidden...more

4.0 out of 5 24 March 2015
by Danielle C.

I have been to the Forbidden Planet in NYC before but it's been many years. I'm actually not a comic book fan, but I do like that there are so many vinyl pop dolls here, and that there are video game and film references here (and not just comic books).

There are SO many of those blind box dolls here. If you are a collector, this is definitely the place for you.

The prices for the most part...more

5.0 out of 5 1 December 2014
by Lucas I.

Amazing, really good for everything.

It has comics, graphic novels, action figures, pop figures and much more!more

4.0 out of 5 10 November 2014
by Chris E.

As a fan of Dr. Who I had no idea there have been 11 of them, since there were not enough Dr. Who fans to keep him traveling in my part of the world. Every Dr. Who is represented here in every size except hot air balloon.

I have a brother-in-law who is a Star Wars freak. He'd have a panic attack or cardiac arrest if he landed here.

You can buy a two pound Tardis on the impulse-buy path...more

4.0 out of 5 28 August 2014
by Iris F.

Last time I was here I was for some reason a bit disappointed. I expected dools and gadgets from a wider range of films. I can still miss a few classics like The Addams Family and Pirates of The Carribbeans, but I understand movies get out of date I do.

Dr Who is still the main feature together with Marvels superheroes.

When I come to stores like these I wish I was hooked on something so I...more

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