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
Yelp Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 109 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Forbidden Planet

5.0 out of 5 14 September 2016
by Jon H.

Really huge store for memorabilia, shame we were only in London for a short time or I would have made multiple trips.more

5.0 out of 5 5 June 2016
by Jana J.

I absolutely love "Forbidden Planet". I visit the store on Shaftesbury Avenue at least once a week and there's always something new to discover and see. It's probably the best place in London when it comes to comic books, movie memorabilia and everything that's geeky.more

4.0 out of 5 29 April 2016
by Brian C.

If ever there was a shrine to fandom in London, this is it. But I show my age sometimes, as I still think of this as the new location - I still remember the cramped hot place up on New Oxford Street.

This is a much better store - despite the crowds, you can generally get around with the exception of a couple of pinch points on the ground floor. Upstairs is for all the merchandise, including...more

5.0 out of 5 14 April 2016
by Maro T.

huge comic book section but very overcrowded on the weekend. you will find everything you are looking for - they also offer good deals and you are able to find some rare book collections. staff is friendly and always happy to help or look up graphic novels in their system.

a must-go-to for comic nerds and wannabes (;more

4.0 out of 5 16 May 2015
by Armony H.

As comic book stores go, it's pretty big and there is quite a range of comics / books / things and a few games.

The staff is usually helpful and some of them very knowledgeable.

There also have artists regularly for some book / art signing sessions.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with this shop but i couldn't give it 5 stars due to what it compares to; i used to go to Nostalgia comics in...more

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