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 103 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Forbidden Planet

3.0 out of 5 26 August 2015
by Helen D.

The stock is great, albeit over-priced. Spotted a few things I liked the look of in there (namely the books Hyrule Historia and the Majora's Mask manga) then went home and ordered them for a fraction of the price online.

Customer service could be better, but not bad considering it's Central London =). Better than the Leceister Sq branch of KFC that's for sure haha (mind you, pretty much...more

5.0 out of 5 1 July 2015
by Jamie S.

This place is AMAZING! I've been to the Forbidden Planet in Dublin and NYC and this one is far more impressive than both. First off, the place is huge. It has two floors-- the ground floor is dedicated to nerdy/pop-culture merchandise like apparel, figures, statues, and other accessories to show off your geek pride. The lower level is all comics, graphic novels, and books. They have a very...more

4.0 out of 5 18 June 2015
by Bianca W.

This shop is a great treasure trove for geeks of all colours, as long as your fandom is somewhat mainstream.

From collectibles and action figures over toys and fashion to stickers and lunch boxes, they have a huge variety of choices.

The downstairs level is filled to the brim with books and comics and more books and comics! It's a delight to roam around and look at all the awesomeness!


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

4.0 out of 5 24 April 2015
by Anthony C.

The best stocked comic shop in London, but a bit on the pricey side. They probably have every single new issue you are looking for but unfortunately the staff(if you can find one) doesn't always know where to look for so you could end up spending a lot of time finding what you want.

The upper floor is full of collectibles and fun stuff, while downstairs you will find the graphic novels,...more

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