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 110 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Forbidden Planet

5.0 out of 5 9 October 2016
by Shila B.

This is a really cool comic book and toy store. My best friend took me here as a surprise. He's not into comic books, therefore, this was a very nice gesture on his part. The shop is two floors, the main one is toys and the books, graphic novels and single issues are down in the basement. It's basically a nerd heaven. I had trouble for the first few days in London trying to find like minded...more

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

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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