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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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 93 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Forbidden Planet

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

3.0 out of 5 2 September 2014
by Geoff Y.

Probably the best stocked comic shop in London, but also on the expensive side. If you're looking for a particular trade or an obscure new issue, they probably have it. However the staff don't always know where to look, and if I'm honest, you don't normally see them downstairs, only upstairs. I don't think I've seen the downstairs till manned in ages.

Still they're a good source for newly...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 I can still miss a few classics like The Addams Family and Pirates of The Carribbeans, but I understand movies get out of date I do.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

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

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