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
179 Shaftesbury Avenue
- +44 (0)20 7420 3666
- Public transport:
- Tottenham Court Road, Underground
I visited this shop some years ago, and I am planning a trip here again soon. A must for any sci-fi and fantasy fans. I spent a whole day in the basement floor. Books galore!! I can't wait for my next visit. Being a big Doctor Who fan, I will definitely buy some stuff here. I wonder if there is some shop that sells suitcases around the corner. I will definitely need one extra. Hehe..more
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!
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
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
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