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 13 May 2016
by Louise L.

I love Forbidden Planet and I don't think there is a single place in London which is better when it comes to comics, geeky toys and anime/manga. This really is a nerd heaven! I have been visiting this store for the past 5 years and they never dissapoint, plus the big London Mega Store has a lot of wonderful events like author signings and more. You can usually find out when the next one is on...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

4.0 out of 5 24 March 2015
by Danielle C.

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

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