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
Geek heaven. And me being a closet geek I really like this place. Give me any Star Wars or X Files merch and you're a friend for life. :)more
woot got my nerd on while in london... if you are a nerd you know about this place in london. its got an awesome selection of everything a nerd is into...more
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
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
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