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
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
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
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