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
Top 5 reviews of Forbidden Planet
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
This place is unbelievable!!!! It quite literally has everything you could ever want. The toys and collectables are so cool, they are a must see, this is fan boy heaven.
My favorite part however, was the lower level, where all the comics and books are. This place is huge, and they have everything you could ever want, from manga, to Disney, to DC comics. The selection is so huge, it would be... 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
While I am not a huge fan of Super heros, this is a lot of fun to visit when you are in London. They have a lot of Star Wars stuff, Harry Potter kitsch, and Dr Who tees etc. The basement has books and graphic novels-very nice! more
Not great on directions in a store of this size, on top of that extremely slow till service only comparable with H&M. And no structured order in the film section. Whilst I wait two members of staff have a debate.
Nonetheless a strong selection of products on offer more