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Forbidden Planet

Open Now: 10:00 - 19:30
Open today: 10:00 - 19:30
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Best geek store in UK

The largest and best forbidden planet in the UK. large top floor with lots of merch and bottom... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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love it

had never been in here until recently but wish i had done it sooner. If you love your comics... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Northampton, United Kingdom
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The uk's largest and best-known science fiction, fantasy and cult entertainment retailer! Specialist comics and comic subscriptions
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JR, England
Covent Garden
+44 20 7420 3666
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The largest and best forbidden planet in the UK. large top floor with lots of merch and bottom floor has an amazing choice of comics and manga, staff are very friendly and knowledgeable to.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

had never been in here until recently but wish i had done it sooner. If you love your comics ,memorabilia and related to popular films ,shows and games then this is a must. Could have spent an absolute fortune in there has samller items like...More

Thank Cwkd2127
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

This is a proper comic book store with a large basement and plenty of merchandise for the die hard comic book geek as well as someone who just wants a super hero t-shirt. Give yourself plenty of time to look around and avoid if you...More

Thank Leximillion
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Every time I visit London, I make sure I stop at Forbidden Planet. Top floor for paraphernalia and lower floor for books and comics including a cthulhu corner.

Thank k00m1kk0
Reviewed 5 September 2018

With a 17yo son, I have been to quite a few of these kinds of places. However, this is the absolute best. The place is huge, and packed with collectibles and memorabilia from floor to ceiling. It is like a nerd/geek museum where everything is...More

1  Thank Randy C
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Nice place We bought for our kids Books and LEGO’s characters Plus some items for girls Pricey store Nice location

1  Thank Ghanim A
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Ah, Forbidden Planet! Many a pay-check has been decimated in here, and I don't regret a single purchase. This place is quite simply geek heaven. They cater to interests in a huge range of sci-fi/ fantasy books, shows, game, and movies. You name it, they've...More

Thank Melika-Jeddi
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Forbidden Planet is a firm favorite with my friends and I. It is a wonderful den of geek products (comics, books, games, merchandise). Upstairs can get very busy, but do head downstairs - you will find plenty to explore. Staff are very knowledgeable, friendly and...More

1  Thank Rich W
Reviewed 17 August 2018

If you are visiting London and have an interest in Sci-Fi, Fantasy and/or Comic Books, you should at least stroll in this shop for a while. Ground floor has all sort of toys, miniatures, and mementos from the most popular geek books, series, and movies....More

Thank Miguelal1984
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

I was exhausted waiting for my kids to stop looking at all the merchandise. So busy and hot ....only two chairs for waiting friends/family. Please add a bench along that wall opposite the tills as it is hell if the kids want to shop for...More

Thank myfunnybones
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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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Karina N
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Response from Carole C | Reviewed this property |
More expensive than on Amazon !!
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Response from Joey L | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Short answer: - Ground floor is toys, t-shirts and merchandise. - Basement is books, comics and DVDs/Blu-Ray. Long answer: - Ground floor has a Sherlock section that contains bobble heads (Pops Vinyls), figures/toys... More
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Response from shady1973 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay but yes ... a wide selection of "walking dead "