Forbidden Planet Ltd

179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR Directions

Tel 020 7420 3666
   Open today 10:00 - 19:00

Business overview

Forbidden Planet is a large comic shop selling current and back issues of American comics as well as Japanese and European comics. They also sell a wide range of collectible sci-fi items including books, videos, TV merchandise and comic-related merchandise. Gift vouchers are also available.


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Products & Services

Fantasy Gaming - D&D

Second Hand / Used

Provided by The Local Data Company


Well stocked yet expensive and no individual comics

Much options. However I like to shop for comics at Orbital Comics or Gosh Comics that are both comic stores a short walk away as they sell loose individual comics. Or eBay!
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Dreadfull. Ignore orders and don't reply to emails

Worst online experience ever. Ordered 2 books from the website that are shown in stock on 9th May and received email confirmation accepting my order and confirming they were in stock.

Fast forward to 2nd June - nothing. The order remains unfullfilled and my emails chasing the order remain unanswered.

Worst customer service and book website I've ever dealt with. Will use Amazon ALWAYS in future. It may cost me £2 more but at least Amazon a) send you what you order and b) respond to emails.
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A nerds heaven, amazing shop, great stock, a must visit in London if you are a sci fi fan
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Great for sci-fis, comic geeks, or just children!

This place is full of various games, toys, books, etc. They have just about everything ever that's related to cult films/TV shows. And downstairs there's comics galore.

I love this place because it always has something new and interesting. I go in there every now and again and it doesn't disappoint.

The staff are helpful if you're looking for something in particular. They also understand if you just want to wander around in awe like a kid in a toy store.

It's always a great place for gifts, if you know someone who's a little obsessive about Doctor Who, or is a Trekkie, or something of the sort.

However, it's not always the best place as far as prices go. You'll often get a better deal online or somewhere else. But you'll never get all these things in ONE place.

I strongly recommend this place for everyone, but particularly to those with an obsession for all things shiny and cool.
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Great store

Forbidden planet, located on Shaftesbury avenue near Covent Garden, is London’s largest comic and cult merchandise shop. It has a vast selection of comics downstairs which out does all other comic shops in London and probably the UK, and its pricing is most of the time very reasonable, especially compared to smaller comic book shops which do tend to have a higher mark up for obvious reasons. There is also a lot of cult tv and film merchandise on the ground floor, which interests me less though if you’re interested they do have a lot. The place to go if you’re looking for comics.
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