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Forbidden Planet

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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I really enjoyed browsing this shop. It's huge and has a really good variety - manga, anime, scifi... read more

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Forbidden Planet

I used to love coming into Forbidden Planet as a kid and I still read comics occasionally. Now I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Glasgow, 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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179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JR, England
Covent Garden
+44 20 7420 3666
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Reviewed yesterday

I really enjoyed browsing this shop. It's huge and has a really good variety - manga, anime, scifi, fantasy. The products are varied too: comics, books, figurines, socks, plushies...pretty much if you can imagine it, they stock it. Everything is well organised and easy to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to love coming into Forbidden Planet as a kid and I still read comics occasionally. Now I have more money to buy some of the more expensive items like action figures, sculptures etc. This is a great place for fans of comics, manga,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank macedonboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With lots of nice things for a nerdy chap like myself. Comics, artwork and board games in the basement. If only my luggage was bigger!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank enurweb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited last month to try and buy something for my nephew . The shop seems to have everything but was busy so made browsing difficult . My advise is to at least have some idea what you might be looking for as left with nothing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank coughandcath
Reviewed December 14, 2018

Weekend trips to the Forbidden Planet megastore have become a regular thing. It has absolutely everything that any self-confessed comic, sci-if, fantasy or cult movie fan could ask for. But that goes without saying. This review is for those with children, especially those with ASD....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Zero Z
Reviewed December 13, 2018

This place had everything. I have been to other Forbidden Planet stores but I guess nothing will compare to a megastore. It has all types of fandom and different types of merchandise for sale. There are also a lot of comics available too. Staff were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KirkyLou89
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

This is one of those iconic shops that any lover of cult classics, comics, manga, movies, sci-fi, and fantasy thoroughly will enjoy. From the moment you walk up to the store and see the 4-5 large glass store front windows of geek-dom, to the store’s...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thomas-GenevieveH
Reviewed November 9, 2018 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank N15SouthernRailway
Reviewed November 6, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cwkd2127
Reviewed September 25, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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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Mercy H
January 14, 2019|
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Response from Sheila B | Reviewed this property |
We were looking at funko pops ...not really sure but they do have a website
Charlotte L
December 10, 2018|
Response from Miguelal1984 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Charlotte. Forbidden Planet is pretty much in the centre of London. Closest Tube stations are Tottenham Court Road and Covent Garden, but you can easily go on foot from any of the central London Landmarks such as... More
Karina N
March 14, 2017|
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More expensive than on Amazon !!
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Reasonably priced hotel in a central location for 3 people (9 Replies)
Hi everyone, you were always very helpful when I needed assistance with my London and Glasgow trips and I decided to ask for your kind guidance once again as I'm just becoming crazy with all the information I found about hotels, locations, prices, etc. We are planning to come to London in July and stay 3 nights (we being a family of 3: me, my husband and our son who is 8 years old). I would like to find a nice, reasonably priced hotel somewhere not very far away from the center and close...More
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There are two other Premier Inns that may be of interest: the PI on York Way and another on Euston Road. The latter might be a slightly better choice, with very good transport options to much of London from both hotels, but the PI on the Euston Road isn't a long walk from Coram's Fields, a bit of green space in the city - your son might appreciate a place designed especially for children. The Tavistock is another of the Imperial hotels that may be suitable. It's a short bus or taxi ride...More
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Hi All, I posted most of this in the UK forum, but thought some folks with Scotland expertise might stick to the Scotland forums so wanted to repost here as well. Our trip is mainly focused on Scotland with a bit of London and Stonehenge thrown in. We have booked our flights into and out of Heathrow, arriving 10:40am Fri June 17, departing 10:50am Wed July 6 (got a pretty good deal, too) and I'm now working on finalizing our itinerary. The rest of my family (Dad, two girls 12 & 15)...More
February 17, 2016|
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Sounds like a great trip! I wouldn't bother with going to Stonehenge again for the solstice- it's worth seeing but once you've been you've been! Baths lovely and the Harry Potter studios are great so a good decision! Would definitely be worth visiting Lindisfarne. There's a bus to Holy Island and the timetable is based around the times so might be worth looking at that. The company is called Perryman's based in Berwick (they have a website, just Google it!). Personally id spend one less...More
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How to get from Holiday Inn Express to bus stop on S Bridge? (8 Replies)
We were going to make a booking to stay at this hotel when we visit for Hogmanay. As we hail from Singapore and are unfamiliar with the streets in Edinburgh, we are confused with what's shown on Google map for this hotel. How does one get from this hotel on Cowgate to the bus stop on S.Bridge (infront of Forbidden Planet)? Are there flights of stairs to get onto Cowgate to S.Bridge? Many thanks for your advice in advance, Karan
September 10, 2012|
Response from3nations_family|
Hi, you need to walk along the Cowgate, then up Guthrie street (uphill) on to Chambers street and then turn on to South Bridge. It is about a 5-10 minute walk.