Forbidden Planet
Forbidden Planet
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
The uk's largest and best-known science fiction, fantasy and cult entertainment retailer! Specialist comics and comic subscriptions
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Neighborhood: 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 by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


How to get there
  • Tottenham Court Road • 4 min walk
  • Covent Garden • 4 min walk
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Popular mentions

4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles534 reviews
Excellent
346
Very good
137
Average
32
Poor
12
Terrible
7

5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
It one of my favourite stores in London, been there four/five times I think. It must for all geeks or who ever into geeky stuff or one or two.
Written March 22, 2024
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Chastidyi
Seymour, TN357 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Business
Found this as I was seeing what was nearby another place we were going to, and I’m so glad I did!! It was just a 5 minute walk. This is a nerdy girl’s dream store. Lots of great merch for shows and comics I love. I got some great birthday presents for friends. Super cute, and the staff was very nice.
Written March 9, 2024
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ajhessex
8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Oh dear. What a soulless, corporate, disappointing experience. Admittedly I was along as the plus one to a man whose joy at being immersed in musty paper is unparalleled and a sight to behold. The place is a parody of Yogurt in Spaceballs 'moy-chandising'. Figurines, posters and other expensive tosh. As for the downstairs section - a Taylor Swift book, Lady and the Tramp and Lilo & Stitch? Please no. If you're aged 17-25, wear skinny jeans and Converse and have a faded grey rucksack, you may like the shop. However if your heart is full of Stan Lee and your soul with Jack Kirby, avoid. You will weep.
Written February 2, 2024
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Steph
Toronto, Canada174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Stopped in before going to see a theatre show. It's like if a comic con was a store. It's massive and a nerd's dream.
Written December 6, 2023
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Tiina V
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Absolutely horrendous customer service!
Bought funko pop and a hoodie, at the checkout blue haired lady really didn't pay attention to me, was talking to the othe customer server so she didnt really check the things i bought, she left the security tags in the hoodie and in the funko pop, when i noticed it in the other stores i went back and asked if the can remove them.
Orange haired lady was at the checkout, she was talking to the blue haired girl, didn't even apologize or anything that they left the security tags only asked if i had receipt, and continued talking to each other's, she unloaded my back and removed the tags and just left the items at the counter so i had to put them back to the packs, Really unpleasant experience,because the customers servers didn't even care.
Won't visit this place again and i don't recommend it, the smaller comic shops were so much nicer, like gosh comics
Written November 15, 2023
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HappyDays1894
United Kingdom155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
I love this place. Can't be missed if you're a sci-fi or fantasy fan. The selection of books and manga downstairs was amazing. It was my favourite bookshop in London that me and my friends visited. Very busy on a Saturday afternoon so maybe get there on a morning?
Written October 16, 2023
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Henrik L
Svedala, Sweden223 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
If you're a nerd, this is the place for you! There are all kinds of things here, from Harry Potter, to Star Wars, super heroes, Manga, or whatever subculture you're into.
Figures, posters, key rings, coasters, etc.

Don't miss it!
Written July 10, 2023
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Christstoper U
London, UK16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Very unhappy not seeing the toys I would of love in the store like red dearth
And doctor who Davros other wise I joyed walking round
Written June 12, 2023
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Meredith M
Des Moines, IA10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Clean well organized store with a lot of unique finds I’ve never seen in America, so extra exciting for me! Hard to buy just one book for the plane ride home.
Written June 8, 2023
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Fumita3254
Douglas, UK3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
When I go to a city in the uk, one of the things I like to do is look to see whether there’s a forbidden planet or some other kind of geek shop then take myself there to see how much money I can spend. I’m normally pretty successful but just happen never to have gone to the one in london. I went with my wife for the first time and it was decidedly underwhelming. There’s a lot of generic tat that’s for sure, most of which I wouldn’t have been surprised to see given away free in a magazine ten years ago. The anime section was probably the best aspect of it but again had massive undertones of meh. Ultimately, I couldn’t find anything I wanted to really look at for two minutes let alone take home. I’m still not sure if this is the original forbidden planet or if it’s curated by a central head office but the apathy that seemed to surround the experience from start to finish means I’ll probably not be back again.
Written March 18, 2023
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