Forbidden Planet

Forbidden Planet, London: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Forbidden Planet Reviews: 4.5/5

Forbidden Planet
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
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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The area
Address
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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Kislaya84
Dehradun, India40 contributions
Geek alert
Oct 2021
Picked up books and comics not usually available easily. What you can do is check if the titles you're interested in are available online for cheaper and then go ahead with your shopping spree. Went for an hour, spent half a day. Had to restrain from not over spending on merchandise. Visit once, even if you're not much of a reader, there's something for everyone!
Written December 3, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Darren S
Holton Le Clay, UK807 contributions
Good Shop , Staff another Issue ..
Jul 2021 • Couples
Let's get one thing straight about this Place. Amazing Selection of Toy Collectable Memorabilia and week worth a visit.
But Jeeeessssss the staffs Attitudes in this place is unreal. We approached the star wars figures section towards the back of the store to ask a Female Member of Staff for Help and Advise on the Figures on a Shelf Platform Situated behind here while she was sat cutting Pricing labels up. To say she had the personality of a Golf Ball was an Understatement. She couldn't be bothered to pass the items down so we could inspect the packaging + contents and litterally was happy to snip away at here price lists to put on the Shelf. All in All its a Qwerty Shops with some great merchandise but the Staff are Another Story...
Written July 17, 2021
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Hamish80
17 contributions
Customer service not great
Jun 2021 • Family
Took a visit to the store today as my son absolutely loves this kind of thing. When approaching the checkout to pay for items, a staff member was behind us as I was looking for my wallet. She very rudely stated “are you in the queue?!”, where this itself does not appear rude, it was her tone which made it rude. I advised I was in the queue. Upon arrival to the checkout, there was no communication or customer service skills to be observed. Took my money and no thank you given.
I realise that I was purchasing an item and that this is their job however what has happened to good old fashioned customer service service?!
Written July 7, 2021
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Chwoop
England, UK5 contributions
Best Location Worldwide
May 2021 • Friends
Great range of products as usual, the London store is by far the best location. Would like to see more anime merchandise on the ground floor, I seem to remember there being more a few years ago but has been switched out for Marvel and Fortnite/Overwatch stuff.
Written June 13, 2021
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gsbassi
London, UK149 contributions
Ultimate Nerd store
May 2021 • Couples
Awesome store for all things nerdy 🤓. A great selection of figures and funko pops on the ground floor. There is a huge selection of comics and manga on the floor below.
Written May 25, 2021
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Wandering Wonderings
Hastings, UK3,071 contributions
Great range
Aug 2020
I couldn't get my Dr Who loving teens out of here for a very long time! A great range of merchandise on lots of things sci-fi. If you like sci-fi, then come here.
Written April 12, 2021
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK4,789 contributions
Merchandise
Sep 2020
A visit to Forbidden Planet is always a treat even if you don't spend, just browsing some of the merchandise on sale is great, get your money ready after traversing the one way system.
Written October 2, 2020
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Blanka B
1 contribution
SciFi or Socialism?
Aug 2020
The staff is rude and ignores paying customers while they discuss left-wing politics. I sincerely hope this place will go out of business :)
Written August 11, 2020
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Amy C
London, UK348 contributions
Great shop
Feb 2020 • Friends
Good shop I am dr who fan so suited me and also horror films like exorcist and the shining and it wasn't cheap
Written August 6, 2020
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Fabio Marques
Sao Paulo, SP146 contributions
The best London comic store
Sep 2019
One of the most traditional and amazingly packed comic store in the whole world. Founded in 1978, it is has a wide selection of comics, regulars, singles, graphic novels, but also statues, collectable, movies, games, and toys.
Written August 2, 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Forbidden Planet

Forbidden Planet is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Mon - Tue 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Thu - Thu 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM


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