The Tintin Shop

The Tintin Shop, London: Hours, Address, The Tintin Shop Reviews: 3.5/5

The Tintin Shop
3.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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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
  • Covent Garden • 1 min walk
  • Leicester Square • 4 min walk

3.5
25 reviews
Excellent
9
Very good
6
Average
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Poor
1
Terrible
7

Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
Full of Tintin memorabilia
Mar 2020 • Solo
Closest thing to heaven for fans of Herge’s iconic cartoon character. Only a small shop, but it’s full of books and giftware connected to the Belgian boy reporter. It’s the perfect place to get a gift for someone hooked on these great stories and characters.
Written March 8, 2020
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Wu Pu M
Aldergrove, UK3 contributions
Mr Paul Mo
Jan 2020 • Business
Visited the shop having travelled from Belfast Valerie and Jane were extremely helpful and kind and provided helpful advice regarding my purchases. Lovely staff who made me feel welcomed. Look forward to visit the Tin Tin shop again.
Written January 11, 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK151,202 contributions
The Tintin Shop
Oct 2018 • Solo
The Tintin shop is a must for fans of the comic book. If you can't get to the Tintin stores in Belgium, then this is possibly the next best thing. Everything related to Tintin, books, models, postcard, t-shirts are all available here.

Having been to the Tintin stores in Belgium and Singapore, this particular store is very small in comparison. Don't get me wrong, there's plenty of Tintin memorabilia here, but I've been to comic stores in Belgium with bigger Tintin collections. Prices are also pretty high, even considering it's a specialist store and in covent gardens.
Written October 6, 2018
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Peter B
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Peter B
Sep 2018 • Solo
Rang the shop yesterday to order a book."You'll have to order online"snapped a woman's voice,why I answered, we don't do orders over the phone she replied.
Well considering I purchased a framed print about 3 months ago I was taken aback,after exchanging a few words she frostily accepted my request and I asked if I could have overnight delivery "You're too late (12.40pm)and we don't do posting on a Friday you'll HAVE to wait till Monday!
Wrong answer!I put the phone down rang a small family bookshop in Berwick upon Tweed,no problem here book ordered and awaiting delivery this afternoon and three quid cheaper into the bargain.
Written September 14, 2018
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crosis
Whanganui, New Zealand1,632 contributions
What a brilliant little shop and friendly welcome
Apr 2018 • Couples
I went out of my way to find this little shop as I really wanted something to take home for my Tintin loving daughter. As I walked in I grabbed a life-sized Snowy and then started looking for some other items.

The lady in the shop was really friendly and excellent with making suggestions too. I was keen on a rocket, but was not sure which so she went and got the ideal one to go with the figures my daughter already has.

Likewise when looking at t-shirts and not sure on size, our fantastic host was happy for us to take the different sizes down and gave us a ruler so we could measure them while our daughter was on the phone measuring a shirt she wears.

I totally recommend a visit for any Tintin fan.

PS Actually our experience here began before we arrived. Around 6 weeks before we visited I emailed to ask about opening hours and got a prompt and friendly reply listing hours and giving a friendly invite. So online service, just as good as in person.
Written April 23, 2018
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localdogwalker2017
Westerham, UK6 contributions
Jigsaw Puzzle
Jan 2018 • Solo
Arrived shortly prior to closing times and manageress very helpful and informative .I understand why they are not now able to take orders over the telephone.
We now have all the jigsaws and look forward to the production of some new 1000 pieces soon!
Written January 18, 2018
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ptr246
Brisbane, Australia6 contributions
Appalling behaviour from shopkeeper
Oct 2017 • Friends
I visited this shop with a friend today (1st October). I have never ever encountered such rudeness and appalling behaviour from a shop assistant. As a Tin Tin fan of long standing, I was keen to buy a T shirt. The woman in question was clearly not happy to assist me. The first problem was the size of the T shirt. XL was far too large but I was told there was no L size available in the colour I wanted. Could I try one on? No not possible - '"This is not a clothing store," she said. Also no mirror, but I could hold one on against the shirt I was wearing. I took off my coat. She saw the T shirt I was wearing - a Tin Tin one and my pride and joy. She instantly accused me of wearing a counterfeit one. This was news to me. I was appalled at her accusation and the way she said it. I had bought a number of Tin Tin T shirts in Hong Kong several years ago. They had started to show their age and I wanted to replace them. It had never crossed my mind that they might be counterfeit. Her accusation threw me and I felt very angry at her implied suggestion that I was some sort of criminal. She proceeded to repeatedly thrust her hand in my face with open fingers during her subsequent tirade. Among many things she accused me of "disrespecting the author by wearing the shirt." As a great fan of Tin Tin this was particularly offensive too me. I voiced my objection in the strongest terms and asked her whether she understood what her role was as a shop assistant: that is to serve customers and not offend them. She ended up refusing to sell me anything and she insisted I leave the shop.
Written October 1, 2017
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hisperica
London, UK17 contributions
Lack of Enthusiasm
Jul 2017 • Friends
Merchandise is expensive. Shop pleasant, good range of books in hardback and paperback and other languages but staff pretty bored...
Written July 3, 2017
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HappyTravler009
London, UK14 contributions
All things Tintin
Jun 2017 • Friends
I highly recommend this shop to anyone who likes Tintin from the films, cartoons or comics.
The staff are very friendly & helpful but also happy to not bother you if you just want to browse.
The range of books, collectibles, clothes etc is great fun and I know I'll be popping back for another figure soon.
Written June 5, 2017
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MG
97 contributions
Worst customer service I can remember in London
Feb 2017 • Family
It's not even relevant how good the shop itself is. Although it used to stock a much wider selection of books, including collector's editions, it now favours T shirts and china. It's very small and has a reasonable collection of Tintin books and merchandise. There are far better shops around Europe for Tintin. However, the fact is that I have never encountered such rudeness from a shop assistant, with absolutely no cause whatsoever. When I think of the countless charming and helpful staff in so many similar shops, the hostile and thoroughly unpleasant woman that runs this shop was so rude that I will not go again, with or without children. Absolutely shocking.
Written March 8, 2017
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The Tintin Shop is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Tue - Tue 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thu - Sat 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM