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Forbidden Planet, London

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Gift & Specialty Shop · Hidden Gem · Shopping
Let your inner nerd have fun at Forbidden Planet where you can go for some retail therapy. Known for fantasy, science fiction, and all the comic books your heart desires, Forbidden Planet shares its name with the 1956 cult film. Bookworms will enjoy comic books and graphic novels, including manga, but the bookshop also sells video games and films. Get the collectable merchandise including rare toys and clothing from your favorite sagas and entertainment memorabilia. If you're overwhelmed by size of the shop, ask the staff to help you find exactly what you want. Plan to visit Forbidden Planet and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended London attractions using our London trip planner.
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  • 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.  more »
  • The staff is rude and ignores paying customers while they discuss left-wing politics. I sincerely hope this place will go out of business :)  more »
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  • This place was cool. Great range of products to look at, some of which I haven't see elsewhere. Downstairs was slightly confusing where they keep the comics but I still enjoyed looking around. The staff were also very nice and friendly.
  • I had an AMAZING time at Forbidden Planet! I loved the Doctor Who and Star Wars sections, I just wish anyone in London carried Red Dwarf paraphernalia! I also suggest their satchel bags they sell at the front. I got one, and it has actually become one of my favorite bags. I'll have to get 2 next time! It's bigger on the inside.

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