Forbidden Planet

 
 
ADDRESS
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H 8JR
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon to Wed & Fri to Sat 10:00 - 19:00, Thu 10:00 - 20:00, Sun 12:00 - 18:00
 

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Forbidden PlanetCrammed with the cream of cult entertainment this shop is a seventh heaven for sci-fi fans. In the old days, Forbidden Planet just stocked every science-fiction book under the stars. These days it has branched out into the realm of Star Trek collectables and Lord of the Rings action figures. Secreted in the basement there is still a colossal selection of books from fantasy to political titles by the likes of Chomsky. Although we can’t promise that Tolkien will be signing your copy of ‘The Return of the King’, they do host frequent book signings. The shop is a Mecca for Star Wars fans and with the vast selection of weapon replicas lining the shelves you can fight your nearest and dearest with your very own light saver. Even if you’re not a die-hard Trekkie, it's worth a look. There is simply a vast collection of the latest and greatest toys, DVDs, comics, trading cards and models. When you do journey to the Forbidden Planet, lets hope the force is with you.

 

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Opening and closing times for Forbidden Planet

Today (Friday) Forbidden Planet closes at 19.30

Monday:

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19.00
 
 

Tuesday:

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LondonTown.com - Forbidden Planet Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

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Covent Garden Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
18 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Holborn NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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