Self-confessed geeks (and otherwise) get together at London’s mega-store for sci-fi, fantasy and comic-related books and memorabilia. Forbidden Planet stocks thousands of books – covering science fiction, animation, graphic arts, computer games, film, horror, sport, superheroes, and more – as well as a huge range of graphic novels, from classic Marvel comics, to obscure small publishers from around the world, to Viz manuals. The store also stocks a good number of signed books, as well as a huge range of DVDs, action figures, posters, clothing, games, and other genre-related merchandise. What’s more, author events take place here regularly. A first port-of-call for Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Doctor Who obsessives.
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179 Shaftesbury Avenue
|Opening hours:||Open 10am-7pm Mon-Wed, Fri; 10am-8pm Thur; noon-6pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Covent Garden/Tottenham Court Rd|
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This is an excellent place to shop for gifts for the people you know who love pop culture. The top floor has toys and novelty items but the best bit is below where they have a large selection of comics, trade paperbacks, and books. They also have regular book signings which are good to go to, though fair warning, the queue sometime goes around the building for some of the more popular authors like Neil Gaiman. The staff know quite a bit and have helped me find the perfect gift when I've been overwhelmed by the selection.