Best comic shops in London



For those who didn’t go to the Comiccon last month and if you simply love comics, manga and zines -like us- this week we want to give you some tips about the best shops in London. For all ages and across different styles we will show you the nerdest side of London.


With 25-year track record in the industry this is a must visit for all the comic fans. The range of graphic novels is amazing, always new and interesting products, whatever the genre. It goes from translated European albums to mainstream superhero antics; vintage children’s books to contemporary graphic fiction and readable manga. They’ve got something for everyone. You can find them also on Facebook, twitter and following their Blog.

1 Berwick Street London W1F 0DR
Opening Hours: Open Daily 10.30am – 7pm
Website: Here


Based in the hearth of London Orbital Comics has quickly become Central London’s favourite comic shop, stocking everything of the modern comics.
Orbital is also famous for having the biggest and best selection of vintage comics in London.
The Orbital Online Boutique is a curated online store where you will find plenty of rarities, and maybe even that special something you have been hunting for years!

8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA
Opening Hours:  Mon-Sat 10:30-19:00
Sunday   11:30 – 17:00
Website: Here

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-Forbidden planet 

With exciting stores in many major UK cities, including the famous London Megastore on Shaftesbury Avenue and Megastores in Bristol and Southampton you can find a store near you, using Store Locator in their website. Forbidden Planet is the world’s largest and best-known science fiction, fantasy comics shop in England. They sell action figures, books, comics, DVDs, graphic novels and toys offering all the best merchandise from the cult cream of movies and television.

179 Shaftesbury Avenue London WC2H 8JR
Website: Here
Opening Hours: Mon and Tues     10:00 – 19:00
Wednesday           10:00 – 19:30
Thursday               10:00 – 20:00
Fri and Sat            10:00 – 19:30
Sunday                  12:00 – 18:00

-Mega city comics 

Established in 1981, as a mail-order business, after 6 years of mail-order they start the comic shop!
They provide one of the most comprehensive ranges of comics and graphic novels in the UK, with a very friendly service. Over the years, Mega city has hosted signings and events with such luminaries as Alan Moore, Jamie Hewlett, Pat Mills, Simon Bisley, Gilbert Shelton & Matt Wagner.
In 2010 they got  a KING OF CAMDEN award, for excellence in local retailing.

18 Inverness street Camden Town London  NW1 7HJ
Opening Hours:   Open daily 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Website: Here

-30th century comics 

Welcome to 30th Century Comics, specialists in old, vintage American & British comics, annuals and books. Established in 1994 in Putney, South West London.
The entire vintage stock catalogue is online and is updated every week with also hundreds of new arrivals. They also stock tens of thousands of American comics from the 1980’s right up to the current issues. They receive the latest American comics every Wednesday (the same day they come out in the States).

18 Lower Richmond Rd, London SW15 1JP
Opening times: Open daily: 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Website: Here

-Book and comics exchange 

If you are looking for something different then a classic shop this is the right place and not only for comics. But here we will focus on the comics and book shop. As well as a wide selection of literary fiction, poetry and plays you can also find loads of stuff on music, film, art and fashion related items. They also own shelves of sciences, history, military history, biography and cookery as well as our celebrated “sci-fi corridor”. You can find all of these items at prices ranging from 50p to hundreds of pounds!  In addition a fabulous bargain basement with thousands of items is available for 50p or less.

14 Pembridge RD,Notting hill, London W11 3HL
Opening times: Open daily: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Website: Here

Did you take note of everything? So, what are you waiting for…take your backpack and go to collect your favourites comics books!

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