If you consider yourself a tech fan, you might well be interested in checking out some of London’s best comic book stores. As you would expect from a city as varied (and as fun!) as London, it has a great range of comic book emporiums to choose from and, there’s a clear comic book culture to get involved with too.
Whether you’re looking for a really cool action figure, a DVD, limited edition collectable or, a few comic books to start a collection, there’s no better place to indulge your hobby than London. Here are some of our favourite comic book stores for those who proudly call themselves tech geeks:
Book & Comic Exchange, Notting Hill
Book & Comic Exchange combines somewhere to buy comics with somewhere to sell second-hand, unwanted comics, all under one roof. If you’re looking to sell or swap one comic for another, this is the place to head to. There are options to swap books for cash or vouchers and there’s a tonne of impressive stock to rummage through. Plus, there are new and vintage comics lining the walls just waiting to be discovered so everyone’s preferences are covered. Getting to Book & Comic Exchange from The Montcalm London City is relatively easy and takes no time at all on the London Underground.
Forbidden Planet, Covent Garden
If there’s one place that all tech geeks should check out in London, it’s Forbidden Planet in Covent Garden. Forbidden Planet is close to The Montcalm London City and really ticks all of the boxes in terms of what it sells with anima, manga, graphic novels and comics filling two floors. Plus, its collection stretches to include clothes, toys and memorabilia. Regardless of your specific comic interest, you’re sure to enjoy time spent exploring all that Forbidden Planet has to offer.
Mega City Comics, Camden
We all know Camden Town is one of the best places in London for all things weird and wonderful, but many people don’t assume it’ll appeal to tech geeks. However, with stores such as Mega City Comics it’s well worth hopping on the Tube. Mega City Comics offers comics and graphic novels, as well as clothing and memorabilia. This is where you’ll find a number of London’s comic book events and signings taking place so visit the site to see listings for upcoming appearances before you plan your trip.
Gosh! Comics, Soho
If you’re looking for a smaller and understated comic book store that’s easy to reach from Hotels near London City Airport, check out Gosh! Comics. Located in Soho, Gosh! Comics stocks a little bit of everything. All the staff are helpful and knowledgeable, meaning if you have a question you’re sure to get a good answer. Plus, they hold events and workshops that are always popular.
Whether you’re a comic book collector or simply want to see what’s on offer, any of the comic book stores listed above are great for tech geeks.