Forbidden Planet International

Creative Tourist
Creative Tourist

If you’re still wondering how C3PO got that red arm (and I mean, who isn’t?), or know somebody who is, then you’ll probably want to start your shopping here. The Waterstones of the geek world, Forbidden Planet have books, comics and some undeniably cool merch to boot. Hulk Hands anyone?

65 Oldham StManchesterM1 1JR View map
Telephone: 0161 839 4777 Visit Now

Opening Hours

  • Monday9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Tuesday9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Friday9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Sunday11:30am - 4:30pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

What's on near Forbidden Planet International

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ComedyManchester
Creatures of the Night Comedy Club

An insanely committed seven-nights-a-week, Creatures of the Night Comedy Club opens its doors (20.30-22.30 typically, though please check) for evening after evening of side-splitting comedy.

from £5.00
Until
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The Comedy Vault

Every Monday night upstairs at Fierce Bar, The Comedy Vault hosts an outrageously funny open-mic night. Come and try your hand or just to watch and laugh.

free entry
MusicCity Centre
Fair Play Festival 2024

Following two sold out festivals, Fair Play is back to take over the Northern Quarter with a day of live music in all its ‘alternative’ forms.

from £15

Where to go near Forbidden Planet International

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Affleck & Brown

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Wood. Wine bar & deli

Formerly known as Fyg, Wood. in Manchester’s northern quarter has undergone a revamp and re-brand: newly decked out with a stunning bar made from blocks of, you guessed it, wood, the former deli has been transformed into a wine bar.

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Vinyl Revival

Located on Manchester’s Hilton Street, in the heart of the Northern Quarter, Vinyl Revival is a piece of Mancunian music history.

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Cass Art Manchester

Primely located on Oldham Street in the Northern Quarter, Cass Art Manchester offers a vast selection of high-quality art materials at affordable prices.

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Pop Boutique Manchester

One of the oldest vintage shops in the Northern Quarter (opened here in 1994), Pop is set out across two floors and racks up a cafe, barber’s and basement furniture section, as well as its own label and good-as-new originals – all for very reasonable prices.

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Nibble

Independent cafe in Manchester’s bustling Northern Quarter. Perfect if you’re looking for high-quality homemade produce.

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Barbarella

Barbarella is a barber shop and part of the long-standing Pop Boutique vintage shop.

Evuna in Manchester's Northern Quarter
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Evuna Northern Quarter

Somehow the only tapas bar in the Northern Quarter, Evuna is where it’s at for traditional Spanish grub and damn fine drinks.

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Evelyn’s Cafe Bar

Charming diner featuring a range of international dishes, based in the heart of the Northern Quarter. The place to go for brunch on Tib Street.

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Northern Flower

This small shop has “Northern Quarter” stamped all over it, from its “potting shed”-feel to its bunting for sale and unusual selection of potted-up plants.

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Piccadilly Records

Piccadilly Records is the real deal, a record shop so good that it probably deserves some credit for the regeneration of its surrounding neighbourhood.

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