About Us

About the shop

The idea for a shop totally devoted to “Tintin” started at 34 Floral St. Covent Garden, London in 1984. In those early days, merchandise was very limited; greetings cards, postcards, posters, plastic figures and of course, books.

The books were the main inspiration to have one place where you could find the complete collection of the adventure albums. Number 34 Floral Street did just that, and soon the product range expanded, bringing the drawings of Hergé into our everyday lives through a whole range of items.

Today you can find limited edition models in resin and metal as well as a superb collection of die cast model aeroplanes bringing to life Hergé’s evident appreciation of all vehicles.

The books at the Tintin Shop

About Tintin

Where can we even start? He was first introduced by Hergé on the 10th January 1929, and after close to a century and 24 albums, Tintin is still going strong to this day! There’s not a much better feeling than to sit down and travel the globe, the sea and the cosmos in these extraordinary adventures.

With Tintin, you only need to read one single adventure to understand that, like Superman or Alice in Wonderland, he just has that special something. It’s impossible to deny the sheer appeal and charm of the boy reporter and his dog.

From Tintin’s unwavering curiosity to Captain Haddock’s blustering charm, Hergé’s companions are a beguiling bunch, each masterfully brought to life – they truly extend beyond the page. They are cultural cornerstones, inviting us to return again and again, so let us pick up a volume, delve into Hergé’s world, and keep the stories alive.

If you would like to know more about Herge’s hero, the following are some fantastic books to explain better than us, who Tintin really is: The Complete Companion by Michael Farr, The Art of Hergé Volume 1, Volume 2 and Volume 3, all by Phillipe Goddin, and lastly, Tintin by Harry Thompson.

The idea for a shop totally devoted to “Tintin” started here at Floral St. Covent Garden, London.

The front of the tintin shop

How to find us

Our shop is open from 11am til 4pm Tuesday-Saturday and 12am til 4pm on Sundays.

The Tintin Shop UK
34 Floral Street