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Headington Shark

No 2 New High Street | Headington, Oxford OX3 7AQ, England
+44 7763 693225
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Worth the trip out to Headington

Worth the trip to Headington. It's been there for decades now. It's fun, mad, brilliant and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steve H
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Certainly stands out

Missed it at first thinking it was on the main road in Headington but it's actually tucked down a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
simpsonite64
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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No 2 New High Street | Headington, Oxford OX3 7AQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the trip to Headington. It's been there for decades now. It's fun, mad, brilliant and probably loathed by neighbours and council.

Thank Steve H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Missed it at first thinking it was on the main road in Headington but it's actually tucked down a side street. Wouldn't necessarily go out of the way to see it but if you're in the area, it's worth a quick visit if not just...More

Thank simpsonite64
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just found this rather sad, destroying the house underneath outdid any other feelings. Certainly weird and definitely worth a look if you are passing nearby. You can park for free for 2 hours in nearby roads and there are coffee shops and pubs nearby,

Thank Marion W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is cute, but not worth a trip from somewhere else. We were staying in Headington, so saw it as we walked to bus. There is another shark on top of another building nearby (not crashing through). Don't know what the Headington thing is with...More

Thank Hurley S
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

I like that we have this fun a quirky house in Oxford. Don’t think I’d like the attention on my own living quarters but it’s a great talking point .

Thank Oscarcat7
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

i dont so much notice anymore after seeing this so often it was quite a surprise at first a strange addition to a normal terraced st although some people think its an oxford icon now

Thank Brothers O
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Worth seeing if you're in the area, but not to make a special trip. Is rather fascinating as to why someone would do this.

Thank Jess L
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This is just a remarkable place to visit - a massive and completely incongruous shark diving into a roofin the middle of a quiet Headigton Street, but it for me a must se place if you are visiting Oxford and well worth the detour.

Thank BrushM
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

As a US Expat living in the Uk, I make frequent trips back to the family in the States.....The trips are long, tiring, but important...so is returning ....home....Just as in anyone who is homeward bound (insert Simon & Garfunkle) there are various landmarks to my...More

Thank RandRussell
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Not sure if this a landmark but a 20 foot shark sticking out of a residential house roof is something that should make you laugh. This was erected in 1986 and is a plea to help look after our planet. Great for a photo and...More

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