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Address: No 2 New High Street | Headington, Oxford OX3 7AQ, England
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A shark! In a roof!

Rather fun. Walked past it as it was near where we were staying. Quite a surprise! You do wonder how it works.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
jamesfurlong80
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I still don't know why people are coming all the way to see this shark on top of a building. Really doesn't match British culture. There is nothing special to see unless you wanna make fun of the person who thought about this.

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Diss
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Odd, quirky and fun. To observe a great white sticking out of the roof of a terraced house is not the normal sort of thing to see on a residential street in Oxford.

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weezywoo
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting an escape room in Headington and drove down this road to see the shark on the way home. I had not mentioned it to the kids, just slowed and waited opposite it for a minute ;-) And the kids were "mum... can we go... Wait! WHAT IS THAT? WHAT IS THAT!" I also wonder what the neighbours... More 

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Thank weezywoo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Quite funny to see, but not sure that I would travel for it. You can't go inside (it's someone's home), and there is nothing around to explain the story behind it.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Shark dive bombing a roof .... what more do you want from life? What happens when it rains though? Parking tricky nearby, but glad I saw this sculpture!

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Thank TeleOp
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Rather fun. Walked past it as it was near where we were staying. Quite a surprise! You do wonder how it works.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

If you are in the Headington area of Oxford you have to take a look at the shark in the roof, its funny and a well known local landmark. you probably never see anything like it again!!

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Thank Howlo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Sadly looking a bit neglected these days, looks like it has fallen out of the sky, and plunged into the roof.

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Thank Marie B
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

It's a shark, sticking out of a house... what's not to like? I hope the artist buys up the street and puts a different sea creature in every roof!

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Thank Will N
Jersey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I had to go and see this for myself after having seen the photo of it on the wall of the breakfast room at the Red Mullions. It was just a bit weird to see a shark sticking out of the roof of a terraced house but I can tick that off my bucket list now!

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