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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have convinced many of my foreign students for the last 20 years that we had a very bad storm and the shark jumped out of the sea into the house than of course I take them to it for photos

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Headington shark, oxford is a well known landmark in oxford for tourists and locals. located on a side road, about 100 meters from the main road.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Now looking a bit sorry for its self, needs renovation urgently. Not exactly a 'must see' but if you are in Headington, tak a peek

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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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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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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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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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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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