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Headington Shark

No 2 New High Street | Headington, Oxford OX3 7AQ, England
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Eccentric Britain!

If travelling this way, take a look. It's not worth a special trip, but look up Headlington and it... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
AndrewM_Leicester
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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This is a must see if you visit this part of Oxford you don't see a shark in the roof of a house... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Debbie m M
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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No 2 New High Street | Headington, Oxford OX3 7AQ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If travelling this way, take a look. It's not worth a special trip, but look up Headlington and it is worth a short detour if you are going into/out of Oxford. There's council carpark nearby and some local places to eat, so you can get...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see if you visit this part of Oxford you don't see a shark in the roof of a house every day

Thank Debbie m M
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

I was curious to see this. As I was staying nearby and had time to kill . I thought I'd pop to the local shops and then remembered this was near . It really is just what it states .And quite a sight It certainly...More

1  Thank soniawatts
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We actually drove a fair bit out of our way to see this after reading about it in a local guide book.

1  Thank WTisSearching
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We came upon this yesterday, quite by accident. It is hysterically funny but does have a serious message against nuclear war.

1  Thank ozrick33Sydney
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Like most, when I first saw this, I wondered why? And then why not? There in the middle of an off main road terrace is a gigantic model shark sticking out of the roof of a Victorian? house. Genius. Thank you for the smile this...More

Thank Glenn H
Reviewed 22 August 2017

The story behind how this art installation moved from being vilified to being a local cultural icon (there's even a toddler group nearby called "Little Sharks") is fascinating. See it on a clear evening with the subset behind it, and it's quite something - but...More

Thank Nick S
Reviewed 16 August 2017

a local landmark and quite famous. good for a quick stop if you are in the area and makes a good selfie but I would not go out of my way to find it unless you happened to be in Headington

Thank gary382
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This is just wonderful - it epitomises outsider art and it should be part of anyone's visit to Oxford.

Thank cara472
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Drove past as a passenger and saw this and laughed. Dare to be different is what we say. Would I go out of my way to see it? Probably not. Would children enjoy seeing it? Yes, because it is funny. It also prompted a long...More

Thank 80ways-aroundworld
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