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Address: No 2 New High Street | Headington, Oxford OX3 7AQ, England
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Nobody expects a shark

I dragged my friends here and did not tell them why, they were all "wow" when they saw it, as it's so unexpected. could do with another refurbish but it's fun anyway. only a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 April 2016
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Kent UK
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Paris, Texas
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35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

This is a shark diving into a roof. The people who put it there said something like this: "The shark was to express someone feeling totally impotent and ripping a hole in their roof out of a sense of impotence and anger and desperation…. It is saying something about CND, nuclear power, Chernobyl and Nagasaki." well worth a visit once... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Now well past its sell-by date. Someone had this done - and what a waste of time. Nothing much else to say - it broke all the planning regulations - but that's ok, if you're a minor radio celebrity. Now it just looks silly. It's like a constant student rag week stunt or someone who wears "wacky" ties, so that... More 

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Thank 34Doris
Kent UK
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323 reviews
167 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

I dragged my friends here and did not tell them why, they were all "wow" when they saw it, as it's so unexpected. could do with another refurbish but it's fun anyway. only a short distance out of your way out of Oxford by car so worth a quick visit. parking a nightmare of course.

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1 Thank PhillKentUK
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

If you park in the Britannia Pub you can see this attraction from the car park. Very strange, and weird but fun too

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Thank 19DebbieW2014
Oxford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Seriously, a vanity project in a side road. Really just rather stupid. Go somewhere else and enjoy your day.

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Thank Andy C
Exeter, United Kingdom
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446 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

As a planning lawyer I always have to pay homage to the Headington shark when passing through this part of Oxford. It demonstrates the English planning system at its quirky best.

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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1,230 reviews
482 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 770 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

We stopped here during a school half-term family day out to Oxford (it's about a 12-15 minute drive from Oxford Centre) as thought it would be fun to see a giant great white shark sticking out the roof of a house... And it was. You only need 5 minutes here to observe this curious sight but well worth it and... More 

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Thank Roberts69
Oxford
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232 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

I cycle past this regularly and it always attracts the curious. Its weird but people love it. If driving through Headington its a short detour

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Ely, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

This drive-by attraction is a bit away from the city center in Oxford, but certainly worth seeing on your way in or out of the city. Where else will you see a shark jutting out of a roof?

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Thank Nathan-Lindsey C
Didcot, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

This iconic landmark is in desperate need of lick of paint , would hate to see it removed but it does look slightly tired

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