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Headington Shark

No 2 New High Street | Headington, Oxford OX3 7AQ, England
+44 7763 693225
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Excellent shark

This shark has to be seen to be believed! Really impressive structure and amazing that it is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Anna B
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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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The Story is Funny, the Shark is Iconic

Really, what you see is what you get, but the thrilling tale of council defiance is worth the trip... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jmkeith01
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London, United Kingdom
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No 2 New High Street | Headington, Oxford OX3 7AQ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This shark has to be seen to be believed! Really impressive structure and amazing that it is actually someone’s home. Really great to have such a unique feature as this in headington.

Thank Anna B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really, what you see is what you get, but the thrilling tale of council defiance is worth the trip up the hill!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My favourite alternative tourist destination - in a fairly nondescript street near the centre of Headington, this should be a must see for anyone who visits Oxford. It's a shark diving through the roof of a terraced house. What's not to like about that?

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just walking back from dinner and you see this random huge shark tail sticking out of someones house! Found out later it was an artist's art project. Very cool to see!

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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

I took a taxi out there from city center. The shark is NOT real. Great disappointment but despite the faux character is still makes a statement for the neighbors. I thought it was a “shark tornado”

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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Took a detour here on our way somewhere. Worth a visit and makes you appreciate the workmanship gone into it.

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

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 5 May 2018

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

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

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 29 April 2018

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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Y9121YCkaren
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Response from Beccawte | Reviewed this property |
It’s not actually on a bus route but it’s just off the main road (London Road) which is a bus route. Less than 5 minute walk from the bus stop
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