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Don’t know how long this plastic shark has been sticking out of the roof but you can get a great... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Didcot, United Kingdom
If in the area it is a must see!

Why and how I am going to have to find out! Surreal and impressive. Aparrently one can rent the... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Hands Free Letting - Holiday short lets in Oxford and London - if you are interested in staying in The Shark House - please contact us.
No 2 New High Street | Headington, Oxford OX3 7AQ, England
+44 7763 693225
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

The giant plastic shark diving into someone’s house is a must see if you’re in the area. It’s been there years and has fought off calls to remove it. You can drive into the street it’s on, snap a quick pic and be on your...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank M5PYH
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Don’t know how long this plastic shark has been sticking out of the roof but you can get a great view of it from Headington High Street

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Ian-Jacki
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Why and how I am going to have to find out! Surreal and impressive. Aparrently one can rent the house, children would love it. There were quite a few taking photo's when we stopped to see it as staying just around the corner. So want...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank wisewonderer1223
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Just being refreshed with scaffolding around it. Bit of a tart up going on. I live in the area so pass it quite often on my way to the shops. Great fun and glad its being preserved.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Glynn C
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Don't go out of your way way to go see it, it's literally just a shark in a roof. Look at the photos.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank squidbell
Reviewed 13 August 2018

I had heard about this some years ago, and forgot all about it. Geocaching brought us here, and it came back to my memory. Sadly with scaffolding around it at the mo, but we could still see it!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 4SarahLouise
Reviewed 27 July 2018

You probably have to know where to look otherwise you would be rubbing eyes in disbelief. Not a student prank!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JRMaddog
Reviewed 20 July 2018

I loved the Headington shark from the time it first appeared on the roof of a house in this Oxford neighbourhood many years ago. It caused a sensation at the time as did the lower half of a woman in a can can skirt that...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank aecmorgan
Reviewed 14 July 2018 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Anna B
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank jmkeith01
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7 August 2018|
Response from M5PYH |
You can park right outside it. You won’t need to be there long
11 June 2018|
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