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Worth seeing if you're in the area, but not to make a special trip. Is rather fascinating as to why... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
Rochester, United Kingdom
Top attraction in the alternative tour of Oxford

This is just a remarkable place to visit - a massive and completely incongruous shark diving into... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Oxford, 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 19 March 2018

Worth seeing if you're in the area, but not to make a special trip. Is rather fascinating as to why someone would do this.

Thank jely92
Reviewed 12 March 2018

This is just a remarkable place to visit - a massive and completely incongruous shark diving into a roofin the middle of a quiet Headigton Street, but it for me a must se place if you are visiting Oxford and well worth the detour.

Thank BrushM
Reviewed 5 March 2018

As a US Expat living in the Uk, I make frequent trips back to the family in the States.....The trips are long, tiring, but important...so is returning ....home....Just as in anyone who is homeward bound (insert Simon & Garfunkle) there are various landmarks to my...More

Thank RandRussell
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Not sure if this a landmark but a 20 foot shark sticking out of a residential house roof is something that should make you laugh. This was erected in 1986 and is a plea to help look after our planet. Great for a photo and...More

2  Thank rayrest
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Worth seeing if you happen to be around Headington. If not you will be fine without it ;) Totally expresses British sense of humor.

3  Thank NoraM1511
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

What must the neighbours think!? We saw this by pure fluke as we left Oxford City and as i approached it to take a photo,a few other people were doing the same. Not something worth trying to find but it gave us a little laugh....More

2  Thank shane s
Reviewed 4 January 2018

I walk or cycle past the shark a few times per week; it never fails to catch my eye and generate a smile.

Thank ddobson
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Drove past here,and saw a few times.just saw a shark in the roof,don't think you can go into the house

Thank juliemZ1433ZU
Reviewed 17 December 2017

The picture sort of says it all - a shark sticking out of the roof of an ordinary terraced house. Worth a look if you are in Headington, but probably not worth a special trip from Oxford center

1  Thank oxfordtreker
Reviewed 7 December 2017

There is really nothing to see here, would not say that this is an attraction. I don't know if you can enter the building or something, but I just passed by. It is literally a shark on a roof.

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Thomas K
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