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A surprise! In a normal residential street a shark in the roof of one of the houses. My husband... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
Diane G
Quick drive-by

We love a bit of street art, its exciting when a council permits crazy or beautiful art to adorn... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
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No 2 New High Street | Headington, Oxford OX3 7AQ, England
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

A very unusual sight to see!! A 20ft shark diving into the roof of a house!! Very effective, you have to see it to believe it!! Catch the number 8 or 9 bus from centre of oxford, approx. 20 minute journey. East to find on...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Absolutely mad but I am glad it's there. Read the history and the controversy. If you are in and around Oxford go find it and perhaps pluck up the courage to install your own insane idea. Love it.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Willy W
Reviewed 24 May 2017

it was about 30 years ago when this one first appeared in a residential house in oxford. owned by a local radio host. when Jaws first sank his teeth in to the roof the controversy and attempts to get it removed did nothing other than...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Tigers240
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Jaws has landed! - In Headington! A quirky addition to someones house, great to look at and a bit of a surprise!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Sarah T
Reviewed 26 April 2017

A friend moved to Headington and I thought I'd look up the area on Wikipedia. That's when I found out they had a shark!! I had to take a detour. Reading the history of why how, when it got there makes it all the more...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Alan B
Reviewed 24 April 2017

A surprise! In a normal residential street a shark in the roof of one of the houses. My husband says it has been there for many years. Well, it made me smile, and wonder why?

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Diane G
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We love a bit of street art, its exciting when a council permits crazy or beautiful art to adorn their streets. The shark in the roof is an amusing point of interest to drive by an see if you are in the area....but don't attempt...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank WhamBarQueen
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I was a student in Oxford when the shark first appeared and I well remember the controversy and the attempts to get it removed. 30 years later it seems like it's been there forever and people seem to have stopped moaning and just got on...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Worth seeing, thought provoking and impressive. Worth seeing, thought provoking and impressive. Worth seeing, thought provoking and impressive

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank HappyFoodLover1976
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I remember seeing this back in the 90's when I moved to the area. Not much to look at really. It's a model shark sticking out a roof. That's it. I saw it recently when passing on the 400 Thornhill Park and Ride. Keep a...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Koczkowski
7 August 2018|
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You can park right outside it. You won’t need to be there long
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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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