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Address: Management Suite Riverside Level The Oracle Centre, Reading RG1 2AG, England
Phone Number: +44 118 965 9000
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09:30 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 09:30 - 20:00
Sat 09:00 - 19:00
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Over 80 stores, 30 Bars, Cafes & Restaurants. Riverside Dining. Vue...

Over 80 stores, 30 Bars, Cafes & Restaurants. Riverside Dining. Vue Cinema.

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Shopping under one roof

The Oracle is clean, has a range of shops and is well organised. There are 2 big car parks, a cinema and restaurants alongside the river. Easy to get to and a good place to start... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The shopping mall that has it all, the Oracle is pleasant environment to shop till you drop. Access is easy and wheelchair stroller friendly. Well worth a visit, plenty of retail therapy to tempt and if not enough, it's within striking distance of the town centre. Parking is on site or a short walk away in the multi story car... More 

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United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Oracle is clean, has a range of shops and is well organised. There are 2 big car parks, a cinema and restaurants alongside the river. Easy to get to and a good place to start your shopping.

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Thank Jesseekarr
Epsom, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always enjoy a shopping trip to reading and this did not disappoint. Very busy but it is Christmas after all. All the usual shops and a good few cafes. Usual chain restaurants on the river. Some nice big branches of the high st chains outside too.

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Thank Susie H
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

All usual shops to use plus others you might not have in your local Town - John Lewis & House of Frazer for example. All under cover then you can shop in 'high street' just a short distance away. Good choice of restaurants outside over looking canal.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I have been a few times to the Oracle, it's a great place to get pretty much anything you need! There are also loads of choices if you are just going to get something to eat or go and see a movie! I recommend going early as it does get busy and you might have to wait to get a... More 

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Thank Dino J
The_Oracle_Reading, Marketing Executive at The Oracle, responded to this review

Hi Dino, thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to The Oracle and we look forward to seeing you here again. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Went to the Oracle shopping centre to look around. Was not very busy for a Friday which was a plus. Lots of escalators and lifts to get around to see all the shops on each floor.. outside at the rear of the shop lots of food outlets right on the waters edge.very relaxing...

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The_Oracle_Reading, Marketing Executive at The Oracle, responded to this review

Hi Mand, thank you for your review. I'm glad you had a lovely time here on your visit and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I have been visiting Reading numerous times by train, which takes about 15 minutes from my home in Sandhurst and this modern shopping centre, which is a short walk from Reading Station has to be one of my favourites. Car parking is available here, but it can get very full, so it is best to use public transportation or alternative... More 

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Thank Souro S
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Great shopping mall with everything you'd need. Easy to find from the Main Street and the back area leads onto the area around the canals.

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Boston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I was in town with time to spare and wandered in. It is modern, light and airy, but I was disappointed to find little here that wasn't a High Street name. I suppose if that is all you want then The Oracle satisfies, but judging from the house prices and the large number of expensive cars I noticed in the... More 

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Thank Ken C
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Very good selection of standard high Street shops and riverside restaurant's. Always very busy at the weekend

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