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“Something different for the tourists.”
Review of Headington Shark

Headington Shark
Ranked #37 of 145 things to do in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
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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 sat on the roof of the cinema opposite. The owner of the cinema as far as I remember was responsible for both. Like many people when it first appeared, I thought they were both very funny but over time people became divided on the two art works. The woman's legs and lower half disappeared a long time ago with the closing of the cinema. However, the shark has remained despite many protests to get rid of it. I personally like the shark as it is something totally different and it brings tourists to the area to see the art work.

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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.

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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!

1  Thank jmkeith01
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

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 11 June 2018

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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