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Address: No 2 New High Street | Headington, Oxford OX3 7AQ, England
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Well, you don't see that every day.

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?

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Diane G
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bristol
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 New High Street.

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Henley on Thames
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98 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank Willy W
Oxford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 to mark its place in oxfords history. be wary though as the shark wont bite... More 

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Thank Tigers240
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Thank Sarah T
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 interesting. Now whenever showing friends round Oxford, we always go via "Untitled 1986" (The Headington... More 

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Thank Alan B
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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?

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Thank Diane G
Colchester, UK
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75 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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 to park! All of the streets in the area are permit holders only. We drove... More 

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UK
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570 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 320 helpful votes
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 with letting it be there. If you're passing by, stop and grab a photo It's... More 

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Thank Koshkha
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017

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

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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 look out to the left just pass the shops. The traffic is that slow you'll... More 

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