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Headington Shark

No 2 New High Street | Headington, Oxford OX3 7AQ, England
+44 7763 693225
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Just wow!

My favourite alternative tourist destination - in a fairly nondescript street near the centre of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
BrushM
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Pretty cool

Just walking back from dinner and you see this random huge shark tail sticking out of someones... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jparmsaks
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New York City, New York
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No 2 New High Street | Headington, Oxford OX3 7AQ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

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?

Thank BrushM
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

Thank jparmsaks
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took a taxi out there from city center. The shark is NOT real. Great disappointment but despite the faux character is still makes a statement for the neighbors. I thought it was a “shark tornado”

Thank Jonmun
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a detour here on our way somewhere. Worth a visit and makes you appreciate the workmanship gone into it.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Worth the trip to Headington. It's been there for decades now. It's fun, mad, brilliant and probably loathed by neighbours and council.

Thank Steve H
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Missed it at first thinking it was on the main road in Headington but it's actually tucked down a side street. Wouldn't necessarily go out of the way to see it but if you're in the area, it's worth a quick visit if not just...More

Thank simpsonite64
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

I just found this rather sad, destroying the house underneath outdid any other feelings. Certainly weird and definitely worth a look if you are passing nearby. You can park for free for 2 hours in nearby roads and there are coffee shops and pubs nearby,

Thank Marion W
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

It is cute, but not worth a trip from somewhere else. We were staying in Headington, so saw it as we walked to bus. There is another shark on top of another building nearby (not crashing through). Don't know what the Headington thing is with...More

Thank Hurley S
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

I like that we have this fun a quirky house in Oxford. Don’t think I’d like the attention on my own living quarters but it’s a great talking point .

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

i dont so much notice anymore after seeing this so often it was quite a surprise at first a strange addition to a normal terraced st although some people think its an oxford icon now

Thank Brothers O
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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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