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Address: Management Suite Riverside Level The Oracle Centre, Reading RG1 2AG, England
Phone Number:
+44 118 965 9000
Today
09:30 - 20:00
Closed now
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Hours:
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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Have been to The Oracle on a few occasions lately, courtesy of our fab daughter who lives locally. As more traditional shopping centres go, this is quite a decent one. Well... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Angie R
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Wokingham
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The oracle is great for shopping But I will not hurry back What a rip off for car parking £8.80 for a few hours it's a joke reading council should be ashamed Not much good will and good cheer For them More like scrounge I hope next year others like me will not support reading shops unless they give money... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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243 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been to The Oracle on a few occasions lately, courtesy of our fab daughter who lives locally. As more traditional shopping centres go, this is quite a decent one. Well designed, with lots of fab eateries along the river, you will most shops you are looking for here. House of Fraser, Debenhams, Boots, H & M, Victoria's Secrets, PINK,... More 

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Thank Angie R
Greater London, United Kingdom
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470 reviews
300 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Oracle is a nice clean shopping centre; however, the options are limited from those coming from London, Westfield has a lot more variety. The shops at Oracle are the same as any decent shopping centre and nothing outstanding. As for parking, if you plan to come on a Saturday, try to come as early as possible; we were stuck... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All shops under one roof so u can get all your shopping done in a day. Clean and tidy with plenty if parking in the car parks. Cafe's and restaurants over looking the river. All in all a good day out.

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Thank Chris E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 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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197 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 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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Epsom, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 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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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

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