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Headington Shark

No 2 New High Street | Headington, Oxford OX3 7AQ, England
+44 7763 693225
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Dare to be different.

Drove past as a passenger and saw this and laughed. Dare to be different is what we say. Would I go... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
80ways-aroundworld
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Fabulous in every way

My favourite place to take visitors to Oxford, and a fabulous example of British eccentricity. The... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
BrushM
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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No 2 New High Street | Headington, Oxford OX3 7AQ, England
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Drove past as a passenger and saw this and laughed. Dare to be different is what we say. Would I go out of my way to see it? Probably not. Would children enjoy seeing it? Yes, because it is funny. It also prompted a long...More

1  Thank 80ways-aroundworld
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

My favourite place to take visitors to Oxford, and a fabulous example of British eccentricity. The pictures really don't do it justice, so go and take a look for yourself!

1  Thank BrushM
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

had to be done! the famous Headington Shark, geocache. i'd been here before but had to come back to this brilliant location.

Thank Paul C
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

haying lived with the shark since its fitting, from my point of view it is quite ordinary, however if i was a visitor i think it would be much more of a novelty

1  Thank barrysue2017
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

The Headington Shark is a quirky attraction and is now as much of the fabric of Oxford as the dreamy spires. For years the council tried to have it removed but common sense win through.

1  Thank dr7575
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

If you are in the area this is a must see for those wanting to be surprised by just how far modern art can go.

1  Thank TravellingJSC
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

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...More

2  Thank xtwigx
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

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.

1  Thank Willy W
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank Tigers240
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

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

Thank Sarah T
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