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Headington Shark

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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... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
Diane G
Quick drive-by

We love a bit of street art, its exciting when a council permits crazy or beautiful art to adorn... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
WhamBarQueen
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No 2 New High Street | Headington, Oxford OX3 7AQ, England
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No 2 New High Street | Headington, Oxford OX3 7AQ, England
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

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?

Thank Diane G
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...More

Thank WhamBarQueen
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...More

Thank Koshkha
Reviewed 10 April 2017

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

Thank HappyFoodLover1976
Reviewed 9 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...More

Thank Nick P
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Bill Heine interviewed me on BBC Radio Oxford once in his own inimitable style and gave me a hard time, but I won't hold it against him - up until 2016 this was his house (it's now owned by his son Magnus) and it's had...More

Thank DavidWDoughty
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Look, it's a shark on/in a roof. What's not to like? We had decided we were going to find this while we were in Oxford. Found it easily and parked up, got out, took a few photographs and that was the end of our roof...More

1  Thank rayraysworld
Reviewed 19 March 2017

There is something comforting in knowing that shark has always been there for us. We have been traveling to England for 24+ years and we go and see the shark every time. We go and look and giggle......and know all is right in our world...More

Thank bubbleandsqueak2293
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I suppose familiarity means I don't find the Shark exciting anymore but I suppose if you have not seen it it is something to tick off in Oxford although there are plenty of better things to see

Thank coughandcath
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Although not an official attraction or centre the shark attracts a lot of attention. It is merely a shark figure built on top of a house owned by an local radio personality. It's just so unusual.

1  Thank Eduardo C
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