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Headington Shark

No 2 New High Street | Headington, Oxford, England
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Ranked #56 of 105 Attractions in Oxford
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

So surreal it has to be seen. Looks a lot bigger in person than any photos I've seen. Really adds character to the area and easy to get to

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Swanbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It's a shark. Sticking out of a roof. Mad! Definitely worth a look see if you're in the area. Can't parking easily though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

It's a massive shark, sticking out of the roof of little red brick house, in an ordinary street. And it's free to see. What can anyone dislike about that? If you don't like slightly surreal stuff, quirky curios and the like, don't bother. Otherwise, enjoy.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Don't forget to pay a visit to this that was once a protest to make people aware of environmental issues. It's quite impressive from a short distance!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Make sure to read the information on why this shark suddenly appeared on the roof of this Headington home. What a way to make a statement. Worth the view and a few pictures!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

If you are passing by the area, the sight of a shark sticking out of the roof of a terraced house is mildly amusing for a minute or so. It is worth taking a look if you are in the area, but it is not worth making a big effort to get to.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

If you're in the Headington Shops area, and happen to walk by, it's worth a quick look; however, do not go out of your way to see the Headington Shark. It is a shark sticking out of the roof of a building - cool and different, but entertaining for less than a minute.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

One of those random things I wanted to see on my visit to Oxford simply because it was local and unique. Thankfully, I mentioned it in passing during a conversation with our chauffeur during the drive from LHR to Oxford. He detoured by so my husband and I could have a quick peek. Exactly as you see in the photos... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Not worth the fuel to get there. Just a pathetic fish tail from a roof. Lots of lovely buildings in Oxford so tour around there instead.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I can remember all the years ago when this shark first made it's appearance, poking out of the house roof!! It was a novelty back then, and is somewhat more of a famous (or infamous lol) novelty now! I seem to remember the council trying to get this removed many moons ago... good that they didn't, as I'm sure it... More

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