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Address: No 2 New High Street | Headington, Oxford, England
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Great to see that this shark is still here after almost 30 years. It livens up an otherwise ordinary street in Headington just south east of Oxford. You can walk here from Oxford... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Quirky and fun...has become a land mark. You can see it from the Thornhill Park and Ride bus...look down a street to the left just after the traffic lights at Headington shops.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I'd heard about the shark way before I move to oxford and pass by every couple of weeks now and it still raised a smile. It's like an unofficial landmark but can't tell if the house is occupied, it was looking rather shabby but the shark is just great, I want one

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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This appears to be embedded in somebody's roof. It appears that it has been there for over 30 years! The house is located off the main road in Headington, Oxford and can be seen if you pop to the shops for supplies. You "double take" when you first see it, and there generally after make a point of looking out... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

You have to go and see this! No matter how many photos you see online nothing beats being there in person. It's enormous and the detail is brilliant! A real fun thing to see. Very easy to get to! I wonder if you can see its face from the inside or whether it's a headless sculpture. Imagine going in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

If there can be a 'Snake in my Boots', why can't there be a 'Shark in my Roof'! Yee haa! Love it!! I saw this years ago just after they did it. Presumed they were forced to remove it. So pleased to find it still there. Only in 'Blighty'!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great to see that this shark is still here after almost 30 years. It livens up an otherwise ordinary street in Headington just south east of Oxford. You can walk here from Oxford city centre, it will take about 40 minutes and is up hill all the way. Alternatively the 280 bus runs here. It is about 10 doors down... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

On our day coach trip to Oxford our driver made a detour especially to show us this. This has been here since 1986 and is a sculpture by the 'artist' John Buckley. It was unveiled on the 41st anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki. It was commissioned by the house's American owner who has stated 'The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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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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Address: Address: No 2 New High Street | Headington, Oxford, England
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