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Headington Shark

No 2 New High Street | Headington, Oxford, England
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Ranked #49 of 97 attractions in Oxford
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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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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Kineton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Such a fantastic British quirky cool installation! Have followed this and the other 'sculptures' made by the artist, for many years! So glad we finally saw it last week, didn't even realise it was around the corner from a company I'd been dealing with for few years! Ooops! We saw it on a beautiful day and took some great photos!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Lovely incongruity. Completely ridiculous, in a delightful way. And then.... enquire and discover it was actually created in memory of the nuclear bombs dropped on Japanese cities. Best sort of art there is.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

Nothing other than a shark sticking out of a roof but for sheer novelty value and the ability to take a rare picture, it surely has to be a must for tourists! Treat yourself!

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