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Address: Broad Street, Reading RG1 2AG, England
Phone Number: +44 118 965 9000
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9:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Description: Over 80 stores, 30 Bars, Cafes & Restaurants. Riverside Dining. Vue Cinema.

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The Oracle has a great range of shops. In particular we visited MAC Cosmetics. I was disappointed with the lack of staff which were available to help us. Although it was fairly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The Oracle has a great range of shops. In particular we visited MAC Cosmetics. I was disappointed with the lack of staff which were available to help us. Although it was fairly busy I feel that loyal customer service was not reached at this time. However, one member of staff was particularly friendly (Melissa) she was extremely friendly and helpful.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Unexpectedly loved the shopping here! Found good deals ! The mall itself is quite attractive, and it opens on to a great food area on the outskirts!

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Never been to Reading shopping before, always just passed through via train to London. Decided to stop here and have a good shop for a change. The Oracle is a nice clean indoor shopping centre, easy to navigate and get to all three levels. A good variety of shops, both well known and some unusual ones. The ground floor leads... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

quite nice place to keep you busy if the weather outside isnt nice. nice places to eat and just have some coffee and drinks.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

You can access the Oracle from Broad Street pedestrian way or from the other side, the River. There are a multitude of modern shops, a cinema complex and dozens of super restaurants. Well worth a visit.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

There are too many clothes shops and not enough variety. Their only saving grace is the Apple computer shop.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This used to be a great shopping centre with upmarket shops. It has really gone down hill, about 12 shops closed/units empty, seems run down and unloved.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The Oracle is one of the better malls in Berkshire and for that reason pulls a lot of people in. The shops on both the two floors are good, all well known chains but do cater for the local market, so House of Fraser and Gant are downgraded compared to the same stores in Guildford. There are plenty of restaurant... More 

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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Recently visited the Oracle on a visit to Reading to visit my sister. It is lovely and clean but its so hot in there it made it uncomfortable to shop especially for my very heavily pregnant sister. And it was feb really wouldn't like to shop there in summer!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I wouldnt bother to review, but just to balance a negative one; Used them this morning, Platinum wash/valet for £25. Good job done- I've had better, but only by paying more, Fine- no extra scratches, and they cleaned a very dirty car to a good standard.

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Additional Information about The Oracle

Address: Address: Broad Street, Reading RG1 2AG, England
Phone Number: +44 118 965 9000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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