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The Oracle

Specialty shops, Shopping & Fashion
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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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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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Lovely shopping but way too hot!!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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Reading
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Just like any mall. Full of stores , not much different from the states. Full of food, clothing and jewlery. It was packed this week, but still enjoyable.

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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

visited here for the day, very clean and organised, the multi storey car park was also reasonably priced for a major town centre

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Swindon, England
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25 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We visit here quite often - there is lots to do apart from the obvious attractions of the shops. There is a cinema, many (very good) restaurants, bars, coffee shops and the canal which has facilities for children in the summer. It's also nice to be able to sit outside many of the bars / restaurants in the summer and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I go to the oracle very often and the shops are fantastic. They have all good designer shops and also lots of great places to eat

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Bit hyped. Fantastic for food etc, but not that great for shopping. I have seen better malls in similar size towns/cities of England.

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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I'm impressed with the array of shops in and around here, there is just about everything you could possibly want... Very clean and accessible

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

All kinds of retail shops that you will find in your local high street, with some fashion store like Boss, Kiko Milana. On the River side are Some ok places to eat, although restaurant are expensive, look nice inside but food not worth the price - like the Italian food are noting more than pasta and tomato sauce. if you... More 

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163 reviews 163 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We visited the Oracle centre for post Xmas sales. The choice of shops is great, and the crowds were not that I bad. Recommended.

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