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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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Shopping Trip

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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142 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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101 reviews 101 reviews
27 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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87 reviews 87 reviews
22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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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
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25 helpful votes 25 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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