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The Oracle

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Address: Broad Street, Reading RG1 2AG, England
Phone Number: +44 118 965 9000
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11:00 am - 5:00 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

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Information desk staff who bend over backwards to be helpful!

Accessible and very friendly shopping centre with staff at the information desk who bend over backwards to be helpful. Lots of good shops. Parking expensive but I got the train in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Worcester, United Kingdom
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Accessible and very friendly shopping centre with staff at the information desk who bend over backwards to be helpful. Lots of good shops. Parking expensive but I got the train in as it's within easy walking distance of the revamped Reading Station.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here on a Saturday for the first time and enjoyed the visit. The mall has a large amount of shops with a House of Fraser and Debenhams at either end, parking is good with parking in the Riverside Car Park which is the best one as its the biggest and modern. The Oracle Mall is situated next to an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Grate shopping centre.. Located in the city center... Has all the big brands ... So lots of stores for shopping ...

Thank Stefania N
Yateley, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A good range of shops! Victoria Secret is the best shop in the Oracle! Plenty of places to relax and eat as well. High car park prices have a bad affect on the local economy and put many people off. Can cost £20 in some cases.

Thank Frazer M
Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place Diverse Easy to reach Accessible Variety of different shops Plenty to do Various places to eat Spend spend spend

Thank Aleeyah K
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

A wide range of shops and restaurants, as well as a cinema. During the summer there are also children's attractions (this year it was a little ride-on train, zorbing, and mini golf) outside. Beware that it does get very busy though, so avoid peak times (e.g. Saturday afternoons or the run up to Christmas) if you don't want to feel... More 

Thank Kittyn101
United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

I think the Oracle is a bit of an interesting shopping centre - it reminds me of the Darwin and Pride Hill shopping centres in Shrewsbury. The centres themselves aren't big enough to warrant a visit just to them. I've lived in Reading a number of years now and I regret not reviewing the Oracle when I first moved here.... More 

Thank LadyDoom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Please be advised that it's probably a good idea to make sure you have a decent breakfast before coming to this place! We walked what seemed like miles on end & by the end of it all 3 children were fast asleep.......& I wasn't far off either!! Nice place with decent shops. Plenty of places to eat too 😊

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Really wide range of shops here and in the surrounding streets. Good and easy parking which could be considered quite expensive for the whole day but easy to take stuff back as you're going along and then out for a nice meal in the evening.

Thank Richard F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Walked through the Oracle on a visit to Reading. It is a great place to spend sometime and money. The walk along the River is refreshing and there are numerous bars, cafes and restaurants to visit and sit watching the odd narrow boat slip passed. One place to visit if in Reading

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