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The Oracle

Broad Street, Reading RG1 2AG, England
+44 118 965 9000
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Ranked #2 of 5 Shopping in Reading
Type: Malls, Shops
Traveler Description: The Oracle is a large indoor shopping and leisure mall, located right in Reading Town Centre. It comprises 90 shops, with 'anchor' department stores... more »
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English first
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Great selection of restaurants by the riverside, which makes a change from just burger & pizza joints which you seem to get at most shopping centres, lots of big and small named stores to choose from, I have always found this centre to be clean & staff to be very helpfull

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Madison, Wisconsin
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We visited about two weeks before Christmas, and we were delighted by how beautiful the lighting and the river and the mall were. Inside, it is still juts a mall, but strolling around outside was actually a treat.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

As a student in Reading it isn't hard for me to get to and has ever shop you could ask for (except for urban outfitters). The restaurants are fantastic and the Oracle by the river with all the restaurants is surprisingly very romantic at night!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The Oracle is Reading's social Hub! It's a fab place to visit either with friends or on your own. You can shop until you drop, have a coffee or a meal, relax, by the canal or take in a film maybe two at the Vue Cinemas. Most of the UK's leading brands, merchandise and products can be obtained from the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Reading is great for shopping - a wide range of shops without the stress of London. Yes the Oracle centre parking is expensive, but it's hassle free and great to carry on shopping even if it rains!

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London
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107 reviews 107 reviews
39 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The shops (over 3 floors) has a good range of different outlets to do a serious day's shopping. We parked in the Riverside car park so when you exit the first outlets are all the food/dining options - and all the popular ones are there, most with outdoor seating and it as a beautifully sunny day so we took the... More

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

You find every thing good in this shopping mall, the river side restaurants and the surrounding atmosphere is wonderful.

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The oracle is one of my local shopping centres and it has most shops you could think off, from primark to Hugo boss and pizza hut to Jamie Oliver's restaurant. Always nice and clean. Massive debenhams, house of Fraser and many more shops to choose from! The oracle has all of your designer wear you would want, Hollister, super-dry and... More

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Seremban, Malaysia
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7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A nice & cosy shopping mall, probably the best in Reading. There's plenty of choices for food, entertainment, dept stores & casual / serious shopping, etc and it's all located along a beautiful riverside area. A definite must visit if you're anywhere near Reading town.

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Ghaziabad, India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

excellent ambience... good shopping place .. did my maximum shopping from this mall ... good location .. centrally located in reading .. would definitely give a visit again if I go back to England again

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