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The Oracle

Broad Street, Reading RG1 2AG, England
+44 118 965 9000
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Ranked #2 of 7 Shopping in Reading
Type: Shops, Malls, Shopping
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Owner description: Over 80 stores, 30 Bars, Cafes & Restaurants. Riverside Dining. Vue Cinema.

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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Good shopping and range of shops, however the parking pricing is expensive for the town. Their website says upto 1hr £1.50...we had to pop in and was under the hour only to be charged £3. The shortest parking available is upto 2hrs @£3....so if you need a quick drop off (less than an hour) I would suggest parking on the... More

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Merthyr Tydfil
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

fab shopping centre with all the usual chain stores closely located. Also lots of smaller shops. Great for early Christmas shopping spree.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Been around The Oracle several times, like probably most of Reading residents/visitors and have to agree that this mall offers a great shopping selection on different areas such as clothes/shoes, houseware, food/drinks, cinema, coffee/snacks, gadgets, etc. (although a few more variety wouldn't hurt, specially on known brands and manufacturers), and despite the fact you can find outside of it in... More

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Oracle is the best place to shop in reading Easy car park , riverside walk cinema & restaurants & bars All major brands It's right in the city centre Must visit place if you are in reading

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Woking, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
42 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Great mall filled with decent shops and restaurants - you definitely wouldn't find a Wimpy or Poundland inside. The complex does however make the rest of Reading look a whole lot worse in comparison.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 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
42 helpful votes 42 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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