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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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Amazing shopping centre. ..great facilities & good location. . Loads of restaurants on the river side with outdoor seating especially with warm weather.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Amazing shopping centre. ..great facilities & good location. . Loads of restaurants on the river side with outdoor seating especially with warm weather.

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Angers, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Visited the Oracle shopping mall. Has a very convenient car parking with easy access. Loved the mall and the large variety of shops . Impressive selection of coffee shops and eating spots. Relaxing shopping

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

After seeing mixed reviews of the car valet service on TripAdvisor I decided to risk it for convenience, thinking it would probably be fine as I imagine a lot of people only bother to write reviews if they have a really poor experience. I left my car with the car valet staff on Saturday 15/08/2015 and was told they were... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Just another mall, like any other mall. Nothing impressive. What was really impressive was Oxford St.<-- NOW this is the place to go if you want to shop!!! Nothing in the US compares to Oxford St. But that place is just way too crowded! The Oracle has an Apple store and Hollister, those were the only stores in there that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Good range of shops from jewellry to games and even a Hmv as well. Restaurants a really good selection and a cinema nearby too. Games for the children like crazy golf and mini racing cars. Car oark a nightmare lifts are slow and it is very narrow to get in. After 6pm parking is very cheap but shops close at... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great setting overlooking the river with a wide range of great shops bars, cafés and a big Vue cinema. As I am disabled I also have to say they have very good disabled facilities inc. toilets and lifts. I use the shopmobility service which I have to Say is amazing, staff are all really friendly and very helpful. You will... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The first impressions of my visit to The Oracle was to the Vue cinema. This venue is adequate but you do have to go up to a higher level to buy your tickets and see the film. This was acceptable and manageable on the way up, however, we could not find a lift which took us down! Due to physical... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Oracle area is good for late strolling. The bridges along the canal enable to easily walk back and forth between left and right banks. Many cafes and restaurant are offering a good occasion to stop and enjoy the nice summer weather. I did not go for shopping ... only for walking with a great pleasure, just as in Dubai... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great trip out into reading centre paticularly the river front with all the cafes and small bridges lovely location

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The Oracle has a great range of shops. In particular we visited MAC Cosmetics. I was disappointed with the lack of staff which were available to help us. Although it was fairly busy I feel that loyal customer service was not reached at this time. However, one member of staff was particularly friendly (Melissa) she was extremely friendly and helpful.... More 

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