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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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Great dinning, good range of shops, car park poor

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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Dubai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
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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Port of Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Unexpectedly loved the shopping here! Found good deals ! The mall itself is quite attractive, and it opens on to a great food area on the outskirts!

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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Additional Information about The Oracle

Address: Broad Street, Reading RG1 2AG, England
Phone Number: +44 118 965 9000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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