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Address: No 2 New High Street | Headington, Oxford OX3 7AQ, England
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Cloudy with a chance of sharks

Having finished in the centre of town I wanted to surprise my daughter with this slightly different art piece. As it was night time I managed to get quite close to the house with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 28, 2015
Spencer V
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Good old Bill Heine ,his house ? still ? one mans revolt over paying too much council tax has stood the test of time , he got into a lot of trouble with this protest ,it raised a few eyebrows and upset quite a few officials ,not sure how the people feel having to live so close to it still... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Having finished in the centre of town I wanted to surprise my daughter with this slightly different art piece. As it was night time I managed to get quite close to the house with out her seeing it. Having got her out of the car she was very surprised to see the body of a shark sticking out of the... More 

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Thank Spencer V
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34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Really odd piece of local architecture created by local journalist Bill Heine. Looks great and can be seen from either side of the house. Check the Royal Standard for a beer dedicated to The Shark!

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Thank 123joboxer60
Oxford, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

In spite of Oxford City Council trying to have it removed over a number of years the shark remains and long may it be so on a street that would otherwise be unknown.

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Thank The-Real-Red-Baron
Boksburg, South Africa
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100 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

After seeing this odd scene I new there must be a story behind it. True or not, I heard the owner of this house/shark wanted to out do his neighbor, and truly he did. Now everyone is talking about his shark on the roof of his house. Very odd.

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Thank WBronkhorst
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

I saw the shark from the window bus when I arrived in Oxford from London. I was very surprise, it's a scene very unusual and so decided to go there to take a look closer. Firstly I thought it was a fish shop, but when I was there, I saw the shark on the roof of a house. Nothing special... More 

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1 Thank Zoe n
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you are in the area this is deffo worth a visit. My children thought it was amazing. It is very random but worth the visit, even if its just so you can tell people you have seen a shark in a roof of a house.

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1 Thank Emzyp123
Nice, France
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

A strange experience which one can only describe as surreal. To be standing in the middle of Oxford looking at this is, well wierd!

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Thank MotLil
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72 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I would'nt make a special trip to see this, but if you're in the area then its an interesting site to see! Worth reading up on before you see it for context.

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1 Thank Leanne C
Oxford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

The shark is very popular and well known around Oxford. It's a fantastic thing to see every time you go past. If your a tourist it's well worth a visit as there are some shops you can visit nearby.

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