The Oracle is in the heart of Reading town centre, a prime position within the Thames Valley. Hammerson's flagship destination houses a great range of high street and international brands, as well as fantastic leisure and dining options.

From the best of international and high street brands to a great selection of restaurants

"Since opening in 1999, The Oracle established itself as the leading shopping and leisure destination in the Thames Valley. We are excited about the ongoing investments which will further enhance the offer and experience." 

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“This is an exciting opportunity to work with existing and new beauty brand partners to create a new force in beauty retailing – bringing our Online business to life through premium store environments in some of the UK’s most important retail locations.” 

Simon Wolfson, NEXT’s Chief Executive

“We’re delighted, at long last, to be coming to Reading. For several years we’ve had an increasing number of requests from customers to be there. We think the position of the site in Broad Street, so close to the entrance of The Oracle, is convenient for shoppers and office workers alike. We’re really excited and this is just the beginning of our plans in this wonderful city.” Adam Blaker, Director

Lemon Pepper Holdings, a master franchisee and brand partner of Wingstop, has agreed a ‘trilogy’ deal with Hammerson to open three new regional locations at its flagship destinations Bullring (Birmingham), the Oracle (Reading), and Cabot Circus (Bristol).  “We are delighted to have agreed this significant three site deal with an institutional partner such as Hammerson, this trilogy provides us with accelerated regional presence in high profile locations over the next two quarters.” 

“Since COVID-19 hit early last year our business has evidently faced challenges, yet our team and model has been able to quickly adapt for accelerated growth in off premise transactions. We are now well capitalised to take advantage of an adjusted real estate market and we are on track to open 10 locations this year”  Tom Grogan, Director of Lemon Pepper Holdings