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The FableInspired by Aesop's tales, The Fable is a Farringdon bar and restaurant based around story telling; everything from the decor - the vintage typewriter, the library lined with leather bound story books - to the cocktails tells a story. Created by Drake & Morgan, responsible for sister venues such as The Folly, the parlour, The Anthologist and, most recently, the happenstance, The Fable has floor-to-ceiling windows and seats 426 across its three floors. The site on Holborn Viaduct was once a dwelling house dating back to the 15th century. As well as the bar and restaurant there's a wine room, a florist's - featuring a roll-top bath overflowing with blooms - and a deli stocked with Borough Market delights.

 

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Farringdon Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
St. Paul's Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
City Thameslink Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Snowhill NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
Smithfield Central Market NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  35% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 4 minutes from The Fable
This neat and simple hotel gets all the basics right. The prices are sensible, the rooms are simply and attractively decorated, there's a decent little bistro, ... More
 
 
 
Grange St Paul's Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £89  42% off
10 Godliman Street, EC4V | 6 minutes from The Fable
Perfectly located in the heart of London's financial district, yet moments away from the delights of the West End, the Grange St Paul's mixes contemporary style ... More
 
 
 
Apex Temple Court Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £86  38% off
1-2 Serjeant's Inn, EC4Y | 6 minutes from The Fable
Amazing hotel, located right in the heart of the city. The Apex Temple Court Hotel is a landmark building that has been converted into a four ... More
 
 
 
 
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Bird of Smithfield
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
26 Smithfield Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 2 minutes from The Fable
With over 15 years heading the kitchen at one of London's best known restaurants, The Ivy, Chef Alan Bird sets up his own restaurant with Bird ... More
 
 
 
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The Saint
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Rose Street, Paternoster Square, City, London EC4M | 3 minutes from The Fable
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Hix Oyster and Chophouse
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
36-37 Greenhill Rents, Cowcross Street, Farringdon, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 4 minutes from The Fable
After 17 years as chef director Mark Hix left Caprice Holdings, famous for The Ivy, J Sheekey, Daphne's and a few other well known London restaurants, ... More
 
 
 
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Workshop Holborn Viaduct
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
60a Holborn Viaduct, City, London EC1A | Same location as The Fable
Workshop Holborn Viaduct, the third coffee shop by Workshop Coffee Co., occupies a 1,200 square foot space on the ground floor of Amazon's London HQ in ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
11 Holborn Viaduct, City, London EC1A | 1 minute from The Fable
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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Ribon
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
6 Holborn Viaduct, City, London EC1A | 1 minute from The Fable
Japanese cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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An introduction To The Bluestockings
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 23rd June 2018 - 2pm
The Fable, 17 Gough Square, EC4A | 4 minutes from The Fable
Literary & Education, Lecture....More
 
 
 
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Bullsh*t London - Southbank Stroll
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: 14th, 21st and 28th June 2018 - 7pm-9pm
The Fable, St Paul's Churchyard, EC4M | 6 minutes from The Fable
Comedy, Sketch....More
 
 
 
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Fatberg!
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 9th February to 1st July 2018
The Fable, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 6 minutes from The Fable
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The Piano Works
London > Entertainment > Live Music
113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 9 minutes from The Fable
Housed in an intimately lit Victorian warehouse, The Piano Works is a non-stop live music venue where in-house musicians take centre ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 9 minutes from The Fable
The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 9 minutes from The Fable
Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Fable
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New Street Square
London > Attractions >
New Street Square, City, London EC4A | 4 minutes from The Fable
Just off New Fetter Lane, New Street Square is a quiet space in Holborn where you can shop and stop off for a bite to eat. ... More
 
 
 
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St Bartholomew the Great
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 4 minutes from The Fable
St Bartholomew the Great is a historic church founded in 1123 and the oldest parish church in the City of London. Features include the pre-Reformation octagonal ... More
 
 
 
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Museum of London
London > Attractions > Museums
150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 6 minutes from The Fable
Experience the real flavour of London life from the prehistoric to present day when you visit the Museum of London, a modern ... More
 
 
 
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Smithfield Market
London > Shopping > Markets
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 3 minutes from The Fable
For tenants of Smithfield Market getting up in the dark is the nothing out of the ordinary; with the market opening at 4am these hard ... More
 
 
 
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Farm Collective
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 4 minutes from The Fable
Its location opposite Smithfield Market is a very appropriate spot for the Farm Collective to set up shop. Working with select farmers and small producers, this outlet ... More
 
 
 
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Nicholas James
London > Shopping > Jewellery
16-18 Hatton Garden, Holborn, London EC1N | 4 minutes from The Fable
A trip to Hatton Garden is a rite of passage for any newly engaged couple but it can also be a confusing one. With so many ... More
 
 
 
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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 6 minutes from The Fable
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 11 minutes from The Fable
One day workshops, offering a friendly no-nonsense approach to teaching about wine, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. Courses take place at the following venues: Atlas PH, ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 12 minutes from The Fable
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 2 minutes from The Fable
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it’s a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes from The Fable
Bounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St Paul's ... More
 
 
 
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My Chocolate Workshops
London > Leisure > Activities
Hatton Square Business Centre, 16-16a Baldwin Gardens, Holborn, London EC1N | 6 minutes from The Fable
Immerse yourself in a world of chocolate with this mouth-watering workshop. You will discover how chocolate is processed from bean to bar. Sample a variety of ... More
 
 
 
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Ye Old Mitre Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Ely Place, Holborn, London EC1N | 4 minutes from The Fable
This elusive wood panelled old tavern, hidden down an alleyway between 8 and 9 Hatton Garden, dates back to 1547 when it was built for the ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 4 minutes from The Fable
One of the oldest pubs in Smithfield, The Old Red Cow has stood on this spot on Long Lane since the year dot. Steeped in history, ... More
 
 
 
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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
London > Nightlife > Pubs
145 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | 5 minutes from The Fable
Sprawling 17th century tavern with rabbit-warren of bars and a rich history. Steeped in history, this pub’s story stretches back through the reigns of fifteen monarchs. While ... More
 
 
 
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Fabric
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
77a Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from The Fable
Built on the site of a Victorian meat cellar, Fabric continues to boast the most sensational line-ups in the capital. Its global ... More
 
 
 
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Bleeding Heart Bistro
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1 | 4 minutes from The Fable
Set in an attractive cobbled courtyard, this candlelit bistro/wine bar is a taste of an older, more civilised world. Uniformed French waiters glide unobtrusively between tables ... More
 
 
 
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Bleeding Heart Tavern
London > Nightlife > Bars
Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1N | 4 minutes from The Fable
As the less formal sister of the Bleeding Heart Restaurant, the Tavern has kept the brand's warm welcome, slick service and top nosh intact while presenting ... More
 
 
 
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Haberdashers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
18 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 2 minutes from The Fable
Opened by the Queen in 2002 and designed by Sir Michael Hopkins and Partners Haberdashers' Hall was the first new livery hall in the Square Mile ... More
 
 
 
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Butchers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
87 Bartholomew Close, Barbican, City, London EC1A | 4 minutes from The Fable
... More
 
 
 
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Bleeding Heart Yard
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Farringdon, Clerkenwell, London EC1N | 4 minutes from The Fable
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Dead Man's Hand
Theatre | Until 25th August 2018 

The Grand Union 3 minutes walk from The Fable

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Fabric
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 23rd June 2018 

Fabric 3 minutes walk from The Fable

Sam Paganini, Zoe and Kevin de Vries bring their best house and techno tunes to the dancefloor....More

An introduction To The Bluestockings
Exhibitions | On 23rd June 2018 

Dr Johnson's House 4 minutes walk from The Fable

Literary & Education, Lecture....More

Bounce World Cup Parties
Bounce World Cup Parties
Sporting Events | Until 15th July 2018 

Bounce Farringdon 4 minutes walk from The Fable

Both Bounce branches - Farringdon and Old Street - will be screening every game during the World Cup but the ...More

 
Fatberg!
Fatberg!
Exhibitions | Until 1st July 2018 

Museum of London 6 minutes walk from The Fable

This will make you think before you flush. Fatberg! puts the last remaining piece of the Whitechapel fatberg on display ...More

 
London Nights
London Nights
Exhibitions | Until 11th November 2018 

Museum of London 6 minutes walk from The Fable

The Museum of London explores London after dark, in its new major photography exhibition, London Nights, open 11th May. Using ...More

 
Votes for Women
Votes for Women
Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2019 

Museum of London 6 minutes walk from The Fable

The Museum of London marks the centenary of the 1918 Act that gave some women the right to vote for ...More

 
Bill Viola: Mary
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 6 minutes walk from The Fable

Mary, the second permanent large-scale video installation by Bill Viola for St Paul's Cathedral is inaugurated in the North Quire ...More

The Town Hall Affair: The Wooster Group
The Town Hall Affair: The Wooster Group
Theatre | Until 24th June 2018 

Barbican Theatre 9 minutes walk from The Fable

The New York-based theatre company The Wooster Group presents a timely look at how the struggle for gender equality has ...More

 
Inside Abbey Road Studios: Through The Lens Of Jill Furmanovsky
Exhibitions | Until 27th June 2018 

Barbican Centre 9 minutes walk from The Fable

A collaboration between Abbey Road Studios and renowned rock photographer Furmanovsky, looking at the past and present of the iconic ...More

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