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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
 
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Railway Stations

 
 
City Thameslink Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
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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 £70  37% 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
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £90  27% off
10 Godliman Street, EC4V | 6 minutes from The Fable
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1-2 Serjeant's Inn, EC4Y | 6 minutes from The Fable
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London > Restaurants > British restaurants
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London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
60a Holborn Viaduct, City, London EC1A | Same location as The Fable
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London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
11 Holborn Viaduct, City, London EC1A | 1 minute from The Fable
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6 Holborn Viaduct, City, London EC1A | 1 minute from The Fable
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Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 9 minutes from The Fable
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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 9 minutes from 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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Smithfield Market
London > Shopping > Markets
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London > Shopping > Jewellery
16-18 Hatton Garden, Holborn, London EC1N | 4 minutes from The Fable
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4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 6 minutes from The Fable
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London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 11 minutes from The Fable
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1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 12 minutes from The Fable
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London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
77a Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from The Fable
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London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1 | 4 minutes from The Fable
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London > Nightlife > Bars
Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1N | 4 minutes from The Fable
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Haberdashers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
18 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 2 minutes from The Fable
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