Approaching from the East, am I right in recalling that the Oak is slightly closer to Chancery Ln?
The pub is approximately equidistant between Holborn and Chancery Lane, meaning that when approaching from the East it is slightly quicker to alight at Chancery Lane as you are not doubling back on yourself. Chancery Lane station is also much quieter at the weekend than Holborn.
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