Following the walking tour we took a short break for lunch at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, a local pub on Fleet Street. We had a discussion of the role of the media in politics with Howard Patten, a former professor of King's College and expert in Middle East and Mediterranean relations. He told us about the use of scare tactics in the media and the government.
Patten joined us for a tour of St. Bride's Church, also known as the journalists' church. It is located on Fleet Street and is well-known for its pews lined with plaques in memory of journalists who were killed or taken hostage on the job.