The present, or present day, was the time that was associated with the events perceived directly and in the first time, the period of time between the past and the future. In regards to time travellers, the concept of past, present and future was relative.

In 1853, the Tenth Doctor demonstrated to Jackson Lake an infostamp which contained the history of London from 1066 to his present day. (TV: The Next Doctor)

In River Song's World, Charles Dickens promoted his "new Christmas special" on television as involving ghosts and the past, the present and future, all at the same time. (TV: The Wedding of River Song)

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