Black Hackney cabs grumble past red telephone boxes. Double-decker buses splutter through the streets. Central London unfolds in all its iconicity and chaos. Everywhere you look there is something from the postcards. From porcelain mugs emblazoned with the Union Jack to Big Ben chiming; a crowded statue on Trafalgar Square to the beautiful serenity of the National Portrait Gallery; taking a walk along the Thames to turning around the capital city on the London Eye. Welcome to the heart of London, a place of quintessence unlike anywhere else in the world. Today you’re greeted at the airport and transferred to a boutique hotel within Zone 1, a location that minimizes travel time when exploring the city. This first day is free. So take a stroll and enjoy.