Monday, May 29, 2017

Beach Party



Hope you enjoyed the beach party.   Sorry about the incident with the sausage.




Beach Party and BBQ on now!





It is Bank Holiday Monday, so get your beach wear on and head over to the pier and enjoy a Beach Party and BBQ with surfer songs, great company and a Jet ski race!

3am Second Life time  (11am in the UK)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City%20West/188/87/23 

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Brand New Bento Dances and FREE Bento gift from Abranimations in London City




The lovely people at Abranimations have released more brand new dances with Bento fingers today.

They include a set of Bollywood Romance Dances. One is set for FREE this weekend ONLY!. You can find it in a crate in front of the new dance vendors set to sale for 0L in the London City Store.

You do not need Bento to use these dances, they will work fine on all avatars.  However with Bento you will also see finger animations.





Try out the dances on the dance pads and collect your free Bento dance here:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/28/111/24

Friday, May 26, 2017

ABBA on Saturday



The amazing ABBA show comes to London City on Saturday for Party in The Park.

Singing all their top tunes, this most famous band of all time will have your avatars dancing in the aisles.

Classic Disco at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and the main concert is at 1pm SL (9pm UK). This is a very popular event, so claim your space on the dance floor early!

TP to Concert area 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Bank Holiday Beach Party!





It's been a couple of weeks since the UK had a Bank Holiday, so we're mighty pleased there is another one this Monday.  Apparently much of the USA is also on holiday too.

So what better time than to plan a Beach Party and BBQ at the new Seaside in London City West.

Starting 3am SL time (11am in the UK), come enjoy a sausage or two and a burger on the beach with all the beautiful people.

Start getting your costumes sorted!

Monday 29th, 3am SL time:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City%20West/188/87/23


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Pools Out for Summer




The Olympic sized swimming pool makes a return to the hub area, for those of you who want to cool down before you visit the beach area in London City West.

Worlds End has their Posh Bingo event today at 11am SL (7pm UK) and why not check out the new corridor at the back of the pub which leads to a lovely patio, beside the seaside, beside the sea.

Worlds End TP: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/37/9/24 

Here comes the Sun




It may only be Wednesday, but we can look forward to a wonderful 3 day weekend ahead.
The Sun has got its hat on and its certainly going to be wall to wall heat in the UK, hopefully a lot of sunshine too!

It's important to take on lots of fluids during this hot weather.  So, as part of our public service, we thought we'd look at the all important grog deals this weekend ahead...

Most Supermarkets have some good offers but by far the best this weeks is Tesco and Asda.  And if you can stomach the stuff, Tesco's offer of 18 cans of Carling for £10 is perhaps the best offer of the lot.

We hope you will share your tinnies with us here in London City as we head into the weekend with a special Beach Party and Barbie on Bank Holiday Monday!

Remember to shop early, in case of a Beer Shortage!


Bring back the Beach



One of the things we missed the most from the long history of London City, is the Pier and Beach.

In a recent survey of visitors, this was the top 'lost' attraction that they said they would like to see resurrected.

Using some clever jiggery pokery, master builder Mr Billy Arentire has identified a great spot of land on London City North region along the the South end of the sim, where the pier and beach will fit in nicely.

Now would be a great time to check out your inventory for swimwear, we're hoping to have the build finished in time for the Bank Holiday Weekend!



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Manchester





Last night a suicide bomber detonated a device at the end of the Ariana Grande concert as people were leaving the Manchester Arena.  22 people, including children are dead and 60 wounded.  

A distressing day for the whole country. Our thoughts and prayers are for the families of the victims and the survivors of this horrific incident.








Sunday, May 21, 2017

Substation Sunday



Join us right now..  Sunday 11am SL Time (7pm UK) for 2 hours of top tunes from Bailey and Coffee here at Substation!   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/32/221/17


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Boney M on Saturday



Disco continues on Saturday!

Boney M is a 4 part vocal group.  Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett from Jamaica, Maizie Williams from Montserrat and Bobby Ferrell from Aruba. The band  formed in 1975 in Germany and they gained popularity through the disco era of the late 70's.

Boney M take to the stage at 1pm SL (9pm UK) singing their most famous of songs, including, Daddy Cool, Ma Baker, Gotta Go Home, One Way Ticket, Rasputin, Rivers of Babylon, Brown Girl in the Ring, and many more!

TP to http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/108/109/23 



Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Worlds End Pub - BINGO NIGHT



The only pub in the British Isles that still serves fried chicken and chips on a red serviette in a basket.  Scampi is also available, as well as Betty Turpin's Hot Pot.


The pub is open throughout the week and features many themed events, including Bingo on Wednesdays from 11am SL (7pm UK), Saturday Night Knees up from 11am SL (7pm UK)  and a Cash for Questions quiz every Sunday from 1pm SL (9pm UK)

POSH BINGO TODAY at 11AM SL



Visit The Worlds End here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/36/21/24



Sunday, May 14, 2017

Eurovision: For Once, We Weren't Robbed





Congratulations to Portugal who led throughout the voting and won the contest.

What a highly entertaining Eurovision it was and thank you to everyone who packed out London City last night. You came to party and bear witness the UK's expected decimation in perhaps our last Eurovision before we exit the European Union.

To everyones surprise, the UK did better than it has in many many years, with our entry by Lucy Jordan.

Brotherhood of Man performing during half time at London City

Voting is always a bit strange in this contest, with each country awarding points in the traditional manner used for centuries.  But then, the somewhat suspicious pile-on telephone votes at the end, that suddenly award a few hundred points here and there and can catapult a country from last place, to first place.

When the countries had finished voting, UK was in 8th place, our highest ranking this millennium. It was surprising to see that bottom of the board was Spain with nil points (keep your hands off Gibraltar) and Germany who received no votes until the last moment when they picked up 3 points from Ireland (who are pissed off with England about this border business post-Brexit).



Although the telephone voting skewed the end results for many of the countries, Germany and Spain remained the resounding losers of the night.

And UK, although not winning, did far better than in decades, either picking up some sympathy votes at the cost of the Germans, or a bit of admiration for our intended future.

All in all, one of the most enjoyable Eurovision's in a long time.  Thank you for being part of it.











Saturday, May 13, 2017

Eurovision Song Contest, Live from London City




World's End Pub is on the road tonight, broadcasting Live from the Eurovision Concert area in London City from 11am SL Time (7pm UK) then from 12pm SL time, we start the Eurovision show!

We'll play you a brief summary of the songs coming up tonight, a choice of best previous Euro entries, then the live show itself.

Throughout the show don't forget to vote Yes or No for each song and CoffeeQueen will tabulate how London City has voted.  Our winners will be announced during the Half-Time Show, and the London City Players will perform as Brotherhood of Man and Bonnie Tyler.

Then its back to the live show for the winners.  Plus your chance to win 300L for best in your countries colours!

This year the live show can be seen worldwide on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/eurovision

We hope you can join us.  It all starts at 11am SL time.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/100/107/23

Our tip for Eurovision



Keep an eye on Romania's entry "Yodel It" and if you fancy a flutter, Paddy Power is offering 40-to-1 on this winning!

We'll post the full schedule for today on this blog in a few hours, so check back!


Friday, May 12, 2017

Saturday: Eurovision Song Contest - Live in London City




It is time for the Eurovision Song Contest again!  The show that is so bad, it is great.

This is the first Eurovision since Britain voted to leave the European Union.  Will they all give us 12 points, or attempt to give us minus numbers!   Should be the funniest contest so far!

You can enjoy the grizzly spectacle of the campest show on earth, The Eurovision Song Contest, in London City on Saturday.

From  12pm SL (8pm UK) get your space on the dance floor as we celebrate by-gone British entries, historic winners and then listen live to this year's hopefuls as they each croon their way into the inevitable oblivion that awaits them.

The half time show features previous Euro winners Brotherhood of Man and previous disaster, Bonnie Tyler!

Come and experience Eurovision, here in  London City, with all the entrants singing their fabulous songs and the good ole UK getting its usual 1 or 2 points.

The show on earth is here  http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City3/136/123/23 starting at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with a prize of 300L for Best in Your Countries Colours.

Don't miss it!

Eurovision Song Contest Excitement




The annual Eurovision Song Contest is on Saturday and as always, London City will carry the show live, with the London City Players appearing as Brotherhood of Man and Bonnie Tyler at half-time.

German Crumpet
This is Britain's first appearance since voting to leave the EU and formally triggering the exit process.  If you enjoy cabaret, then you can watch this for all the wrong reasons.

Even when we have had a semi-reasonable entry in previous years, we get nil points or manage to scrape together a few at the end of the show. This year, our song, which sounds more like an act of contrition and apology for leaving the EU to its misery, just isn't that good.

Macaroni and Cheese
Had Mrs Le Pen won yesterday, we could have been assured of 12 points from France, but that wasn't to be and Mr Macaroni is a staunch supporter of old ladies and will do everything he can to impress hot babe, Angela Merkel, including awarding the accolade of nil points to the UK.

Not that Eurovision has ever been remotely political. But do keep an eye out for points coming from countries such as Greece, who for their own reasons,
might want to indicate keeping on our good side, despite our flimsy song.

Here is the British entry which is bound to win us first place!   See you on Saturday, 12pm SL time.






Thursday, May 11, 2017

Drive your own vehicles around London City





New roads have been laid leading from the sandbox to the top of the London City Hub area.
You can now rez vehicles in Belgravia Square and drive them out through any of the London City regions.

We ask that you stick to the roads and keep them away from areas for pedestrians.  But have fun and show us your wheels!















If you would like an invitation to the Belgravia Sandbox and you fit the criteria, please drop an IM in-world to Torric Rodas or Billy Arentire and we'll send an invitation to the group.


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

It's eyes down for bingo at The Worlds End Pub



At 11am SLT (7pm UK time) we shall be having a 2 hour session of bingo!  Come and try your luck at winning some Lindens!  The game is free to play too.  The numbers are called automatically so you can't miss a number.  This is fun and exciting, so come and make new friends and enjoy the fabulous music from DJ Katty.

Bingo!


The World's End Pub

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Free Bento Charleston Dance from Abranimations



Abranimations has released a collection of Charleston Bento dances and to celebrate have one made free for you to collect this weekend ONLY.

Friday, May 05, 2017

Saturday Night Fever on Saturday



Join us in London City on Saturday for the start of our Disco Spectacular month with SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER INTERACTIVE.

Ruby Chili Pepper Murray will be the top DJ of the evening playing her very favourite Disco Groove with Saturday Night Fever dances for everyone to enjoy and participate in.

Enjoy the spectacular light show, the company and the magnificent costumes and you Disco down in the City.