Tuesday, October 18, 2016
The old abandoned tube station in London City has had the decorators in.
Returning for a new Winter season, is the freshly revamped Substation. The club is located in the old underground with a distinctive 1960's feel and will be open throughout the week.
Also making a triumphant return to London City after a two year rest is Compton's Pub. A pub located in the heart of Soho, offering a chilled environment for groups of friends to meet and enjoy the many game facilities the pub has to offer.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
With spring in the air, the events at Substation move upstairs to Compton's Pub, so you can feel the wind in your hair and the sunshine on your back.
At 12pm SL (7pm UK) we have a very special St Patricks edition of Choon Choon train with Crofty playing sensational classic Irish Party songs from the Emerald Isles and some contemporary tunes for you to jig along to.
It's all about the criac, and there will be plenty on show here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/18/178/24
Monday, April 02, 2012
Good grief...what an insane weekend in London City. My bunions have bunions from all that dancing.
On Friday we had a change to the usual running order as the usual night at Bar Soho was cancelled to make way for an event by Gallery Xue in Trafalgar Square. It proved to be an absolute sim packer with people floating around the fountain.
After the Gallery Xue event, we headed over to Madame Lala's London Revue for another round of mayhem and madness. A Best in 80s contest proved to be challenging on the eyes...leg warmers. leotard, bad perm...and that was just me.
Saturday at World's End saw a Best in Super Hero contest, which provided a great warm up to the big event that was to follow - Queen in Regent's Park. It was a long concert (at around two hours) but the punters were kept happy with plenty of toe-tapping, hand-clapping and foot-stomping favourites.
Later at Lezbo there was a Best in Sci Fi contest that saw all kinds of madness - from aliens to robots - unleashed on the dance floor!
On Sunday, as it was the first of the month, there was a tea leaf reading at The Tea House by Lord of the Teapot.
This lead nicely in to a special event in the Hub - a L$3000 giveaway! Both events drew in the crowds...in fact, they were queuing out of the door for tea leaf readings.
Later on Sunday we had the grand opening of the new venue beneath Comptons. It is a fab and groovy 60s club called Substation. We were all magically transported back to 1967 with the music, hair and fashions.
After that, we had a Best in Under The Sea contest at Lezbo, which rounded the weekend off in suitably madcap style, with sea turtles, whales and merfolk!
Stay tuned for news of next weekends events - a nice long weekend...heaven only knows what will happen...
Monday, March 26, 2012
Hello my loves...just a quick posting as I am dashing between parties in London City. I am having to get changed in the back of a taxi as we speed through the streets. The life of a blogger can be so hectic at times. Thankfully, the taxi driver knows me well - he has had me in the back of his taxi a few times now...so to speak.
So anyhoo...hectic weekend. Friday was Best in Pirate at Bar Soho and Best in Red at Madame Lala's London Revue. Saturday was Best in Yellow at World's End pub, Best in Tart in Regent's Park and Best in Comic Book Hero at Lezbo. And Sunday was Best in 1960s in the brand new cellar bar beneath Compton's pub and Best in Armed Forces at Lezbo.
The tribute concert on Saturday was the ever popular Tina Turner. A stunning set, amazing performances from Tina and the band and a great audience made for an excellent night.
I had my camera with me so managed to get a few snaps.
|'Tina Turner' and her band, The Ike-ettes|
|Tina, up close and (very) personal|
|Not a bad looking audience (from this distance)|
|The new cellar bar below Comptons|
Monday, March 05, 2012
So kiddies, we had all the usual stuff in London City over the weekend - some bawdiness at Bar Soho, an utter campfest at Madame Lala's and lots of lovely lunacy at Lezbo. The big events were at Regent's Park on Saturday and Comptons on Sunday - where we had two live performers.
Helvis Xue was our Saturday spectacle in the park. Always a popular singer with a good selection of songs and plenty of banter with the audience.
|Helvis and audience|
|Adevina on stage|
Monday, February 27, 2012
Well that's another weekend of insanity over with...although that one was even more insane than usual.
Things usually start off with our Bar Soho and Madame Lala's London Revue combo, but there was an early start as a variety of old codgers took to a specially erected (stop giggling) stage in the Hub. Rolf Harris, the Seekers, Demis Roussos and Peter, Paul and Mary all made appearances during the course of the afternoon. These were accompanied by various toga, sixties and hippy contests set up to terrify...erm...I mean...thrill the assembled crowd.
We then had a Best in Patriotic contest at Bar Soho - with yours truly in a dress far shorter than I would usually wear - and Best in Glamour at Madame Lala's establishment.
The big news on Saturday was a combination of the big concert - Kylie! - and the Lezbo roadshow for a Best in Punk contest. The concert featured possibly the biggest stage set to ever be erected (I told you to stop giggling) in Regent's Park.
|Some of the party-goers in Regent's Park and Kylie and the band (as insets)|
The final blast of the weekend went as always to Lezbo with a Best in Baggies/Rave contest. I am not saying things were bright but I think I have lost some colour recognition in at least one eye.
Speaking of eyes, it is time I rested mine! Be good (and if you can't be good, be careful - or have an alibi).
Monday, February 13, 2012
Hello kiddies, it auntie Bailey. It's that time of the week again...Monday. Boo! But at least we had a good weekend in London City.
We started off with a Best In contest at Bar Soho...Best In Spots, Stripes or Checks, in fact. It provided the patrons with the opportunity to explore their creativity and we saw a range of costumes and avatars. DJ Torric provided the music and our hostess was Lisa.
|The rabble, erm, I mean audience at Bar Soho|
|Adele - looking and sounding amazing|
|The audience at Madame Lala's|
|Billy Joel (aka Britt McMahon) and the band on stage|
|Some of the revellers in Regent's Park|
|A load of old slippers at Comptons|
Sunday, February 05, 2012
A special Sunday event today for all the people who are snowed-in at home and have decided to spend their day in-world in this warm and sunny London.
5am SL time (1pm UK) - Join us for hour of 1960's, plus CHER in Concert, A fairground with rides and 300 Lindens prize for Best in 60's or Hippie!
And this evening, Comptons will be running a sponsored drink-a-thon with Winter Warmer beer and grog, from 12pm SL (8pm UK), the usual time with prizes and great music and fabulous people!
Monday, January 30, 2012
So here we are - the final weekend review of January 2012. This month has gone by so quickly, but as the saying goes 'time flies when you are having fun'. Of course they also say that 'time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana', but we shall pass over that one as the talk of bananas makes me giddy.
Friday started off for us as it usually does with a visit to Bar Soho where we had a Best in Wild West theme with DJ Billy 'The Kid' Arentire and hostess Lisa. This helped everyone unwind before we all turned in to tie dye clad hippies for Madame Lala's London Revue. Special guests were a tribute to Peter, Paul and Mary and the contest was somewhere between a peace protest and a love in. Although if I am really honest, from the state of how some people were dressed it was more like a protest against good taste...
|Peter, Paul and Mary (as opposed to Mary, Mungo and Midge)|
|The peace protest|
|Mapoo lets rip|
|The crowd shake their pixels for Ms Little|
And that is it from auntie Bailey for this week. All that remains for me to say, in the spirit of Friday's event at Madame Lala's establishment, is "May peace shower down on you".
Monday, January 23, 2012
Hello kiddies! It is I, auntie Bailey here once again with a review of the weekend in London City. Don't they go by so quickly? I suppose time flies when you are having fun and London City was full to the gunnels (or gunwales if you want to be absolutely correct) with entertainment.
The weekend started even earlier than usual for us as there was the relaunch of World's End pub - with dancing, music, darts and hot tub action with new landladies, Coffee and Heather.
|World's End relaunch party|
On Saturday we had the welcome return of Helvis Xue to Regent's Park. Seems appropriate having the King in Regent's Park!
|Party people having their socks rocked off!|
|Helvis - the King (of hotness)|
|The Lezbo crowd show us their shiny bits...|
|The casual people at Comptons|
|Formally invited at Lezbo|
Monday, January 16, 2012
The London City weekend kicked off with the usual Bar Soho and Madame Lala's London Revue double whammy. A special tribute concert at Madame Lala's lovely establishment featured Roy Orbison and we were even graced with the presence of Lala herself.
The event in Regent's Park on Saturday was the ever popular sim packer, Amy MacDonald. With the sim maxed out, it was dancing room only and we were practically nose to nipple on the dancefloor...not that there were any complaints about that!
|Amy and the band on stage|
|Dancing the night away in Regent's Park|
|Adevina on stage|
|Party people enjoying the songs at Comptons|
Monday, January 09, 2012
Yes, it's me again, auntie Bailey the crazy spinster of London City with the weekend review so hang on to your hairnets and let's do this.
Our weekend kicked off in London City as they always do with a Best In contest at Bar Soho. Friday's contest was Best in Slogan T-Shirt so no photos have survived the censor's knife as everyone always wears things with rude slogans. Even a shy, retiring maiden aunt like me is force in to something provocative.
After our stint at Bar Soho ended, we trudged off down the street like some bizarre protest march to Madame Lala's London Revue, where we were treated to the musical stylings of Judith Durham and The Seekers. I am sure I was not the only one who regarded this with more than a little trepidation but it turned out to be a fantastic musical tour through some classic songs that had the patrons dancing in the aisles...or maybe that was the alcohol.
|Judith Durham and the (not very) New Seekers on stage at Madame Lala's|
|The Blondie crew|
|Obligatory crowd shot|
|You may have guessed the contest theme was Best in White|
|The Comptons party goers|
Monday, January 02, 2012
Friday night saw us kick off the weekend with the usual parties at Bar Soho and Madame Lala's London Revue. These parties saw everyone looking fabulous and glamorous as we went to town on the glitz as we plunged towards the end of the year.
On Saturday we had a mammoth event in Regent's Park that rolled on well in to Sunday. A pre-show party started us off before our Amy Winehouse tribute took to the stage. After her amazing show the party continued as we danced our way towards the end of 2011 and in to the start of 2012. Sparklers fizzed. Fireworks exploded. Rave sticks glowed. Champagne flowed. Contest and raffle winners were applauded. All in all it was a spectacular send off to the old year and welcome to the new one.
|Amy and the backing boys!|
|Obligatory crowd shot looking towards the stage. Check out the champagne on the right of the pic!|
|Due to dancing we were all too busy to go to Big Ben at Midnight...so Big Ben came to us!|
|A few of the colourful people at the New Year's Eve party|
On Sunday, we did not take to Comptons pub as we usually do. Instead we went to the beach...in Regent's Park. And we had a beachwear party...in January. A beautiful waterfall cascaded down at one end of the dance area and provided us with a small stream in which to cool ourselves down from the heat of London in January. There were also lots of lovely wish swimming in the water so none of us have hard, dry skin on our feet any more.
|We hit the beach...in London...in January!|
Monday, December 26, 2011
Season's greetings from London City and auntie Bailey. forgive the smell of sprouts permeating this blog posting for the weekend...it is the Christmas season, after all.
We managed to have a rather sedate and classy Christmas in London City, which just goes to show that miracles do happen!
On Friday we dispensed with the usual Bar Soho and Madame Lala's London Revue combo again and had a Party in the Park instead. It was something different as it was a brand new tribute concert featuring Demis Roussos and contained a selection of festive favourites along side Demis classics.
|The band and Demis (above) and party people (below)|
|The Proms players|
|Some of the festive party goers|
|The players take to the fabulous festive stage|
Stay tuned for more news from London City as it happens!