Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!




The London City cast and crew would like to wish you all, a very Happy New Year!

The first event of the New Year is a Beach Party at 5am SL  (1pm UK) on New Years Day.  Hope you can make it.

New Years Eve Party Line-Up



A late but very welcome addition to tonights New Years Eve Party is DJ Crofty, the Musical Time Lord, who will be playing a mixture of classic dance party songs seeing us into the New Year.

Your DJ's tonight are  Bailey, Sidney, Croft and me.   You can tune in to my part from 12pm SL (8pm UK) or if you wish to avoid that torture, tune in after 1pm SL (9pm UK).

Bailey and Sidney will see you through until 2.30pm SL (10.30pm) where Crofty will take us into the Party countdown to 2014.

Best with a Brain wins 500L tonight, with a raffle, free to enter sploder and lots and lots of great company.

See you from 12pm SL.


Monday, December 30, 2013

London Seaside




The London Seaside is really starting to take shape.   You can already take a peek in the seaside shops as you walk down the lanes leading you to the beach and stop for a jar along the way at Mickey Finn's Pub.


Take a motor boat out on the sea, or lay on the sand and sunbathe.  Or why not try your luck at some of the games of skill arriving today on the London City Pier.

We hope you will enjoy our homage to all things summer in the little Seaside coast where its always a balmy 74 degrees with a cool soft easterly breeze.

Visit the Seaside: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20Adult/106/170/23

Don't forget, to get you in the Spring mood on New Years Day, a Beach Party in London City.  Start looking for your best bikini or trunks.  It's going to be a lovely warm day.  Starts 1pm SL.

See you at New Years Eve party, Tuesday 1pm SL (9pm UK).


Saturday, December 28, 2013

Oh I do like to be beside the Seaside




We've juggled some bits around in London City just to keep you on your toes...

We recently reclassified London City3 from Adult to Moderate, so that we can accommodate the ever expanding community following that London City Estate enjoys.   From 1st January 'The Crown Pub' will focus on daily events with more moderate content and a better community atmosphere.  The Crown will be led by Elle and Muse, so look out for their opening event coming in just a few days.

With the ending of the Christmas Season, our Festive Region, Belgravia has come to a close  until next year.   In the meantime we have just upgraded the capacity of our region 'London Adult' so it can offer Adult themes in a dedicated region.

Although not yet completed, this region is full steam ahead to the Summer and has a pier with amusements and has a beautiful sandy coast line.  This region will also have clubs and stores.


Work on 'London Adult' region is on going, we already have the world famous London Revuebar completed and it is up and running.  Revuebar replaces the themes previously only offered in 'The Crown Pub' in London City3.

For those of you wondering where Mickey Finn's pub is... It will arrive in "London Adult" later today.   Also, we're looking forward to seeing your saucy summer postcards from this region!

We hope you will like the changes we are making as the estate evolves.   We are committed to being  consumer led, offering the services that our many thousands of visitors express a need for.

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

St. Marks On The Park




Continuing festivities with a very special Choral Service at St. Marks On The Park.

We enjoyed a performance by The Salvation Army whilst sipping mulled wine and sampling other delectable treats from the spread lay out by Coffee Queen.

St Marks On The Park is located in London City's Regent's Park

Boxing Day Substation with Crofty





Join us for Boxing Day time tunnel tunes from DJ Croft, playing all rocking music from all decades!
Theme tonight is Best in Hats and the event is on now!   Your host tonight, Coffee.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/25/177/18

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas from London City



Merry Christmas from the staff of London City

Happy Holidays everyone!

The crew of London City would like to wish our visitors, merchants, performers and patrons, a wonderful, safe and happy Christmas.

Some of our team are having family time on 24, 25 and 26 December, but should you need assistance during these few days, please use the Support option on this blog and we'll respond in a timely fashion to your enquiry.

During Christmas keep an eye on Group Notices for news of great parties within the estate.

Have a wonderful time!  Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Eve Proms and the Salvos!




Thanks so much for coming to Elton John (Monday), that was an absolute blast to see so many of you joining in with all the songs.  A great event and a good laugh.

See you tomorrow (Christmas Eve) 12pm SL (8pm UK) for The Christmas Proms and The Salvation Army (here to save us!)   http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/113/116/24

Thank you to DX Exchange for sponsoring the events.



Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sunday - DEMIS!



Thanks to everyone who came to the Andy Williams Show last night. It was amazing just how popular the veteran crooner still is, especially at Christmas.

Today from 12pm we're celebrating the holidays again with one of our favourites,  Demis Roussos on Ice!   Larger than life celebrity Demis will be singing his favourite seasonal tunes and the classics he has made so popular.

For those of you who want to keep with tradition, the plate smasher is here for you to show appreciation for the Greek party singer.

Music tonight is from the vaults.. the kind of party stuff we only get away with playing at Christmas and things you know sooo well but sometimes wish you didn't!

All aboard for Demis Roussos on Ice today from 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show at 1pm SL.
Get ready to Zorba here:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/113/116/24

This event is sponsored by DX Exchange.   Win 500L Best in Christmas!

Tomorrow at the same time:  Elton John!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas Concerts this weekend in London City!



Two great Christmas concerts for you this weekend.

The Andy Williams Christmas Show.  Andy Williams presented a seasonal special on TV from 1971 to 1977 and on Saturday at 1pm SL (9pm UK) join us for a compilation of the best of his shows.

The cuddly Demis Roussos will be here smashing plates and singing Christmas carols and his famous songs at 1pm SL on Sunday!

Win 500L Best in Christmas.   Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/123/105/23

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Holiday Concerts in London City




It's the most wonderful time of the year.. and we hope you can join us for the Holiday concerts here in London City.

Keeping with tradition, Andy Williams kicks off the yuletide cheer with his Christmas show next Saturday evening.   On Sunday one of our most popular shows, the plate smashing, glass shattering Greek legend, Demis Roussos takes to the ice, singing his all time favourite Christmas songs.

Monday sees the welcome return of Elton John and on Tuesday (Christmas Eve) its time for The Christmas Proms, followed by a carol service in St. Marks on the Park.

All events begin at 12pm SL time (8pm UK). 

With events throughout Christmas and New Year, all the London clubs will be open at their normal times, so be sure to visit each club and bar to celebrate Christmas with their themed Parties.

One exception, on Friday 20th of December, there is no Substation or Bar Soho, but Madame Lala's will open as normal at 2.30pm SL (10.30pm UK).

We very much hope you will join us here in London City for some fantastic festive events throughout Christmas.

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Christmas Concert Schedule Today



Thank you to everyone who came to the Glen Campbell Christmas show last night.  Glen was on great form as always.

It was lovely to see everyone in their brand new Christmas outfits...  and to those of you recycling last years, we always liked that frock on you.

Visit the blog at 4pm UK today (8am SL) for a list of the Christmas Concerts on offer this year in London City!




Saturday, December 14, 2013

Sit on Santa's lap




The adorable, slightly randy and alcoholic gentleman who has played Santa for us for the past four years in London City, has returned once again to spread (and drink) Christmas cheer to the visitors of the most popular estate in Second Life.

Would you sit on this mans lap?
Our very own Chris Kringle has been hard at it all year (making presents) and absolutely ready and willing to slip you a big surprise if you sit on his lap and tell him about all the naughty and nice things you have done this year.  The more detail you give, the bigger your surprise will be.

You can't really miss his grotto as its peppered with gin bottles and discarded mince pies and is located in the New User Area in London City.

Santa's sack is bulging with goodies, collect yours today!
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/75/245/23

Saturday:  Don't forget, its Glen Campbell's Country Christmas today from 12pm SL (8pm UK), the first of our Christmas Concerts.   Win 500L Best in Christmas!   Full programme of Christmas concerts will be published tomorrow.   Have a great weekend!


Sunday, December 08, 2013

The Nativity at St. Marks on The Park





Thank you to CoffeeQueen for setting up this years manger and nativity scene in the church yard of St Mark's on The Park in London City.   This will get you into the spirit of Christmas. It comes with Christmas Carols too!  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/33/150/23

Friday, December 06, 2013

FREE Christmas Squirrel Mesh Avatar - A gift from Abranimations




Abranimations has a special gift for you this weekend in their London City Mainstore!

This adorable mesh avatar Christmas Squirrel is available FREE for this weekend only, so you had better be quick!

Abranimations specialise in motion capture dances, so check out their incredible range of real life dances, digitally encoded for Second Life.

In the store, all animations have a poseball on which you can sit to try the dance before buying. There is a colossal range, so you will find something for every occasion, no matter how obscure you might think! 

Visit the Abranimations Mainstore in London City
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City2/178/189/23

Abranimation is a registered trademark of Awesome Dog Limited

Christmas in London City




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Thursday, December 05, 2013

David Bowie on Saturday



David Bowie in Concert on Saturday!

With a career span of nearly 50 years, this unique singer, songwriter, musician, actor and producer has done it all!

Re-live Bowie's career highlights in this spectacular tribute to this incredible recording artist, this Saturday in London City.

Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with Bowie on stage at 1pm SL.

Win 500L for Best in Glam!

This concert is sponsored by DX Exchange


The Party is here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/135/119/23

Monday, December 02, 2013

Mesh Center - 100% Mesh Clothing for Men and Women



Check out this super little store with over seventy brand new creations in 100% mesh.

They are the very latest Mesh offerings from skilled designer Claudio Citron.

MALE & FEMALE Exclusive 100% Mesh - stunning quality!  Shirts, Jeans, Trousers, Dresses and large shoe selection! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/177/247/24

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Saturday Concert: LADY GAGA



Appearing for the first time in London City, Lady Gaga this Saturday!

Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the main show an hour later at 1pm SL.

Born in 1986, Stefani Guacamole, by 2008 she had become an international singing sensation with a huge amount of hits in the years since.    Songs include, Poker Face, Just Dance, Bad Romance, Edge of Glory, Born This Way, Judas, Applause and many many more.

The theme this week (sponsored by DX Exchange) is "Best in Wacky".  So dress yourself in a wacky outfit for your chance to win 500L.

The Party is here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/135/119/23

Happy Thanksgiving



 
Wishing our American friends across the great pond, a very happy Thanksgiving, from all of us in London City.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

PrimPossible moves into London City



Truly astonishing furniture at just 1 prim!

PrimPossible creator Ample Clarity, has opened his store here in London City.

This amazingly high quality furniture is all just 1 prim.  What's more, all furniture is animated with
multiple animation menus and all items come with customisable colours and textures!
This truly is a revolution in building technology for anyone who insists on top quality but has a budget restriction with prims.

Imagine being able to furnish your entire house for just 25 prims total!

Check out this store and start redesigning your home today!

Visit Prim Possible, TP: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City2/135/214/24

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Christmas Tree Farm - Free Trees



 
Help yourselves to a free low prim Christmas Tree for your home this year at the London City Tree Farm.  20 different designs.  Choose as many as you wish!
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/109/139/23



Saturday, November 23, 2013

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary: Win 3500 Lindens today



London City invites you to an evening of Doctor Who from 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the Whovian Proms at 1pm SL.

The Torch Entertainment Guide have generously set a cash prize of 3000 Lindens for the Best in SciFi during the concert event and there is a chance to win 500L immediately before the show, from DX Exchange.

So dust off your Cyberman Avatar, your favourite doctor or alien or even your Mr Spock for the Best in SciFi contest from 12pm SL time here in London City: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/128/112/24

Monday, November 18, 2013

Doctor Who Concert Show on Saturday



It is a very special day for Doctor Who fans on Saturday as the show celebrates 50 years of intergalactic travel and saving the world as we know it.

Doctor Who is the longest running Science Fiction television series still in production and pre-dates Star Trek by 3 years and Lost In Space by 2 years! Who'd have thunk it?

Join us in London City on Saturday for a Whovian extravaganza as we recreate a studio set for The Doctor Who proms, featuring all of the past Doctors and  favourite monsters!

Party starts at 12pm SL, with Doctor Who Proms from 1pm SL (9pm UK).   Win 500L Best in "Doctor Who".

Location:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/128/112/24

This event is sponsored by DX Exchange, Linden Dollars at Best Rates.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....




There's no denying that Christmas is on its way here in London City.  Pop over and get yourself in the festive mood..  It's sooner than you think!

The chestnut season is a short one, so grab some nuts from the street vendors and keep yourself warm with some of Fanny's home brew Mulled Wine... mulled in the traditional manner (the microwave).



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Thursday, November 07, 2013

Irish Pub Gets a Name



Earlier this week, we asked you to help name the new Irish Pub in our fifth region,  Belgravia.

It was hard work, but after a few barrels of Guinness, we all agreed on a name....

The short listed suggestions we had to choose from were:
The Emerald Sword, The Craic, Molly Malones, Mickey Finn's, Lucky Charms and The Shamrock.
Rejected suggestions included:  The Ian Paisley, The Hooley Hole and The Mick and Shovel.

After much mirth, grog and deliberations....   The Mickey Finn was chosen.    Molly Malone was a close second, so as a nod to this choice, The Mickey Finn will serve Molly Malone Ale.

It could have been worse,  Molly Malone's could have been selling Mickey Finns!

Thank you everyone for taking part and congratulations to Katty for the winning suggestion, bagging 250L.

The Mickey Finn will open for business within the week.   Thank you for coming to the naming party and thank you for taking part.

Visit The Mickey Finn, here    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City4/233/121/24


Monday, November 04, 2013

Name the Irish Pub and win 250L




We are building a new tavern in London City4, the posh part of town,  "Belgravia" and we are going with the suggestion from the London City community of an Irish Themed Pub.    But we need your help again in naming it.

The name should indicate that it is an Irish pub, without being an existing brand, or something that could be abbreviated to something unfortunate..  for instance,   "The Leprechaun", as in, "I'm going down the lepers".

So please get your thinking caps on and TP into the Irish Pub with No Name here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City4/226/126/24

Click the guest book by the door and say the name you think best suits the pub.  The person who first suggests the name we use will win 250L on Thursday at 12pm SL (8pm UK).

Of course we know we're setting ourselves up for some rude comments in the book, but that's all part of the fun.

Get your place in history by naming the Irish Pub in London City4.

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Abranimations 2nd Store



Abranimation store near Bar Soho
Abranimations has added a second store in London City offering starter priced motion captured dances, just down the road from Bar Soho.

Inside you will find complimentary gifts, free dances and dance sets starting from the low price of just 150 Lindens.

Kit yourself out from head to toe with complete sets of club dances and dance sphere for just 1200 Lindens!

The Abranimations Satellite store is located here

The Abranimations Main store in London City is here

Abranimation Main Store in London City2

Abranimation is a registered trademark of Awesome Dog Limited

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Bonfire Night and Passenger Concert, Saturday




Passenger was originally a Brit folk/rock band formed in 2003.

When they split up in 2007, lead singer Mike Rosenberg continued his career as a solo artist under the name of Passenger, busking his way around Europe and appearing at fringe festivals.

Then suddenly this year he exploded onto the scene with three chart topping songs in quick succession,   Let her Go, The Wrong Direction and Holes.

Having written over 200 songs, Passenger is receiving the critical acclaim that eluded the band for so long. 

Enjoy his music, this weekend as part of our Season's Change month, where you can win 500L for being the Best in Winter Wear / Guy Fawkes.

Also... Bonfire night in the UK, so join us for some wonderful fireworks as we lag out the region in the name of entertainment!


Penny for the Guido?
And now a potted history of how Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night might have come into tradition...



Back in 1605 (GMT), Guido Fawkes  wanted to protest on how Catholics were treated.  Too little wine, not enough unleavened bread etc.

Guido later became known as Guy in a brand refresh to help sell more rockets.
Anyway, Fawkes decided that they would blow up the Houses of Parliament, (visit HOP in London here) in particular the House of Lords, by smuggling in hundreds of gunpowder kegs into the cellar and detonating them on 5th November as the King (James I) was opening Parliament.

Unfortunately for Guy, one of his gang ran off at the gums and blabbered about this heinous plot.  Word soon spread and they were caught in the act.

The King was quite annoyed about it all and as a slap on the wrist for doing such a thing, they decided to chop bits of him off and wave them around, hang him for a couple of minutes so not quite dead, disembowel him and do other unmentionable things to embarrass him.

This gruesome method of torture "hanged, drawn and quartered",  was reserved exclusively for traitors. Petty crime (such as stealing some bread), resulted in minor punishment, such as having limbs severed or being boiled in oil.

Here in the UK, on the 5th November (or the closest Saturday to it), we celebrate this bit of horrible history with a firework display (Guy loved to partaay) and huge bonfires burning an effigy of Guy.

If you're stuck for a costume this weekend, grab a Guy Fawkes mask from the Freebie Shops in London City.

Come and warm your chestnuts on the fire!


It all happens here from 1pm SL  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/126/111/23

London City events are sponsored by DX Exchange - Linden Dollars at Best Rates.

Happy Halloween




Happy Halloween!

There be witches, monsters and ghouls.. so it's business as usual I hear you cry.

Join us throughout the day for Halloween Parties to suit all time zones, culminating in a big Halloween Party in Bar Soho from 2pm SL (9pm UK) today.


Watch for the headless horseman as he tours London City looking for lost souls.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The London Dungeons



No Halloween would be complete without a visit to the London Dungeons.
Immerse yourself in the horrible history of turn of the century London.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City3/124/206/24


Monday, October 28, 2013

Hurricane Storm Brings Chaos for Millions




During the night, England has had the worst storms since 1987 and its not quite over yet,  as winds are set to peak in London at around 8am Monday morning.

Currently all trains and planes are suspended in the UK, but it's not all bad news!   It seems that most of London's workforce will be enjoying a day off as Monday gets tagged on to their weekend!  

So, if you find yourself marooned at home with lashings of hot tea and biscuits, why not visit London City where you can do the British thing and talk about the weather.

TP in to have a jolly good moan about it  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/73/238/24

Saturday, October 26, 2013

London City4 Belgravia - Region Launches in Full Festive Swing!




The fifth region in the estate, London City 4 "Belgravia", has launched!
 

And Belgravia begins its life with the Christmas Season.  

In retail, it is vitally important to have your product shown at the very start of the season. What better way to promote your merchandise, than in this exclusive area of London already themed for Christmas and driving early sales to your stores!

This picturesque part of town is waiting for you with an EARLY BIRD OFFER of  50 Prim stores at just, 299L per week.

This will be where shoppers come to get an early start on the season - Get a head start in London City, the most popular destination in Second Life. 

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City4/130/142/23

Launch Party next weekend!


London City - We are the Joneses!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

War Of The Worlds, Saturday 1pm SL




The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one ...
                                                                                                      ... but still they come.


At midnight on the 12th August, a huge mass of luminous gas erupted from Mars and sped towards Earth.

Across two-hundred-million miles of void, invisibly hurtling towards us, came the first of the missiles that was to bring so much calamity to Earth.

The first Martian cylinder will land at 1pm SL Time on Saturday 26th October in the heart of London City.

Be a part of the War Of The Worlds, Interactive Stage Show in London City this coming weekend.

Dress in costume from 1900 to 1940 to take part.  We need scullery maids, cloth capped factory workers, urchins, the poor, the needy and hungry, beggars thieves and outcasts to dance on stage as we celebrate this Musical interpretation of the masterpiece by H. G. Wells.

Win 500 Lindens for being the Best in The Show.

Location  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/126/111/23

This event is sponsored by DX Exchange, Linden Dollars at best rates.


London City - A different approach to Halloween

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Abranimation Motion Capture - Mainstore in London City



 
Real Life Motion Capture Company Awesome Dog Limited  the creators of the Second Life leading animation brand Abranimations,  original Mocap dances and animation overrides, has opened its Mainstore in London City.

This major brand has been in-world for 9 years and uses the very latest capture techniques and technologies where multiple cameras track the movements of real life dancers and performers and  digitally encode them into virtual world animations.

If you check your inventory for Abranimations, the chances are you will find items ranging from toys, games, accessories, avatars, gadgets, dances and AO's from your travels around the grid, made by this famous company.  You can now add to your collection of the best animations by visiting them in London City.



CEO Abramelin Wolfe explained that, "Originally we lived near London and it is a very special place for both Wildcat and myself and seeing and feeling the buzz in London City, we knew we wanted to be here and that it felt right for our business.  I especially like the little touches, like the Woolworths building behind our store in London City2."

Talking about the latest innovations from their company he explained, "We have recently set up a brand new studio and we are working really hard with new fluid and exceptionally realistic animations which can already be seen in our in-world stores".

Abramelin has also made a fantastic free accessory for London City visitors, a union jack style Mesh Avatar to go with some dances and mime animations.  "We made a special Brit one to give away free here".





Abranimations is located in the Hippodrome building in London City2.   All animations have a poseball in the shop which you can sit on to dance and try before you buy.  What's more in this massive stores there are many other products on offer, including club games, stunt bikes, guns, a butt animator and an hilarious fish slapper!

Abranimations recently featured on the Drax files where Abramelin explains some of the company history and demonstrates the extraordinary lengths they go to in their studio to ensure the perfect detailed dances that we all enjoy in Second Life.



Visit the London City mainstore here:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City2/169/215/24

A second store in London City will promote other products on offer and will be located to the east of Bar Soho here http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/245/202/24

Abranimation is a registered trademark of Awesome Dog Limited