Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Years Eve Party!





Come and see out 2014 and welcome a wonderful New Year full of fun and surprises.

Our awesome DJ's begin their sets at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and continue well into the small hours of 2015.  So come and help make this New Years Party the best one ever and celebrate it with your friends in London City.

And don't forget, check your inventory for beach wear.. you'll be needing it at the beach party tomorrow!

PS: Not that you need reminding, but visit the corner shop and buy lashings of grog for tonight. You'll need it!

Party here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/136/110/24

Monday, December 29, 2014

London City




Over the past few weeks, we have been asking our wonderful residents what it is about London City that they like so much to make it the most popular destination in Second Life.

The shopping, the London landmarks, the vehicles, the houses?..  and the resounding answer is the night life.

People love to be in London City because it is so much fun, so as we step into 2015, we excitedly make a bold move and redevelop London City into the mecca of SL Nightlife. 

We are moving all our fantastic clubs into a stones throw of each other.  We plan to bring that real life bustling London feel right to you, with Juiced, Bar Soho, Madame Lala's, The Crown, The Worlds End and a few new ones to watch out for, all located within one incredible high action region.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

ABBA Concert 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!

http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/136/123/23

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas from London City






Have a Happy Christmas!

Our sincere thanks to everyone who supports London City and for  making it what it is.  It would be impossible without you!

To our friends, the large, extraordinary, dedicated, loyal and skilled team, we offer our deepest gratitude for all that you do;  for smiling in the face of adversity, for offering encouragement and insight and for some of the most innovative ideas on the grid.  

We are so proud of this spectacular crew, the envy of the virtual world. Thank you for making it a pleasure to logon to London!

To the merchants and sponsors, our thanks for your business and your faith in this estate to sell your product and for investing your time and money in London City.

And to the visitors and members that form the London City community,  thank you for making London City the single most popular destination in all of Second Life; always busy, with something always happening. You are at the heart of everything that goes on here.

Bar Soho, Substation, Madame Lala's, Juiced, The Crown and Worlds End Pub are open through the holidays, but please keep an eye on Group Notices as some times and schedules may vary.

On Saturday ABBA will take to the stage for a seasonal concert.  On New Years Eve we have a party with some of our top DJ's starting in the evening and running all night long and on New Years Day a special spring themed Beach Party in the early afternoon.

Some of our staff are having family time on 24th, 25th and 26th of 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.

Have a great time wherever you are and whatever you are doing.   Drop by London City throughout the holidays, the city never sleeps.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!



Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Glen Campbell Country Christmas Show! - Christmas Eve




Glen Campbell's Country Christmas.
Chistmas Eve at 11am SL (7pm UK)

Glen will be singing his most famous songs and some carols to get you in the mood for the big day itself.

Campbell's career spans over 50 years.  Not only is he a famous soup, he is perhaps one of the best known Country singers of all time, with hits, Gentle On My Mind, Galveston, Wichita Lineman, By The Time I Get to Phoenix and Rhinestone Cowboy.

Join us here in London City

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Merry Christmas



Merry Christmas from London City in Second Life.



Let there be light... and there was!



Today is the Winter Solstice.
That means that it is the shortest day of the year here in the northern hemisphere with a sunset at 3.53pm or seeming even earlier if its cloudy.

So that's the bad news out of the way.  The good news is that for those of us who detest winter and darkness,  just hang in there, things are about to improve!

Sunset will be a minute later each day now.

By New Years Eve it will be just after 4pm, and by the end of January we will start to enjoy an extra 2 minutes a day of light and the sunset won't be until 4.40pm. 

By end of February the daylight will increase by an hour a month, with sunsets at 5.40pm. By the end of March you simply won't care, it will be 6.30pm before night time and when the clocks go forward on 30th March, we will be basking in sunlight until 7.30pm.

The beauty of virtual worlds is that you can stick two fingers up at Mother Nature and roll the seasons a bit earlier if you want to. This year will be no exception in London City, where we like things as sunny as possible.  In fact, there is already a couple of daffodils sprouting shoots which would indicate a very early spring!




Saturday, December 20, 2014

Time to get ready for Christmas




And so begins the merry making!

Get the chores out of the way early and come and join us throughout Christmas here in London City. 



Friday, December 19, 2014

Voice Vote jiggery-pokery



Usually its hard enough to get people to vote on anything as it relies upon them dragging that big heavy mouse all the way over to the vote board and then having to click on an option, but once again we have a vote booth busting poll about peoples feeling on whether or not Voice is a good thing.


The general trend was that Voice is a bad option in the new user hub, with 45 people voting for Bad and 23 voting for good.  Then word got around and within a day it shot up to 70 voting bad and 65 voting good.

We have done this poll before, but because people feel strongly they tend to log quite a few other accounts to sway the vote in the way they feel.
We had considered this poll was over and yielded inconclusive results.   So the voting board was moved up onto the wall and out of the way... and yet people continued to find it and vote on it, with it standing at Bad: 73 and Good: 74.

So, whilst none of us can decipher whether our visitors really think voice is either good or bad, what we have to agree on is that this topic is one that most people have a view on and one that some have strong reactions to.  Strong enough to log multiple accounts to swing it.

Seems that this is one subject that just won't go away!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

DX Exchange - Linden Dollars without a Credit Card




Visit DX in London City. 410L for £1

Over £365m will be spent this week on internet sales as people hit various online stores in the hunt for Christmas gifts. 

Imagine you are one of these shoppers but you don't have a credit or debit card.  It would be near impossible to buy anything!

This is a problem that faces many Second Life users.  If they are unable or unwilling to give credit card information, they have no way to purchase money via the SL Web site.

DX Exchange offers a great solution!

Credit and Debit cards is still the preferred method of buying lindens for a lot of people and is fully supported by DX Exchange at favourable rates, but other handy options exist including, but not limited to, Paysafe Card, Ticket Surf, Moneybookers Wallet and UseMyBank.

There is an even easier option too.  You can even purchase Linden Dollars for the cost of a phone call to  DX Exchange!

DX Exchange UK HQ in London City
 

For special offers, visit the official UK Headquarters for  DX in-world at London City, here

Treat yourself or a loved one this Christmas Season.  Check out all excellent options available to you by visiting the DX Website
www.dxexchange.co.uk

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

RGDW for Men - Christmas Range




Check out the super range of men's Christmas outfits at RGDW in London City3.
RGDW specialises in sexy full mesh muscle avatar bodies, clothing, shoes and accessories.

Visit the store here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City3/51/240/24

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Cilla - Sell Out Performance



Thank you to everyone who came to see Our Cilla perform at Substation.  An amazing amount of people turned up to this spur of the moment show and the region was at full capacity.

So sorry to those of you who could not get in to the region due to it being full throughout the performance.  We can confirm that Our Cilla will be on the big stage on Saturday night at the end of January. 

So if you could not get in to London City today,  make a date in your diary for 31st January 2015.


Cilla at Substation - Sunday 11am SL (7pm UK)



A special Christmas treat for you today at Substation!

Appearing for the very first time ever in London City, the fabulous CILLA will be here in Concert in Substation today at 11am SL (7pm UK).



Singing all her hits and some that weren't - Don't miss this most famous icon of the 60s for one night only in Substation! Party starts 11am SL, Show at 12 noon SL time.

Location http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/30/181/19

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Demis Roussos - Christmas on Ice



Continuing with our Festive weekend concerts...

On a specially reinforced Ice Rink Stage, Demis Roussos will be performing his magical plate smashing greek Christmas Show in Regent's Park this coming Saturday at 1pm SL.

You can see Demis here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/135/108/24

This concert is sponsored by DX Exchange, Buy Linden Dollars at favourable rates.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Nilsy Christmas Range




Check out Nils Island stores for the very latest Christmas designs to see you through the festive season.

Nils is one of the very few merchants in Second Life who refreshes their brand every single week, so it is always worth popping by to see the latest creations and trends sweeping the grid.

Visit the store here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/162/240/23


Or for a preview of the forthcoming spring season, visit Nils second store in the London City Seaside Region here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20Adult/74/241/23


Monday, December 08, 2014

Abranimations - Free Christmas Gifts



Abranimations Mainstore in London City2 - Dances, Gadgets, AOs and Games

Abranimations, creators of Second Life's finest motion-capture dances, AO's, Games and Gadgets has some very special Christmas Gifts available exclusively in their London City2 Mainstore.

Hurry over to the store today and collect your Free Fancy Dress Elephant Avatar.  This is a gift for London City visitors.

Whilst you are in the store, get your free Ice Skates with snowball thrower and built in figure skate dances!

But Hurry, these gifts are only available from Abranimations in London City2 until Wednesday!

Check out their extensive range of Dances and Gifts, ideal presents for the Christmas holidays!



Visit Abranimations in London City2 here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City2/178/203/24

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Wycked Wear




Wycked Wear - Need  a gown for that Christmas Ball or maybe just something warm to run around in and do all that shopping? 

Everything you need to look your best this holiday season! FREE GIFT IN STORE 

Visit at  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City3/77/6/24

Friday, December 05, 2014

Boney M on Saturday




Kikcing off a month of Christmas Concerts, one of the most famous and enduring Brit Disco Sounds of the 1970's is appearing in London City on Saturday.

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, Mary's boy Child and many more!

The Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with Boney M on stage at 1pm.

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

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

DX Exchange



London City is the partner of DX Exchange, Linden Dollars at Best Rates in Second Life.

About our Partnership

Offering amazing rates for buying Linden Dollars, DX Exchange offers easy and affordable solutions for all Second Life residents, with many ways to purchase Lindens.

Click on one of the ATM's in London City for immediate access to Linden dollars, which can be purchased using the usual methods, Visa Debit or Credit and also Paypal.  Or for total anonymity you can top-up a Paysafe  card at any Paypoint Newsagent, Garage or Supermarket and use it directly with DX Exchange and convert it into Linden Dollars.

Linden Dollars for the Cost of a Phone Call:   For anyone wanting immediate access to cash without needing to use a card of any description, you can also purchase Linden Dollars for the cost of a phone call from your Landline or Mobile, by touching one of the DX Exchange telephone kiosks in world and following the prompts.   Currently the service supports all European countries with lines available in the UK, Netherlands, Germany and Spain.
From the UK a call costs £3 will immediately credit your account with 630 Lindens.

Register with DX online and pay using any of the methods: PaySafe, Ticket Surf, Paypal, Visa, MasterCard, Moneybookers or directly from your bank: HSBC, NatWest, RBS or the Abbey for a truly astounding offer.  £10 will buy an incredible 3468 Lindens!

Special Offer - Click the Gold Coin in the DX Head Office in London City and receive an amazing rate of 410 Linden Dollars for just £1

For more information, please visit The DX Exchange HQ in London City: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/195/143/24

London City and DX Exchange -  Working together providing the ultimate Second Life Experience.


Edelfabrik new range






Edelfabrik one of Second Life's top designers for women by Sarah Tremor has updated its range of seductive clothing for women.   Check out the new range of clothing here in London City3
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City3/234/140/24

Monday, December 01, 2014

Christmas Concert Line-Up



Well here we are on the 1st of December with only 23 sleeps to go until Christmas!

We have a packed programme of Christmas concerts for you running throughout December.
Here is a list of the upcoming Saturday and mid week seasonal concerts here in London City this month.

All the bars and clubs will be open throughout the Christmas season, keep an eye on the club groups  for full details.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Hellenophilia Christmas




Christmas comes to Hellenophilia Home Decorations!

Visit Hellenophilia Stores for all your Christmas Holiday needs to decorate your home and shop, including beautiful wall quilts and 3D sculpty wreaths in log cabin designs and seasonal decorative colours.  Create a festive atmosphere with our Sleigh Bells, Crackling Fire  and Music Box Carol invisible sound boxes and there's even a message from Santa! 

FREE GIFT IN STORE!  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City3/47/97/24

Britain in the European Union



Sterling is doing well. In fact the British economy has grown much faster than other countries in the European Union, that tomorrow on 1st December we are due to pay our punishment fine of £1.7 billion to bail out the Euro again.

Hot on the heels of Britain being asked to pay the EU an additional £960 million on top of the £1.7 billion, we did a just for fun flash poll which asked our visitors:
Should Britain remain the European Union? Yes/No

Our board registered the first 100 votes, so the results are both people and a percentage.   It is worth noting that anyone could vote no matter which country they are in, so those benefiting from the fines levied on our growth may well have voted for Britain to stay in Europe, lest the gravy train runs out.


60% of people voted for Britain to leave the European Union, whilst 40% voted for it to stay.

Of course, if Britain ultimately decides to leave the union, various trade embargoes could come into effect initially, so start clearing some space in your garden so you can grow potatoes and cabbages and dig for victory once again.

Thank you for taking part in the poll.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

LNS Christmas Store




LNS Shop Christmas - Fashion for Ladies!

High quality mesh outfits, sexy lingerie sets, gowns and shoes. Everything you need to look amazing at this year's Christmas! 

FREE GIFT IN STORE Visit us  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City3/152/15/23 |

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

CG Designs - Christmas Novelty T-Shirts




CG Designs offers a wide selection of high quality women's Mesh T-Shirts.

Ready for the festive season with a new stock of Christmas, Music, Novelty designs and many more. designs.
FREE GIFT (and Demo's) in Store now.

 Visit the store: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/110/13/24

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Colt 485





Colt 485 (London City3) makes the very latest mesh clothing and shoes and mesh avatars for guys who want muscles.
As with all Colt 485 products demo's are available so you can try before you buy.

The store also stocks boys toys too!



Check out their great range of products here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City3/83/98/24


Monday, November 24, 2014

The Weekend Video Review



Here are the edited video highlights of a great weekend which featured an Elvis Concert on Friday, The Carpenters Concert on Saturday and cooking legend Fanny returning to our screens courtesy of Substation on Sunday.

Enjoy the video!






London City - Largest London and Most Popular Destination in Second Life

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Cooking with Fanny!




Don't miss an added extra at todays Substation 80s/90s show, as very Special Guest FANNY returns to our screens with the Cooking with Fanny Christmas show only at Substation!

In todays show, Fanny will show us how to prepare a dry old bird for the oven, how to stuff a goose and make lovely petit fours all in time for Christmas.

80s and 90s tunes in the remix - the place to be on Sundays, located here: 
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/24/181/19



Friday, November 21, 2014

The Carpenters Tribute on Saturday




The Carpenters were an American vocal and instrumental duo. They were the worlds biggest selling group of the 1970's. 

Although only mainly active for that single decade, by the time of Karen's death in 1983 aged just 32, ten of their singles become million-sellers and by the millenium over 100 million albums had been sold.

"Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft", is  the recognised anthem of World Contact Day which happens in March each year, where the song is constantly broadcast by satellites into outer space.

Join us for The Carpenters in Concert. This event is sponsored by DX Exchange.

Party in the Park starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and features songs from the era and The Carpenters in Concert begins an hour later at 1pm SL.

TP Location: http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/122/112/23

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Raxial Press - Ebooks





Fancy a riveting read this festive season?   Well pop by Raxial Press -  Real Life books in Second Life.

Quality Multi-Genre Fiction & Non-Fiction.

FREE ebook download of RINGLANDS by Korban Blake IN STORE.

Stop by today!  visit: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City2/22/211/24

Monday, November 17, 2014

Christmas is coming!



Here's some highlights of the past ten days in London City.  Enjoy!



Virus Clothing, special offer in London





Virus Clothing & Accessories, the Womens alternative clothing, shoes and accessories shop has a pre-Christmas sale on, but only in London City.

ON SALE- up to 50% off all items! Plus free gifts to collect in store!

Check out the range and collect your gifts!   visit:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/137/10/24

Sunday, November 16, 2014

KL Couture - Pre Christmas Sale




KL Couture special discount up to 50% off but only at KL Couture in London City.
Outfits, dresses, gowns and more, with the best prices you ever seen!

Free dress as gift, don't miss it!

Visit the store: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/78/10/25

Muscle Beach on Sunday





Playing the latest commercial club music,  Muscle Beach for beefy guys and their admirers is back today from 4am SL (11am UK).

Dance, chat and hang out with other guys here in the London Adult region: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20Adult/146/98/19

Friday, November 14, 2014

Blondie on Saturday



Forty years ago, waitress Debbie Harry, who had been performing part-time in a folk band, formed  Blondie with her friend, Chris Stein.

In 1976 they released their first album Blondie and from then on became a huge success in Australia, England and America.

Although the bulk of their hits were in a relatively short timespan from 1978 to 1981, their most successful release, Maria was not until the band reformed, many years later in 1999.

Now regularly touring again, you can enjoy the hits once more at The Blondie Tribute Concert, this Saturday in London City.  The party begins at  12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show an hour later at 1pm SL.

Concert Area: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/123/110/23



This event is sponsored by DX Exchange.  401 L for £1

Sunday, November 09, 2014

London City Exclusive - Immersive Weather Experience: Winter





You will have experienced the Immersive Weather Experience for Summer whilst visiting London City.
We are proud to present the Immersive Weather Experience for Winter!

Traditional weather systems rely on the use of particles which invariably remain as grey unrezzed blocks swamping the local area for up to a minute, sometimes even longer and lack the finesse that is available via modern specular mapping.

The London City Immersive Weather Experience is extremely low lag (far lower than any particle system)  and uses two single multifaceted mesh prims to draw in the weather (be it rain or sunshine glistening on the pavement and now sleet and snow) in the wink of an eye, using photo realistic animated texturing, with support for the Advanced Lighting Model.

Seeing is believing so... You can check out this new system for yourself with scheduled flurries lasting five minutes each at: 11.45am, 3.45pm, 7.45pm, 11.45pm (UK times) each day here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/87/230/24

As soon as we are completely happy with the performance of this new system, we will bring it to the Market Place.  For now, you can experience it exclusively in London City.

Remembrance Sunday




Today is Remembrance Sunday. A day where we commemorate the contribution of the British and Commonwealth servicemen and women in the two world wars and later conflicts.

Remembrance Sunday is held on the closest Sunday to Armistice Day on the 11th November which signifies the anniversary of the end of hostilities in the First World War.

Please join us in paying our respects at the service held at the Cenotaph today at 2.30am SL which is 10.30am in the UK.

Location:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/128/134/23