Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year




New Years Eve Party





The NYE drinkathon begins!

Don't forget to collect the cheese gesture from the front of the stage.. for each cheesy party tune you nominate, everyone has to have a chug of their drink.

And for the first time, the hit 'n' miss meter is in play!   We have over 300 party songs for tonight, and you can participate by jogging the choones on if you don't like them!  Click the thumbs up to keep the record going, click the thumbs down to skip to the next one!

Party starts very shortly at 12pm SLT and runs all night and into tomorrow!

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/106/106/23



Friday, December 30, 2016

New Years Eve Party



On Saturday, join us as we say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017 at the London City New Years Eve Knee's up.

Starting 12pm SL (8pm UK) DJ Bailey and Torric will be taking turns to bring you the very best party songs of all time,  including the Cheese 'n' Wine selection, with a spattering of cheesy party songs.

The rules of the game are simple, every time you hear a cheesy choone, you chug your drink and get another. The winner is the first person to be sick and wear their knickers on their head.  Please chug responsibly.

Tesco's trolley's will be provided at the end of the night to get you home safely!

On Sunday, join us for the traditional Beach Party if you dare!

New Years Eve Party:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/98/105/23

Monday, December 26, 2016

How ya doin'?



Famous for our classy user polls.. today we ask, how is it going for you this Christmas?

For anonymous medical research and certainly not for merriment, we are concerned whether or not the sprouts, turkey and alcohol affecting you more than usual?



Vote now:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/90/230/23


28th December, the Results:   63% regular, 37% more than regular.


Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas Dinner in London City




Dinner is served! (from 6am SLT / 2pm UK)

If you are online, hurry on over to London City right now. The tables are all set up for Christmas Dinner.

Bring a glass of cheer or something to eat and have a wonderful party with your online friends.

Happy Christmas!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/77/221/23


Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas




Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas.

Whatever you're doing this holiday season, have a great time.  We hope you enjoy yourselves and get a chance to pop in from time to time.  

Throughout the holiday season, the bars and clubs in London City will be open with many festive events.   Also, keep an eye out for the pop-up parties happening throughout the estate over the next few days.

The London City team are enjoying a couple of days family time from 10am SL Christmas Eve through until 10pm Boxing Day (26th December).   Please use the Support portal above if you need help and we will be sure to answer you in a timely manner.


Christmas Day Dinner in London City

If you find yourself online on Christmas day at 6am SLT (2pm UK) bring your dinner over to the hub area in London City where the dinner tables are set up and have a glass of wine and a meal with all your online friends


Party throughout Christmas

Please keep your eyes on the group notices in London City Events and London City Entertainment. Our clubs are open throughout the holidays, but may slightly adjust their regular hours.


New Years Eve

Join us for a Cheese & Wine selection of party songs from the ages from 1pm SLT (9pm UK) with yours truly, then Ruby Jones bringing us up to date and seeing us into the New Year from 3pm SLT (11pm UK)


Have a happy and safe Christmas, from all of us at London City.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Andy Williams Christmas Show on Saturday




No Christmas can be complete without the Andy Williams Christmas show.

On Saturday at 11am SLT (7pm UK) join us in London City as we herald the start of the holiday season on the last weekend before the big day, with the wonderful Andy crooning carols for us.

And just in case your concerned that you could be missing some vital prep time for Christmas day, the lovely Fanny Cradock will be on hand to give you a minute by minute account of what you should be doing whilst enjoying the show.   Enjoy some fanny on Christmas Eve!





Join the festivities here: : http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/135/108/24

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Santy Sets Sail




Santy is a very busy man and needs to mine lots of coal for you naughty Londoners.
If you would like one more chance of impressing him with how good you have been, today would be a good time to sit on his lap at Santy's Grotty.

Santy leaves London City today at 12pm SLT, so make sure you visit him, before he treks back to the North Pole to fill his sack full of goodies.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/78/220/23


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Let there be light.. and there was





Winter in Blighty is dark.  Day times are so short that we miss out on evening and go straight from afternoon to night time.   Then in the spring, evening gets reintroduced just ahead of the night time.

Today is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day in the UK.  So if you are fed up with the dark nights, tomorrow is a day to celebrate. Thursday 22nd December will be lighter by 3 seconds!

What will you do with all this extra daylight?  Well start making plans, because day light will rapidly increase over the next month.   By the end of January it will be almost an hour lighter than now, with a sunset at 4.47pm.

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!



Open throughout the Holidays, enjoy the party season with us in London City!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Happy Christmas from Demis - The Video



Happy Christmas from Demis!


Andy and Fanny for Christmas Eve



Hope you enjoyed Demis on Ice last night.  

A reminder that next weeks show on Saturday (Christmas Eve) is The Andy Williams Christmas show and is at the earlier time 11am SLT (7pm UK).  Also on stage will be the lovely Fanny Cradock giving her festive cooking tips throughout the event, so you can do your prep and enjoy the show at the same time!

 



Fanny's cooking tips on Christmas Eve!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Demis Roussos about to take to the stage!



Hurry over to London City,  Demis Roussos the Greek God of Party is about to take to the stage for his annual plate smashing Christmas Show and you are invited!



Party Starts 12pm SLT (8pm UK) with Demis on Stage an hour later at 1pm SLT.
Party grog and plates to smash, will be provided at the venue.

Your teleport: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/94/104/23



Friday, December 16, 2016

Demis Roussos The Christmas Show




You know it's Christmas when Demis takes to the stage!

The Greek God of Party is here this weekend!

Continuing with our Festive weekend concerts...

On a specially reinforced Ice Stage, Demis Roussos will be performing his magical plate smashing Greek Christmas Show in Regent's Park this coming Saturday.

Although poor Demis died in January 2015 his legend lives on, so come and enjoy an evening with Demis Roussos at 12pm SL this Saturday.


http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/135/108/24



Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Boyberry Christmas Range



The Boyberry store in London City West, has merchandised their store for Christmas!
Come and visit the shop for a selection of the latest festive Aesthetic clothing and designs for fit guys in Second Life.



Many exclusive products are available only at their in-world store here http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City%20West/108/70/24

Friday, December 09, 2016

Glen Campbell Country Christmas on Saturday



Glen Campbell's Country Christmas.
Saturday 12pm SL (8pm UK)

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

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.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Bento goes Live



Back in June, we blogged about the new skeleton enhancement system for avatars in Second Life.
A full year in the making, Bento is now live throughout the grid.

The addition of 90 extra bones to the skeleton will mean a revolution in realism for the avatars. Also, 30 extra face bones which can be  tied into appearance sliders will make for super realistic expressions.




On Monday, Linden Lab Blogged that the Bento is now live, following the promotion of its Bento Candidate viewer to release status.

See the Linden Lab blog here


Friday, December 02, 2016

Amy MacDonald on Saturday



In concert on Saturday, Amy MacDonald the Scottish singer, songwriter and composer, who shot to fame in 2008 with her debut album, This Is The Life.  Her hits include, Mr Rock & Roll, Poison Prince, Let's Start a Band and Run.

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

Join us here http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/109/111/24

The London Christmas Tree




During World War II, Norway was invaded and occupied by Germany, forcing the Norwegian king and government to create a government-in-exile in London.

The British military also helped train and organize Norwegian commandos to attack Nazi installations in Norway.

As a token of appreciation from the Norwegian people to the people of Britain, a Norwegian Christmas Tree is sent every year from Oslo to Trafalgar Square in London.

Visit the London Christmas tree here and marvel at its magnificent balls http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/83/186/23


Thursday, December 01, 2016

World Aids Day




Activists the world over put a spotlight on the AIDS virus on this day.

AIDS has killed 35 million people since the start of the pandemic. Every year, 2 million people acquire the virus, and the U.N. estimates that more than 1 million people die from the virus annually.

A lot has happened since the first World AIDS Day in 1988. Countries in which the topic was once taboo now offer testing and treatment. Mothers with HIV can have healthy babies and live to raise them. Drugs can keep the virus from spreading. More than 18 million people are on lifesaving anti-retroviral drugs that keep HIV in check. And now, scientists are talking about vaccines and a cure.

A large-scale trial of a potential vaccine is underway in South Africa. The study will involve more than 5,400 sexually active men and women ages 18 to 35 in a number of areas around South Africa, a country where more than 1,000 people a day are infected with HIV. The trial will last for four years.

(source: VOA)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Residential Land Plots, More Prims, Same Price




On 30th November, Linden Lab increased prim allowances for all regions on the grid.

We have passed these increased allowances directly to our Residential Tenants. The amount you pay for your rental remains unchanged.

Land Parcels now come in the these "flavours"

Old Prim Allowance      New Prim Allowance
148                                 197
244                                 326
296                                 393
878                                 1171


You can check to see how many prims/LI your parcel supports by right clicking the land in your parcel and choosing "About Land", then click the Objects tab.

London City North, has one plot still available with 326 prims. Click here to TP.

Happy Building!!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Weekend in Video Review



What with Our Cilla on stage last week and Sir Cliff last night, it is a veritable feast of British Talent!?

Enjoy highlights of the shows with the Video Review!


Friday, November 25, 2016

Cliff comes to town, Saturday




We present Cliff Richard in Concert this Saturday.

If you are a Cliff hanger then you will be thrilled that the British answer to Elvis is appearing on stage singing all of his hits.

Cliff who has enjoyed over a century at the top will perform his famous songs (and many more) including, Living Doll, Wired for Sound, The Young Ones, Some People, Carrie, Bachelor Boy(!), Tutti Frutti, Devil Woman -- to name but a few!

Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with Cliff and his 32 inch waist on stage at 1pm SL (9pm UK)
Teleport: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/122/109/24


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Home For Christmas in London City



If you rent a land parcel and pay 4 weeks before 1st December, to avoid any unnecessary concerns that your rent will expire during the holiday season, we will extend your rental to 4th January.

With just one payment of 4 weeks, you are Home for Christmas with London City.



If you regularly visit London City and enjoy the community atmosphere, you may like the convenience of being able to build or rez your own home within a stones-throw of the centre of all the action in Second Life.

London City offers land plots where you can build or rez your own buildings and set home.  If you are not a builder, there are literally thousands of suitable houses available to purchase and rez.

You might be concerned about uninvited guests, but this is no problem at all because all parcels are highly configurable and offer total privacy and security. If you decide to set your land to 'private', only you and your guests can enter your parcel.  If you configure 'see and chat' no one else can see you inside your parcel.  If you set voice to the parcel channel, no one outside your parcel can hear you!

Of course you might be a party person and like strangers dropping by.  You can set your parcel to public access and the world and his wife can visit.    If someone annoys you, add them to your ban list!  Everything is configurable.

Each parcel comes with an impressive level of configuration to control your media, access and privacy.

The 'About Land' setting allows each tenant to configure:
Media/Music stream  settings
Deed Objects such as tv and radio changers
Eject and Freeze Residents
Eject from Group
Control Allowed and Banned Residents list
Set Home to Here
Return deeded objects
Set privacy (see & chat with others)
Set land to public or private access.

For more information or to see a list of available Residential Property, click the Rentals tab at the top of the page.





Happy Thanksgiving





Wishing our American visitors, staff, merchants and friends, a very Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here in London City.


Friday, November 18, 2016

Our Cilla to play this Saturday




There were two main acts that dominated Britain in the 1960's.   One was the Beatles, the other was Cilla.

Whilst perhaps not quite as tuneful as Dusty or Sandy, our Cilla had an appeal to those who were waiting for the next big thing to emerge from Liverpool and the Beatles fans catapulted her into super stardom.

Singing all her hits and some that weren't - Don't miss this most famous icon of the 60s on Saturday in London City.  The party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show an hour later at 1pm SL.

Location http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/108/105/23

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Remembrance Sunday in London City



Thank you for coming to the Remembrance Sunday Service.





Remembrance Sunday




To commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts.

A service will be held today in world at the Cenotaph in London City at 3am SL  (11am UK)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/72/137/23

Friday, November 11, 2016

Party in The Park with Joe Dolan!



JOE DOLAN in London City on Saturday!

Joe Dolan was an Irish entertainer and recording artist.
He is known mainly for his flamboyant shows which include many well know standards and for his high pitched singing voice, without using falsetto, which is reminiscent of Greek singer Demis Roussos.

Whilst Joe never achieved notable chart success in America, he regularly toured the States and played a residency in Vegas.  In Ireland he is the only Irish singer to have charted in the top ten in each decade from the 1960s onwards.

Joe Dolan died in 2007, but his talents live on and whilst you may not be familiar with the singer you will certainly know the songs and enjoy Joe's rendition.

On Saturday we invite you to enjoy this remarkable entertainer at Party in The Park.

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

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/96/104/23

Remembrance



Thank you for joining us at the Cenotaph to remember our fallen heroes in conflicts throughout the world.  There will be a full service on Sunday at 11am (3am SL time).





Armistice Day




Armistice Day is observed every 11th November, to commemorate the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany on 11 November 1918.   This significant treaty brought an end to World War I.

It is marked by two minutes silence at 11am on the 11th November in respect and remembrance of the 20 million people who died during the conflict.

You can visit the Cenotaph in London City to pay respects and to collect a poppy to wear.  Clicking one of the wreaths will send you a link to the Royal British Legion.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

America Votes



For many, it is about choosing the lesser of the two evils. For others it is a decision whether or not to stay on the same path, or veer from it with an untested politician who promises a brighter future.

However you decide, have a great day and sincere thanks for one of the best ever reality shows.


Monday, November 07, 2016

London City Votes



We polled visitors again this week about the American Presidential Election.  These are the results from the three polls from March, June and November.

If this is at all reflective of how America votes, this could be one of the closest elections of all time with the Donald gaining significant ground on Clinton who has always been in the lead.

March
Trump 43.0%   Clinton 57.0%

June
Trump 41.6%   Clinton 58.4%

November
Trump 49.3%  Clinton 50.7%



That said.. remember when we polled you about In/Out of Europe just ahead of the big vote and only 38% thought we should leave.  On the day itself 52% voted to Leave!







Sunday, November 06, 2016

Substation Sunday



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


The Weekend Video Review



New singing sensation and part-time actor, William Shatner (The Shat) was in Concert for Guy Fawkes night in London City accompanied by his backing group The Bridge Crew.

Enjoy the edited hilights of The Shat in concert!



Saturday, November 05, 2016

Gunpowder, Treason and Shat!




Guy Fawkes - Loved to Party
Today is the 5th of November, the anniversary of  old rogue Guido Fawkes' (now rebranded as Guy Fawkes) attempt to blow up the King on England!

Let's have a potted history...

5th November, also known as Bonfire Night

Back in 1605, Guido Fawkes and his croanies wanted to protest on how Catholics were treated.

So they decided that they would try to blow up the Houses of Parliament, in particular the House of Lords, by smuggling in hundreds of gunpowder kegs into the cellar for a firework display of their own and try detonating them on 5th November as the King (James I) was opening Parliament.

Unfortunately for Guy Fawkes, one of his gang was a lag and would blab when he got smashed and word soon spread all over town about this amazing party they were planning. They were caught in the act without so much as a roman candle going off.
Penny for the Guy?

In those days execution was considered as a fitting punishment for minor crimes like stealing a loaf of bread.  So they decided on a more fitting punishment and decided to chop Guy Fawkes into bits, hang him for a couple of minutes, disembowel him and do other unmentionable things to embarrass him whilst he was still alive.

Since petty crime only resulted in the severing of limbs and sometimes being boiled in oil, this gruesome torture of being 'hung drawn and quartered' was reserved exclusively for traitors. 

Whilst Guy Fawkes was a bit of a shit, he is also widely regarded as a person who knew how to Party. 

This is still observed on 5th November every year, when people of Great Britain, literally burn money they don't have and cheer as they see it go up in flames and whoosh into the air and erupt as fireworks.. whilst those who are more sensible collect old logs, burn and effigy called a Guy and create a massive bonfire to roast their chestnuts.

London City invites you to celebrate Bonfire Night (and burning of an appropriate effigy), on Saturday at 1pm SL (8pm UK)  and there's more.....  WILLIAM SHATNER in CONCERT!

Friday, November 04, 2016

Lab announces Prim Allowance Increase



The Lab announces prim increases for all styles of regions across the grid to be rolled out around Thanksgiving.  See the press release here.

If you rent or own a residential land plot in London City, we will be passing this increase of Prim/LI allowance directly to you, as soon as the private islands get their upgrade.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

The Shat and Bonfire Night - A Double Whammy Event!




The event of the year is finally here on Saturday, William Shatner in Concert, and also Bonfire Night Firework display! 1pm SL (8pm UK).

From Captain Kirk and TJ Hooker to Priceline Negotiator, Denny Crane in Boston Legal and Raw Nerve chat show host and the richest actor in the world, The Shat has done it all.. except sing in London City.

Join us for this breath-taking, jaw dropping, once in a lifetime event at 1pm SL (8pm UK) on Saturday here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/91/106/24

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

When's Voting Going to Open?



Just for fun!
Time to cast your in-world votes, one more time....
With the American Election less than a week away, now is the time to vote in Second Life then sit back and see if you were right.

Teleport to the voting panel here..  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/91/233/23