Thursday, May 30, 2013

Boney M - Saturday 1pm

One of the most famous and enduring Brit Disco Sounds of the 1970's appear in London City this weekend.

The legendary 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 many more!

The Contest this week is Best in 70s, win 500L

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

TP to

London City, The London inSL all others aspire to be.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Fabulous London City Review

Hi  there, did  you  miss  me ?? what  do  you  mean "with every  bullet so far  "  how rude lol.

Today, I was  thinking  about  everyone's  journey  and  how  they came  to be  in SL. Each  of  us  unique  in  our  story  that bought  us  here,  maybe you had  a failing door-to-door business that never  really  took  off, like  most of  the things  you do, and  you ran  up  huge  debts, and  had  to  flee  the country, and  now  sit  on a sunbed , tanning yourself and logging into Second  Life.....

Maybe  you are  trainee in a profession, teacher or  nurse and  have  two  small troll looking children and  don't get to go out much, in fear  of angry  torch wielding villagers,  so  SL is  your only escape, where  you can  interact  with people and  pretend  to be  important,  or  maybe  you are a couple  of  RL entrepreneurs who have opened a successful  sim and  want  to entertain people and  bring  joy  all round ,  Like  London  City does, what ever  your reason  for  being  here,  I want to  give you a huge  big  Welcome, what ever your reasons  for  being  here  chances  are  you will find  your way  to  Second  Life's most successful  destination  ... London  City, where you will be made to feel welcome and  thoroughly entertained from  the  minute  you  land  'til you can  prize yourself  off  the keyboard  at bedtime.

(any reference made to  individuals  hold no resemblance to anyone  alive or dead, and  any  similarities  are purely coincidental)

So  lets  take a look  at our  fantastic  destination, here you will see a sim  rich with  colour, bursting  with atmosphere, full of  everyday  people, who come to  chill and relax with  great  friends in wonderful surroundings  that  are  LONDON CITY.

So what do we  do that works  so well, and  other places fail so miserably at?

We have a great team  of dedicated  individuals, from Greeter  Staff and Support, who you will more  than  likely  meet as  soon as  you  land  in  London City,  to lively and  enthusiastic  Club  Hosts, and  Club  Managers, right  up  to  the Management and  Owners  of  this awesome  destination.

It's no  big secret, it's not magic, we are  just a team  of  people  who  all get  on  and  we all  have  one  thing  in common, to make  your visit with  us  the most  enjoyable and fun  you can  have  in  SL.

This is where  the other  places  don't cut the mustard, it really does  make  us  chuckle  when  people put themselves  forward as  contenders,  and  make a meal  out of  trying  to  put  us  down, seriously .... there is no comparison, more, we just  view  them  as  the snotty  nosed  snivelling  little  brother's  trying to  run  with the big kids.... but  who can blame  them really?

  London City  is  the  unparalleled place that sets  the standards  for  Virtual  Life  in  SL, the destination all others  aspire to emulate. We are  more  than  happy  taking the reigns, and  holding the top spot week in and  out, we constantly  strive to  bring  you  the best, and  we deliver,
with a cherry  on  the  top.

I am posting some  of  the beautiful  sights you can see  around  London City, all made  by  our wonderful and  talented  Billy  Arentire.  Billy has  an expert  eye for  detail, and  uses  rich colours and  textures that are  second  to  none.

As anyone who has  visited  London  City  know  we  follow  closely  the events that happen  in  RL  London and also  the  buildings , so Residents  who  choose  to  visit  us  get a great feeling  of actually  being  in  London and  taking  in the sights. Priding  ourselves  on  being  multicultural, many people from all  over  the globe visit us  on a daily basis.

 Just some  of  the events  that have taken place  in  London  City, From  our fantastic celebrations and  indomitable spirit or eurovision,  to the sad and  yet controversial Funeral of  Margaret  Thatcher, even  the   Riots that  hit  London in  RL. We were there every step of  the way. Oh and  the great British  summer weather.

Every week we hold  a fantastic  Open Air concert  in  Regents  Park  totally Free and available  for  everyone to enjoy. We see famous  acts  take  to  the stage  week in and  out  and  this weekend  we saw Steps.

What a hoot!!! we had a fantastic  time,  the band  were great,  they even sang a few  hits  from  Lady  Gaga, which was  totally  unexpected , but  worked really well.

We partied  right  into the small hours , which  huge  prizes for people to win  too, its such a great  night out, you actually forget you are sitting in ya own front room, the atmosphere is always electric  and  the people  are fun  loving  party  people ..... if  you haven't experienced  one  of  our  LIVE events  you seriously don't know  what  you are  missing.

That's  not all ya  know!!!

You don't just have to wait  for  the weekend to have  fun  in  London  City.... everyday  we  have  at least 6 venues  you  can visit to have  fun  in, form  Adult no strings  saucy fun of The Crown  in  Victoria, to Substation a retro yesteryear  club  Specialising in golden  oldies  from the  60's, 70's and  80's.

We have  several  Pubs,  one  of  which  The Worlds  End  a typical  Brit  pub,  with Quizzes and games,
Or maybe small and kitsch is  your  thing  with  star turns,  then  look  no  further than  Madame  Lala's,  love  music ? Head to  Bar  Soho, a different  genre  every  night  with host Dj's and  dynamic party hosts.

Or maybe you  like to  get  totally submerged in a theme  then  juiced  is  the  place to  go , changing  its  themes  and décor daily its a must  see for  the  fun  loving  individuals.

One  thing  for  sure ...  You visit  London  City  in  SL...  you  Will  NOT be  disappointed. something to suit every taste.

 Even  if  its  just  taking a seat, people watching and chilling  out.

London  City and  Second  Life .....truly  the best  place to  be ....accept  no  imitations!!!

Well  that's  all  from  me  this  week, I hope to see  you around  for  more  fun and  frolics in the best  place ... London  City xxx

Roving  Reporter Ruby xxx

Monday, May 27, 2013

Help us to end the Server Disconnect Exploit

Updated: 28th May 2013
Our sincere thanks to everyone in the community who got on board with this issue and swamped the lab with AR's and Logs about this problem.
LL have just contacted us to advise that the exploit has been isolated and that they now have a fix that is in QA pending a rollout.

As of this time, they no longer require AR's nor log files.

Thank you everyone - tremendous team work!

We are working closely with Linden Lab to bring an end to the Server Disconnect exploit that is currently being inflicted on members of the London City Community and we need your help.

If you are fed up with being constantly disconnected,  let's put an end to it.

Linden Lab have asked us to ask YOU to send in your Log files to end this exploit forever.

You can help by opening a support case on the Second Life Website

Go to HELP > Support > Contact Support > Submit Case and choose the option in Land to report an OFFLINE REGION.
Where it asks you to explain what has happened, please say that you "and others have been disconnected whilst the region has remained up."

Then attach your viewer log files as attachments to the Support Case.
NB: You need to attach your files after you quit your viewer and before you re-launch it.

Remember it is not just London City that is being griefed by this exploit, you are too.  Other people don't want you to visit, so have decided they will try their best to deny you your freedom of choice.   It is sad but true, that it's always been easier to destroy than create - and rather than fix whatever problems they have in their own sims, they have resorted to griefing popular places.

This issue is now becoming more common in other estates too..  lets put an end to the Have-Nots once and for all!

We are committed to resolving this issue and ask for your help.

Thank you.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

STEPS Concert on Saturday

STEPS, the Pete Waterman band originally signed to 'sing like Abba' and had smash hits with other peoples songs including Tragedy, Last Thing On My Mind, Better Best Forgotten and Dancing Queen are here in London City for their first ever concert!

Continuing our Summer theme, the Contest this week is Win 500L for being Best in Summer!

Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with STEPS on Stage at 1pm SL.

London City, most popular destination in Second Life

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Fabulous London City Weekend Review

Hey  London City...what's  up?  How have  you been  over this last  week?
You know  how  some  weeks  go  faster  than  others... this one seems  to have  gone  with  a WHOOOSH!!!

A spectacular  whoosh too.....
Did  ya see  it?  Did  ya?  It was  the totally awesome  and  terribly camp  Eurovision Song  Contest , we at  London City love ,  love,  love Eurovision... we get right into  the spirit  of  it every year,  streaming  the whole  event  right  into  Regents  Park.... and  this  year  was  no exception....and fabulous  was it!!!

 The  Eurovision Song  Contest  began in 1956, and has celebrated  over 5 decades of success with over 1,100 songs being sung, and has  become  Europe's  collective  favourite TV show, 50 countries over  the past 54  years  have  taken part.

Usually  Regents  Park hosts a live event every weekend, and  this, such a special fun weekend, not  one ... but two LIVE acts to accompany the Eurovision Song  Contest....

That's right  London, as we streamed  the  Events  Live  in to regents park , when its came  to the interval, (the part where  they hand  out chicken  in a basket,) we paid  our  own  tribute  to Brotherhood  Of  Man, who  themselves  sang  in  the Eurovision back  in  1976 with the Winning song  "Save All Your  Kisses For  Me"

After  Eurovision in 1976, Brotherhood  Of Man enjoyed great success in  the charts, and we sang along  with some  of  their  great  songs  such as "Angelo" , "United  We Stand ", "Figaro" and many more, the band  were always heavily  compared to ABBA, and  were dubbed the British version.

2013, and  our singing crusader was set to sing her heart out, a veteran songstress Bonnie  Tyler was carrying our  hopes  of  wining this years title.

Bonnie  Tyler  born  Gaynor  Hopkins in 1951, from Wales,  tasted  success with her first  single "Lost  In  France" which in 1976 reached  the top ten, in  the charts.

In 1977, Bonnie  had to have  an  operation to remove nodules from her vocal chords, which left her with  an instantly recognisable husky voice  that we all  know and  love .... gawd bless our  Bonnie.

It was her first appearance in  London  City, and she went down a storm, we were all singing along to her  fantastic hits,  "Total Eclipse  Of The  Heart" , "Holding  Out For A Hero", "It's A Heart Ache" and of  course  "Believe In  Me" which she was  belting  out  in  Malmo, Sweden for  Britain.

People not only came from  all  over  the grid  in  SL, but  known for  our  party atmosphere and  good times,  they came from  all over  the world to party  in  Second Life's top rated  sim, London City, you can  always count on us  to bring you the best  entertainment available anywhere, we strive for perfection, and deliver time and time again, but you already  know  that were there, singing along  and having fun....

The crowd  roared  not  only  in  SL but RL too  when  Ms Tyler  took  to  the stage, we loved  her  performance and  although we didn't win, we were all  proud  of  Bonnie, and we  want to say a huge  Congratulations  to  Denmark  for  the winning song  Only Teardrops by Emmile  De Forest.

What a fantastic night we all stayed to party  right  into  the wee hours, as we waited with baited breath to see our scores. Usually  there is  some weird and  wonderful groups  singing for  the top spot, but  this  year  the majority of songs were worthy  of  first place  Bonnie  included.

Love it or  Loathe it ,  the Eurovision  Song  Contest  has been around  over 50 years, and will probably be around 50 more, whatever your take  on  it, if  you were  in  London  City , you would have had  the most awesome  time with  us, we know how to party and have fun.

All  this, and  yet still all  the  other  things  thats  happen  in  SL's  top destination  ...  London  City...Remember that whooosh  I was talking about, here's a taster....

Here you can  take your slice  of  happiness  in  London  City, we have events  running  all  over  our 4 sims.... From  Adult no strings  fun  of  The  Crown, to the totally  themed  Juiced, to our  Fantastic  Brit  pub  The Worlds End, to our Music  lovers  club  Bar  Soho, and  our Retro  club  Substation, playing you songs from yesteryear, Right to  Madame  Lala's  fun cheeky  banter with star turns, you name it ... we have it... and more  no  wonder we are ranked  number1!!

Well that's  all from me this week,  I hope  to see you for  more  fun and  frolics nest week, in  the top destination  in SL ...London city...accept  no  imitations!!!

Roving Report  Ruby xxx

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Eurovision Party - Saturday in London City

Oh yes, it's time for the Eurovision Song Contest again!  The show that is so bad, its good.

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.

On stage we have the UK winners of the 1976 contest,  The Brotherhood of Man and the 'bound to win' this years celeb back from the dead,  Bonnie Tyler.

The campest show on earth is here starting at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with a prize of 500L for Best in Your Countries Colours.

Don't miss it!

London City - Most popular destination in Second Life

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Fabulous London City Weekend Review

Hi  there  London  City.... Wooooohoooo  what  a fantastic time we  had  the  the  Number  1  destination  in Second  Life.
Week after  week  we  have  the best  fun  in  the awesome  London  City... Well,  you  know  that, you were  there...Record  amounts  of  party people in sim, looking for  top quality entertainment, and  finding  it  here with  us, yes we deliver the best entertainment  on  the grid. FACT!!

So, what can  you expect  to  find  in  the most  popular  destination  in SL?

Well, you  wont find  sad, grumpy people  with  chips  on  their  shoulders.... Quite  the opposite, we have  fun, chatty,  professional  staff, happy to see you  and dedicated to  bringing  you  the BEST virtual,  interactive fun everyday of  the week, we strive to  bring  you bigger and  better  than  anyone else  and  with record  numbers attending  our  events, we are happily  content  in  the knowledge we are  doing  it Right.

On arrival to  London  City,  you will find  yourself  in  one  of our  2  Hubs.  One  in  Soho and  the  other  in  Victoria, our  Adult sim.
Here you can chat, make  new  friends,  dance or just  chill and  hang  out,  always  busy and  bustling just  like  Real  Life  London, and  the reason  people from all over  the  globe come to a virtual  sim, to get a feel what  London is really like, and  they return time and time again.

You can  also  take part  in  one  of  our fabulous themed events in  one of our many clubs  throughout OUR London  sims.

Substation....the feel  here  is Retro,  playing  music  from 60's, 70's  and  80's... also  hosting retro  themes,  this is  the club for you  if  you like  golden oldies and  great  fun chat.

Bar Soho.....The  music  lovers  club  found  in  trendy  Soho, Great themed events, Bar Soho  boasts a different  Dj, Host  combination nightly, keeping the vibes  cool and fresh.

The  Worlds  End  Pub.....Looking for  a  local  to hang out in? The Worlds End  is a fun  Brit  Pub, Bingo, Truth  or  Dare, plus  other fun quizzes, good zany fun,  just  as  a Brit  pub  should  be.

The  Crown,  found  in  Victoria our  Adult Region,  not for  the faint hearted,  playing the best in  trance and high energy pop, with adult themed  events and banter, for   adults  looking for  no strings  fun. The photographs are just too saucy to share  with  you..

Juiced... A totally  themed  club, not only "Best in" events, but also  the music  and  décor...This is a great place to  get  totally submerged and  enjoy  a different theme everyday  of  the week.

 Dykes  on  Bikes... This is  a venue for  Lesbian  ladies  and their  friends, set  out  like a diner,  it's a cool  place to see and  be  seen.

Madame Lalas.... Based  on  Real  life  Madame  Jojo's,  this  is a wonderful  place  to let  your hair down and  party  the night away, with  great  and  varied  music  and  star turns  from many different entertainers.

As  you'll agree  there's something  there for everyone ...BUT WAIT ....  the fun doesn't  end  there...

Every Weekend  Regents  Park  plays  host to  a  fantastically awesome  LIVE show.  Here people from all  over  the grid  TP in  to see their favourite artists perform, totally free to attend,  just arrive  early as  this  event fills  to capacity  very quickly. We have had  many famous  acts  on custom built stages.

This week we  saw the legends  known as  The  BeeGees.

Founded  in  1958,  the BeeGees comprise  of  three brothers,  Barry, Robin  and  Maurice.
Popular  throughout their  singing career,  they had  exceptional success in  the 1970's.

The  brothers  Gibb, sang  in  a three part  tight  harmony  that  is  instantly recognisable, they have  sold  over 220 million  records  throughout the world, ranking them  amongst the most successful  recording artists  of  all  time.

We were totally  thrilled to  have  the  BeeGees  in London, and sang along to  some  of  their awesome  and well  known hits,  like "Staying  Alive",  "Night  Fever", "Tragedy" , "More  Than  A Woman" and  many, many  more.

We had a totally fantastic and   enjoyable time, with a huge amount of  Lindens  for  people to win, it was a great night all round,  but  then  what do  you expect... This IS  London  City The  Most Highly Rated  Sim  On  The  grid.

Well,  thats  all from  me  this week, we have had  so  much  fun, I'm going to need a whole week to get over it.....I will see you all next time for  more fun and  frolics  in  London  City ...No#1 in Second  Life....Accept no  imitations  xxxx

Roving  Reporter  Ruby XXX