Friday, November 29, 2019

Cliff comes to town, Saturday



Merry Cliffmas!  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 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving



Thanksgiving commemorates a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrim Fathers in 1621.

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


Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Exclusive Christmas Hat




Be the envy of your friends, as you celebrate this yuletide looking extra cool!

Collect your free and exclusive mesh hat for Christmas, from the doorway of the Freebie Megastore!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/102/209/24

Monday, November 25, 2019

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 9th 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.





Sunday, November 24, 2019

And so it begins...



We can't help it if they have messed up with the Thanksgiving holiday this year, by moving it right onto the doorstep of December.  Time and tide wait for no man, and last night, London City kicked off its Christmas Season of Concerts with The Ronettes.

Every Saturday until Christmas, we have a festive show to help get you into the spirit!



Next week, it's time for Sir Cliff (and his 32 inch waist) and his Elton John hand-me-down syrup!

Don't forget its Substation today at 11am SL  (7pm UK) with Bailey and Coffee and their K-Tel tunes!
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/25/221/17



Friday, November 22, 2019

The Ronettes Christmas Concert - Saturday in London City




Kicking off the Christmas Concerts, its The Ronettes!

On Saturday, you are invited to an evening with The Ronettes.

The Ronettes were an American pop girl group from New York.
The immensely popular Phil Spector sound of the 1960s, had the Ronettes pitched as their primary competition to Motown and the group charted nine times and are best known for Be My Baby, Baby I Love You and Da Doo Ron Ron.

Spector had a way of taking songs and renaming the band for each song even though it comprised of the same singers, (such as The Crystals).
Other temporary members who became famous after performing as backing for The Ronettes include Darlene Love and Cher.

Enjoy and evening with The Ronettes here in London City.   Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show an hour later at 1pm SL.

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/110/107/24

The return of last names



The lab blogged yesterday about changes coming to the grid in January.  These include changes to event hosting, a new level of premium membership, marketplace fees.. and the return of last names!

Premium users will, for an additional fee, be able to change their first and last names!

You can of course choose any first name, but the last name will be from a list curated by the lab.   This is how it originally worked all those years ago.

Old last names from way back will not be available, but a user can select from an exhaustive list of new last names.

Additionally the lab is asking for name suggestions, so if you have one in mind you would really like to see, now would be a good time to suggest it!

You can see the full  official blog post here.



Wednesday, November 20, 2019

New Frock for Altamura from MiNat



Just arrived, this lovely two-tone seasonal party frock for the Altamura body.  This exclusive new freebie from MiNat, is only available in the Freebie Megastore.  Hurry on over and collect yours!

 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/119/217/24

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

London Houseboats





Affordable waterfront living at Tobacco Dock, London City's newest kitsch community.

Snap up one of these terrific houseboats before they are all gone!

Each parcel features built in privacy, usable personal water and a floating dock for your use (houseboat included).

Make Tobacco Dock your home
today, located in London City South.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City%20South/136/36/19


Monday, November 18, 2019

Trump Trash!



A second offering on the same day?  Surely not!?

Oh yes indeed, and this one you cannot possibly live without..   It's an Impeachment Special!  The Trump 2020 campaign hat!  Grab it now before he's tossed out of office, and impress your friends with more fine grot, straight out of the London City trash-can.

Collide with the bin to win a truly fanastic prize every time!


Thank you Wolfgang for this wonderful donation!

Christmas Antlers - Trash or Treasure?




Get a head start on Christmas with these antlers and magnificent balls!

You never know quite what you're going to find in the Soho Trash Can, but with over 100 gifts, including cash, you might strike it lucky and get something useful.... or useless.

It's always worth a rummage in the bin!  Today, we've added  Two sets of CHRISTMAS ANTLERS

Good luck in winning the latest prize!  Just walk into the bin and it will hand you your present!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/86/204/23

Friday, November 15, 2019

Premiere: Gossip on Saturday



Gossip is an American Indie Rock band formed in 1999, that first charted in 2006 and fronted by singer Beth Ditto.

They are best known for their songs, Heavy Cross, Move in The Right Direction, Standing in the Way of Control, Love Long Distance and Perfect World.

You can enjoy a concert by Gossip performed by London City Players on Saturday.  Party in the Park begins at 12pm SL time (8pm UK) with the show an hour later.

Party in The Park:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/100/100/23


Monday, November 11, 2019

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.



Sunday, November 10, 2019

Remembrance Sunday





At 11am today,  11.11.2019, it will be 101 years since the end of World War I.

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 08, 2019

Simon & Garfunkel, Saturday



After a two year absence, the boys are back in town, this Saturday.

Formed in the 60's Simon and Garfunkel are one of the most enduring harmony acts still performing to this day.   Their hits include, Bridge Over Troubled Water, I Am a Rock, The Boxer, Mrs Robinson and the list goes on and on.

Join us for this sensational Concert here:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/117/117/23  The party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and the Concert is at 1pm SL.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Gunpowder, Treason and Plot




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.

Join us for a firework show today at Madame Lala's at 1pm SL (9pm UK)

Friday, November 01, 2019

Sir Tom on Saturday



Undies at the ready everyone!

London City presents the Welsh Sexbomb himself,  Sir Tom Jones in Concert.

Singing absolutely everything he ever made famous including, What's New Pussycat, Baby It's Cold Outside, Delilah, Sexbomb, Leave Your Hat On,  to his more recent songs, Sir Tom is bound to be a hit at the Party In The Park.

What's more, you can even win 250L

Party starts 1pm SLT.

PS: USA clocks go back one hour on Sunday Morning.


Teleport:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/121/111/24

Early Bonfire Night at Lala's



Enjoy some glitz and some fabulous party tunes today at Lala's.

Madame Bailey has sprung from her own private means, for a box of Benwell Fireworks and some Sparklers, so we can all enjoy an early Bonfire Night at Lala's today.

Safety goggles will be provided.

The event is at 2pm SL time (9pm UK) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/241/38/23