Showing posts with label Community. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Community. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

London City - Our Community



A random mini-collage of Summer.

Unless you were playing close attention, here are a few sights you might have missed during the past few weeks in London City.

Join us for Autumn in the City.   Multiple events every day and a Concert every week!









Check out images of London City in 2017 here!





Tuesday, July 07, 2015

London City - 6th Birthday Celebrations



Since 2009 London City has been the primary community region for tens of thousands of Second Life residents.

In August 2015 London City will be 6 years old and invites all residents young and old who have special place in their hearts for the greatest city in the world, to join in and celebrate during a month of activities and events to mark this milestone.

We have over 12,000 pictures taken throughout the 6 year history, here is just a few hundred that  capture the spirit of the most popular destination in Second Life.





London City - The Most Popular Destination in Second Life

Sunday, June 08, 2014

London City and SL11B





London City is pleased to announce that once again we have been invited to exhibit at Second Life's biggest Community event, SL11B.


This years theme, Empires Of The Future, has been taken from a quote by Winston Churchill. What better way to personify this than London City, especially during the Centennial of The Great War.


The London City Exhibit, titled The Future Of London In Second Life, is being built to exemplify Winston Churchill's fighting spirit, working towards a future Second Life free from greifing and hatred. A place where all communities co-exist in peace and prosperity.

We were pleased to discover that London City has been chosen as the only London to exhibit at SL11B. With this in mind we have been working to create a distinctive and provocative exhibit.

Watch this space for further developments of the exhibit.


Whilst we build, pop over to London City and join the largest community in Second Life.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Child Avatars - Creepy or Cool?



On Wednesday, we asked visitors if Child Avatars are creepy or cool.
Of the 70 people who voted, 56  (80%) think they are Creepy and 14 (20%) think they are Cool.

Thanks for taking part, another poll soon.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Weekend in Review - March 16th to 18th



Hello my little loves!  Yes, auntie Bailey is back after a week off due to ill health (*coughs for effect and sympathy*).

For anyone who didn't know - Saturday was St Patrick's Day and that provided the inspiration for quite a lot of what took place in London City over the weekend.  We started off at Bar Soho with a Best in Patrick's contest.  You can always tell that you are in for a good time when a line up of individuals dancing includes includes a fox in a St Patrick's hat dancing a jig!

Foxy ladies and an actual fox
From there we moved on to Madame Lala's London Revue for a Best in Green contest (trust me, you will see a theme develop across the parties as we go this weekend).  More jigging ensued.  I tried to get a pic up Billy's kilt but alas all I got was a crack in my lens...

Green with envy (or too much alcohol) at Madame Lala's
For Saturday we had a special stage built in Regent's Park and a contest featuring The Dubliners.  Yes, there was more jigging.  Yes, there was more green as part of the Best in Irish contest.  There may have even been some drinking as the area had two bars for the evening.

The Dubliners on stage
The unusual suspects
And the stage was an entire pub...
Trees are green...and so were the punters
After the concert, festivities continued as the Lezbo roadshow took over the area...oddly enough with a Best in Green contest!  At least it meant people didn't have to change...though some of us did

The Lezbo clubbers
Delicious DJ Ruby and hot host Sean whip the revellers in to a frenzy



Thursday, March 08, 2012

ABBA on Saturday



The amazing ABBA show comes to London City this 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 Music and Competition starts 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!

Click here for the landmark

Also, to get you in the mood for this event, Bar Soho and Madame Lala's will both be featuring some 70s Disco Classics, remixed - on Friday from 1pm SL (9pm UK).

London City ~ Most popular destination in SL.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Weekend in Review - February 24th to 26th



Well that's another weekend of insanity over with...although that one was even more insane than usual.

Things usually start off with our Bar Soho and Madame Lala's London Revue combo, but there was an early start as a variety of old codgers took to a specially erected (stop giggling) stage in the Hub.  Rolf Harris, the Seekers, Demis Roussos and Peter, Paul and Mary all made appearances during the course of the afternoon.  These were accompanied by various toga, sixties and hippy contests set up to terrify...erm...I mean...thrill the assembled crowd.

We then had a Best in Patriotic contest at Bar Soho - with yours truly in a dress far shorter than I would usually wear - and Best in Glamour at Madame Lala's establishment.

The big news on Saturday was a combination of the big concert - Kylie! - and the Lezbo roadshow for a Best in Punk contest.  The concert featured possibly the biggest stage set to ever be erected (I told you to stop giggling) in Regent's Park.

Some of the party-goers in Regent's Park and Kylie and the band (as insets)
On Sunday we had our usual weekend wind down at Comptons where the contest was for the Worst Dressed.  This seem far harder to pick than anyone would have imagine from the state of a lot of people in SL...

The final blast of the weekend went as always to Lezbo with a Best in Baggies/Rave contest.  I am not saying things were bright but I think I have lost some colour recognition in at least one eye.

Speaking of eyes, it is time I rested mine!  Be good (and if you can't be good, be careful - or have an alibi).

Sunday, February 12, 2012

London City - The Community in Second Life





London City is the most popular destination in Second Life. Known for its community atmosphere, Parties, Concerts and Shopping, this 3D City is ready to welcome you!

Monday, January 09, 2012

Weekend in Review - January 6th to 8th



Yes, it's me again, auntie Bailey the crazy spinster of London City with the weekend review so hang on to your hairnets and let's do this.

Our weekend kicked off in London City as they always do with a Best In contest at Bar Soho.  Friday's contest was Best in Slogan T-Shirt so no photos have survived the censor's knife as everyone always wears things with rude slogans.  Even a shy, retiring maiden aunt like me is force in to something provocative.

After our stint at Bar Soho ended, we trudged off down the street like some bizarre protest march to Madame Lala's London Revue, where we were treated to the musical stylings of Judith Durham and The Seekers.  I am sure I was not the only one who regarded this with more than a little trepidation but it turned out to be a fantastic musical tour through some classic songs that had the patrons dancing in the aisles...or maybe that was the alcohol.

Judith Durham and the (not very) New Seekers on stage at Madame Lala's
On Saturday we had our big event in Regent's Park with a new addition to the list of tribute concerts.  London City favourite Britt McMahon brought us Blondie - ably assisted by some of the lovely ladies of the London City staff (who were all transformed in to men to be Debbie Harry's band).  Despite many complaints (from the staff who were forced to wear sensible, i.e. ugly, male shoes), the concert was a huge hit with numbers on the sim peaking at 102.

The Blondie crew
Obligatory crowd shot


You may have guessed the contest theme was Best in White
Sunday brought us a sense of deja vu as Judith and The Seekers did an encore performance at Comptons.

The Comptons party goers
Stay tuned to this channel for further announcements from London City!

Monday, January 02, 2012

Weekend in Review - 30 December to 1 January



Friday night saw us kick off the weekend with the usual parties at Bar Soho and Madame Lala's London Revue.  These parties saw everyone looking fabulous and glamorous as we went to town on the glitz as we plunged towards the end of the year.

On Saturday we had a mammoth event in Regent's Park that rolled on well in to Sunday.  A pre-show party started us off before our Amy Winehouse tribute took to the stage.  After her amazing show the party continued as we danced our way towards the end of 2011 and in to the start of 2012.  Sparklers fizzed.  Fireworks exploded.  Rave sticks glowed.  Champagne flowed.  Contest and raffle winners were applauded.  All in all it was a spectacular send off to the old year and welcome to the new one.
Amy and the backing boys!
Obligatory crowd shot looking towards the stage.  Check out the champagne on the right of the pic!
Due to dancing we were all too busy to go to Big Ben at Midnight...so Big Ben came to us!
A few of the colourful people at the New Year's Eve party
On Sunday, we did not take to Comptons pub as we usually do.  Instead we went to the beach...in Regent's Park.  And we had a beachwear party...in January.  A beautiful waterfall cascaded down at one end of the dance area and provided us with a small stream in which to cool ourselves down from the heat of London in January.  There were also lots of lovely wish swimming in the water so none of us have hard, dry skin on our feet any more.
We hit the beach...in London...in January!
Advance warning...next weekend is a very special tribute concert featuring Blondie!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Weekend in Review - 23-25 December



Season's greetings from London City and auntie Bailey.  forgive the smell of sprouts permeating this blog posting for the weekend...it is the Christmas season, after all.

We managed to have a rather sedate and classy Christmas in London City, which just goes to show that miracles do happen!

On Friday we dispensed with the usual Bar Soho and Madame Lala's London Revue combo again and had a Party in the Park instead.  It was something different as it was a brand new tribute concert featuring Demis Roussos and contained a selection of festive favourites along side Demis classics.

The band and Demis (above) and party people (below)
On Christmas Eve we had another crack at the Proms in the Park.  It had proved to be such a hit earlier in the year, but this time it was given a Christmas twist and seemed to be well received by a very merry crowd - I suspected that most of them had already opened the seasonal booze reserves...I know the players on stage had!

The Proms players
Some of the festive party goers
The players take to the fabulous festive stage
 Christmas Day was a quiet day - no events, just people hanging out as and when they could and spreading cheer.  A random prize giver added to Comptons pub was picked bare and I spied a few people having a go at the trivia machine too.

Stay tuned for more news from London City as it happens!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Canada Gates - St James Park & New Resident Inductions



We've been busy as beavers in London's West End! This week saw the completion of St James Park as we added the Canada Gates and the New Resident Induction Area!

Canada Gates in St James Park
Although not in the correct real life geographical location, the Canada Gate is the entrance to St James Park which is located in London City's West End. Once you enter the park new Residents to Second Life will find a visual tutorial on the use of Viewer 2. This comprehensive tutorial helps induct new Residents into Second Life so they have a better understanding and further enjoy their 3D environment.

New Resident Induction

St James Park is not just for new Residents of Second Life and London City, existing Residents will find peaceful spots to rest, or sit at the wters edge and reflect. All Residents can visit the heli-pad and fly a helicopter or an ultra light for a truely one of a kind London experience.


London City in Second Life encompasses the real life areas of Soho, Regents Park, City of London, St James Park, West End and South Bank.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Killer Cucumbers and Concerts



It has sure been an eventful Weekend at your favourite London destination, Mainland London.

Friday saw the delightful return of Demis Roussos wowing the crowd in Madame Lala's, with his energetic songs, including the show stopping climax, Zorba.    Everyone danced until dawn!



Demis Roussos Greek singer, best known for being the main musical partner of movie soundtrack composer and electronic musician Vangelis throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Roussos has sold over 40 million albums worldwide.






On Saturday, our friend Mapoo Little performed live in Regent's Park singing the songs of legend, Tina Turner.  

Mapoo gave an incredible performance.  Her voice was powerful and sultry, as she boomed out the classics, from Private Dancer to Nutbush.   

Being a popular destination, Regent's Park remained at full capacity throughout the evenings events including Mapoo,  Bar Soho and Madame Lala's.   As we always recommend that you arrive early to avoid disappointment!



Sunday morning's Coffee and Donut Kickstart saw the early birds gather in the park for the a catch-up on the weekend.  This early morning gathering is particularly popular with those who for various reasons were unable to attend the night before, but want to know how it went and if there is any gossip!




A Killer Cucumber was discovered at the Sunday Kickstart, but was promptly detonated.



Due to dodgy stock, the afternoons Coffin Race was held over to the following weekend, when an unfortuate side effect was discovered sending people a few million feet into the air.


By the time we had all found each other again, black storm clouds had gathered on the horizon and we thought it was probably time to take cover.  The sun was well and truly over the yard-arm, so we rode the bus to the Star & Garter pub, to start the evening off with a Pub Quiz and an old movie that everyone could either watch or pull to pieces.  The movie last night was from 1937, Will Hay in "Oh, Mister Porter".


You can see more pictures from this weekend by following this link

Mainland London has events every day of the week and many special events every weekend.  Please be sure to check back to this blog during the week for a full listing of next weekends Concerts and Happenings.

Another tremendous weekend, great company and a lot of laughs.   Thanks to everyone who visited.  Thank you for participating in this community and for making Mainland London the place to be.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Mainland London - A City on the Grow!



Mainland London continues to be a popular destination for people from all over the world and our expansion is well under way!

Regent's Park has been given a face lift and grown to accomodate the needs of visitors. The New User Experience continues to be a popular area of the park and we expect the same for the London Zoo. The animals have been ordered and are on their way from exotic locations. When they arrive they will be housed in specially created environments that will make them feel right at home. Visitors to the zoo will be treated to a day out like no other, be sure to get a free Geoffrey the Giraffe plush animal to hold and a free commemorative London Zoo balloon!

The road works are complete and new shops and attractions are being installed daily. Rezz and drive a car, walk or fly through the streets of Mainland London and you get a glimps of this vibrant thriving community. Enjoy one of the daily parties at Bar Soho or shop at one of the many merchants who call Mainland London home.

And speaking of merchants. We can't seem to build shops fast enough to accomodate them! We already have several reserved locations and are working day and night to complete these 'one of a kind' builds. Our shops and homes are bespoke and do not exist anywhere else on the grid. Should you find the same building outside of Mainland London rest assured it is a copy and not the original. With all the buzz and excitment of the expansion be sure to get your request for one of these fantastic buildings in early.


The Royal Exchange and Cannon Street Station are just two of the historic buildings we have recreated for the enjoyment of visitors to Mainland London. And we havent stopped there! Our list of historic builds continues to grow to the delight of everyone. We're not goning to tell you which buildings are going in, so you'll have to visit us every day as we have quiet a few suprises in store!

All this expnasion, plus the huge volumn of visitors makes Mainland London a city on the grow!



Saturday, March 19, 2011

Regent's Park - Your Second Life Destination!



Mainland London is proud to announce that Regent's Park has been added to the Second Life Destination Guide under New Resident Resources!


New residents visiting Mainland London's Regent's Park will find friendly helpful staff to show you the ropes, an excellent experiences for new residents, freebie shops including full avatars, clothing and accessories readily on hand. There are also two nightclubs, a bar, a park and a cinema. Explore this friendly and helpful community.