Showing posts with label Comptons. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Comptons. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The return of Comptons and Substation



The old abandoned tube station in London City has had the decorators in.

Returning for a new Winter season, is the freshly revamped Substation. The club is located in the old underground with a distinctive 1960's feel and will be open throughout the week.

 Also making a triumphant return to London City after a two year rest is Compton's Pub. A pub located in the heart of Soho, offering a chilled environment for groups of friends to meet and enjoy the many game facilities the pub has to offer.



Sunday, March 16, 2014

St. Patrick at Substation





With spring in the air, the events at Substation move upstairs to Compton's Pub, so you can feel the wind in your hair and the sunshine on your back.

At 12pm SL (7pm UK) we have a very special St Patricks edition of Choon Choon train with Crofty playing sensational classic Irish Party songs from the Emerald Isles and some contemporary tunes for you to jig along to.

It's all about the criac, and there will be plenty on show here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/18/178/24

Monday, April 02, 2012

Weekend in Review - March 30th to April 1st



Good grief...what an insane weekend in London City.  My bunions have bunions from all that dancing.

On Friday we had a change to the usual running order as the usual night at Bar Soho was cancelled to make way for an event by Gallery Xue in Trafalgar Square.  It proved to be an absolute sim packer with people floating around the fountain.


After the Gallery Xue event, we headed over to Madame Lala's London Revue for another round of mayhem and madness.  A Best in 80s contest proved to be challenging on the eyes...leg warmers. leotard, bad perm...and that was just me.

Saturday at World's End saw a Best in Super Hero contest, which provided a great warm up to the big event that was to follow - Queen in Regent's Park.  It was a long concert (at around two hours) but the punters were kept happy with plenty of toe-tapping, hand-clapping and foot-stomping favourites.


Later at Lezbo there was a Best in Sci Fi contest that saw all kinds of madness - from aliens to robots - unleashed on the dance floor!

On Sunday, as it was the first of the month, there was a tea leaf reading at The Tea House by Lord of the Teapot.

This lead nicely in to a special event in the Hub - a L$3000 giveaway!  Both events drew in the crowds...in fact, they were queuing out of the door for tea leaf readings.


Later on Sunday we had the grand opening of the new venue beneath Comptons.  It is a fab and groovy 60s club called Substation. We were all magically transported back to 1967 with the music, hair and fashions.



After that, we had a Best in Under The Sea contest at Lezbo, which rounded the weekend off in suitably madcap style, with sea turtles, whales and merfolk!

Stay tuned for news of next weekends events - a nice long weekend...heaven only knows what will happen...




Monday, March 26, 2012

Weekend in Review - March 23rd to 25th



Hello my loves...just a quick posting as I am dashing between parties in London City.  I am having to get changed in the back of a taxi as we speed through the streets.  The life of a blogger can be so hectic at times.  Thankfully, the taxi driver knows me well - he has had me in the back of his taxi a few times now...so to speak.

So anyhoo...hectic weekend.  Friday was Best in Pirate at Bar Soho and Best in Red at Madame Lala's London Revue.  Saturday was Best in Yellow at World's End pub, Best in Tart in Regent's Park and Best in Comic Book Hero at Lezbo.  And Sunday was Best in 1960s in the brand new cellar bar beneath Compton's pub and Best in Armed Forces at Lezbo.

The tribute concert on Saturday was the ever popular Tina Turner.  A stunning set, amazing performances from Tina and the band and a great audience made for an excellent night.

I had my camera with me so managed to get a few snaps.

'Tina Turner' and her band, The Ike-ettes
Tina, up close and (very) personal
Not a bad looking audience (from this distance)
The new cellar bar below Comptons
Okay kiddies, my taxi has reached it's destination...I'll keep you posted of events.  Yeah I know you are probably at most of them, but you will doubtless be too drunk to remember what happens!  Have a good week!



Monday, March 05, 2012

Weekend in Review - March 2nd to 4th



So kiddies, we had all the usual stuff in London City over the weekend - some bawdiness at Bar Soho, an utter campfest at Madame Lala's and lots of lovely lunacy at Lezbo.  The big events were at Regent's Park on Saturday and Comptons on Sunday - where we had two live performers.

Helvis Xue was our Saturday spectacle in the park.  Always a popular singer with a good selection of songs and plenty of banter with the audience.

Helvis and audience
On Sunday at the local boozer, we had the vocal talents of Adevina Citron, who is always good value for money with her songs and wit.

Adevina on stage
In the not so humble opinion of auntie Bailey, if you are not coming to London City on a weekend, you are really missing out on the entertainment...so start planning to join us from Friday!

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).

Monday, February 13, 2012

Weekend in Review - February 10th to 12th



Hello kiddies, it auntie Bailey.  It's that time of the week again...Monday.  Boo!  But at least we had a good weekend in London City.

We started off with a Best In contest at Bar Soho...Best In Spots, Stripes or Checks, in fact.  It provided the patrons with the opportunity to explore their creativity and we saw a range of costumes and avatars.  DJ Torric provided the music and our hostess was Lisa.
The rabble, erm, I mean audience at Bar Soho
Following on from the contest at Bar Soho. it was quick change time and a mad gallop down the road to Madame Lala's London Revue.  As it was the establishment's first birthday, there was a special tribute concert - by Adele.  Not only did she look stunning, she provided us with a fantastic musical treat.
Adele - looking and sounding amazing
The audience at Madame Lala's
 On Saturday we had our usual party in Regent's Park, with the contest theme of Best in Shades.  There were fab tunes and a set by Britt McMahon as Billy Joel.  Some of the London City staff (Lisa, Heather and Coffee) provided support as Mr Joel's band.  As always they were fabulous.

Billy Joel (aka Britt McMahon) and the band on stage
Some of the revellers in Regent's Park
We ended the weekend of with a Best in Slippers event at Comptons and then had a Best in St Trinians at  Lezbo.

A load of old slippers at Comptons
More next weekend - hope to see you there if not before!

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Sunday in London City - 60's and CHER



A special Sunday event today for all the people who are snowed-in at home and have decided to spend their day in-world in this warm and sunny London.

5am SL time (1pm UK) - Join us for hour of 1960's, plus CHER in Concert, A fairground with rides and 300 Lindens prize for Best in 60's or Hippie!
http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/106/113/23

And this evening, Comptons will be running a sponsored drink-a-thon with Winter Warmer beer and grog, from 12pm SL (8pm UK), the usual time with prizes and great music and fabulous people!
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Monday, January 30, 2012

Weekend in Review - January 27th to 29th



So here we are - the final weekend review of January 2012.  This month has gone by so quickly, but as the saying goes 'time flies when you are having fun'.  Of course they also say that 'time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana', but we shall pass over that one as the talk of bananas makes me giddy.

Friday started off for us as it usually does with a visit to Bar Soho where we had a Best in Wild West theme with DJ Billy 'The Kid' Arentire and hostess Lisa.  This helped everyone unwind before we all turned in to tie dye clad hippies for Madame Lala's London Revue.  Special guests were a tribute to Peter, Paul and Mary and the contest was somewhere between a peace protest and a love in.  Although if I am really honest, from the state of how some people were dressed it was more like a protest against good taste...

Peter, Paul and Mary (as opposed to Mary, Mungo and Midge)
The peace protest
On Saturday we had a real treat as one of London City's favourite SLebrities took to the main stage in Regent's Park.  Yes, we had the return of Mapoo Little and her extraordinary voice.  She wowed the crowd with a selection from her repertoire taken from Amy Winehouse and Adele.  A stunning concert as always.

Mapoo lets rip
The crowd shake their pixels for Ms Little
There were, of course, the usual events across other London City venues - Comptons on Sunday and Lezbo on Saturday and Sunday...how do we fit so much in to one weekend?!

And that is it from auntie Bailey for this week.  All that remains for me to say, in the spirit of Friday's event at Madame Lala's establishment, is "May peace shower down on you".


Monday, January 23, 2012

Weekend in Review - January 20th to 22nd



Hello kiddies!  It is I, auntie Bailey here once again with a review of the weekend in London City.  Don't they go by so quickly?  I suppose time flies when you are having fun and London City was full to the gunnels (or gunwales if you want to be absolutely correct) with entertainment.

The weekend started even earlier than usual for us as there was the relaunch of World's End pub - with dancing, music, darts and hot tub action with new landladies, Coffee and Heather.

World's End relaunch party
This was followed by the usual riotous activity at Bar Soho and Madame Lala's London Revue.  Three events in three establishments in one night...sometimes we really spoil you!

On Saturday we had the welcome return of Helvis Xue to Regent's Park.  Seems appropriate having the King in Regent's Park!

Party people having their socks rocked off!
Helvis - the King (of hotness)
Following on from Helvis in the park, we headed off to Lezbo for a "shiny and shades" contest.

The Lezbo crowd show us their shiny bits...
Sunday is our weekend wind down but that didn't mean there was any let up on the entertainment front.  We gathered at Comptons pub for a Best in Casual contest.

The casual people at Comptons
And after Comptons it was back off to Lezbo for Best in Formal - with enough big frocks to lag a sim packed in to one venure!

Formally invited at Lezbo

Monday, January 16, 2012

Weekend in Review - January 13th to 15th



The London City weekend kicked off with the usual Bar Soho and Madame Lala's London Revue double whammy.  A special tribute concert at Madame Lala's lovely establishment featured Roy Orbison and we were even graced with the presence of Lala herself.

The event in Regent's Park on Saturday was the ever popular sim packer, Amy MacDonald.  With the sim maxed out, it was dancing room only and we were practically nose to nipple on the dancefloor...not that there were any complaints about that!

Amy and the band on stage
Dancing the night away in Regent's Park
Comptons pub on Sunday provided us with the perfect end to the weekend as London City favourite Adevina Citron took to the stage.  The crowd-pleasing chanteuse treated us to an hour of songs that put the feel good factor in to our Sunday.

Adevina on stage
Party people enjoying the songs at Comptons

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!