Saturday, July 30, 2011

New Region in London City



We are thrilled to announce that our next region, "London City2" has landed at the South end of Soho and Regent's Park.

This latest addition will be a continuation of Soho into the rest of the West End and will feature many more notable sights of the beautiful London City.

The new region will feature an Odeon style cinema, new pub hangout, night club, shopping and a beautiful and picturesque residential district with boating lake around the Southbank.

Visitors will be able to relax by the river, swim, take a boat out, or use one of the new rezzers to cross Tower Bridge.

Building work is already underway and this latest region will open during August.


Friday, July 29, 2011

London City on the Logon Screen




Our sincere thanks to Linden Lab for featuring London City on the logon screen!

Everyone logging onto Second Life today via Viewer 1 or Viewer 2 will see this display:

Check out the culmination of July's Glastonbury-style pop festival in London City! 

Get your place here at London City!   From 1pm today.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Concerts in Regent's Park This Weekend



This Weekend, join us in London City for Bar Soho, Madame Lala's and Compton's parties, PLUS two great concerts in Regent's Park.

Simon and Garfunkel in Concert on Friday starting at 1pm PDT (9pm UK) and The Bee Gees`73 on Saturday!







We're busy making freebie Wobble Boards.  Can you tell who's coming soon?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sunday at Comptons



Sunday Evening at Comptons Pub, is shaping up to be a really good spontaneous evening of fun in London City.

This Sunday as the sun finally shone and warmed London up a bit,  we nipped down to B&Q and got an awning for the back of the boozer, so the pub regulars could party in the evening air.


The lovely Robyn of RX Designs here in London City, provided a leather basque and a Mad Max outfit as prizes for those who turned up to a Best In Shorts contest.



Our old friend Demis Roussos turned up with his old "Friend the Wind", to provide a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere, with the odd tornado or two.



An enjoyable, fun, low maintenance evening.  Just what everyone needed after such an exhausting Friday and Saturday.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Tower Bridge arrives



London City got a new attraction added to its skyline yesterday in the form of Tower Bridge.

Often confused by tourists as London Bridge, Tower Bridge gets its name from being the closest bridge to the Tower Of London and not from its turrets.

Despite what many tourists think, Tower Bridge is not many hundreds of years old, it was actually completed in 1894.  Ours was completed on Friday by master builder, Billy Arentire.


The Weekend in London City



Remembering the extraordinary talents of Amy Winehouse.




A month ago we brainstormed with  Mapoo Little about an idea for an Amy Winehouse concert on Saturday evening.   We thought it would be fun to have Mapoo using her powerful and tuneful voice to sing the songs of Amy and for us to come up with a satirical stage and set reflecting the chaotic lifestyle of this iconic singer.

Given the sad news yesterday of Amy dying in the afternoon, we felt inappropriate to continue with the concert as planned.   Many people were in our collecting IM's urging us to go ahead with the planned schedule, saying it would pay homage, whilst an equal amount advised against it, saying it would distasteful given that the news had just broken.

We decided to disappoint fans, rather than risk offending people and Mapoo put on a truly amazing  concert featuring the songs of Lady Gaga with only about fifteen minutes notice of a change of schedule.  If ever a decision went down to the wire, this was it.  Rightly or wrongly, we decided to reschedule Amy Winehouse for another day once everyone gets a chance to comes to terms with the fact that this immensely talented, yet tragic character is no longer with us.

During the concert, Mapoo paid tribute to Amy and sang two songs as tribute, including "Rehab", which was extremely poignant, if not a little unnerving.

People were saying that if only she hadn't done the drugs, pills and booze, that we would have this talent going on to greater things and producing more soulful songs for us for years to come.  Could this be true, or was the very lifestyle, the chaotic and unhappy existence fuelled by an aggressive relationship and the mood altering substances, that put her mind into the dark and remote recesses from where she could write her musical, bleak poetry?  We shall never know.

We have all seen Amy Winehouse recently, a shadow of her former self and whilst we are shocked at her passing, it was not entirely unexpected.   It is immensely sad that anyone so young should self destruct in such a public manner and that she felt she could only access her creativity by being in a mind-set that untimately lead to her death.  Amy Winehouse, singer, songwriter and talking-point was 27.


Mapoo Little LIVE in Concert in London City: Soho

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Your London Weekend



Join us this weekend for another 3 days of fun events with a great community spirit in Soho, London City.   Events start at 1pm PDT (9pm UK) unless otherwise advertised.


Friday

Bar Soho: with Bailey and Billy playing great dance mixes with a themed event.

Madame Lala's: Special Guest, Dr Eva playing Vintage, Big Band, Swing and Show Tunes.

Saturday

Mapoo Little LIVE in concert, singing the songs of Amy Whinehouse

Party in The Park at Regent's Park  (11am PDT)

Sunday

The Party Boat will be sailing into Regent's Park Canal  (11am PDT)

An evening of trivia in Comptons Pub



Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Shopping in London City - A sim bursting with content.



Every single one of our sixty-five stores is now rented to the very best merchants in Second Life, offering a truly diverse shopping experience, with massive and varied content, all in the one region.

No matter what you want, the chances are that it is here in London City, Soho.  

Visit and enjoy a wonderous shopping expedition!



If you are a merchant looking to set up store in London City, all you need to do is click a Property Billboard to be kept instantly uptodate with rentals as they become available, or contact us and we will let you know, just as soon as there is space available.

Click the networked Property Board for an instant uptodate listing of available buildings or to make a reservation.

Scandal LIVE



Join us here in Soho: London City for Scandal LIVE as it happens.

Today Rubert Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks will give evidence to the Parliamentary Select Committee about Phone hacking allegations.    Watch all the action HERE as it happens, Live and uninterrupted!