Thursday, January 27, 2011

Piccadilly Circus Sign

There is a huge sign in real life London known as the "Piccadilly Circus Sign". This advertising sign has long been a mecca for the "Big Boys" in industry.

What virtual London Sim would be complete without this historic landmark? Here at Mainland London, we have recreated the Piccadilly Sign with all the care and detail of all our buildings.

Featured prominantly, the sign welcomes visitors to Mainland London in a way no other can, we hope you will come by and see this wonderful peice of real world recreated for the virtual world.

First Valentines Hunt Gift Revealed!

With the Flower Power Hunt and Festival quickly approaching we can now reveal the first gift!

This Valentines Day Top Hat is a one of a kind creation and will only be available as a hunt gift. It features a sculpted Cupid Teddy, swirling hearts AND can be worn with your OWN hair!

Look for this, and many MANY more free hunt gifts durring the Mainland London Flower Power Hunt and Festival, Feb 1-28, 2011!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Mainland London Building Course

Mainland London is proud to announce the arrival of our official builing course!

Led by expert builder Billy Arentire, these courses will cover all aspects of building 3 D objects in a virtual environment. We will cover the creation of basic shapes and texturing and progress to the more complex creation of entire buildings.

One of the projects lined up is the creation of your very own London building! Weather it's a shop or a home, we will help you in replicating any of real life London's famous buildings.

The Mainland London Building Course is a fun and exciting way to interact both with the virtual world of Second Life and those who have chosen to play in this environment. For further information please visit us in world at Mainland London

First Hunt Location Announced!

In an earlier story we told you about the Mainland London Flower Power Valentines Hunt and Festival. We can now reveal the starting location of the hunt, and it's our very own Bar Soho!

What better place to start a hunt than the local bar, where you can wet your whistle and pick up your first free hunt item! A long standing hot spot for Mainland London, Bar Soho is proud to host the Flower Power Valentines Hunt. In addition to being the starting location for the hunt, Bar Soho will also feature several events durring the month of February aimed towards lovers and the love lorn.

For additional information, including participating hunt locations and hints, please click the link at the top of this page called Mainland London Hunts - or - click here to go to the page.

The New User Experience

Mainland London is proud to announce the opening of the New User Experience in Regent's Park. Already a new resident friendly area, Regent's Park has been expanded to encompass many of the elements missing in most independently run New User Experience areas.

Those who are new to Second Life will find more than a dozen information boards geared towards Viewer 2 and detail some of the more in-depth facilities of the viewer. This information is invaluable for a more immersive experience and enables both new and existing players to enjoy a deeper and more fulfilling Second Life.

Here in Mainland London we believe in giving those new to Second Life a leg up. Instead of just giving them a hand out, the New User Experience in Regent's Park is interactive. New residents can win excellent quality gifts at the Lucky Boards in the Cafe. These boards contain such gifts as complete avatars that include a new shape, skin, hair, eyes, clothes, and accessories for a brand new look. You can also win much needed gadgets like the Radar HUD that not only tells you who is nearby, but also allows you to fly to new heights in Second Life. Sports cars, bicycles and clothes are just a few of the items available.

Several days a week visitors to the New User Experience in Regent's Park can take part in a game of skill known as the Cash Canon! If you're unfamiliar with the game you should drop by the park and have a go, it’s a riot!

If all this isn't enough, new residents can also get personal assistance with any and all aspect of Second Life. We have many experienced Second Life residents on hand who are ready and willing to help in a friendly and outgoing manner. These residents are here to assist new players on their journey through Second Life and impart the knowledge they have gained over the years in an effort to enrich fledgling players and get them off to a good start.

We are seeking bright, fun and friendly people to work in Regents Park as 'Park Greeters'. Each day more than 100 new residents land here for the first time. Many need help. If you are willing to share some of your time and experience, please notecard Torric Rodas or Billy Arentire for details. Knowledge of Viewer 2 essential. This post suits experienced residents.

Sunday Night Spectacular

Sunday night in Ⓜainland London saw party goers flock from all over Second Life. People would go from venue to venue and as soon as someone left, three or four more would arrive... and so it continued until 3am UK time, when having imbibed just slightly too much, I had to admit defeat and stumble off to bed. Am sure I am not the one who suffered this morning. Thanks everyone for coming. It was another splendid weekend at Ⓜainland London and boy does this community know how to party... and how its growing. 300 new members this week alone!

Visit Ⓜainland London in world: on Facebook "Mainland London" group, on Twitter @MainlandLondon and on the blog

Written by Torric Rodas

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Mainland London Valentines Hunt

As featured in the Second Life Destination Guide and Second Life Sandbox Newsletter:



Mainland London will be holding a 28 day Flower Power Valentines Festival including a hunt across West End, Regents Park and Soho districts. A fun time with terrific hunt prizes for all, in the beautiful romantic locations of Regents Park and BAR SOHO club in Soho.

Click the special spring time flowers in red heart shaped vases for unique gifts for you and your friends provided by many top merchants in Second Life.

Each gift will contain a clue to the next location. There are 40 to collect. For those who get stuck, additional tips will be posted on our blog and help is available in our chat group London Soho Entertainment.

In addition to the hunt, we will be running a Valentines Festival. Stay tuned to this blog for a complete list of scheduled events!

Monday, January 17, 2011

IN CORPORE Grand Opening Party

IN CORPORE, in West End London, had it's Grand Opening Party on Saturday and the whole of Mainland London turned up for this momentus event!

DJ Plastique Monroe got the joint jumping and Owner/creator Sara Zuta was on hand along with Drunken Duck Pub manager Tarah Soulstar to welcome the party goers.

Over L$1000 was given away in cash and prizes and everyone who attended was given a free gift. The nights contest "Best Dressed Avatar" drew in loads of people all dressed in their finest. As amazing as everyone looked, there could be only one winner and that winner was our own PC Scizm!

The fashions at IN CORPORE are both classic and timeless with particular attention to detail. Sara's shop caters to both men and women and has quickly become one of the top fashion boutiques.

Be sure to come by IN CORPORE in Mainland London's West End and treat yourself to something amazing!

Monday, January 10, 2011

SACHI SL Photo Gallery comes to Mainland London West End!

Looking for a photographer to shoot your profile picture? Wanting to have a modeling portfolio? Or just simply wanting to be shot by a photographer?

Are you also torn between which photographer to approach?

Well here's a piece of good news.

SACHI SL Photo Gallery comes to Mainland London West End!

The gallery houses SL photography works by Zachary Zufreur and would help you make the right decision!

Also being featured at the gallery, is Zach's first ever SL Photo collection - "Timeless Spiral".

Friday, January 07, 2011

Mainland London Camden Opens!

Camden is Mainland London's first strictly residential district. This brand new area features real life recreations of homes found in Camden and a small version of Russell Square. Residents cane choose from several home styles and each comes complete with group controlled radio changer, front door and drapes that can be closed for privacy. Each home also features a unique built in kitchen, 2 full floors and a third floor loft area.

As always, interior retexturing is available so you can make your Camden home truely your own and reflect your personal style and taste. Come visit us in Second Life's Mainland London and join our rapidly growing community!

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Spring in Regent's Park

Shake off the winter blue and enjoy a lovely Spring day in Mainland London's Regent's Park. The daffodils, baptista, and yes even the Queen Roses have made a triumphant return to the park! Butterflies float gently on a warm spring breeze as the sun breaks through the mighty oaks, which are also in full spring glory!