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

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Plate Smashing Demis to return on Saturday

In his first concert since Christmas, the wonderful Demis Roussos returns to play London City again with his popular dance concert.

For those of you who have never experienced the Demis effect, this is an hour long dance-a-thon with fast tempo rythmic greek music and is simply the best tongue-in-cheek fun possible.

The Party starts here at 12pm SL, (8pm UK), and The Greek God is on stage at 1pm SL.

Prize of 1000L for Best in Kaftan!  (Modified Roman Toga's are very welcome!) get sewing!

London (City) inSL, most popular destination in Second Life.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The new, New User Experience

At London City, we are keenly aware that first impressions are usually the ones that count the most.

A new resident not only forms an opinion about London City, but also of Second Life itself.

With that in mind, we have launched a brand new, New User Experience program, targetting the all important first hour in Second Life.
The old maze like system of noticeboards, which give helpful instructions, was very in-depth, but not particularly entertaining and perhaps a little overwhelming to the newcomer.

We found that new residents wanted to get up and running and interacting with people as quickly as possible and we believe that this serves that need.

Located inside Comptons Pub, residents are shown how to dance, dress, unpack, tip, buy currency, chat, add friends and even how to drink and smoke!

With a dance and live music area at the back of the pub and the Substation Nightclub in the tube station underneath, we think this is covers all bases for an  initial visit to Second Life.

If the resident enjoys what they have learnt, on further visits they can walk across the street to the freebie store, or return to Comptons to learn more, such as age verifying their account and registering their information with Second Life to add inworld money.

We're really pleased with this and we think others will like it too, so remember you saw it here first.

London City, Innovative Solutions for Communities

Monday, March 05, 2012

Regent's Park, A nip and tuck

Meeting area with low collision design to reduce lag.
Working on an estate is a little like painting the Forth Bridge.

Just when you get everything the way you want it, you suddenly realise that parts of your build are getting old and that the technologies applied at the time of building them, have moved on.

This was the case with the meeting area in Regent's Park, which was created for our mainland sim back in July 2010 and has served us extremely well since, even surviving a move to the London City estate last year.

However, we are all human creatures striving for excellence and embracing change.  So it is with pleasure that today we reveal a labour of love, the new Regent's Park infrastructure and Soho Square Touch-Up.

We hope you like it.

A new terraformed and spacial layout make the place bright and breezy.

A general tidy up in Soho Square and a brand new Bar Soho building.

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!

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!

Thursday, December 01, 2011

COX Leather

COX Leather shop in London City
Jed Sparta and Stan Storno
Looking for something a little different? Want to show off your masculine physique? Then look no further than COX Leather located in the heart of the London City shopping district.

Stan Storno and Jed Sparta, owners and creators of COX Leather, have created some of the best leather gear for men that I've seen in Second Life. Wrap yourself in the feel of sensual leather goods including a large range of chaps and leather trousers. Biker and Bomber jackets plus tank tops, jock straps and accessories help complete the range. Most, if not all, of the clothing available at COX Leather comes complete with sculpty bits to add a real 3 dimentional flair to your look.

I caught up with Stan and Jed to ask about Cox Leather and this is what they had to say:

'We started COX Leather in mid 2010.  Since then the business has grown to over 30 stores throughout SL, with a range that includes leatherwear, tanks, denim, underwear and accessories. I had always found it difficult to find quality leatherwear in SL.  I started making clothes for myself, then giving them to friends. The whole idea behind COX Leather is to design clothes that are very high quality, but also different to those available from other labels.  Everything is designed to make the wearer look HOT haha!' said Stan.

Jed added 'There was a lack of quality clothes in SL that would fit a muscular bodyshape – both of us are big guys, but a lot of clothes in SL are designed for smaller bodies.'

Fire Pants in Leather
I started to wonder what inspired the pair to create these excellent works of art. Stan said 'My man and business partner Jed has always been my inspiration.  He’s the first judge of what I design - if Jed likes it, chances are it will be a best seller. We both work in fashion in real life: I am an art director and stylist, and Jed works in fashion marketing.  So between us we always have lots of fresh ideas.'

'Hahaha, I’m blushing!  Stan’s being modest, the reason COX has been so successful is down to his design talent.  Stan is very good at taking a basic garment such as a pair of jeans or a tank, and giving the design a clever, cheeky twist.  That is the hallmark of COX clothes.'

Cowboy Tank Top
So with all the time and effort that goes into Cox Leather I started to wonder if the boys had any play time. Stand and Jed assured me that 'Apart from creating clothes, I love to build, so I am always adding to COX City and our club The Hole.  I also love exploring SL – there are so many creative and talented people in SL, and beautiful places to visit.  It’s always inspiring to see what other people have created. And of course we love to party – it’s always great to go to a club and see people wearing your designs!'

The pairs hard work and dedication is apparent so pop into COX Leather in London City and check out this amazing designing duo and their range of hot leather wear.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Monstrous Ball on Saturday

London City has magnificent balls and this Saturday we invite you all to attend the Halloween Special.

Fabulous music throughout the evening with some creepy tunes thrown in for good measure.

Competition of 250L every half an hour for "Best Monster of The Moment".  Be  ready to make some quick costume changes! 

Keeping with the Scary Halloween theme, Rolf Harris is back on Sunday, appearing at Comptons Pub and singing all his famous hits. A fun show for Rolfy fans.

Friday, October 21, 2011

London City 3. Our latest expansion is now online!

We are very pleased to announce the arrival of London City3, our third London region and further expansion of the London City Estate, operated by Mainland London.

The aim of London City3:

Help accomodate the ever expanding London City Community and the emerging trends being enjoyed by it's residents. 

To add value to the investments of our merchants and patrons.

To add complimentary content that enriches the enjoyment, experience and appeal of the London City Estate.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Party in Regent's Park - TAKE THAT Concert

This Saturday the circus comes to town and a brand new Concert for revellers in London City.
Starting at 12pm SL (8pm UK) the Party begins with the very best Chart and Dance music.
Then at 2pm SL (10pm UK) TAKE THAT appear in concert for the first time in London City.

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.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Tom & Elton: Weekend Concerts in London City

Tom Jones tonight at 2pm SLT (10pm UK) at Madame Lala's
ELTON JOHN in Concert in Regent's Park on Saturday.  Party from 12pm SLT (8pm UK) concert at 2pm.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Death Row Designs

Need something extra scary for Halloween?

From sexy to macabre, you will find it in Death Row Designs.   This famous brand now has an outlet on your doorstep.   Clothing, horns, wounds, boots and all things Vamp are available from this great store in Marylebone, London City.   Visit the store:

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Red Devil Inc

As the party season begins, check out Red Devil Inc., makers of the finest Latex fetish and party wear.

Located inside the Canary Wharf tower, this store specialises in all things latex and rubber for both men and women and is a popular choice for club hosts and hostesses.

To visit the store click this link

Saturday, October 01, 2011

The Headless Horseman Rides Again

As Halloween approached London City, a chilling cry could be heard in the distance. Autumn leaves, swept up by the wind, swirled and curled around us as we stood chatting in the Regents Park HUB.

The air crackled and became thick with fog. In the distance we could make out a faint glow in the sky. As we watched, the glow became brighter and a shadowy figure descended from the clouds. Our hearts began to pound, the sounds of hooves grew louder and the smell of brimstone filled the air.

The flying figure drew ever closer and we could see the dark outline of a horse and rider. The rider with eyes of fire rode his horse ever closer, hooves aflame with the green glow of hell. The eerie sound of clacking on non existent pavement became deafening and the Headless Horseman came to a stop just above us.

We stood, frozen in silence, for what seemed like hours. Our eyes transfixed on the dark form of the Horseman. Then, with a voice that filled our hearts with terror, he shouted 'Prepare yourselves, the bells have tolled! Shelter your weak, your young and your old! Each of you shall pay the final sum! Cry for mercy; the reckoning has come!'

The Headless Horseman visits London City Regents Park through out the day durring the entire month of October. Join us and you may just experience his chilling arrival!

The London City Dungeons - A Featured Destination!

Join us for the Halloween Celebrations as only London City can do it! And now a Second Life FEATURED DESTINATION!

London City Dungeons and Festival

London City has recreated the popular tourist attraction "The London Dungeons" for the Halloween season. Join the spooky fun for a month of concerts and live music every weekend in October. Enjoy exhibitions from the scariest attractions in London.
Visit in Second Life

Friday, September 30, 2011

The London City Dungeons - Now Open!

The London City Dungeon is our exhibit for Halloween.

Nine underground chambers for you to explore!

The London Dungeon is a popular London tourist attraction, recreating various gory and macabre historical events in a grimly comedic 'gallows humour' style, attempting to make them appealing for family audiences. The dungeons date back to the 1500's and were opened as an attraction in 1974.

Explore them for the first time in Second Life.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Space Station Lands on Regent's Park

That's just our luck.   We'd opened the beers for the weekend and a space station fell on our heads!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Concert in Regent's Park: BONEY M

Party in the Park on Now!  Boney M in Concert at 2pm PDT (10pm UK)

The Platinum Dance Club at The London Palladium

Introducing the latest attraction to London City, The Platinum Dance Club, where everyone has a job!

We are excited to be able to offer an employement opportunity for all residents. 

Many new residents want to work as hosts in clubs and this is an excellent starting place if you want to work in Second Life in return for a wage.

Residents new and old can work as dancers in Club Platinum and take home 75% of all tips earnt,  the rest goes to "the house" for upkeep.   All you need to do to join as a dancer is click the "Start Now" board inside the club.

Platinum Dance Club is divided into two sections, one for male dancers and one for female dancers.
Dancers will chat with visitors and make them feel welcome in return for tips.

As with all jobs, some dancers will earn better than others depending on their personality, Avatar look and attitude.  The more you engage the visitors, the more you are likely to earn.  (Bots found to be camping the venues will be removed and visitors are encouraged to only tip dancers who are active).

London City is committed to helping residents find their first paying jobs in Second Life.
If dancing and hosting is not for you,  how about being an Open Mic entertainer on a Sunday from 1pm PDT in Compton's Pub.  Earn tips for music, comedy and other cabaret!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Happening Right Now

BGSinger Performing LIVE at Madame Lala's
and at Bar Soho win Lindens for Best in Animal Prints
Saturday: BONEY M in Concert
Great music and entertainment throughout the weekend in London City (Mainland London)