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, October 10, 2011

Weekend in Review - 7-9 October

A totally insane weekend in London City...makes a change!

As always we started out at Bar Soho before moving down the road to Madame Lala's London Revue for a tribute concert featuring Welsh hip swiveller, Mr Tom Jones.  He warbled his way through a selection of hit choons, much to the joy of the assembled crowd.

Tom on stage - being menaced by members of the audience
On Saturday we had an impromptu gig from Joan Baez in Trafalgar Square as part of a protest for peace, which saw much hippy placard waving.

Later on Saturday there was a Party in the Park with a contest theme of Best in Glasses in honour of the star attraction, Elton John!  The place was packed out and thankfully as so many people opted for dark glasses, Elton's outfit did not seem nearly so bright.

Elton at the piano
Some of the crowd shaking their bits for Elton
Sunday saw a change of pace at Comptons pub...well, several changes of pace actually as we had a good old fashioned hoedown with DJ Billy (the kid).  Country tunes and line dancing spectacular ensued.  It turned out to be an unexpected hit with the punters.

Line dancers...but who is gonna clean up that floor?

Happy Halloween from London City!

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Joan Wows The Crowd

Thanks to everyone who came to the Anti War protest at Trafalgar Square in London City today.
Joan Baez sung some traditional peace songs and the demonstration passed peacefully as expected.

See you this evening at 12pm SL (8pm UK) for Party in the Park with ELTON JOHN in Concert at 2pm SL (10pm UK).

Have a great London Weekend with us here in London City.

Protest for Peace, with Joan Baez

To tie-in with the real life anti-war protest today in Trafalgar Square London,  London City is proud to announce that the legendary peace activist Joan Baez will be performing a short concert at 4am SL (12 noon pm UK) by Nelson's Column London City.
Protest banners are welcome

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

Monday, October 03, 2011

Weekend in Review - 1-2 October

As usual our weekend kicked off on Friday night with the regular pop party at Bar Soho and the campness of Madame Lala's London Revue.

Saturday saw an influx of people for the concert in Regent's Park - a tribute by Britt McMahon to the legendary Purple One...Prince.  Your lowly blogger witnessed a peak of 97 avatars on the sim during the concert and everyone danced the night away in a purple haze.

The audience enjoyed the performance so much that no one took any notice of the tripod attacking people in the park...

Britt McMahon takes to the stage as Prince
Alas I have no pictorial evidence of the Sunday night bash which transferred from Comptons to Bar Soho.  I did try to take snapshots but the contest was for Biggest Ass and my camera view was constantly obscured!

Don't forget to check out the London Dungeons, which opened in Regent's Park this weekend...just beware of the zombies as they have quite a bite...

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Party in Regent's Park - Prince in Concert

Party in the Park starts at 12pm SL time (8pm UK)
Prince in Concert in London City Regent's Park at 2pm SL (10pm UK).
Cash prize for "Best In Purple"

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