Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Woolies in London City

Have a crackin' Christmas at Woolworth, a cracker of a Christmas shopping spree.
Woolworth prices, many of them crackdown.  At Christmas, Woolworths is the place to be.

Have a nostalgic look at Woolworths in London City3: Victoria.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Setting Up Shop - Help On Hand

We are proud that everything you see in London City, is built by us.   None of the buildings or monuments in London City is out of a box, everything is made to measure and you will not see it anywhere else on the grid. With the exception of the Big Ben Clock and Cenotaph, everything you see is created by Billy Arentire.

In keeping with this bespoke theme, we are keen to offer assistance to our merchants to maximise sales and to ensure the inside of their store is at least as impressive as the exterior.

As a standard service whenever someone rents with us, we retexture the inside of the store to suit their taste and content.  As a complimentary layer we can build and supply specially made fitments and even help with a seasonal theme.

Most fitments are made without charge and you can use them for as long as you are with London City.  If you decide to purchase fitments and themes, you can use them anywhere you wish.

Before:  An Empty Building in Sim3

After: Interior of a sweet shop - All that is needed now is the product.
Of course you need to have an idea of how you want your store to look,  we don't design entire brands on a complimentary level,  but we are here to help you with your concept.

RX Designs: Interior by London City.
RX Designs asked us for help with shop fittings.  This build by London City is now in use by their stores in Second Life.

London by Londoners, we're here to help.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Weekend in Review - 26-27 November

Yes it is that time of the week again - auntie Bailey is here with the news and reviews from the weekend once more.  Doesn't time just fly when you are having fun.

On Saturday in Regent's Park we had our Neil Diamond tribute back for a singalong on the winter concert stage.  The contest theme was Best in Body Hair and/or Side Burns.  As the party was held on the ice rink, it seemed appropriate that everyone was wrapped up in an extra layer of hair, even if they did have to remove some clothing to prove it...

Neil and the Diamondettes

Altogether now...Sweet Caroline...
Sunday at Comptons had Rat Pack inspired music and another of those strange contest themes that crops up at Comptons...Best in Bad Hair.  It seemed there was no shortage of bad hair in SL and DJ Ruby played some of her old LPs.  If you are too young to know what an LP is, please don't ask me as I may be forced to hit you with my walking stick.

Hair today...and hopefully gone tomorrow
There were parties across other London City venues - Bar Soho, Madame Lala's London Revue and Lezbo - so we were not short of musical entertainment and chat.

Next Saturday in the Park, we have Helvis Xue performing live again for us!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Help On Hand with London Support

Regent's Park is more than just a hang-out for chatting and socialising. 

It offers a complimentary layer of assistance beyond the New Resident Induction program in St. James's Square in London City2.

Help is always on hand with our team of experienced Support staff, who will give one-to-one help showing new residents how to perform basic functions from unpacking boxes, finding clothing, searching places, upgrading or verifying their accounts to the more intricate matters of setting their viewers for the best performance.

Many of those forming the London Support team have been in SL for three or more years, so they have experienced most of the other strange anomalies that are very frustrating to the newer resident. They can help with Ruthed appearance, random crashing, cloud and ghosted avatars, missing inventory and have practical knowledge that can assist people with a multitude of problems that goes a lot deeper than basic induction.

So next time something happens that you don't know how to fix, head to the meeting area in Regent's Park and look for the London Support tag.  London Support is here to help new and experienced residents alike.

London by people in RL London

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Although it isn't a tradition celebrated in the UK, we would like to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to our American and Canadian friends.  Have a Happy Holiday and spare a thought for us Brits who have to work today! :)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Lifestyles - Lezbo the New Nightclub

Adding to the diverse and cosmoplitan appeal of London City, we are pleased to announce the opening of a new Nightclub in London City3 Victoria, called Lezbo.

This cosy, modern new club is designed for ladies who like ladies, although gentlemen guests are most welcome.

Lezbo is open every day except Mondays and Fridays from 2pm SL (10pm UK)

This exciting new club plays the best mixed dance music in town and is managed by the wonderfully multi-talented Ruby Jones.

TP over for fun in this friendly environment

London City has a long established Diversity Policy.  We are committed to ensuring the best experience to the broad spectrum of visitors to the estate.

London City Diversity Policy

We recognise the differences that exist between people beyond age and experience in SL, such as gender, race, enthnicity, mental and physical ability, creed, colour, caste, sexual orientation, age, education and other statuses. We believe that these differences and varied perspectives that people bring with them has a positive impact on this community and is a strength to be embraced.

Weekend in Review - 19-20 November

Hello kiddies, auntie Bailey here again with another weekend roundup.  Please bear with me on this, I am a little sore today as I was hit by one of the new London buses yesterday - quite a surprise as I was in my rooftop garden at the time...

On Saturday we had the fantastic Helvis Xue performing live in Regent's Park - about as close to the real Elvis as we could get without coaxing him out of hiding in the chippy in Skegness.  The sim was full to bursting and he lulled us all with some smooth tunes first before rocking our socks off.

Helvis Xue on stage
The audience adoring Helvis
Sunday saw us having a hoedown in Comptons pub, which is always a novelty but thankfully it wasn't my turn to sweep up all the straw afterwards.

Elsewhere in London City 3: Victoria things are progressing well.  A newsagent has set up shop there and the new club for ladies who like ladies, Lezbo, is close to opening.  On London City 2: West End, the World's End pub is proving to be popular with a range of events such as strip bingo(!) and trivia contests.

Strip bingo at World's End...
Rumour has it that following the appearance of a few signs of Christmas across the city, the seasonal festivities will be getting bigger over the next few this space for details.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Helvis scores 101

We hope you had a terrific evening with us and the fabulous Helvis Xue in Concert.

Sorry to those of you who messaged to say they could not get in.  

We did say to get here early, but 101 of you managed to land safely :)

Thanks again for coming and see you at the next one!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Helvis in The Park on Saturday 1pm SL (9pm UK)

A couple of weeks ago Helvis Xue, a Live Elvis performer packed Comptons pub with 90 people on a Sunday night, all falling over each other, trying to see this fantastic performer. 

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that on Saturday, the concert at Party in The Park in London will be Helvis, performing LIVE on the Main Stage.

This is an enormously popular event, so please come to the warm-up party at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and claim your spot on the dance floor.  The Live Concert will start at 1pm SL (9pm UK).  

Children in Need UK

Tonight across the UK it is the BBC Fundraiser for impoverished and disabled children, "Children In Need".

To donate to this wonderful cause, click any of the Children In Need signs in London and you will be redirected to the BBC site where you can donate any amount big or small directly to Children In Need.

Our opinion of fundraisers inside SL is that often you have no way of knowing where your money went to or if it ever got there, so by going to the BBC site you can be absolutely assured that your donation ends up with the right people.

To visit the BBC site click here

Please show your support in-world by clicking the Free Ears Vendor next to the Pudsey Bear and wearing your ears!

Thursday, November 17, 2011