Monday, January 07, 2013

The Weekend Review 4th ~ 6th January 2013

The first week into New Year, always a limp balloon after all the festivities and  celebrations, but not here in London City... and that's what makes  us  the most successful  top destination  in  Second Life.
2013 in  London City promises to be  the best ever, with new look clubs, brand new leisure facilities, and  more fun than you can shake a stick at .

Friday, in from work, shoes  off glass  of wine, log into London City SL,  meet up in the hub and  chat with friends, catching up on all the gossip from the week.

We really do have the best fun with a full range of clubs and venues to suit everyone


The oldest pub in all of London.  This bright and breezy pub has a sea view and some wonderful characters visiting to relax and spend some time together.   Voice chat, competition and quizzes every day. Open Mic cabaret on Wednesdays.  Now with Beer Garden.


Located underneath Comptons Pub and connected to the Subway, Substation plays 1960s music and is decorated in this era.  Step back in time and enjoy!


Comprising of Pub, Nightclub and Terrace. Check out the rooftop pool!
This friendly venue open 7 nights a week, is fully staffed with resident and guest DJs, competitions, themed events


Staffed by the famous Barbettes, this weekend Revue has a short cabaret act around 11pm in the UK (3pm SLT).  Playing show tunes and holding West End theme nights, this high class, camp and tasteful club is based on the club with a similar name in London's Brewer Street, W1.

JUICED! @ The Astoria

Fabulous club with Chameleon type interior that changes daily to suit its fantastic themed events.
Friendly and lively atmosphere playing club music. Open nightly (except Monday and Friday) from 2:30pm SL.


The Crown  Pub is a venue for open minded adults, wishing to meet and hookup with similar people for  no-strings action.  Also contains Adult Freebie area and posed seating.  Regular entertainment. from 2am SL til 2pm SL.


Open 24 hours a day, this is the place to be entertained!
Opening Party Monday 14th 7pm /11am slt
Super sexy dancers ready to entertain  you, dancing and with  LIVE CHAT, and "specials".

On a Saturday Regents Park plays host to a Live open air concert with custom made staging, and Fantastic Artists performing for huge crowds.

This week we saw  the  Glorious TINA TURNER in concert.
Tina Turner, born Anna Mae Bullock,  in 1939, her career spans  more than  half a century, we joined her in Regents park singing a whole array of her top hits we sang along to, "Simply The Best", "Private Dancer", "What's Love Got To DoWith  It"

We all had  a fantastic night with this Awesome American  Diva.

That's it from me, I'll see you in  London City ,  Top destination in SL, for another week of fun and frolics. xx

Roving  Reporter  Ruby xxx

Friday, January 04, 2013

Tina Turner Concert on Saturday 1pm SL

Join us this Saturday for the return of Tina Turner in Concert at 1pm SL (9pm UK) in London City.

Contest this week is "Best in Animal Print Clothing", win 500L

This event is sponsored by DX Exchange, money exchanges at favourable rates.

The party is here:

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

The Christmas / New Year Review 12/13

Happy New Year London City Peeps.

SO, how have you been?  It's been a while since  I've seen you.

Well over the past couple of weeks , we have celebrated Christmas and New year, and we all had a cracking time in  London  City, The Best Destination in SL, and with record amounts visiting us of the festive period we had a whale of a time..... could i sum it up in one word? ..ummmmm ...WOW!!!! ....and to sum it up in a photo .....

We had parties galore, special guests un the park such as the awesome  Adevina Citron, singing  LIVE,
Andy Willams and his Christmas show, and Demis Russos singing all our favourites

We had pogo races, and  the fantastic Proms  in  The Park

We had Pans  People dancing at One Night  In  Heaven,to a mega mix of fantastic tunes from over the last few decades.

Then for new year we started in Regents park, at 12 pm slt, following the celebrations  around the world  Live, wishing each country a Happy New Year from  London  City, when 12am rolled round we celebrated with a record amount of people in the sim, all with fantastic party moods, wishing friends a Fabulous New Year. we partied on until 3am.

New Years day we celebrated with s wonderful beach party. Paddling and splashing around while the fantastic Seekers sang a medley of their greatest hits.

All in all, London  City as always was the place to be. Thank you to all for  making our 2012 and the start of 2013 the best ever .


Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Starting Now - New Years Day Beach Party

Happy New Year and Spring is Sprung in London City.
Join us for the traditional New Years Day Beach Party today at 4am SL (12 noon UK) as we relax with summer sounds.
Win 500L Best in Beachwear!
Special Guests, The Seekers in Concert!
Here's the TP:

Friday, December 28, 2012

Saturday: One Night in Heaven

Enjoy the best nightclub sounds of all time, remixed into mash-up anthems as we celebrate One Night in Heaven, this Saturday from 12pm SL, with Foam Party and Special Guests, Pan's People.

Classic nightclub and hi energy music with a new spin has something for everyone and will have you dancing all night long.

Win 500L for Best in MultiColour - plus Catch the coins as they are fired from the Cash Cannon.

Be here for 12pm when the party kicks off, 1pm for Pans People.

It's going to be New Years Eve all Weekend!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Year in Review: July to December

July started with a whole weekend of parties and concerts to celebrate London LGBT pride. Dolly, Bette, Cher and Shirley all performed.

London City celebrates its 2nd Birthday, another party and then the Olympics begin, with concerts, parties and events. Linden Lab puts us on the splash and login screens. 

Our wonderful team excels itself but is a little frazzled by the end of the month having staged three major events, each spanning multiple days, plus the regular events.

August and the pace is relentless.  The Olympics are in full swing and the concerts continue. We fill in a simple form on the internet and become as official as others who are making out that the olympic committee has 'chosen' them.

Our fledgling sim, London City3 becomes self sufficient as a Homestead and pays for its own upgrade to a full Adult rated region. 
The entire region is rebuilt

Lezbo closes its doors for the last time and Juiced club opens.   The London Adult hub becomes and official LL new user destination.

The Nottinghill Carnival is held and is a wonderful success.  The last Bank Holiday of the year before Christmas has performers, Adevina Citron, Bob Marley, Donna Summer and regulars, Boney M.

We perform our most ambitious show to date, War of The Worlds and it goes down a storm.

In September, building work continues.  The London Dungeons in London City3 opens, sharing a horrible history with its visitors.   Disco Spectacular in London City becomes an Editors Pick, Juiced becomes the only club in London City to have a different themed interior every night and the temporary hub in London City3 is replaced by a bespoke building featuring Little Ben and the Pegoda.

October starts with the usual flurry of activity to get the regions ready for the Halloween Season, which runs for a month inSL!   We release our direct Teleporting HUD which allows visitors to teleport directly to a London destination with one click.

DX Exchange relocates its UK Headquarters exclusively to London City and begins sponsoring our events as a part of our new partnership.

In November, London City3 paid for its sister region, the fourth sim in London City, named London Adult.  This brand new region will be developed in 2013 and will offer an entirely new and complimentary level of entertainment to that found in LC3.

And here we are in December 2012 at Christmas, with shows from Rolf Harris, Adevina Citron, Demis Roussos, The Proms and Andy Williams.

London City is not the oldest London in Second Life by any means, but it is the most successful. 
It is also the most popular destination in all of Second Life.

To be honest, the theme of being London is not what makes it a runaway success.  This is evident by looking around at similar named and largely deserted estates.  London City is popular due to innovative creations, often copied by others, fun events often crashed by others and a dedicated and skilled team who graft at their hobby and get a real kick out of being the best.

Thank you to you for making it what it is.  A vibrant, diverse and enjoyable community.

Thank you for being a part of London City.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Year in Review: January to June

January saw the opening of the Job Centre in London City 3, a place for residents to look for work and also claim benefits.

First and last concerts by Blondie and Peter, Paul & Mary!

The Worlds End Pub in London City2 opened with CoffeeQueen68 as manager.  It will soon be her first anniversary.
The opening of the Lyons Tea House in London City.

In February we held our first ever job fayre, finding work for new residents. Our Gridwide unique visitors stat dips.. After 4 months at the number 1 slot we fall 2 places to number 3.
Coco in Pixels does some stunning photographs for us to use in our new advertising campaign

Take That and Adele performed for the first time.

In March, Regent's Park got a total makeover to accomodate new residents now being born directly into London City.  London City wins back its crown of number 1 destination in Second Life.

The Dubliners take to the stage for St. Patricks day.

Building classes begin in the London City Sandbox with RubyJones.
Vanessa Blaylock holds Dance Anywhere an event with hundreds of participants all dancing by Trafalgar Square.

April the 1st gets off to a bizarre start as some joker sets the landing zone 50 meters above the ground and watches the residents splat on landing.

The old Comptons pub is demolished and rebuilt to feature both the pub and an underground club called The London Substation, featuring music of the 50's and 60's and managed by Roy Geddins.

London City is asked by Linden Lab to become an official Pathfinder Beta region.  The regions high traffic makes it an ideal testing ground for this new technology.

We hold and exploding easter egg hunt.  When the eggs are clicked, you either win money or get blown up.  The contraversial crucifix race takes place. The London City marathon is run and London hasn't see so many runners since the lootings.

The Plaza Hotel, free homes for everyone opens.   The New User Experience opens in Comptons.
John Denver performs his first and last concert.

In May we hold the Mayoral Elections with Boris winning 43% of the vote.  DX Exchange moves into London City.  A tribute is held for Robin Gibb, Engelbert gets robbed at the Eurovision, but luckily we have Brotherhood of Man performing to keep the crowd energized!

In June, London City celebrates the Queens Diamond Jubilee, packing the bank holiday with concerts, simulcast broadcasts, competitions and sponsored events.  In just three days, over 18,000 visitors pass through the estate and our Youtube advert starts trending.

We also celebrate SL9B, Glen Campbell makes his one and only appearance in concert and Mika performs his first and last show.

Madame Lala's club get a complete makeover and we perform the Proms for her madge.

July to December to follow in the next story

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

The staff, cast and crew of London City, wishes you all a very Merry Chistmas.

Christmas Eve Proms 1pm SL Today

Join us from 12pm SL (8pm UK) today for our Christmas Eve Concert, The Proms.
Party starts at 12pm, with the concert at 1pm SL.
Win 500L for Best in Christmas.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Adevina Citron, Christmas Show 1pm SL today!

The Adevina Citron Christmas Show LIVE, Sunday 23rd December at 1pm SL (9pm UK).
Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with Adevina LIVE on Stage from 1pm.
Win 500L for "Best in Christmas"
Adevina's Christmas Show features your favourite Christmas tunes and your requests.  
Don't miss this amazing concert by arriving late, this is an extremely popular act!

Party and Concert TP:

Official Second Life UK Headquarters DX Exchange
London City - #1 inSL

Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas in London City

This weekend we have three great concerts to bring us right into Christmas time!

On Saturday we have the premier of The Andy Williams Christmas Show.
Andy Williams presented a seasonal special on TV from 1971 to 1977 and although he died earlier this year, was involved in every step of the stage show currently running at the Moon River theatre.

On Sunday the wonderful live singer Adevina Citron will be here in Soho with her special Christmas show.  Adevina also takes requests, so if you have something you would love to hear, just drop her an IM.

On Monday, Christmas Eve, London City presents the Christmas Proms, our popular Classical Rock show with all the pomp and circumstance of the traditional British Proms Concerts with specially introduced carol songs.

On Christmas Day and Boxing day, we have some special parties in our outdoor arena, whilst many of our cast and crew take a couple of well earned family and rest days, but return on Thursday with Amy McDonald, The Seekers and other fun daytime shows to ensure that your Christmas in London City is one to remember.

All the shows and many of the daytime events will be located at the Christmas stage here   You can win 500L at each show for being the "Best in Festive".

London City is the official Second Life UK HQ for our sponsors, DX Exchange.
London City - Most popular destination in Second Life.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Spotlight On Style: Blow-Up

Blow-Up located in London City Soho features a range of provocative clothing and accessories.  The fun and flirty fashions are complimented by jewellery, glasses and lollipops amongst other items.

The Santa Girl outfit comes complete with top, skirt, panties, garters, socks, collar, gloves, boots and hat.  The skirt, top and gloves are in a rich red velvet and come with white fur trim.  The black patent leather boots also have white fur trim.  The garters are accessorised with a bow, bells and holly.  The skirt belt has various Christmas bits hanging from it.  As if all that isn't enough, a hand held candy cane, mouth candy cane and bottle of champagne are also included to get you in to the festive mood.

Blow-Up can be found here.