Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Gateway Makeover




The Gateway is receiving a makeover as part of the "Spring refresh".  The new layout establishes the 'city mood', before new residents enter the main London City regions.

New users now have to opportunity to do a bit of freebie shopping in London streets, go charity shop shopping, visit the fair, or sail on the boating lake, whilst learning the basics of Second Life.

We hope you like the look of the new layout.


Sunday, March 17, 2019

Happy St. Patrick's Day




Good morning, and how is your head?

A friend of mine once said to me, that if he woke up with a few bruises on a Sunday morning, he knew it had been a good Saturday night.    If SL bodies bruised, there would be as grid-wide shortage of witch hazel today.

We celebrated last night with The Dubliners, and boy did we have a ball.  It is not over yet, as today is St. Patrick's day itself and Substation at 12pm SL and then Worlds End on the Beach from 2pm SL will continue the celebrations!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day everyone.. pass the aspirin.


Thursday, March 14, 2019

Covenant update



We have reviewed and updated the Covenant for London City.

The covenant is reviewed to ensure that everyone can enjoy the best possible experience when visiting London City.

Please review it here https://mainlandlondon.blogspot.com/p/covenant.html

You can also view the covenant in-world by clicking the About Land bar at the top of the screen.

Changes v2.46 March 2019 -

    -   Annoyance: Conference calls
    -   Concerts; dancing cars and horses breaks ambiance.
    -   Removed adboards rule, it is included in the adboard itself.
    -   Rentals Saturation: amalgamation of prims.
    -   Various rephrasing for clarity.



Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Old Bull and Bush




The wartime pub in London City.

The pub has its own voice parcel, 24 hour 1940's radio stream, board games, drinks and leader board competitions.

Today we added a game of draughts (checkers) which uses proper rules, where you can take a whole series of your opponents pieces if you line them up correctly.

So keep an eye on the pub, its a bit of leisurely fun and its all come together quite nicely.

You can visit the Bull and Bush here:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/48/184/24


Some people are such bad losers





Sunday, March 10, 2019

Irish Festival Continues



Last night, it was your chance to swoon to the wonderful tone of Ireland's finest, Mr Joe Dolan.

Today in London City, Substation is open from 12pm SL (yes the American clocks changed overnight) and then Katty on the Beach with Substation from 2pm SL time.




Friday, March 01, 2019

Kenny Rogers on Saturday




Kenny Rogers, born 1938, after appearing in many bands, launched his solo career in 1976.

He first became famous in 1977 with the single Lucille and on the strength of that, his first album imaginatively entitled Kenny Rogers became a number 1 selling album in the States.

More hits soon followed with, Ruby, Coward of The County, Lady, The Gambler and then he hit stratospheric fame with Dolly Parton in 1983 with the platinum selling Islands In The Stream, which was recently voted the most popular country hit single of all time.

In November 2017, Kenny, now suffering from severe mobility issues due to unsuccessful hip replacement surgery which has seen him largely confined to a wheelchair in recent years, decided to hang up his hat and retire from Showbiz.

We invite you to enjoy an evening with Kenny Rogers as he plays London City on Saturday.
The party starts at 12pm SL time (8pm UK), with the Concert an hour later at 1pm SL time.

Concert area: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/101/107/23

Thursday, February 28, 2019

London City - Official Community Gateway





London City Gateway is being revamped and getting a make-over.

This is a brief potted history..

Over three years ago, London City became the first of the next generation Official Community Gateways to come on-line.

Since then over 600,000 new residents have begun their journey in Second Life, via the portal operated by London City.

The gateway has the emphasis on quick-starting a resident by showing them the basics of walking, running, camera controls and jumping.  These are the bare bone essentials needed to begin their adventure, and if they decide for a more in-depth tutorial, they can take a tour of the full region and follow the examples - or - they can choose to jump right into the community region London City and meet other residents.

From there, our Support team will show them how to customize their avatar, dance, shop, create landmarks and search for places and events of interest.

This video shows the kind of group events enjoyed by residents being born into London City Official Community Gateway.






Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Love Made in SL



Earlier this month, the mini-series Love in SL, created for Linden Lab by Draxtor,  debuted to showcase some of the many stories of love and romance found by Residents in Second Life, that has ultimately lead to real life partnerships.

Episode 2 features Lily and Charles, a couple who met back in 2007.

London City also features very briefly in this episode.