Sunday, April 30, 2017

Events group tops 100k members



London City now has 343,721 residents in our London Groups.  With a milestone being reached this weekend in the group 'London City Events' as it's one hundred thousandth user joined!

Thanks to everyone who takes part in London City, making this estate the most visited set of regions in all of Second Life, with over 3,500 unique visitors each and every day!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Free Bento Rave Dance from Abranimations



Abranimations has a brand new release and its available in their London City store, a selection of Rave dances with Bento animations.

As part of the launch of this new series of dances, one of the set has been made available FREE for this weekend ONLY!

Hop over to Abranimations to claim your free Bento Rave Dance http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/28/111/24

Friday, April 28, 2017

STEPS in Concert



The DISCO Continues...

In concert this weekend, STEPS!

STEPS, the UK band with smash hit covers including Tragedy, Last Thing On My Mind, Better Best Forgotten and Dancing Queen are here in London City on Saturday!

Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with STEPS on Stage at 1pm SL.

Location:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/110/119/23

Spring Bank Holiday Weekend



Well it has been almost a fortnight since the long Easter weekend, and here in old Blighty, we like our days-off, so its another long weekend, to celebrate something or other.

All the pubs and clubs in London City have late licenses this weekend, so get down to Bar Soho, Madame Lala's, Substation and The Worlds End... all open for your delight throughout this holiday!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/75/217/23

Monday, April 24, 2017

London City votes for Hard Brexit



Last week the Prime Minister called for an early election in June in attempt to secure a mandate from the people to perform a quick exit from the EU.

We asked you if you preferred to go through the full negotiating period (a soft exit) with certain non-negotiable agreements in place, or you fancied taking your chances with a swift (hard) exit from the UK.

65% voted for a hard Brexit, whilst 17% voted for a soft Brexit and 17% were unsure.

Thanks for taking part.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Disco Bee Gees on Saturday!




A DISCO SPECTACULAR Event today at London City.

Disco Party from 12pm SLT (8pm uk) and the Bee Gees in Concert!

The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their line-up consisted of Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. The trio were successful in all decades of performing, but the height of their fame was in the the 1970s Saturday Night Fever era.


Prolific song writers who wrote on average a song a fortnight for 50 years, they also has success writing for many other artists including, Dolly Parton, Diana Ross, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand and many others.

Enjoy their music again as London City invites you to The Bee Gees in Concert this Saturday.
Disco Party starts 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the concert an hour later.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Soft or Hard Brexit?



Decisions, decisions...

Theresa May has called a General Election in the UK for 8th June.  The third time in three years that the whole country has been to the polls.

It seems likely she will win and increase her majority in the Commons, and this gives her the mandate to push-on with a swift exit from the European Union instead of a long good bye.

The problem is this.  Do we hang around like an old scorned lover, in a broken down relationship trying to get the pots and pans in settlement, or do we just pack our things and sling our hook?

As things stand, a Soft Brexit means we keep paying in to the EU after we leave and continue to permit free movement of people in exchange for access to what used to be "the common market".

Or, do we just leave, stop paying the EU and regain control of our borders?  We would have to strike up our own trade deals and forge new friendships and renew acquaintances with the Commonwealth countries.   USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand (who we are currently prohibited from trading with under EU law) have all indicated that they would like to strike up trade routes with the UK.

As always, this poll is just for fun.. So which option would you choose?  

Vote for a Soft or Hard Brexit here:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/72/233/23

Monday, April 17, 2017

The Annual Egg n Spoon



Thanks for taking part in the annual Egg n Spoon race.  Winners were Nigel, Brett and Coffee (who cheated a bit).




We were going to film it, until we remembered we had a perfectly good video of it from last year, and since its a lot of giant eggs with heads poking out without any names, we thought we would just re-run last years video and hope no one notices:


Friday, April 14, 2017

HAPPY EASTER



Have a great Good Friday!

All the bars, clubs and pubs in London City have a late night license, so pop in for some Blue Nun.


Monday, April 10, 2017

Here comes Summer.. or it is Easter?




Well goodness wasn't it fantastic here in old Blighty yesterday?   All the promise of the Summer to come.  Traditionally it usually rains during the Easter holidays, but here's hoping!

London City has a packed schedule of Events for you to enjoy this Bank Holiday, whatever the Weather, and prim-rain permitting there might even be a Barbecue on Easter Monday!


Friday, April 07, 2017

Judith Durham and The Seekers



The Seekers are an Australian up-tempo folk/pop quartet, formed in 1962.

They were the first Australian pop group to achieve major chart and sales success in the United Kingdom and the United States.

The group had Top 10 hits in the 1960s with I'll Never Find Another You, A World of Our Own, Morningtown Ride and Georgy Girl.  "The Carnival Is Over" is still one of the top 50 best-selling singles of all time in the UK.

Reformed in the late 1990's, The Seekers were still regularly performing until last year.  However due to the ill health of lead singer Judith Durham, the band has just ended their farewell tours.  This year a new show on Broadway called Georgy Girl and telling the musical story of the band has reignited interest in the group.

Enjoy The Seekers in London City on Saturday as the start of our Easter Shows.   Party starts at 12pm SL time (8pm UK) with the show an hour later.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Maximum Agents - Region Capacity Raised




On 3rd April, the lab began testing new server code and invited London City Estate, to be a part of this test.

The new code increases the capacity (maximum agents) allowed on each region.

It does this in a very specific way, it allows Premium members to enter, even when the region is already full.  Also, Region owners and Estate managers can always enter a region, no matter how many avatars are in the region.

This is how the new code will increase region capacity:
Full Regions by 10% (100 to 110)
Homesteads by 25% (20 to 25)
Open Spaces by 20% (10 to 12)

The new entry capacity limits are however available only to Premium members.  For Basic accounts the limits remain unchanged.   For example, a full region that supports 110 users, but currently has 105 users on it, will report at full to basic users and prevent them entering, whilst a further 5 Premium accounts will be able to enter.

As many of our visitors will know, there are times, particularly at the weekends, when our regions reach capacity and this new code will add an extra layer of privilege for Premium members.

Linden Lab have just released this blog about Region Capacity


Information about Premium accounts can be found here: https://secondlife.com/premium/

We have reviewed Premium accounts many times on this blog, search "Premium" in the box at the top.   Also check out this story we ran about discounted premium membership and watch for similar offers.