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Introducing Britannia Village and TARDIS Quay!

Just an update for London Village stragglers who are unaware of where London Village finally migrated to. I apologise for not doing this sooner – some feedback from TWO visitors today nudged me into doing this! We now run two sims at a more affordable cost!

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The first is the social sim, Britannia Village – this is a social sim, with the HA! Adult club, a small NLS shop, New Resident Center, an exclusive English church, Stonehenge, a Kasterborous.com hangout Underhenge, Tower of London, unique English pub, promenade, beach, 7Seas and a variety of picturesque spots to hang out in. We have a website for this new social haunt: http://britanniavillage.wordpress.com/

or visit us direct at:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Green%20Park/133/129/34

Secondly we have a commercial sim called TARDIS Quay which is the NLS Mainstore sim. This is where NLS and assocated businesses and affiliates can be found. NLS has a console shop and exterior shop, plus a public TARDIS (a classic nls canon build) and demo rezzers for exteriors and consoles. There’s an NLS plus shop for T45 users, freebies and gadgets. You’ll also find stores for Bad Wolf, Kershaws Textures, HA! products and Novatech (coming soon).

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While Britannia Village represents relaxed England, TARDIS Quay is more based on London Docks, as such the London Village iconic (and exclusive) Tower Bridge resides.

The direct URL is: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/South%20Park/150/156/24

As always NLS products can be found on the net at www.tardisnetwork.com

Both sims have easy sim names to remember. Britannia Village is Green Park sim, TARDIS Quay is South Park sim!

See you there!

Saturday: London Village Festival 2013!

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London Festival 2013: Friday! Packed!

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Images from Friday’s Festival! With Belly performed by Paige Snowpaw and band, Laredo’s Spice Girls, Rox Foxdale’s Mash-Up and last but not least, Kat Kassner’s mind blowing Doctor Who at 50 spectacular! Thanks to all who came – and staffed – this day’s events! You can check my Flickr and Kat’s down the side of this blog for more images!

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London Village En Garde! We have a winner!

 

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Dokter Ooh has finished first in the London Village En Garde! Tournament! Congratulations on the win!

1st: Dokter Ooh
2nd: Vivian Lacrima
3rd: Giannaisabel Werefox

His trophy was presented to him outside the London Village Tower of London. He will recieve a unique golden London Village epee of his choosing! To follow the London Village En Garde Tournaments, follow our website here. If you wish to take part contact Chris123 Irelund in world! For more on SL En Garde! Visit their website!

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Visit our Tower of London (White Tower) – download Second Life, click this link!

London Village Reborn!

I lovely little sim tribute/review from Janey Bracken at the Virtually London (Lite) blog! It’s quite an interesting post, as Janey published the review a couple of weeks back, and from what we can guess, it must have been the last day or so before the sim was torn up, making this quite a fitting tribute to the Sim-That-Was!

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The reasons for the change were creative to some degree, or perhaps the opposite, finding a new way forward was becoming frustrating and eating up too much time our of our first and second lives. On top of that there were other stresses, keeping the sim afloat financially has been for the past few years done by the very community who enjoy it, through purchases from our NLS store, but keeping those purchases going, 365 days a year, to meet the just under 3000L a day tier, was burning the shop runners out too. It’s a lot of work. Considerations to revamp, downsize, or simply retire were consider. A rush to sort the situation created more creative cul-de-sacs and so, for a time, the sim was laid horridly bare, several designs had been planned and failed, even a move had been considered.

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London Village laid waste

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Making the most of what’s left of London Village

But the beautiful thing about an established community is it doesn’t bolt. And through thick and thin, despite for a week there being just one building on an island, people came. Boats, were moored, people enjoyed the sim. They kept going, and so did we, finding ways to improve the geography, take some of the heat off the shop owners, and basically find new life and creativity to our theme. So now we are in the final stages of finishing of London Village’s latest facelift. NLS has a bigger store, the ground level is new and improved and everyone on staff feels a little fresher than before! Do pop by! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/TARDIS/139/110/23

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Laredo’s photo of London-Village-That-Is

And don’t forget to check Janey’s blog!

2013 in London Village!

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2013 has come to London Village! 2012 had a great busy year, with sim changes, a different range of events and themes and a lot of new faces. The last two hours of 2012 was played out by DJ Kat Kassner!

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DJ Kat played a host of tunes, including a rundown of her top ten played songs of the year. The year came in and the people stayed. We look forward to 2013 with a sim we’re very happy in look, it’ll be a matter of finding fun, different and exciting events, games and projects to keep people entertained in Second Life – not forgetting the 50th anniversary of one of the UK’s greatest shows (and a big part of the sim), Doctor Who!

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So now the Xmas decorations come down and our prims go up! Hurrah!

Winterfest on Ice 2012

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Get your skates on! Skating outside Big Ben on our annual “Winterfest on Ice”! Impromptu set by DJ Kat! A theme was offered of “Dress to Impress” with a T60 prize. DJ Hoi took over to take the skating into the late night!

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Father Christmas Experience comes to London Village!

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Santa!

Come on down! DJ Kat playing, Best in Winter is the theme, 1000L up for grabs!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/TARDIS/198/78/23

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Guy Fawkes Night in London Village!

Guy Fawkes night went with, guess what? A bang! DJ Faux Fawkes Lowtide played, fireworks boomed while our resident Guy Fawkes once again sat upon the might bonfire!

Event planner Kat Kassner dances as Guy Fawkes burns!

A fun night of fireworks and mayhem!

Hallowe’en Party in London Village!

The pictures speak for themselves! 1pmSLT, DJ Kat Kassner played the two hours!