Feeds

The Register obtains covert snaps of Google's new London offices

Lapdancing booths, Teletubbies-style roof garden and all

Security for virtualized datacentres

Bordello or boardroom?

google_hq_1

Granny's dining-room chairs, lap-dancing booths and knees-to-your-chin mini-tables: Google has it ALL...

google_hq_8

Oompa Loompa cyclists are invited to defy gravity...

google_hq_5

The state-of-the-art doors promote staff retention ...
The lucky janitors who change these lightbulbs
find themselves fondling Larry's ballsack ...

google_hq_9

The reception desk, borrowed from an old Star Trek set. Overlooked by the Covent Garden Travelodge.

These offices, still being prepared for Oompa-Loompa occupation as the snaps were taken, are in the excitingly mad-looking and multicoloured (or horrifically ugly, according to taste) Central St Giles building, into which Google began moving some of its London people last year.

"It has the advantage of being even closer to some of our major customers and partners," said Matt Brittin, Google Blighty MD, announcing plans to move some of his people to Central St Giles from the existing Chocolate Factory tentacle in Victoria.

The green and orange edifice - brainchild of famed architect Renzo Piano - is handily located for London's ad-land, the better for Googlers to steal bread from the mouths of those who create the content they copy and place ads beside. It would seem likely that the Central St Giles Googleplex will mainly house sales types rather than engineers and coders.

Speculation is still rife as to where the rest of the London Googlers will go when their Victoria lease runs out in 2016. It's widely expected that they'll shift to the new complex being built behind the new western ticket hall at Kings Cross Station, but no deal has yet been formally inked. ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
The 'fun-nification' of computer education – good idea?
Compulsory code schools, luvvies love it, but what about Maths and Physics?
Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom
Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!
No biological clockwatching when you work in Silicon Valley
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
'Cowardly, venomous trolls' threatened with TWO-YEAR sentences for menacing posts
UK government: 'Taking a stand against a baying cyber-mob'
Sysadmin with EBOLA? Gartner's issued advice to debug your biz
Start hoarding cleaning supplies, analyst firm says, and assume your team will scatter
Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots
We know what the Doctor does, stop going on about it already
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.