Top five work locations in London

Posted by: Victor Pardis on 26th September 2013
London Offices Where Work Means Fun

It seems unbelievable that years ago very few companies made the correlation between productivity and a happy work force.  Now at last, things have changed and Employers recognise that people who work in a relaxed, fun environment:

·       Come up with good ideas 

 ·       Are better at problem solving 

 ·       Are less likely to pull sickies 

 ·       Will stay at work longer

In other words, employees are more productive, creative and innovative if they love what they do and where they do it. If you haven’t got any fun in your workplace and you want to work in one of the top five London Offices, that believe you can have fun and work hard, then, take your pick from the following:

Google 

Google’s main London office is in Victoria, London. Communication, collaboration and respect are the order of the day. If you’re stressed book a massage and if you want to get out doors, go up to the roof and look at the stunning views from the secret garden and do some work al fresco.  While you’re up there have a look at the employee’s allotments and if you’d like one, you’ll have to get on the waiting list. If all that creativity is making you hungry, have breakfast, lunch or dinner and if you fancy a comfy corner snuggle up in one of the padded chairs, or challenge someone to a game of table football.

Red Bull 

The Soho office oozes high Energy design and inspiration, so don’t expect any places to snooze. You start from the top and make your way down. Via the lift, the floating staircase or the giant slide, you can descend in whatever way takes your fancy. If you need to de-stress play table tennis on a round table and then meet up with colleagues in the bar or the restaurant. 

Mind Candy

There are Moshi Monsters everywhere, which makes sense, as this is the Headquarters of the online gaming company that created them.  Public areas are strewn with Moshi games, cuddly toys and bean bags and there’s a slide as well, if you don’t want to use the stairs. If you need to blow off some steam, play with the racing cars, or challenge a colleague to an online game.

Mintel

Mintel’s London office is situated near St. Pauls Cathedral and it’s an ultra- modern, bright, and open plan.  This company uses hot desks, so you can sit where you like to do your work. If you’ve got a meeting say hello to the Daleks and head into the Tardis meeting room. Afterwards you can have a cup of tea or coffee in the American Caravan which houses the Beverage point. 

Innocent Drinks

Innocent drinks, is the company responsible for Innocent Juices, Smoothies, and Veg pots. Their London office is in Ladbroke Grove. It’s called Fruit Towers and it’s a haven for workers who are still kids at heart. There’s a table tennis table if you need a bit of exercise. Or, if your wrists are tired from the tap, tap tapping on the keyboard, challenge a colleague to a game of table football which will give your wrists a good workout.  If you don’t fancy any strenuous activity, you can curl up with a book in the library.  Other perks include a free breakfast, to get your blood sugar up and running for the day ahead. These are just five of the London based companies who have provided innovative designed workplaces for their employees, recognising that letting off steam and providing fun distractions, leads to a happy productive workforce.