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Innocent Drinks – The smooth-iest office space in London?

A popular smoothie drink maker has pulled out all the stops to make its London office one of the most vibrant in the city.

Innocent Drinks set up its office in Kensal Rise, north-west London, to resemble something more akin to an outdoor park than a work environment.

Affectionately nicknamed ‘Fruit Towers,’ the HQ houses around 200 employees.

Fruit Towers’ ground floor offers a chill out area for staff, where they can indulge in as many smoothies as they can possibly consume, as well as a free breakfast.

After selecting their smoothie of choice, workers can then take a seat on a picnic bench or, alternatively, try their hand at a game of Ping-Pong or table football; no expense has been spared, the office houses an enormous wooden banana and is decked with fake turf to enhance that cool picnic vibe.

For quieter times, Fruit Towers also has a library for staff to borrow books and carry out any important research with reference texts. There is also a history wall that chronicles many of the company’s most important benchmarks in its 12 years of making smoothies.

Since its launch Innocent has grown significantly in stature, now employing around 240 people in offices dotted around Europe.

A whole host of other London offices also incorporate a range of wacky designs and cool ideas, such as Mintel’s UK HQ – which features a replica of Doctor Who’s Tardis – and the Guardian’s offices.

They’re all opening up their doors to allow people a rare look inside as part of Workplace Week too. From November 6 to November 9 members of the public will be able to pay them a 90-minute visit as part of the scheme, which has been designed to raise money for Children In Need.

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