Photo gallery: Inside the GooglePlex

Google's new London office houses 200 workers, but plans are underway for a massive recruitment effort.

London Googleplex office

The new London GooglePlex office, located near Victoria Station, currently houses 200 workers, but plans are underway for a massive recruitment effort. The company is trying to create a favourable first impression by playing host to a doodling contest for kids.

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London GooglePlex office

Schoolchildren of all ages arrived at the new GooglePlex office in London for a "Doodle 4 Google" contest.

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London Googleplex office

G-whiz. The GooglePlex has some innovative features you won't find in Ikea.

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London Googleplex office

At London's GooglePlex, children and adults walk through a gallery of Google doodle drawings. The contest was open to children between the ages of 4 and 18.

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London Googleplex office

Google managers hope that the floors in their spacious office building will get a little more crowded soon.

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London Googleplex office

The winner of the Doodle 4 Google contest is Lisa Waiwaina, age 11. For her doodle, titled "Day of the Child," her prize was an upper case "G" of frosted glass, and her school won an interactive whiteboard.

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London Googleplex office

The GooglePlex will eventually fill the fourth and fifth floors of the building.

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London Googleplex office

Google has exported its work hard/play hard ethos to the London office.

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London Googleplex office

A presentation area for weekly meetings.

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London Googleplex office

The winning Google Doodle will be seen by 17 millon when loaded onto the Google.co.uk homepage.

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London Googleplex office

Some of the young entrants enjoy the hospitality at the GooglePlex before the winner was announced.

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London Googleplex office

Finalist, drawn by Tori Savage, age 10.

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London Googleplex office

Finalist, drawn by Tiggy Philipps, age 10.

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London Googleplex office

Finalist, drawn by Katherine Vetter, age 10.

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London Googleplex office

Finalist, drawn by Theo Sunley, age 10.

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