I was invited up to London for a tour of Googles Headquarters last Friday. The place is very impressive. When I arrived it was about 4:30pm and staff we opening beers, playing table tennis and pool and generally beginning to unwind from the week. All food and drink is free, all of the time. Staff can choose what they work on and when they come in and go home. This freedom and flexitime approach is all designed to keep staff happy, and I think it works.
On top of this they have sleep pods and rest areas, kitchens where you can help yourself to a range of coffees, teas, snacks and sweets (all free), a video games room and an indoor garden area. Once you are in the building the busy London streets feel a million miles away.