In pictures: Google exhibits latest tech in secret London warehouse
Google has transformed a warehouse in London into an interactive exhibition space that showcases some of its latest mobile technologies.
The tighly-guarded secret showcase, based in the Old Sorting Office on New Oxford Street, resembles a Hollywood film set, complete with actors, exotic settings and special effects.
Before starting the tour, Googlers ensure that each visitor has a mobile device with a number of apps installed, including Google Translate, Google Maps and Google Drive.
The carefully-orchestrated set is being explored by a handful of journalists over this week before being shipped on to Paris.
The space, which was assembled over just five days, is designed to show how Google's products and services can be used by consumers and businesses.
Commenting from a business perspective, Thomas Davies, director of Google for Work (formerly Google Enterprise) in Europe, told Techworld: "We’re trying to bring to life how all of us can take the best of Google and bring it into the workplace.
"One of the challenges we’ve had is we make a huge amount of innovation across all of our products. We’ve made about 150-200 [innovations] this year so actually getting people familiar with these new ways of working is incredibly important to improve the end-user experience.
"We’re constantly adding things that hopefully provide value to you both as consumers but also people doing professional work as well."
Google invited Techworld to take the tour on Tuesday.