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Amazon just invested in red-hot London startup Deliveroo as part of a $575 million raise. Here's a look inside its office.

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  • Deliveroo has just announced a $575 million funding round led by Amazon.
  • It follows a period of rapid growth for the UK food delivery startup, which included moving into swanky new offices in London in 2017.
  • Business Insider was given a tour of the HQ soon after it welcomed 600 employees.
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Food delivery firm Deliveroo has moved into a new global headquarters in London in 2017 as part of its transition from being a small startup into a more serious corporation. That evolution continued this week after it announced a $575 million funding round led by Amazon. 

The 55,000 square foot office on Cannon Street in the City of London — a part of the city jammed with banks and law firms — was home to around 600 Deliveroo employees when it opened.

Read more: How Deliveroo went from being the idea of a hungry banker to a $2 billion food delivery giant with backing from Amazon

The office — which is partly funded with $475 million (£364 million) from investors — comes complete with an on-site gym, 27 meeting rooms named after the company’s favourite foods, and a shared rooftop overlooking the River Thames.

Dan Warne, Deliveroo’s UK and Ireland managing director, told Business Insider: “At our new office we’re creating one of London’s biggest tech hubs, which will continue to support and grow the British technology industry.”

The entrance to office, which is based in a property known as ‘The River Building’.

The airy office occupies one single floor and comes with a glass roof.

There are 27 meeting rooms and a number of “quiet zones.”

One meeting room is called ‘Taco’, for example.

Trendy light fixtures can be found next to fruit baskets and there are multiple hot-desking zones throughout.

The toilets are very minimalist.

Employees can play pool and sit on swing-like chairs when they’re not working at their desks.

The office boasts great views over the River Thames.

The views get even better when you go outside onto the roof terrace.

There are a number of phone booths in the office that employees can use when they want to escape the hustle and bustle of the office.

Nespresso machines can be found in the caffeine bar.

This is the centre court meeting space that will be used for large team meetings. Sadly, no sports will be played on it.

Long tables will encourage Deliveroo staff to collaborate on future projects.