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See the best and worst office window views in Britain

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A desk next to the window is a prized position in any office; more natural light and if you’re lucky, a pleasant view while you’re taking screen breaks.

Is seems that in Britain however, not all of us are that lucky.

Would a view of the grubby office air condition unit inspire you to work creatively every day? Or perhaps ongoing construction work sounds more familiar?

A competition to find the best and worst views from offices around the country has yielded some stunning results, along with some serious shockers.

Launched by online gaming company Mobile Slots earlier this year, the competition asked British office workers to share the view from their desks on Twitter with either the #bestofficeview hashtag or #worstofficeview.

Among the best views were incredible shots of countryside at sunset, piers overlooking calm waters and even the grand Edinburgh Castle.

Paul Anthony sent in a stunning shot of Hastings pier in East Sussex, bathed in the orange glow of a summer sunset, while winner Andrew Atterwill captured an autumnal view of a lake and woodland in Bungay, Suffolk.

The worst views however, were far less inspiring. And seemingly more common.

The newly crowned winner of #worstofficeview in Britain was poor Mel Jones and her view of an air conditioning unit.

Though there were some serious contenders in our opinion. Take a look at some of the best and worst office views in the contest...

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