The streets, roads and buildings of the former chair making capital have changed a great deal over the past 10 years.

Google has captured the changes across High Wycombe for more than 10 years through its Street View function, allowing people an insight into what an area looks like on the street level.

High Wycombe has gone through a lot of changes since 2012, and here are some of them.

High Wycombe train station

More than 10 years ago in 2009 passengers stepping out of the station building were met a grey wall of warehouse buildings.

Slide each image left and right to see the difference then and now. 


There was no car park, traffic island to catch buses and taxis, National Rail sign or clock.

Now the warehouses have been demolished and replaced with new buildings and small green area to walk through. 

Lily’s Walk, High Wycombe

The road behind Eden Centre looks very different now than ten years ago.

Back in 2012, the land along Lily’s Walk opposite the Eden Centre was made up of undeveloped land, a car park and office buildings.

Fast forward to August 2022, and the area is dotted with brand-new apartment buildings with balconies and freshly made pavements.

Building works for the blocks of flats started gradually in 2018.

Cressex Road and Coronation Road junction

The junction was quite different in 2012, including a traffic island in the middle of it.

Since then, the pedestrian islands on Cressex Road direction have been removed, and the overall design of the junction seems clearer for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers to navigate.  

Lidl, London Road

Before the German discount supermarket Lidl opened on the A40, the site used to have Homebase and a car park 10 years ago.

Now the site also has Starbucks and Wenzel’s chain bakery and electric car charging points.

The sites conversion into a supermarket and attached café spaces began in February 2020 after a significant delay.

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