11/22/2021

Cambridge then and now: Google Maps show how much the country has changed in the last decade.

A lot has changed in the last ten years or so, not least in some of these Cambirdgeshire locations.

The University Arms, Cambridge

We begin with the University Arms Hotel, the oldest hotel in Cambridge having first opened in 1834.

August, 2008

This iconic Cambridge landmark underwent some major regeneration over the last decade, as is obvious from the two screenshots.

The £80 million revamp, in collaboration with architect John Simpson and interior designer Martin Brudnizki, reopened in 2018 after a four-year labour of work.

Many believe that this change has been for the better with the hotel reverting to a more traditional approach compared to its flirtation with modernism in the 1960s.

The features 192 "playfully" designed rooms and suites across four floors, with views over Parker’s Piece, Regent Street, and the hotel’s inner courtyard, as well as a restaurant, bar, library, events space, underground valet car park and gym.

September, 2020.