Google Maps: Street View: Privacy and Security (UK version)
Individuals and license plates are blurred
We have developed cutting-edge face and license plate blurring technology that is applied to all Street View images. This means that if one of our images contains an identifiable face (for example that of a passer-by on the sidewalk) or an identifiable ...
First enter Street View mode in desktop Google Maps. Notice the overlay in the upper-right corner with the address and Street View date, and next to the date is a clock-cycle icon.
Click that icon to pick a different date.
See Go back in time with Street View in the Google Maps blog for details and screen shots.
As of April 2014, Street View
shows the image capture date at the bottom, e.g. Image capture: Oct 2011,
has a clock icon in the upper left-hand corner labeled like Street View - Oct 2011, and
if you click on the clock icon, lets you pick from the available capture dates.
See Go back in time with Street View.
Everything you need to know is in here: https://www.google.com/permissions/geoguidelines/
I'm not able to provide any legal interprestation - but note this paragraph - bolding mine.
Note that if you (a) embed a classic map, Street View panorama, or My
Map; (b) use one of our APIs on the web or in an application; or (c)
use Google Earth Pro, or ...
Here is a Google search I did for restaurants near me:
I clicked on the first one. You can see that it shows you images that people have taken nearby. As long as there's an address, there should be an image as pointed out below, with two round arrows.
Here's a closeup. Once you click that image, it takes you to Street View:
There seems no need for any 'adjustment' - at least for me it is 'automatic':
The above was achieved by selecting the route (by car) from Den Helder to Harlingen in Google Maps and then switching to Street View.