The Government has just announced the places that will receive levelling up cash, but where in north London is set to benefit?

As part of the latest £2.1 billion of support for projects, more than £150 million will be spent in London.

Here we break down which places near you are set to receive extra funding.



Northern line commuters in Barnet are set to benefit, as the Government announced more than £43 million to make Colindale Underground station step-free.

The same Greater London Authority funding pot will also be used to make Leyton Underground station in Waltham Forest step-free.



£7.7 million has been set aside to improve cycling and walking infrastructure, as well as local GP services, in Gospel Oak, Haverstock and Kentish Town.



The centre of Hackney has been earmarked for extra cash. Hackney Central will see the renovation of Town Hall Square, a new creative workspace, and upgrades to Hackney Central Library.

The area will receive more than £19 million from the levelling-up fund.



The Selby Centre, a community hub in Tottenham, will receive £20 million in new funding.

The money will be spent on providing, among other things, 4,820sq m of multi-purpose office space, a new community café and a boxing club for young people.

Haringey Council leader Cllr Peray Ahmet said: “The Selby Urban Village is an ambitious placemaking project that brings together the knowledge, expertise and passion of the Selby Trust, users of the centre, the local community and the council.

“We are delighted that together we can bring forward the changes to the Selby Centre and Bull Lane that the community have asked for. 

“This scheme will support local enterprises, provide much needed new sports and leisure space and give the community an opportunity to connect with nature.”

Reaction to the announcement


Levelling-up Secretary Michael Gove defended the decision to invest in London to Times Radio, and said he did not think it was “quite right” to infer a tilt away from funding for the North.

Claire Harding, research director at Centre for London, said: “The debate about whether regions are getting their fair share of money obscures the bigger issue that competitive funding pots are not the way to distribute funds.

“It’s inefficient and wastes local resources. Real levelling up means real devolution across the country.”

The £2.1 billion allocated to more than 100 projects comes from the overall £4.8 billion levelling up fund announced in 2020.