About Carlton

Carlton is a town east of Nottingham. It sits close to Bakersfield, Colwick, Gedling, Mapperley, Netherfield and Sneinton. Like other parts of Nottingham, Carlton grew up with the textile industry in the 19th century. It is now mostly residential.

The main shopping street is Carlton Hill, which has shopping chains and smaller shops such as newsagents, chemists and beauty salons. Carlton Square, the traditional centre of Carlton is today a shopping centre. There are further retail options at the nearby Victoria Retail Park on Colwick Loop Road (A612) served by Nottingham MiniBus and Nottingham Community Transport. Here you can find M & S Food, TK Maxx, B & M, Next, Boots, B & Q and various food and outlets including McDonalds, Greggs, Costa and Starbucks.

Carlton has numerous grassed areas for children to play, including the King George V Recreation Ground on Standhill Road, the site of the former Standhill Brickworks, and a children’s playground.

Other amenities include two leisure centres: Richard Herrod Centre (an indoor bowling centre) on Foxhill Road and Carlton Forum (a swimming pool, gym and all-weather pitches) on Coningswath Road, off Cavendish Road.

Local schools include Parkdale School, Carlton Academy and Sherwood Academy. Carlton is home to the Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama (also known as MADD) which is one of the UK’s top musical theatre colleges

Carlton has a number of pre-schools and nurseries including Foxy Creeks Pre School (based in the Richard Herrod Centre, Foxhill Road), Good Foundations Day Nursery on Station Road and Little Bears Day Nursery on First Avenue.

Regular bus services run throughout the day to the City Centre as well as Thorneywood, Mapperley, Arnold, Gedling, Burton Joyce, Lowdham, Southwell and Woodborough.

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