From fascinating art galleries to exciting resorts, nightclubs and concerts, Lagos has a ton of amazing places to get you out of your house and keep you busy with fun all through the holiday. So, here’s the crème de la crème of the list of amazing places to go and have fun in Lagos. Rest assured that it has something (exciting) for everyone.
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If you love and appreciate arts then you should visit Nike Art Gallery, one of the top art galleries in Lagos. The gallery is located within a four-storey building at 2, Elegushi Rd, Ikate 2nd Round-about, Epe Expressway, and holds over 8,000 artworks. Arguably, Nike Art Gallery is one of the largest art galleries in West Africa and is home to paintings, sketches, sculptures, traditional attires and accessories from foreign and traditional Nigerian artists. It serves as a tourism location for visitors, a commercial hub for artworks and a networking spot for artists, buyers and exhibitors.
Other galleries in Lagos;
Omenka Art Gallery – 24 Modupe Alakija Crescent, Ikoyi
Red Door Gallery – 51 Bishop Oluwole Street, Lagos
Signature Beyond Art Gallery – 107, Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Nimbus Gallery – 9 Maitama Sule Street, off Awolowo Road, South-West Ikoyi.
Nature: When it comes to experiencing controlled nature and wildlife in Lagos, Lekki Conservation Centre is the place to visit. It is located along Lekki Expressway (between Chevron and Victoria Garden City) and is must visit for nature lovers. The conservation park sits on 78 hectares of protected land, part of which includes a nature reserve, the longest canopy walk in Africa, a family park with various games, 96-seater gazebos and 6-8 seater family huts, a wildlife of Monkey, reptiles and other animals.
Other nature spots in Lagos;
Lufasi Nature Park – Lekki Epe expressway
Tarkwa Bay Beach – Lagos Island
Eleko Beach – Lekki
Nightlife: Lagos is the capital of bubbly nightlife in Africa and with a long list of nightclubs, bars, and restaurants around, you can never be bored with night hangouts. Here are some nightlife spots in Lagos;
Sappers Water Front – Bonny Camp.
Cubana – Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island
Side Walk – Sanusi Fafunwa, Victoria Island
Silent Disco – Chase Mall, Adetokunbo Ademola, Victoria Island
Ember Creek – 32 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Music: Home to the most successful African artistes, Lagos breathes and sleeps Music. There’s a place for everyone, from jazz lovers, to hip-hop freaks, it’s just a matter of finding your own spot. Nonetheless, you can enjoy different kind of music at the New Afrika Shrine, the spiritual home of Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Kuti. At the Shrine, other artistes from different genres perform regularly alongside Fela’s sons, Femi and Seun Kuti in both mini and mega concerts organized in memory of the legendary singer. The New Afrika Shine is located at 1 Nerdc Road Agindigbi, Ikeja.
You can also check out the following;
Lagos Jazzhole – 168 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos
Freedom Park – Mobolaji Bank Anthony Street, Lagos Island
Bogobiri – 7 Maitama Sule Street, Ikoyi
Far from the hustle and bustle of Lagos, the city offers resorts for those seeking a relaxing and quiet time. One of these spots is La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort, a 65-acre beach resort situated along the Lekki-Epe Expressway. It is renowned as one of the best resorts in Lagos and ideal for an exclusive romantic getaway. The beach resort has a freshwater lake, mangrove forest, savannah and a neat sandy beach. You can engage in activities like swimming, fishing, canoeing, horse riding, beach football and volleyball among several other games available at the resort.
Other resorts in Lagos are:
Inagbe Grand Resort – Inagbe Island, about 15 minutes from Victoria Island, Lagos by boat ride.
Eko Tourist Beach Resort – Kilometre 22, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Ibeju, Lekki, Akodo, Lagos.
Atican Beach Resort – Along Abraham Adesanya Road, Ajah, about 10 minutes from Abraham Adesanya Estate, off the Lekki Expressway.