Check out the most interesting and fun hangout spots in Lagos.
The weekend is here again. Are you thinking of how to spend your weekend or where to take your kids to have fun this weekend ? These fun places in Lagos are amazing.
1. Freedom Park
Located at No 1, Hospital Road, Old Prison Ground, Broad Street, Lagos Island, Lagos, Freedom Park is an Arts and recreation centre that was built in 2010 to commemorate Nigeria's 50th independence anniversary. It is also a cultural centre that was designed by an architect known as Theo Lawson. Freedom Park is a good hangout spot for lovers of arts, culture and history. Afrocentric art and musical shows are also usually held at this location.
2. Terra Kulture
This is located at 1376 Tiamiyu Savage street, Victoria Island, Lagos. It was founded in 2003 by Bolanle Austen-Peters. It caters to individualistic artistic and recreational fantasies. Their onsite restaurant has a variety of African and international dishes. You should taste their jollof rice. It is simply amazing. They also have a bookshop, an art gallery, a library, a language school and a theatre where plays are staged every Wednesday and Sunday.
3. Tarkwa Bay
This is a lovely and aesthetically pleasing beach. It is a romantic spot that is located near the Lagos Harbour. There are so many outdoor activities to make your experience there worthwhile, like horseback riding, speedboat riding etc. Also, make sure to take a camera along to take beautiful pictures to document your experience or you may as well take quality pictures with your phone camera.
This is located in the highbrow area of Ikoyi. It is one of the many spots to visit in Lagos that is all about the nightlife. It is a unique hangout spot that provides a platform to experience the best of African art and to also appease your taste buds with African cuisine. If you are a lover of spoken word and good music from Jazz to Highlife and Afrobeat, then Bogobiri is the place for you to be. It also provides rental services for birthdays, bridal showers and other little get togethers.
5. Ikeja City Shopping Mall
Popularly known as ICM, this mall can actually be termed the busiest relaxation spot in Lagos mainland. It is located at the central part of Alausa, Ikeja, and is accessible to anyone coming from anywhere in Lagos. It's your best option for shopping, leisure, entertainment etc. There are a variety of restaurants, clothing stores, bars, hair saloons, makeup studios, ATM spots, a cinema, a bookstore and even a bar and a club and a whole lot more. It is a one-stop location for all your personal and household needs, as there is actually a shopping mall inside the mall known as “Shoprite" that provides a variety of products to meet any customer’s needs. It is generally an amazing place to hangout. While there, you can see a movie, eat a nice meal, go shopping or even window shopping and enjoy the sights and sounds.
6. La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort
This is a private beach resort located at Ikegun, Ibeju Lekki. It prides itself on intricate African designs, hospitable staff and iconic views. The resort lies at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean so you will do well to go with light clothes, and if you are not a fan of water, they offer hangout spots with undeniably tasty meals. It is a lovely escape from the hustle and bustle of Lagos and a nice place to unwind during the weekends or holidays. They also have well-furnished chalets where guests can lodge in. You are sure to have a fun experience at this location.
7. Nike Art Gallery
The art gallery located at Elegushi road, Lekki Phase 1, is owned by the amazing Nike Okundaye Davies. Her inspiring story from humble beginnings without a university degree to delivering lectures at Harvard University has increased the popularity of the gallery. For all things paintings, drawings, stones, beads, adire and wholesome arts, Nike Art Gallery is the place to be.
8. Lekki Conservation Centre
This is definitely on our list of hottest spots to visit in Lagos. This conservation centre has been in existence for 21 years and is managed by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF). If you appreciate seeing plants and animals in their natural habitat then this place is a great place to feed your fascination. There are a lot of exploration themed activities to carry out there, not forgetting the fearless canopy walk. You will have the time of your life discovering the nature park and appreciating its splendour. There is also a lot of walking around to be done at this park, so go prepared.
9. New Afrika Shrine
Located in the central part of Ikeja, the new Afrika Shrine is definitely one of the hottest hangout spots in Lagos and is usually the host location of the annual Felabration Music Festival normally held yearly in honour of the late legendary musician, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. At the location, there is a display of photo galleries of Fela and there is always an array of musical performances from different musicians, especially Femi and Seun Kuti who are the late Fela's sons. If you need a dose of other musical genres that is not hip hop once in a while, the New Afrika Shrine is your go to place.
10. Kalakuta Museum
This museum, located at 7, Gbemisola Street, Allen Avenue, Ikeja, originated from Kalakuta Republic which was the name of the place where Fela, alongside his band and family members lived. On February 18, 1977, the house was attacked by military officials and burned down. Now, it has been turned into a museum to honour Fela and his impact on Nigeria and the world at large. Kalakuta museum is a place for people who want an insight into the world of Fela and what he stood for. It is also a hot spot to visit in Lagos.
11. GET Arena
The popular arena is located directly opposite the Palms Shopping Mall. Go-karting is a typical example of a break from the norm and children will also attest to this while they enjoy it. They also have a bar and an arcade with a wall climbing section. Don't ever endure boring weekends again. Visit the GET Arena today and have the most awesome and fun experience you have had in a while.
Funtopia is located along Epe expressway, Lekki. It is another fun place to visit in Lagos. Both adults and children can have fun in this recreational park, as there is a wide array of exciting activities to choose from, including swimming, fun games, bouncy castles, exhibitions and lots more.
13. The Escape Room
Located at 84/86 Alhaji Basheer Shittu Avenue, Magodo Phase 2, Shangisha, Lagos, this is the first ever live adventure game spot in Lagos. Participants are normally locked up in a room where they are given 60 minutes to use clues, puzzles, brain teasers etc to set themselves free. Each game is set around selected themes depending on the occasion for visiting the fun spot, whether for a romantic outing, family occasion or just a fun hangout. Have you seen the movie “Escape Room" ? If you have, then you will know what to expect but don't worry, it is safe and no one will be harmed. You can always press the “panic button" when you are tired and can’t wait for the game to end. It is definitely a great chance to escape reality for a short while and have fun at the same time.
14. The Hi-Impact Planet
Located at KM 12, Lagos Ibadan Expressway, Ibafo, the Hi-Impact planet is an amusement themed park and resort where anyone can have as much fun as they like. It is a good place for families, friends, young and old to get together and enjoy themselves while creating magical and lasting memories. It is also a great spot to take your kids to have fun or to celebrate a child's birthday.
15. Elegushi Beach
This is a private beach located off Lekki-Epe expressway, Ikate, Lagos. It is owned by the Elegushi royal family, currently led by His Royal Majesty, Alayeluwa Saheed Ademola Elegushi. The Elegushi beach is the most popular beach in Lagos. It is also the perfect destination for social gatherings, parties, picnics etc.
16. Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park (JJT Park)
This is a large park located in Alausa, beside the Lagos State House of Assembly. It was commissioned in December 2017 by the former governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode. The park was named after the past governors of Lagos State. It is a great spot to hang out with friends and family, have a picnic, go on a date, have a birthday party or any other kind of get together etc. It has free WI-FI and a waterfall. It also has a large expanse of land for people to run around and play. You can also take your food and refreshments inside and no gate fee is required. It is a lovely hangout spot and a fun spot to take your kids to.
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