Things to do in Lagos

Top Things to Do in Lagos

Things to Do in Lagos

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  • J A
    2 contributions
    Excellent cultural venue displaying a wide variety of indigenous Nigerian art over 4 floors. If you're lucky you may be able to catch the lady Nike herself. Thank you to Kehinde too who was a very good assistant during our visit,
    Written 8 February 2023
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  • kene o
    1 contribution
    Was rather enjoyable going with family
    May be preferable to eat prior so you wouldn’t need to buy food or carry any food. Very picturesque and beautiful. Make sure to bring insect repellent
    Written 9 January 2023
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  • Michael S
    1 contribution
    I got a loan to go to scoan and when i came back, i became rich
    Scoan is a place to be if you have not been there, try and make it there.
    Written 9 November 2019
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  • fitzmigman
    Lagos, Nigeria4 contributions
    A sight to behold, the spot and the attendant were quite accommodating and courteous. I can't wait to visit again
    Written 25 September 2020
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  • Jack
    Abuja, Nigeria53 contributions
    It's fantastic small beach 20 mins far from town ,have to go with Boat. it's better to go with all eating n drink stuff coz very limited options of food avl there
    Written 30 January 2020
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  • Miles Archer
    Boca Raton, FL7,459 contributions
    Good place for an active night life. Busy place when I was here. People partying. I chatted with several persons who spoke English and a couple who spoke German.

    Reviewed by Miles Archer of Boca Raton, Florida
    Written 17 February 2022
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  • akinbobolaa
    Lagos, Nigeria2 contributions
    It has a large parking space. Though the mall is on the mainland of the city, it is to connect through the 3rd mainland bridge.
    Written 13 April 2020
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  • Chinyere n
    Lagos, Nigeria1 contribution
    it was the best. i love it. The clock is as big as the clock i saw in London. it is very big and also very interesting to explore. I wonder when this Church was built.❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
    Written 7 September 2020
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  • Effiong Samuel
    Lagos, Nigeria20 contributions
    I went to the Park today after seeing it in a music video. I was initially disappointed that the official website was not functioning and on arrival, I was told they had no restaurant or shop in the premises and lastly, the POS system was not reliable; but those were the only disappointments.

    They park offers different levels of interactions with nature. In the noise areas, there are playgrounds for children, a football field, table tennis, etc.

    As you move further in what I will call semi-noise area, you have animals like monkeys, civets, tortoise, horses, etc and a beautiful sitting area with tables made like mushrooms.

    The further you go into the forest, the more private it becomes. The Lake Nora may be be very popular, but Lake Moses was the most impressive spot to me and one of the spots that requires quiet, the rewards could be being able to spot fish in the golden-green waters.

    The forest was easy to navigate without a tour guide, and for just 1000 Naira per person, it was worth it.
    Written 24 December 2019
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  • Naija Babe 2016
    Nigeria3,670 contributions
    It's always an interesting experience to visit an Art Gallery; especially in a country like Nigeria, where 'appreciation for the arts' isn't necessarily many people's cup of tea; but it's definitely mine! Just wish I could afford many of the pieces I come across! 😄 Red Door Art Gallery looked a decent enough place for me to check out. I loved, loved, loved the 'red door' at the entrance- hence the name of the place! It's spread across 2 floors and showcases the work of African artists exclusively, (mostly Nigerian, but there was some stuff by other 'Art Maestros' from all over Africa).

    I met RACHEAL at Red Door Gallery. She was a bit quiet and subdued at first, but as soon as I engaged her in conversation, she instantly opened up and was very helpful. Her knowledge about all the pieces was impressive. The art at Red Door is modern, beautiful, fun, ornate, fresh, yet outrageously expensive. I don't think there was a single painting, mural or sculpture that was less than 1 million naira! So RDG is most definitely a place for people with 'deep pockets'! 🤑 I particularly loved the gigantic sunflower sculpture that was made with spoons and another piece that had tons of nails incorporated into it, (refer to posted photos). Was very touching to see a huge drawing of a girl with tears rolling down her eyes and the number 219 in the background- which was a tribute to the Chibok girls that were kidnapped some years ago in Nigeria. The 219 is the number of the girls that were taken! 😥

    On the second floor, there were some classic relics, like a trio of old brief cases/carry on bags from airlines. There was one of the defunct Nigerian Airways, (refer to posted picture). I also saw some archaic boxing gloves, musical instruments and a miniature Singer sewing machine from yesteryear. I don't think they make those anymore! So fascinating to see something from a very long time ago. Red Door Art Gallery seems to have a huge focus on female art. Perhaps the owner is some kind of feminist or women's rights activist. Anyhow, there's a whole lotta 'Girl Power' up in RDG! 🙅🏾‍♀️ There are a lot of amazing and unique pieces at this gallery, so I would strongly recommend it to any art lover. However, just like I mentioned earlier, this place ain't cheap! All the pieces here come with a hefty price tag, so y'all better come prepared! 💳💰 I really enjoyed visiting this art gallery, and look forward to returning again. Thanks once again to RACHEAL for her wonderful service and professionalism!
    Written 6 June 2021
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  • Eima34
    Abuja, Nigeria33 contributions
    It's about 2 hour drive from Lagos, but really worth it. There are several black heritage museums in the Badagry area, friendly tour guides. Great escape from chaos of Lagos.
    Written 27 February 2016
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  • Just Joyce
    26 contributions
    First, I didn't even know of a Fela museum neither did I realize TripAdvisor is seeking such an exorbant amount while the actual museum only charges $2 USD Per person for a guided tour in English.

    Second, the museum is his home. The items are kept in tack from his clothing to music equipment to his writings and manifesto.

    Third, I learned so much including the activities surrounding his mother's death, her activism, his first wife and beaucoup about his children.

    Lastly,they could really beef up the gift shop. I know I'll return to pick up gifts for friends before leaving but there is a rooftop restaurant and free parking.

    No plastic slippers allowed in the rooftop restaurant so dress up or wear tennis shoes. No Rubber Flip flops.
    Written 14 December 2021
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  • Naija Babe 2016
    Nigeria3,670 contributions
    Alexis Galleries has got to be one of the most fantabulous galleries I've ever had the pleasure of visiting in my life! 😍 This amazing place is so much more than a just a simple, straightforward art gallery. It's also a souvenir shop, an arts & craft shop, a bookshop, a cultural shop, a historical shop, and so much more. I simply cannot emphasize how incredible this place is! It's also conveniently located at the end of a quiet street in Victoria Island, and very easy to find. There's a food eatery on the second floor called Art Cafe. Upon arrival, I was overwhelmed by a 'kaleidoscope' of festive colours, bold artistry and lots of other vibrant imagery by the main entrance. There seemed to be 'a lot' going on, but it really 'gelled' well and made the place extremely attractive and eye-catching. Such an aesthetically pleasing sight to behold! You began to encounter Alexis Gallery's artwork even before you enter the building. Please refer to some of the pictures I posted. I met ADA at Alexis Galleries, and she was very pleasant and helpful. She told me that the gallery was named after the owner's daughter; how adorable! 😚 Apart from what seemed like an art shop behind the main door, there was also a back room that solely had art work on the wall.

    Alexis Galleries 'incomparable' collection comprises of, (but is not limited to): RAFFIA BASKETS, ANCESTRAL HORNS, EMBROIDERY, BENIN/IFE BRONZE HEADS, TRADITIONAL TAPESTRY, PATRIOTIC SOUVENIRS, STUFFED TOY ANIMALS, POTTERY, METAL SCULPTURES, HISTORICAL KNICK KNACKS, TIE DYE SOUVENIRS, AFRICAN COLLECTIBLES, CARVED STONES, INCENSE STICKS, HOUSEHOLD ORNAMENTS, UNIQUE CERAMICS, HAND-PAINTED SILVERWARE, FRIDGE MAGNETS, LOCALLY PRODUCED HAND BAGS/PURSES/DUFFEL BAGS, TEXTILED KEEPSAKES, NIGERIAN MEMORABILIA, WIRE ART STRUCTURES, CULTURAL DRUMS, ASHTRAYS, IRONWORK, AFRICAN WOOD SCULPTURES, BAMBOO ACCESSORIES, LOCALLY MADE THROW PILLOWS, GLASSWARE, CLAY SCULPTURES OF FORMER NIGERIAN HEADS OF STATE, HAND-PAINTED HANDICRAFTS, OSTRICH FEATHER ITEMS, LOCAL & MODERN LANTERNS, COLORFUL CUPS, ETHNIC CALLIGRAPHY, WOVEN MATS, REGIONAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, TRADITIONAL CLAYPOTS, HAND-WOVEN BAGS, COPPER ALLOY SCULPTURES & STRUCTURES, BOOKS ON NIGERIAN HISTORY, COW-HIDE KEEPSAKES & BAGS, HAND FANS, AFRICAN WOOD SCULPTURES, HAND-CRAFTED CARVINGS, BRASS MASKS, METAL/COPPER ORNAMENTS, STYLIZED WOOD CARVINGS, KEYHOLDERS, BEADED JEWELRY: (NECKLACES, TRINKETS, CORAL BEADS & BRACELETS), STATUES OF BUDDHA, FAUX IVORY HORNS, ART COFFEE BOOKS, BRONZE CASTINGS, STORAGE BOXES/CONTAINERS, BEADWORK, WOODEN FIGURINES (HUMAN & ANIMAL), NOK POTTERY HEADS, HAND-MADE ETHNIC DOLLS, IVORY CARVINGS, TRADITIONAL HANDICRAFTS and so many more amazing items! I don't think I've even 'scratched the surface' of some of the most wonderful things you can find at Alexis Galleries!

    As if all the incredible items that I listed above weren't enough, Alexis Galleries also has a truly impressive collection of art work- (mostly displayed in that room out back that I previoulsly mentioned). They had such varied 'artistic expressions' here, including LANDSCAPES PAINTINGS, WATERCOLOR CANVASES, CONTEMPORARY PAINTINGS, GOUACHE (OPAQUE WATERCOLOR MEDIUMS), SAND ART, ACTION PAINTINGS, WOODEN COLLAGES, FIBRE GLASS ART, SURREALIST PAINTINGS, ABSTRACT ART, STILL LIVE PAINTINGS, CONCEPTUAL ART, DRIP PAINTINGS, PHOTOREALISTIC WORKS, AFRO-CENTERED MURALS, SPRAY PAINTINGS, GRAFFITI ART, HYPER-REALISTIC STILL LIVE PAINTINGS, MIXED MEDIA ARTWORK, PORTRAITS OF ANONYMOUS PEOPLE, CUBIC ART, ETC!

    Alexis Galleries is 'one hell of a place' where no matter what your taste or art preference is, you'll no doubt find something that appeals to you. I was so overwhelmed and mesmerized by this awesome shop/gallery that I couldn't even settle on what to buy! 🤩 I ended up purchasing 3 Fridge Magnets, some of which I collect. It's unfortunate that I had to rush off to the airport when I visited Alexis Galleries, otherwise it's somewhere that I can see myself spending a lot of time in. Perhaps I could then proceed upstairs to the Art Cafe- take a break, have lunch, then come back down and continue exploring this cultural, artistic wonder! I'd like to visit and take my time going through all the spectacular stuff they have when I visit Lagos again by the special grace of Almighty God! 🙏🏽 I honestly cannot say enough nice and positive things about this place, only that y'all should check it out. I want to say a big thank you to ADA for her courteous and professional demeanor. This has got to be the absolute best 'fusion' of arts & craft/gallery under a single roof that I've ever visited......like ever!👍🏽 I just can't wait to come back! Alexis Galleries is a phenomenal place, and you cannot do better than here in terms of art galleries, as far as I'm concerned. It's your one-stop shop for beautiful art and a wide array of African and Nigerian traditional/cultural accessories, collectibles, keepsakes, handicrafts, knick-knacks and memorabilia. ALEXIS GALLERIES IS ABSOLUTELY SPECTACULAR, 📣 so come one- come all!!! I highly, highly, highly recommend it! 👏🏽👍🏽👏🏽👍🏽
    Written 14 June 2021
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  • sss_mach7
    Venice, Italy75 contributions
    Passed by this place in Oniru estate, didn't know this was the palace. Didn't bother to look around, but yes did take snaps outside!
    Written 17 February 2019
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  • tour2nigeria
    Lagos, Nigeria69 contributions
    The National Art Theatre is one of the historical tour destination in Lagos. It is an ideal tourist destination for Private and Group tours. It is educative for the children and it is a place of history and an architectural master piece.
    Written 26 July 2017
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