Best Things To Do In Lagos, Nigeria

By Travel Noire


When visiting Lagos you won’t lack in things to do. This exciting and culturally diverse city offers something from everyone. From exotic sights to delightful food and cultural activities, there is always something to do.

New Afrika Shrine

Though the original shrine was burnt down, this replacement is operated by Fela’s children is one of the best places to visit in the area. While visiting you will have access to snacks, wine, and ice cream.

Terra Kulture

If you are near Bar Beach, you might want to visit this arts center. The Terra Kulture center is housed in a building with a high bamboo roof that also houses a traditional restaurant considered to be one of the best places to eat in Lagos. There are a number of great dishes to choose from such as the catfish with pounded yam, as well as spicy soup. In addition to an art gallery, a bookshop. There is also a theater.


Located in the gated Parkview estate is one of the most quaint shops in Lagos. Quintessence sells artworks and crafts, clothes and antique carvings and artifacts. If you want colorful clothes as a reminder of your vacation, this is the place to go. They carry a variety of clothes so you’ll have plenty to choose from.

Freedom Park

At one time this park was the Old Broad Street Prison and an instrument of oppression, Recently, it was converted to a cultural center and venue for events and concerts, as well as a museum. There is also a food court and a market here. The history buff will also want to see the old prison structures that are still standing.

Nike Art Gallery

This gallery is operated by one of Nigeria’s most important artists, Nike Okundaye. Here you’ll find contemporary as well as traditional Nigerian arts. The beautiful soul of Nike is evident throughout the gallery. It isn’t unusual for her to drop in so if you’ll lucky you’ll even get to meet this famous artist.

Lekki Market

Lekki Market offers a rich variety of crafts from both Nigeria and West Africa. If you are searching for affordable gifts, this is an awesome place to shop. In addition to crafts, they sell fabric and clothes.


This outdoor venue is owned by popular mask-wearing musician Lagbaja. This is a great place to listen to some local musicians if you are looking to pass an hour or two.

Funtopia Water Park

Funtopia Water Park is a fantastic place to check out if you are looking for fun things to do in Lagos. This family park features both indoor and outdoor entertainment with a wide range of activities. The park boasts three giant water slides as well as three interconnecting pools, an arcade and computer center for games. You will also find a billiards center and table tennis, plus much more.

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