Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Lagos

Kalakuta Republic Museum

Legendary musician Fela Kuti's former house and revolutionary headquarters is now a fascinating museum with everything intact from Fela's bedroom to his underwear. Breath deep and you may even catch a high.
Top Choice Gallery in Lagos

Nike Art Gallery

One of Nigeria's most important artists, Nike Davies-Okundaye, runs this enormous gallery full of contemporary and traditional Nigerian arts. Nike herself is practically an incarnation of love and beauty, which is r…
Top Choice Books in Lagos


Great art books, crafts, magazines, this bookshop also has an exhibition space and evening cultural events.
Thai in Lagos

Bangkok Restaurant

With the best Thai food in Lagos, the Bangkok is a treat. The cooks and waitresses are all Thai, and offer you a broad menu of fragrantly spiced dishes. Portions are very generous, and if you can't finish your meal,…
African in Lagos

Ikoyi Hotel Suya

Lagosians claim the best suya in town can be found at the stall outside the Ikoyi Hotel. Not just beef and goat, but chicken, liver and kidney, plus some great fiery pepe (pepper) to spice it all up.
Seafood in Lagos

Lobster Pot

Next to Michael's Guesthouse, the Lobster Pot is the place to come for seafood. There's a wide selection, with the house speciality - lobster of course - worth a splurge.
Indian in Lagos


Vegetarians suffer a lot in Nigeria, but this Indian restaurant really comes to the rescue. With tasty and filling portions at good prices, the Sherlaton is generally considered to be the city's best curry option.
Bar in Lagos

Bogobiri II/Nimbus

Part of Bogobiri House, this is a lovely place for a drink (and eat) – mellow in the day and happening at night. There's an attached art gallery with works from local artists, and at weekends there's usually live mu…
Museum in Lagos

National Museum

The National Museum is definitely worth seeing, but note - no cameras are allowed. The star attractions are the brasses from Benin City, which get their own gallery. The Nok Terracottas are also well represented. An…
National Park in Nigeria

Yankari National Park

Yankari is Nigeria's best park for observing wildlife. With a bit of luck you may come across buffaloes, waterbucks, bushbucks, hyenas, leopards, plenty of baboons and the odd lion. While the park's animal populatio…