Lagos State has been known for its unending bustling environment. It is also one of the most beautiful States in Nigeria. Research has shown that Lagos State is one of the top tourist centres in Nigeria.
There are numerous spots of attraction in Ikeja, Lagos, where you can hang out with your friends and loved ones, as well as take cool memorable shots.
Top 5 places to hang out in Ikeja
Here are 5 spots to hangout in Ikeja and take cool pictures.
IKEJA CITY MALL
Ikeja City Mall is the biggest shopping mall in Lagos. It is located at No 9, Obafemi Awolowo Way, Oregun, Ikeja. There are over 100 beautiful spots in the mall where you can hang out, have fun, dine-in, and take great pictures. Some of them include: Seven Eagles Spur, which is a great place to hang out with your friends. The food is great, and the ambience is beautiful and classy. Shoprite, which is a shopping mall located inside the mall is also a great place to snap nice shots while shopping. Other interesting spots in Ikeja city mall are: Rhapsody’s Ikeja, Ocean Basket, Debonair pizza, Cinema, and BhEERHUGZ Café.
THE ORCHID BISTRO CAFÉ & RESTAURANT
The Orchid Bistro is a cool hangout spot situated at No 58a Isaac John Street, G.R.A. Ikeja. The food is great and super tasty. Some of their dishes include: salads, crab cake, French fries, chicken strips dipped in sauce, and battered fish fillet combined with buttered carrots and French fries.
The environment is serene, lovely, and speaks class. There is a beautiful orchid garden in the café which is filled with glamorous plants which makes it eye-catching and colourful. It is a great place to hang out with friends, go on dates, catch fun, and snap awesome pictures. In addition, the customer service is top-notch and satisfactory. The Orchid Bistro Café & Restaurant is usually open every day from 7am to 10 or 11pm.
JOHNSON JAKANDE TINUBU PARK (JJT PARK)
JJT park, as it is commonly called, is located in Alausa, beside the Lagos State House of Assembly. It was launched in 2017 by the former Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode. He revealed during the grand opening of the park that he built JJT park to esteem and honour the past Governors of Lagos State, namely: Alhaji Lateef Jakande, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Brigadier Mobolaji, and Johnson Rtd. The park was also built as a form of revenue for Lagos State.
The park is laced with many interesting features; they include: free wifi usage for interested persons, beautifully designed environment with trees, flowers, grass, waterfall, etc. which gives it a natural feeling, playground for kids, and enough space for all. JJT park is one of the best places in Ikeja where you can hang out with your friends and take very cool pictures. Tinubu, Jakande, and Mobolaji’s facial statues in the park is a great place to take exotic shots. Other spots in JJT park where you can snap beautiful pictures are: the playground, the dry fountain, trees, food court, and even the open arena.
R Café is located at 29 ISAAC John St, Ikeja GRA 100271, Lagos. It is an awesome place to visit and have a nice time out. The food is amazing, and the staff are polite and welcoming. The environment is simple and classy, combined with great aesthetics and decor. The R Café is also a cool place to make memories with your loved ones by taking amazing pictures.
In addition to the ambience, R Café usually hosts a live comedy show on Wednesdays, and a live band performance on Sundays.
Kalakuta Republic Museum is a replica of what the great Legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s life and home was like. It is a great place to hang out, take pictures, and learn about the history and legacy of Fela. The Museum is located in what used to be Fela’s house while on earth, and it is situated at 7, Gbemisola St, Allen 100281, Ikeja.
Kalakuta Museum was opened in October, 2012, and it is yearly used to mark Fela’s birthday. The Museum is recognized as one of the best places to visit in Ikeja. While on earth, Fela was a shameless advocate of human rights, and he was known to criticize the government through his music.
The Museum is filled with his fascinating and legendary clothes and shoes which he wore in his days. His rooms, albums, musical instruments, and a host of other things are placed for sight-seeing. Most of his furniture have remained untouched, and this gives tourists a glimpse of what Fela’s personal life was like. You can take countless pictures of the arts, clothes, house, and statues of Fela with your friends, or by yourself.